We've all seen a puppy, worn out from exploring but not yet able to admit it, trying desperately to stay alert whilst struggling to keep its little brown eyes from closing. The blinks slow right down, lasting longer and longer while its head slowly droops, perhaps a tongue will come rolling out of the mouth and then finally... plop. Puppy goes to sleep right there and then.

The consequence of this tendency to doze off on the spot is that dogs can often be found fast asleep in the strangest places and positions - sometimes you just scratch your head and think "how can that possibly be comfortable?" As someone that can't even properly sleep on a plane, I wish I could find a place to crash as easily as this!

This list, compiled by Bored Panda, celebrates the weird and wonderful ways that dogs choose to snooze. From squoosh-face siestas to nonchalant naps, these pups just don't give a damn! Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and share your own pics in the comments!

#1

My Dog Can't Get Gravity Right

My Dog Can't Get Gravity Right

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Erin 2 months ago

I tilted my head to look at this

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The sleeping positions of dogs usually varies with their mood. But did you know that your dog’s sleeping position can sometimes reveal clues about their personalities? With thanks to PetDoors.com, here are a few common doggy sleeping positions and their meanings.

The Fetal Position: Your dog is curled up with their tail near their head and paws tucked in.

What it means: They may seem tough to the everyday passerby but they are actually quite shy and sensitive. This position provides the greatest amount of security to your dog. These dogs may require some extra care or affection. Physically, they may just be cold and trying to conserve their body heat.

The Yearner: Your dog is sleeping on their side with all four paws reaching outwards.

What it means: These dogs are the most easy-going, laid back dogs who are very comfortable in their environment. They are usually friendly towards strangers or other dogs. Even when they are sleeping, they are showing their love and loyalty towards you by reaching their paws out.

#2

Puppy Warming Its Paws

Puppy Warming Its Paws

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Erin 2 months ago

AAAAAAA SO CUTE

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#3

This Dog Is Sleeping Happily

This Dog Is Sleeping Happily

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Erin 2 months ago

Aww! Looks like a mouse!

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The Freefallers: Your dog has their front paws straight out in front of them and they back paws stretched out straight out behind them.

What it means: These dogs usually are exceedingly high in energy. If your dog sleeps like this, you have probably witnessed them falling straight into sleep with a *thunk* in the middle of playing. In the free falling sleeping position, these dogs don’t have to waste any of their playing time to walk to and from their bed. After their nap, these fun-loving dogs can easily spring up and get back to business.

The Cuddler: Your dog always prefers to be snuggled up with a friend when they sleep.

What it means: These dogs are usually very affectionate but can be quite needy because of it. This usually means that your dog loves you and you make them feel happy and safe. Physically, your body heat may make you the most comfortable bed. If they are cuddling with other dogs or animals, they may feel closely bonded with them. Or they are just friendly. Or there are not enough beds.

#4

I'm Done Trying To Figure This Dog Out

I'm Done Trying To Figure This Dog Out

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Maria Rohlen 2 months ago

Yoga position: sleeping lotus.

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#5

We Told Our Dog She Couldn't Sleep Up On The Couch

We Told Our Dog She Couldn't Sleep Up On The Couch

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Ben Smith 2 months ago

“Wanna bet, hooman??”

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The Spoon: One dog back is against another dog’s belly. Sometimes there is a paw in a hugging position. 

What it means: These dogs are usually have a very close relationship to each other. The “big spoon” dog usually offers feelings of comfort and safety to the “little spoon” dog. While the “little spoon” dog may be having a bad day, they can trust that the “big spoon” will be there. In this position, they are not just showing their affection but great loyalty to one another as well. Beds for very huge dogs come in handy if you have a couple of spooners, even if you have small or medium size dogs.

The Burrower: These dogs usually sleeps with blankets, pillows, your clothes… Anything that covers them up.

What it means: These dogs usually require a bit more affection than usual. When they are tucked away, the blankets gives them feelings of comfort and security. Sleeping with blankets or sheets is a great way to calm down anxious dogs. In the wild, some dogs would sleep in close quarters in a den, these may be residual feelings from that time.

#6

This Guy Chilling With His Dog In London

This Guy Chilling With His Dog In London

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Brenda 2 months ago

Is he wearing sunglasses though?!

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#7

Dog Park Experience Exceeds Expectations

Dog Park Experience Exceeds Expectations

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Luis Milian 2 months ago

kids and pets kryptonite. a long ride will make them nap right away

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Check out PetDoors.com for more weird sleeping positions and their meanings, and let us know how your own doggy chooses to snooze in the comments below!

