Even in a king-sized bed, sleeping with cats can present problems. If there’s only one cat, she settles down between us and all’s well. In fact, her gentle purring can act as a tranquilizer, soothing you to sleep. It’s much better than counting sheep. But on some nights, a second cat will join the group, and now complications crop up as free space becomes more precious and each cat wishes to guard its little bit of bed space. Petty feline jealousies can also come to the fore, aggravating the situation even further. But let a third cat intrude into the mix, now real issues can present themselves. The little beasties have no sense of what our personal space usually is in the bed, and so if one of them takes over where one of us normally sleeps, we’re faced with the difficult choice of either moving over, or disturbing them. Either way, now the bed is getting downright crowded and middle-of-the-night accidents can occur: a wayward arm flopped upon a sleeping cat, or paws kneading into one’s side. Fortunately, although we have four cats, only three of them ever seek the privilege of sleeping with the humans. The fourth cat prefers her special spot in the family room. But a bed with two humans and three cats can present challenges. And there’s nothing quite like awakening with a cat climbing upon your face.