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dandelos
21st September 2009, 09:00 PM
Do dogs, or even Cavs, enjoy sleeping on their back much? Ours has taken to doing it a lot (sometimes spread-eagle style) since he joined our household as a mere 8-week-old.

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9281/10weeks.jpg (http://img171.imageshack.us/i/10weeks.jpg/)
http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/1206/onhisback.jpg (http://img171.imageshack.us/i/onhisback.jpg/)

Yorkysue
21st September 2009, 09:10 PM
Mine love doing it. I think it is a sign that they are really relaxed and 'laid-back' and also feel safe and secure. Sometimes they will also do it if they are very warm :D

heather r
21st September 2009, 09:39 PM
Both our cavalier and our golden love to lay on their backs! Your pup is saying I'm at home:lotsaluv:

Heather R

team bella
21st September 2009, 10:00 PM
Yes its a common cavi pose. Bella sleeps like that nearly every day.

team bella
21st September 2009, 10:02 PM
Oh and she's usually snoring her head off too !!

LisaluvzCav
21st September 2009, 10:42 PM
Yup Clara is a big big fan of sleepin on her back :) I think its soo cute haha

http://board.cavaliertalk.com/picture.php?albumid=217&pictureid=1727

cy1266
21st September 2009, 10:53 PM
file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/cyohe/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-8.pngMiles sleeps on his back EVERY night, just like this :rolleyes:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/2689326201_430b01da64.jpg

Karlin
21st September 2009, 11:23 PM
Oh yeah!

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1333/1463231484_e77381a157.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/183/436919755_45766003dd.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/karlin/before.jpg

sins
21st September 2009, 11:52 PM
Totally.....
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3470/3941924225_68a701bb10_o.jpg

Sabby
22nd September 2009, 11:11 AM
All of mine do sleep on their backs.

http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t348/Sabkan123/DSC00327-1.jpg
http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t348/Sabkan123/DSC00766.jpg
http://i514.photobucket.com/albums/t348/Sabkan123/DSC02058.jpg

sins
22nd September 2009, 11:27 AM
Awww, look at the pose from the little ruby, that's adorable:lotsaluv:
Sins

Rae2
22nd September 2009, 12:27 PM
http://i893.photobucket.com/albums/ac134/Rae2_2009/Tasha9weeksasleep2-1.jpg?t=1253614542

Our older girl, Rosie, would never adopt so undignified a position, but the new puppy has no such qualms!

Daisy's Mom
22nd September 2009, 05:41 PM
Daisy used to do it when she was younger, but now she doesn't unless she has dozed off mid-belly-rub. I'm kind of sad that she doesn't do it anymore because it used to crack me up.

Karlin
22nd September 2009, 10:42 PM
All these pics really make me laugh. A good thread to view when you're feeling low! :p

tupup
22nd September 2009, 11:05 PM
Really lovely really funny pics everyone-thanks:)

jasperpaw
23rd September 2009, 10:52 AM
I used to wonder if it was only Jasper that laid on his back, obviously not, he did it as a puppy and does it even more how he`s older, he has a chair with a blanket on which he sleeps on in the day time and it`s his favourite sleeping position, it reminds of an old man and I love seeing him like it, I have taken a lot of pictures of him like it, shame I am hopeless at posting pictures, anyway I like looking at everyone elses.:)

pippa
23rd September 2009, 01:50 PM
This is Pippin, on his back lying next to Gus:)


http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii22/pippah-2008/2008_11080038.jpg


And DJ, not quite on his back but almost:)

http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii22/pippah-2008/2009_080709August0034.jpg

John T
24th September 2009, 09:11 PM
Charlie loves sleeping on his back, he also sleeps with his tongue sticking out!

http://board.cavaliertalk.com/picture.php?albumid=226&pictureid=1834

Tania
24th September 2009, 10:14 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2468/3950799179_064accd8ae_m.jpghttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3479/3950798117_cd09dd2131_m.jpg

Couldn't resist posting these:)

Rumor
24th September 2009, 10:45 PM
Loki when he was a baby. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3504/3950872837_9fb1b5d1ee.jpg

katc10
25th September 2009, 07:04 AM
This has always been my favorite Cavalier pose! A few of our kids since we're all sharing:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1021/3170076281_ea689eb497_m.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2006/2173697670_15b5c53f13_m.jpg

And my favorite of Indy as a puppy, the little modest dog:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/63/161441631_7120520453.jpg

lorebringer
25th September 2009, 09:27 AM
My lady Cav never sleeps on her back, more of a side sleeper, but my boy showing off his bits for hours on end (well, what's left of them! ;)). He sometimes tenses up his legs so that they are pointing straight up so he lies in the bed back legs spread and front ones up in the air :rolleyes:

dandelos
31st January 2010, 08:44 AM
7+ months and he's still going strong hehe...
http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/2714/13539317.jpg (http://img638.imageshack.us/i/13539317.jpg/)

Marjorie
31st January 2010, 03:32 PM
I think this is common to all dogs and cats that feel happy, safe and secure in their environment.