That’s Aunt Maude, as we call her, having gone to sleep in the middle of trying to get on the bumper bed. This is a dog who literally slept through a veterinary exam several months ago, and she will fall asleep instantly anywhere.
And for some reason, she really likes sleeping on the linoleum floor. Frequently we will put Maude on a bed, only to see her moments later scamper off and happily end up on the floor again.
This time she was trying to make it to the bed, however, but gave up just as she reached it and promptly went to sleep again. We loved that one paw stretched out on the bed, as if she were holding it like she had a reservation for it. (Her tail looks like that because she is usually sitting and sleeping on it.)
We kept an eye out for her, and an hour or so later she had woken up and make another half-hearted attempt to get on the bed before going back to sleep:
You can see how that tail of hers disappeared under her body.
We kept the camera handy just in case there was more to this story, and indeed there was. Eventually — I didn’t keep track of the time so I don’t know how long it was — she made it onto the bed, pulling down the blanket and re-arranging things as she worked to get it “just so”:
The funny thing is that it really is unusual to see her on a bed, because she does seem to prefer the floor. She is round and soft and fluffy feeling, so maybe it’s more a case that she just carries her own bedding with her wherever she goes. Which is why Alayne also calls her “Animal Pillow.” But this particular afternoon, Maude intended to make it to that bed, and after a couple of hours and long naps in between, she made it!