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 lolling 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 adorable dogs can often be found fast asleep in the strangest places and sleeping 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 these silly dogs do!

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

#1

My Dog Can't Get Gravity Right

My Dog Can't Get Gravity Right

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Erin
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

AAAAAAA SO CUTE

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#3

This Dog Is Sleeping Happily

This Dog Is Sleeping Happily

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Erin
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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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Krishna Vishwas
Community Member
1 year ago

Sid?

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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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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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WaitingtokissGregDavis
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1 year ago

Flamingo Dog

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#14

Nap Time

Nap Time

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Karin Gibson
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#15

Weird Sleeping Position

Weird Sleeping Position

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Magic567
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Gorsh!

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#18

This Is How She Sleeps

This Is How She Sleeps

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Magic567
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

😭😭😭 that is too sweet!!

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#30

I'm So Tired

I'm So Tired

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor dog.

PandaMan
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank God! I thought your dog had a major drinking problem! You better give a C-section!

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lailyfnoor
Community Member
1 year ago

Sleeping during pregnancy is not easy, even for dog

Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

How very uncomfortable for the poor doggy.

Zelda Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG she looks so uncomfortable

María Hermida
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh! Poor thing! She must feel really uncomfortable.

jenjie.newt
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a walrus

Tee
Community Member
1 year ago

That's exactly how I slept when I was pregnant. I know the feeling😒

tututu
Community Member
1 year ago

This poor woman.

N S
Community Member
1 year ago

technically, a poor bitch :)

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Mer
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor thing probably is having a hell of a time trying to breathe between the genetic birth defects and the increased pressure on her lungs from the pups. :(

scrappyrat
Community Member
1 year ago

Those brachiocephalic dogs have it hard. Their breathing is so compromised from the get-go. Those tiny hips require c-sections to get the pups out. Breeding is very hard on these dogs due to demands for a certain look. Breeds didn't look so extreme 100 years ago. Demand for ridiculously long backs have resulted in Dachshunds who suffer from chronic back pain and paralysis. Bulldogs, breathing problems and inability to whelp naturally (imagine the horror when a stray one gets pregnant. She'd die horribly and so would her pups). Terriers bred so tiny they break their bones just trying to *be* terriers. I advocate for *always* choosing rescue, but if you positively *have* to patronize a breeder, find one who breeds for more natural, less extreme appearances. It takes work and research, but if you're going to pay someone to bring more dogs into the world, it's vital. Or go to a breed rescue and help one live their best life around these intentional genetic defects. It's a kindness.

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Brigitta Swart
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1 year ago

Poor dog needs to be looked after properly. No pregnant dog should ever look like this.

Biopithecus
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1 year ago

Poor doggo. Hope she has a fine and healthy litter.

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah the final stages of pregnancy. I remember it well.

NanZ
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1 year ago

She looks like she is ready to pop!

Linda Matheny
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks freakin miserable!

Karin Gibson
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW no wonder.That is one full belly.

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
1 year ago

Perhaps they should help her lie down.

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

I think if she lies flat it makes it hard to breath. All those kids on her lungs.

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PanditoBandito
Community Member
1 year ago

That's kinda sad actually, she's so uncomfortable she can't lay down. I bet the babies make it hard to breathe if she lays on her side.

Charlotte Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

Very sad ,hope this poor dog was sterilized after the litter :(

Rose Brien Harrington
Community Member
1 year ago

I know that feeling! LOL

Koalamonster
Community Member
1 year ago

She needs a yoga block or something under her head so she can relax more without her babies squishing her insides. Or like a weird tiny version of a massage table but the hole is in the middle of the table so her belly has room.

Lynn Biasini McElfresh
Community Member
1 year ago

What else would she do; otherwise, she gets crushed. ?

Jaye Keith
Community Member
1 year ago

Maybe not be bred? She looks so uncomfortable. I had an 11 lb plus baby. It was my first. I wasn't prepared for such size. I had a Cesarean birth. I hope lady dog is as lucky if there are complications. Hope everything proceeded accordingly and all are happy and healthy?

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Ben Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Stinkin gravity.

Sarah Melville
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I empathise

Donna Hill
Community Member
2 weeks ago (edited)

She needs a thick memory foam mattress, bless her. This is what's happened because of breeders breeding English Bulldogs with shorter legs. The dogs 50 years ago looked so different and much nicer than today's EB's

Donna Leske
Community Member
9 months ago

I feel ya.

Willa june Bonaparte
Community Member
9 months ago

So FLOOFY

Tammy Creciun
Community Member
1 year ago

ohh ouch looks like gravity got the best of her,,

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

WOW, she is enormous !!!

Sue Clifford
Community Member
1 year ago

Awwww

Alison Boudreau
Community Member
1 year ago

when you're pregnant, you'll sleep anywhere and everywhere when it's actually comfortable, and you can actually breathe. LOL

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
1 year ago

get her a pillow for each end

Pippa Runs
Community Member
1 year ago

I understand sweetie

Joyce Laundrie
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor baby.

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

haaa give her a waterbed

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, my.

Enea
Community Member
1 year ago

Been there.

Rikke Hackner
Community Member
1 year ago

aaah I remember those days

Lisa Hall
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my goodness, How Cute Is THAT?!? Poor Mama dog! I'm sure prego peoples can relate.

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
1 year ago

She looks so uncomfortable.

Naomi Cline
Community Member
1 year ago

I can empathize with this poor girl! When your belly is that big you sleep however you can!

Faith Nicole
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww, hope she has thise pups soon so she can lay down again

Sue Clasen
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor thing!, I understand her, although I never got to be that big

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
1 year ago

She has my sympathy - I remember those days :-)

Kim Bush
Community Member
1 year ago

What did she get pregnant by, a Newfoundland? Maybe she needs a little help.

Anita Trenner
Community Member
1 year ago

She's ready to burst!

Beatrice Neniute
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw, poor mama doggo.

nala simba
Community Member
1 year ago

So uncomfortable! Poor doggy.

Mya Lugar
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor Poochie Mamma!

Laci
Community Member
1 year ago

moms tho

TRUE HAPPINESS
Community Member
1 year ago

is she pregnant? or full?

Patrick Shore
Community Member
1 year ago

he looks gutted

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#42

She Sleeps In Very Odd Positions

She Sleeps In Very Odd Positions

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Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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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Mimis Nachbarin
Community Member
1 year ago

Majestic!

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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
Community Member
1 year ago

She fell asleep Mid butt scoot...

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