Like most of you in this section of the forum I have nightmares every night. Before my daughter left for college she gave me a kitten because she didn't want me to be alone. She (the cat) isn't even a year old and I so enjoy her company. I have noticed lately that when I wake from a nightmare she is sitting right there. Sometimes with her small paw on my cheek or both paws in my hair. The other night she jumped on me and woke me from a nightmare. I wondered if anyone else has a "caretaker" pet that is watchful and concerned about you at night.