Because we have three cats who all, at various times, seem to love my bed, I have put towels at the foot of the bed to protect the comforter. The cats have all learned to sleep on the towels. (Trust me, you move them often enough, they'll get the idea.) Sam I Am, I Am Sam ("Sam"), however, has always moved to the beat of a different drummer and decided the rules don't apply to him. Obviously, he's decided touching the towel is good enough.