Joshua is not feeling well today. He has a bit of a temperature, and a headache. After he ate dinner he went and climbed into our bed and fell asleep. The older of our two cats, St John (name chosen from Jane Eyre), has always adored our small boy, and usually joins him for naps. I am quite sure pets know when you're not feeling well. I had two (different) cats which sat with my in the bathroom through bouts of morning sickness.