A Midnight Story Starring Harley
One night last week, in the middle of the night, Harley moved from the end of the bed up to my pillow. That’s normal for him – he sleeps on my pillow for part of the night a few times a week.
But what surprised me is that he then laid his cheek right next to my cheek. Very cute – snuggling cheek to cheek with my Harley. I nudged my husband to show him. Yes, very cute, he thought.
Well, I thought cheek to cheek was cute. But what Harley did next made my heart burst!
Harley adjusted himself on the pillow and proceeded to lay his entire head on my face! His neck was pressed up against my ear and he was purring like crazy. His fur and whiskers were covering my face, it wasn’t the most comfortable, and my allergies kicked in. But how could I move him?
And for one final touch, Harley extended one leg across my chest and dug his claws into my skin. I felt like he was either protecting me (not likely) or claiming me as his, telling the other cats that they better stay back.
Harley isn’t a lap cat, but it turns out he’s a face sleeper! He hasn’t done this since, but perhaps he will again.
Do any of your cats sleep on your face?