#8

Long

Long

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#9

In Case You Need Something To Brighten Your Day, Here's A Picture Of My Dog Sleeping

In Case You Need Something To Brighten Your Day, Here's A Picture Of My Dog Sleeping

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Eli 2 months ago

Honey, I think I broke the dog

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#10

My Buddy's Dog Sleeping On The Mule Steering Wheel

My Buddy's Dog Sleeping On The Mule Steering Wheel

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Erin 2 months ago

Majestic creatures, dogs.

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#11

Neighbor's Dogs Having A Nap In My Garage

Neighbor's Dogs Having A Nap In My Garage

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MagicalUnicorn 2 months ago

do they have small kids in the house?

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#12

Hyperlaxity Power Enabled

Hyperlaxity Power Enabled

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DforDorothy 2 months ago

Drumsticks with a twist. 🍗

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#13

"Please Read Instructions Carefully When Assembling Your New Dog From IKEA"

"Please Read Instructions Carefully When Assembling Your New Dog From IKEA"

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#14

Nap Time

Nap Time

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Karin Gibson 2 months ago

What a cute little doggy butt.......Awwwwwwww.

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#15

Weird Sleeping Position

Weird Sleeping Position

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Magic567 2 months ago

i beliveeeeeeeeeeee i can flyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#16

This Is What Nap Time Looks Like In Our House

This Is What Nap Time Looks Like In Our House

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Luis Milian 2 months ago

no shame...lol

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#17

His Reflection Is The Greatest

His Reflection Is The Greatest

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Ben Smith 2 months ago

Gorsh!

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#18

This Is How She Sleeps

This Is How She Sleeps

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Magic567 2 months ago

doge exe has stoped working

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#19

He Was Snoring Too

He Was Snoring Too

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Ben Smith 2 months ago

Oh yeeeah...the real downward dog

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#20

My Aunt's Wiener Dog Fell Asleep While Begging

My Aunt's Wiener Dog Fell Asleep While Begging

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danielw 2 months ago

you know, we're all thinking about tipping the pupper over. Just thinking. Most of us aren't that mean.

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#21

This Frenchie Puppy Sleeps Anywhere

This Frenchie Puppy Sleeps Anywhere

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Maria Rohlen 2 months ago

Maybe it can't breath if it lays down?

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#22

Ollie Only Sleeps Under Chairs

Ollie Only Sleeps Under Chairs

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juice 2 months ago

shh he's undercover

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#23

I Think My Dog Is Broken

I Think My Dog Is Broken

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Tambot 2 months ago

Looks like multiple "dogs"

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#24

I Call This Tetris Murph

I Call This Tetris Murph

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Kaisu 2 months ago

Perfect fit

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#25

Does Anybody Else's Dog Sleep Like This?

Does Anybody Else's Dog Sleep Like This?

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Toujin C'Thlu 2 months ago

Aww, he just couldn't stop chewing...

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#26

Bae Caught Me Sleeping

Bae Caught Me Sleeping

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Brenda 2 months ago

Same doggy, same.

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#27

This Is Leela. She Sleeps Like This. It Just Ain't Right

This Is Leela. She Sleeps Like This. It Just Ain't Right

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Jennifer Crompton 2 months ago

She looks like one of those goats that go stiff and play dead when they hear a loud noise 😂😂

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#28

My Cousin Sent Me A Picture Of Her Dog Sleeping

My Cousin Sent Me A Picture Of Her Dog Sleeping

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MagicalUnicorn 2 months ago

must be dreaming of suitors, 'paint be like one of french girls'

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#29

This Is How My Dog Is Sleeping Right Now

This Is How My Dog Is Sleeping Right Now

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Jennifer Crompton 2 months ago

😭😭😭 that is too sweet!!

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#30

I'm So Tired

I'm So Tired

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Kathy Baylis 2 months ago

Just like the way a toddler falls asleep; anywhere and in any position.

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#31

She Likes To Hold Her Feet When She Sleeps

She Likes To Hold Her Feet When She Sleeps

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Kathy Baylis 2 months ago

Kind of like a canine fetal position.

