I have found a very good way to get the attention of my pet 2-foot with no fur on the top of his head. This morning, he was sitting on the sofa reading a magazine, so I jumped up next to him. He immediately put the magazine down and started stroking me and scratching my back. I let him do this for about 20 mins and then I jumped down.
Later, he went upstairs and sat on the bed. He was making a racket on the wooden box with wires, so I jumped up on the bed, and he started paying me attention instead.