There can be a few things that could come between a certain Howard and his good nap. Howard is a low-key Golden Retriever and Labrador mix. He usually spends almost all of this time taking naps. Now that Howard’s family comes home more often, they could easily get the time to appreciate the funny positions their dog falls asleep in.
Howard is such a huge dog. But he doesn’t even get to realize it. Howard’s mom, Kimberley Spencer, said that he has always been huge and doesn’t pay attention to anything. He is nearly 100 pounds but assumes he is just 25 pounds. Spencer added that Howard’s whole body would be around five feet long, coincidentally similar to her height, when he stretches out on the bed.
When Howard is wide awake, he’s always up for making a mess, barreling around the house and knocking down anything that gets in his way. According to Spencer, Howard’s tail seems like a weapon that causes her to warn people about it because it might harm them when they get hit with it.
However, when Howard is peacefully asleep, he is that very awkward.
Spencer said Howard really loves to stretch out with his legs straight behind him and sleep on the bed on his belly, very similar to how she sleeps. But, ever since he was a little pup, he would like to put his front half of the body or his front feet on the furniture and not his back half.
Spencer thought Howard’s unusual sleeping habit would gradually change when he grew up, but it did not.
She continued that she’s fine with that because it freaks her up every day. Howard often sleeps during the daytime on the ottoman, usually with a toy duck or a ball on his mouth, and his hind end always off the ottoman.
Howard’s back paws are typically tucked under. Therefore, it shows like he’s kneeling.
He would take his naps half-on half-off the furniture for hours. And that’s normally how he likes it.
The dog’s strange sleeping positions have brought a lot of laughter and happiness to his family’s life, even though the ottoman is already off-limits to anybody who is not a dog.
Spencer said that Howard has been the best add-on to their family. She continued that it only feels like Howard has always been part of their family.
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