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#32

My Dog Will Sleep In Any Position. Apparently This Is Comfortable

My Dog Will Sleep In Any Position. Apparently This Is Comfortable

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Nela Rothenbach 2 months ago

Airdales are so much fun

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#33

This Is Ralph. Ralph Likes To Nap

This Is Ralph. Ralph Likes To Nap

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A B C 2 months ago

Ralph looks like he's totally exhausted himself prior to naptime. What did he chase?

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#34

It Was Slightly Unsettling To Look Back And Find My Dog Sleeping Like This

It Was Slightly Unsettling To Look Back And Find My Dog Sleeping Like This

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Ben Smith 2 months ago

Dreams of being a guard dog

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#35

The Most Chill Pup Ever

The Most Chill Pup Ever

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Kaisu 2 months ago

I wish I could relax as much as this pup

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#36

So My Friend's Dog Fell Asleep With Her Face In Her Bowl

So My Friend's Dog Fell Asleep With Her Face In Her Bowl

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Ben Smith 2 months ago

There’s no shame in that sweetie

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#37

My GF's Dog Likes To Sleep On My Lap And Constantly Fart In My Face...

My GF's Dog Likes To Sleep On My Lap And Constantly Fart In My Face...

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RaroaRaroa 2 months ago

Poor thing must have a sore tummy.

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#38

She Decided To Sleep Like This

She Decided To Sleep Like This

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Ben Smith 2 months ago

This is MY spot on the couch, I called it!

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#39

Weird. My Rescued Spanish Greyhound Sleeps Like This

Weird. My Rescued Spanish Greyhound Sleeps Like This

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MissPrideGirl 2 months ago

Where's its head?

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#40

My Golden Retriever Likes To Sleep Under The Toilet

My Golden Retriever Likes To Sleep Under The Toilet

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Jennifer Crompton 2 months ago

The porcelain toilet and tile floor are probably cool. My German Shepherd liked to sleep on the bathroom floor with his head on the AC vent

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#41

My Brother's Dog Is Pregnant, And This Is How She Sleeps

My Brother's Dog Is Pregnant, And This Is How She Sleeps

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Maria Rohlen 2 months ago

Poor dog.

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#42

She Sleeps In Very Odd Positions

She Sleeps In Very Odd Positions

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Kathy Baylis 2 months ago

And her pack mate definitely loves to sleep with their head on a pillow.

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#43

The Most Comfortable Way To Take A Nap

The Most Comfortable Way To Take A Nap

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Tambot 2 months ago

Looks like this pup is hanging from invisible monkey bars

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#44

Any Idea What's Wrong With My Dog?

Any Idea What's Wrong With My Dog?

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Jennifer Crompton 2 months ago

10 bucks said someone dropped something tasty there earlier today

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#45

We Were Playing And He Just Fell Asleep Chewing On His Own Leg

We Were Playing And He Just Fell Asleep Chewing On His Own Leg

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Ben Smith 2 months ago

Ouch! I thought his tongue was a wound for second!

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#46

My Dog Dreams Of Becoming An Olympic Diver

My Dog Dreams Of Becoming An Olympic Diver

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Kaisu 2 months ago

Keep on dreaming pup, you'll get there

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#47

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie...

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie...

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pusheen buttercup 2 months ago

And here we have Dali's lesser known, but most adorable work...

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#48

Actually This Sleeping Position Looks Quite Comfortable

Actually This Sleeping Position Looks Quite Comfortable

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lailyfnoor 2 months ago

Me, after 10 minutes reading textbook

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#49

She Sleeps Like A Princess

She Sleeps Like A Princess

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#50

My Dog Doesn't Know How To Sleep Properly, Help

My Dog Doesn't Know How To Sleep Properly, Help

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Ben Smith 2 months ago

She fell asleep Mid butt scoot...

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#51

Well, That's A Weird Way To Sleep

Well, That's A Weird Way To Sleep

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Kathy Baylis 2 months ago

But effective.

#52

He Sleeps In The Weirdest Positions

He Sleeps In The Weirdest Positions

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My O My 2 months ago

But it does look comfy

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#53

My Great Dane Is The Headless Horse Dog When He Sleeps

My Great Dane Is The Headless Horse Dog When He Sleeps

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#54

My Co-Worker Is Blind And He Brings His Guide Dog To Work Every Day. This Is How The Dog Sleeps

My Co-Worker Is Blind And He Brings His Guide Dog To Work Every Day. This Is How The Dog Sleeps

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Kathy Baylis 2 months ago

If I sleep with my head on the chair, then when it moves I’ll know to wake up and go into action.

