I've spent a lot of time in the dentist's chair lately. I have had problems with crowns attached to dental implant and gotten an infection in my gums. It's really a long story and I won't bore you, except to say that I've had nights with quite a bit of pain.
One evening I was feeling pretty low. I went and sat with a blanket on the bed. Soon, all three cats were on me. It was heartwarming.
Cats really are wonderful.