Friday, October 15, 2010

Pooches: Eighteen Hours of Sleep or Miss M's Personal Marathon

I've heard that dogs need as much as 18 hours of sleep a day. While this sounds incredulous, when I really thought about it, I could see how our dogs are really only awake 6 hours a day. Especially Miss M who is totally lazy. We took these photos of her in the back of the car right after the Chicago Marathon. She had such a fun day of getting attention and being petted, it was her personal marathon to try to stay awake a bit longer. Sleep overcomes her:
She struggles to stay awake:
She's out:
One last attempt to stay awake:
And she's down for the count.

33 comments:

Two Crazy Coaches said...

I love her pillow! She did have a rough day, I'm sure!

Erika said...

I love watching the dogs try to fight sleep and eventually just give in. Koda tends to snore which is even funnier.

heartsong said...

I promise, if I ever win the lottery, I'm flying up to see her just so I can schmoosh and kiss that FACE!

P.S. Mr. B is very handsome too! I would definitely land some kisses on his snout too!

dw said...

Mr. B makes I lovely pillow for her, I guess! Cute pics!

Corbin said...

Ohhhhh she's so cute in her tutu!!! I just love it!
-Corbin

Maggie said...

Oh my goodness! That is so utterly adorable! The tutu, the sweet sleepy face, the Mr. B pillow... precious!

badmuthafudruckers.com said...

She's got a very accommodating pillow!

Also, I snagged a picture of Mr. B for a post on National Pit Bull Awareness Day. I hope you don't mind (I linked the picture back here).

Traci said...

So cute!!! I can definitely believe that dogs sleep up to 18 hours a day. Now that our dog is older and not feeling the best at times, her sleep schedule is more erratic. She will sometimes get up and wander into the bathroom during the night which wakes us up due to being such light sleepers. Of course she then gets to sleep all day, so we're the ones feeling as if we're zombies :)

Aksharaa said...

Oh! What pawesome outfits!
We love that kermit jacket!
That looks like a fun walkie.
have a great weekend and hope u get to catch up on your beauty sleep,
wags, Buddy n Ginger

mayziegal said...

BOL! She's SO Most Adorable! She sure did try really hard to stay awake and not miss out on any of the fun. Just when I thought she was asleep...nope! She was back awake. Heehee!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Maggie Mae said...

Miss M looks so cutes in her tutu!! What a nice pillow Mr. B makes fur his sissy!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Aw! What a trooper she is! :)

Benny and Lily said...

Ms. M you are hysterical with your little outfit on. Don't humans know it's called beauty sleep
Benny & Lily

road-dog-tales said...

That is just too adorable! At least she has a comfy "pillow." BTW, did you know Mr. B was visiting over here today? http://richmondpetlovers.com/blog/be-the-change-celebrate-national-pit-bull-awareness-day/
You pitties sure get around :)

The Road Dogs

AC said...

Good effort Ms M! You tried you best! =)

brooke said...

Miss m's such a cutie! Especially in her pink tutu and sleeping on mr b's booty!

rescuedinsanity.com said...

So cute. There is something incredibly soothing about watching a dog sleep. It's always a struggle for me to hold back from petting my dog while she's curled up on the couch.

houndstooth said...

Ha ha ha! She really put up the good fight though! Darn it, she's just so stinking cute!

Roo said...

Thinkin Miss M in a too-too just can't be beat. Asleep or awake :)

Careful Roo. Keep your tongue in your mouth boy.

Thinkin Mom's never far is she?
Roo

Kari in WeHo said...

I wish I had pups that slept 18 hours a day! Mine are great at laying around but will hop up in a minute for a game of fetch, walk or just some attention.


Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Levi Mac said...

I totally sleep for 18 hours a day! I gots the lazy bug too. Love the outfit!! She looks like a little princess getting her beauty rest.

Lola said...

We do sleep rather a lot. If I go out and miss one of my naps I have to rest up extra to make up for it. Franklin doesn't sleep quite as much or as soundly during the day - well, he's young. I think he sleeps better through the night. You'll see when you get to be middle aged. You tend to wake up more in the night and I'm no exception.

lotsa licks, Lola

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

Great shots!

I read about the 18 hour thing recently too. I thought it was crazy... and then paid attention to just how much my dogs laze about :)

Meeka said...

Pretty in pink.

Mango said...

Momma says, thank goodness dogs need lots of sleep or she would not be able to manage us at all. Of course I, Mango, require closer to 20 hours of sleep per day. Hey! Just lugging myself to the dinner bowl is tiring.

Slobbers,
mango

H Ski said...

I love the last picture. It is priceless.

A Couple of Misfits said...

Haha I love watching the epic sleep battle! I've also heard of the 18 hours of sleep thing. In fact, when my dogs haven't napped for a while they get cranky. They whine and fuss until they find a cozy enough spot to crash, then the marathon begins.

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Kristin G. said...

You have some great photos here. I enjoyed visiting your blog. :)

Mack said...

Sleep is my favorite word. Next to dindins.

House of Carnivores said...

Good photos - adorable! They made me smile. :)

Ettel, Charlie Poodle, and Emma Pitty said...

I LOVE the outfit! Love the blog, too! Pitties are the best, especially when they snore when they're not even sleeping!

Virginia said...

The pictures of Miss M fighting sleep are hilarious and cute...they brought such a smile to my face!

Pup Fan said...

Adorable! Love the cute little outfit too... she's a perfect sleeping beauty.

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