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#55

I Pushed My Dog Out Of The Seat So I Could Sleep During A Road-Trip, My Wife Took This Picture While I Slept

I Pushed My Dog Out Of The Seat So I Could Sleep During A Road-Trip, My Wife Took This Picture While I Slept

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Kathy Baylis 2 months ago

Got my seat back!

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#56

Found Our Dog Sleeping Like This

Found Our Dog Sleeping Like This

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Kaisu 2 months ago

Liquid dog

#57

Pupper Does A Good Sleep

Pupper Does A Good Sleep

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Mimis Nachbarin 2 months ago

cuteness overload

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#58

My Sister's Dog, Sleeping Comfortably

My Sister's Dog, Sleeping Comfortably

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DforDorothy 2 months ago

I think You were holding the assembly guide upside down.

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#59

This Is How She Sleeps

This Is How She Sleeps

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Neon Petra 2 months ago

Aww.

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#60

Carlos The Dog Taking A Cat Nap

Carlos The Dog Taking A Cat Nap

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danielw 2 months ago

"paint me like one of your frenchies... ... .... and you die."

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#61

My Dog Sleeps In My Butt

My Dog Sleeps In My Butt

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sforshann 2 months ago

nice pillow lol!

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#62

Nap Time

Nap Time

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A B C 2 months ago

Awwwwww <3 is it a German Shepherd puppy? They're my favourite dog breed, except for the pathological low hip some people thought would be a good idea.

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#63

I'm A Zombie, Feed Me Brains... But First, A Nap

I'm A Zombie, Feed Me Brains... But First, A Nap

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Kathy Baylis 2 months ago

I call them “Superman Arms”.

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#64

We Have 2 Normal Dogs And Then... Phoebe. Who Can Only Sleep Like This

We Have 2 Normal Dogs And Then... Phoebe. Who Can Only Sleep Like This

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Mimis Nachbarin 2 months ago

That look on the faces of the other dogs...

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#65

This Is Maisey. She Fell Asleep Mid-Excavation. Happens To The Best Of Us

This Is Maisey. She Fell Asleep Mid-Excavation. Happens To The Best Of Us

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Kathy Baylis 2 months ago

She wasn’t excavating. She was nesting.

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#66

A Sound Sleep

A Sound Sleep

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A B C 2 months ago

Now that's a proper butt.

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#67

My Dog Fell Asleep Like This

My Dog Fell Asleep Like This

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Tor Rolf Strøm 2 months ago

and OH MY GOD HE HAS A HUMAN LEG!!

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#68

Little Guy Got Tired After A Long Day Of Errands

Little Guy Got Tired After A Long Day Of Errands

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NanZ 2 months ago

Hahaha!

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#69

She Slept Like This

She Slept Like This

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juice 2 months ago

...aardvark doggo?

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#70

This Is How My Dog Sleeps

This Is How My Dog Sleeps

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Kathy Baylis 2 months ago (edited)

Like a dart sticking in a dartboard would sleep. I imagine.

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#71

Sleep Mode: Derp

Sleep Mode: Derp

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Sabienn 2 months ago

Dreaming about becoming a dancer

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#72

My New Puppy Likes To Play Dead When He Naps

My New Puppy Likes To Play Dead When He Naps

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NanZ 2 months ago

So precious!

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#73

Licking Carpet In His Sleep

Licking Carpet In His Sleep

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danielw 2 months ago

"Why does my mouth always taste like old carpet in the mornings?"

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#74

Stretchy Boy Takes A Good Deserved Nap

Stretchy Boy Takes A Good Deserved Nap

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A B C 2 months ago

The whole bed is miiiiiiiiine!

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#75

My Dog Loves To Sleep On The Stairs Instead Of His Bed

My Dog Loves To Sleep On The Stairs Instead Of His Bed

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Kathy Baylis 2 months ago

Well, some of us like to sleep with our heads elevated. Besides, doggie can also monitor who’s going up and down the stairs that way.

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#76

Found This Dude Sleeping In A Pet Shop

Found This Dude Sleeping In A Pet Shop

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sforshann 2 months ago

Where did you party last night love?

#77

When You Aren't Allowed On The Furniture But You Want To Nap Anyway

When You Aren't Allowed On The Furniture But You Want To Nap Anyway

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Zelda Blue 2 months ago

Come on people its leather furniture, let the dog on it.

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#78

Golden Boy Doin' A Sleep

Golden Boy Doin' A Sleep