View Full Version : Does Your Pet Sleep On Their Back?

11-03-2001, 07:29 AM
This morning as I was watching Bella sleep in her usual "on her back position" I was wondering how many pets do this. Out of the other four other poodles that I have had, though they loved having tummy rubs, the only one who constantly slept on her back was Whitney, my other standard poodle. My cats are different too. While Trevor can often be found asleep on his back, I have never found Andy in any other position except a curled up little ball when he is asleep. How about your pets?

[ November 03, 2001: Message edited by: Pam ]

Former User
11-03-2001, 08:13 AM
We guess no further comments needed :D


11-03-2001, 08:36 AM
Hannah frequently sleeps on her back but since that position requires enough room to stretch out in, most of the time she has to accommodate her style to where she is.
Tucker is the "spooner" in our family. He and I are usually in a typical spoon position, him spooning me or me spooning him. Once in a while we are back to back.

[ November 03, 2001: Message edited by: RachelJ ]

11-03-2001, 08:44 AM
Rachel I am getting a crick in my neck just looking at that picture of Hannah! LOL! :D

11-03-2001, 09:56 AM
What cute pictures, the kitties are so pretty and the picture of Hannah and Tucker is so cute, they look so relaxed. Rachel do they stick together like glue, Perry has to be with Daisy or he will cry. He follows her everywhere.
Pam, no I have never seen either of them sleep on their back. The only time they get on their back is to get their tummy rubbed.
Once in a while I will get Daisy on her back in the rocking chair and say look at my little baby and sing Daisy, Daisy, that lasts for about five minutes. :D

11-03-2001, 03:46 PM
We wish Kobie and Eli wouldn't sleep on their backs! When it's warm during spring and summer, they splay themselves out on the bed under the ceiling fan. (Keeping their tummies cool, perhaps?) They have no idea how much space they take up laying like that. Paul and I love winter because they finally get to curl up into tight, small little balls! :D Wish I had a picture, but alas...

Dixieland Dancer
11-03-2001, 06:38 PM
Both Dixie and Dusty sleep on their backs. It is the cutest thing cause then I don't have a hard time giving them tummy rubs and kisses. :eek:

11-03-2001, 07:39 PM
yes alex will sleep on his back. i woke up earlier this week (on my back) with a warm right shoulder and when i was alert enough see what was going on i found alex on his back laying along side of me. :) not to be encouraged but very cute.

11-03-2001, 10:42 PM
Lolly loves sleeping on her back, and she frequently does it with all four paws in the air!! :D

Reece never does though. Shiloh does it occasionally.





This one isn't on her back, but cute :)


Sorry guys, I can't help it. I always get way too carried away with pics :eek:

11-04-2001, 12:13 AM
Aly, Never tire of seeing pictures of your gang! I guess Lolly does sleep on her back -she looks at ease.
Buddy likes to lay on his back when he is outside in the sun otherwise I don't think I have seen him in that position in the houde.

11-04-2001, 09:45 AM
Aly, