I have been sick and in bed for about three weeks now, and my most constant companions (aside from medicine and tissues) have been my furry family members. My two cats, Khaleesi and Sassenach, have been by my side through late night coughing fits, multiple fevers, and days where I've just needed to sleep my illness away.
I've heard it said so many times, but I hadn't believed it until now. Animals REALLY know when you're sick. These two cats have been so gentle and loving around me, more so than they have ever been. Both spend countless hours by my feet in bed, cuddled trying to keep me warm and safe.
They haven't judged my unwashed hair, nor do they mind that I haven't spoken to them since talking makes my coughing worse. They just love me, and they want to take care of me in the way only cats can.