the discerning cat
Maximises warmth for the cat whilst sleeping and protects all its vital organs
Cats sleep in boxes because they offer protection.
This is quite a vulnerable position for your cat so they would only take it whilst asleep if they were completely trusting of their surroundings and the people in them.
If your cat is doing this then they are making sure that they will not miss any potential threats.
Even though they are keeping their wits about them, the loaf is considered to be a sign of a relaxed cat so it is a positive cat sleeping position.
This is also normally more of a nap position than a full major sleep.
This particularly cute cat sleeping position is essentially a do not disturb sign
When a cat sleeps in this position it means they want to keep an eye on what is going on around them.
I guess this means that your cat is very flexible
In this sleeping position, your cat is making sure that it is able to wake up at a moment's notice.
Your cat is choosing to sleep on you because they want to be close to you