Hey! My pillow breathes too and sometimes it bites me. I have 3 kitties and i am never sure who I will wake up with wrapped around my head. The largest although only 8 pounds still takes up most of my pillow and makes for a very stiff neck in the morning. The littlest smooshes her face into mine and nips occasionally to remind me she's there. Yes, I am sure that your kitty thinks you are adorable too or he would have found another place to sleep when Mom decided to use him as a pillow. I love pillows that purr!!