Not horse related, but this short animation strikes a chord.
We have three cats. Four actually, but one is so old that mostly she sleeps in her box on the kitchen table.
The other three monitor my progress at waking up in the morning. Many times the first thing I see when I open my eyes is a furry face. Now, they know better than to actively wake me, but it’s the feeling of being stared at that usually rouses me!