Cats, by nature, are vigilant creatures. Their acute senses, especially hearing and night vision, make them aware of their surroundings.
Cats view their owners as part of their family and may exhibit behaviors that indicate a desire to keep them safe, even during sleep.
Cats are territorial animals. Your sleeping space is considered part of their territory. They may exhibit protective behaviors to ward off perceived threats.
Cats may position themselves strategically, using their bodies as a shield or aligning themselves in a way that allows them to monitor the environment.
Cats are sensitive to disturbances. Whether it's a sound or an unfamiliar presence, they may react defensively to protect their territory and, by extension, you.
Cats may show protective behaviors as an extension of their affection. Whether it's curling up next to you or keeping watch from a distance.
Their presence can be a source of comfort and safety, creating a mutually beneficial relationship where both you and your feline friend feel secure.