It's a funny video to watch and it's readily apparent that the cat is not being hurt and is, in fact, enjoying the attention quite a great deal -- watch her do her nub-sharpening routine on his knee whenever he stops. It's adorable! What's less adorable is that, after trying this out on lady_curmudgeon's cat (Jazz, the oldest of the pair) I found that the cat in the video is not the only one who enjoys this sort of attention. Now I can't have my lap to myself! Whenever I sit down Jazz jumps in my lap and demands spankings.
Good day, sunshine