I used the webcam on my laptop to take this picture. I couldn't quite get the distance needed to see the whole area, but I think it shows enough for you to understand my confusion.
In case you need some help figuring out what you're looking at, I've added some labels for you.
Molly likes to lay on top of the couch right behind my head. That's her back leg and tail at the top of the picture. Oscar is curled up on the left, and Roo is squeezed in between him and me. Morgan found a comfy spot on my lap, and Charlie (best kitten ever) found a comfy spot on top of Morgan. That's my arm reaching out between Morgan and Roo to reach the keyboard. Ever tried typing with a dog and a cat laying on top of your arms? It's not easy.
I'll admit it's slightly chilly in here since I haven't yet turned on the furnace, but I don't think it's cold enough to explain the need for so much closeness. Especially when both Oscar and Morgan are snoring rather loudly. If I didn't love them so much I'd go sit on the empty couch by myself. Except I'd have exactly two seconds alone before they all followed me over. At which point Morgan and Oscar would fall asleep and the snoring would begin again.
Okay, I admit it, I am loving the closeness. It would be a lot colder in here if I didn't have so many furry warm bodies to keep me warm! And even the snoring is kind of cute.
By the way, for anyone wondering where the other fosters went... Ziggy is asleep in his crate, the rest of the cats are asleep in the bedroom, Gonzo went to a temporary foster home, and Bailey and Cooper have been adopted!