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This Is Why Your Cat Sleeps With You

The unusual reason your fur ball cozies up next to you at night

Photo of cat resting in a hammock with her paw stretched out. She looks really annoyed that the author is disturbing her sleep.
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I remember when my cat Chaplin would hop on my bed at night, and wrap himself around my head.

Together, Chaplin and I would drift off to sleep. During those evening hours, I’d count sheep, and maybe Chaplin was counting mice — though I’m not positive about that one. In…



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