Sumo is a funny cat, he insists on sleeping under the covers--all night long. It might have something to do with Fred keeping the thermostat just a little above what feels like 42F, I'm not certain. But that cat will stay deep under the covers until morning, blankets piled on, never on my legs, but always fully alongside.
Here's the bedtime routine, I'll be reading, the cat looking for the entrance, Fred will lift all the covers for the cat, and I'll complain, "...no, not fur to skin" and I'll create an alternative opening between layers.
It's not that's he's not clean, he's an indoor cat, I just don't want the cat touching me that close. It's enough he insists on constant contact with me all through the night, even when it gets far too hot. The trouble is this cat insists on licking. He won't do it to anyone else, just me. The undersides of my knees and insides of my elbows are his favorite spots. He'll lick until he falls asleep and makes a soggy mess. But just a sheet or blanket layer between us--and I can sleep in peace. Silly cat!