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.

Darlene Michuk
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2 months ago

Upside Down Downward Dog

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Slune
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1 year ago

It's the foldable travel version

Luis Milian
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1 year ago

i must be a dog, cause I have slept like this before.

Donna Reynolds
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1 year ago

Someone better get the dog manual. This one needs an adjustment.

danielw
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1 year ago

Is this what they mean by the 'downward dog' position?

Rikke Hackner
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1 year ago

lol I was thinking the same thing.

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sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Simply amazing !!!

Sue Clifford
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh my goodness 😳.

Darlene Michuk
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2 months ago

Upside down Downward dog

Beth Stubblefield
Community Member
10 months ago

That's just hilarious. lol

Mary G Morgan
Community Member
11 months ago

Smart!!

Connie Shaner
Community Member
1 year ago

These dogs are funny sleeping in different positions.

Tammy Creciun
Community Member
1 year ago

this is funny!

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

Italian greyhounds are weird little things, but you just gotta love them.

Bernadette Fratini
Community Member
1 year ago

Halarious!

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

love his smile

Caroline Clarridge
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1 year ago

OMG! that's awesome

Lisa Holman
Community Member
1 year ago

lol

Teresa Rodden
Community Member
1 year ago

😂

Rachel Hamrick
Community Member
1 year ago

Yoga makes me want to go to sleep, too.

Naomi Cline
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like Sid the sloth!

can göknil
Community Member
1 year ago

İncredible🤣

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
1 year ago

HAS to be a Vizsla! LMSO - I know this one LOL

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahaha!!!! OMG!!!!

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
1 year ago

How can that possibly be comfortable? Though he does look really cute this way!

UndyingBisexual
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1 year ago

That neck is just fabulous

TRUE HAPPINESS
Community Member
1 year ago

cat like haha

Greta Toločkaitė
Community Member
1 year ago

oh butthead <3

Mario Clouâtre
Community Member
1 year ago

Look like Mork comfortable position.

Jan Hannam
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1 year ago

Just has to be a Weimaraner 😀😁😁😃

Biopithecus
Community Member
1 year ago

After going round and round to follow the tail, doggo decided to nap in the round position.

SomebodyNobody
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1 year ago

I is confuzzled

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

Was this a set up for a photo op?

Ron Winters
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1 year ago

That is FREAKING AWESOME!!!!

sforshann
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1 year ago

I can see something else with this position hahahaha

Val/Malibu/Dante/Bob
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1 year ago

Wtf u perv.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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1 year ago

Gorsh!

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#18

This Is How She Sleeps

This Is How She Sleeps

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Magic567
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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1 year 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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1 year ago

She fell asleep Mid butt scoot...

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