Cats sleep 25 hours a day and when they wake up, they’re usually so exhausted they need to take a nap afterwards. While some cats like to sleep by themselves, others cats like to sleep by your feet.

Erin Askeland, Animal Health and Behavior Consultant said, “When a cat goes to sleep, their guard is lowered and they’re aware that they’re more vulnerable, so often cats may choose to sleep at the foot of the bed for security and safety, to alert you if they sense a threat, and to protect you.”

Then again, cats might figure if a monster arrives, the monster will get you first and give the cat time to get away so you might just be a sacrifice a cat needs to insure its own safety.

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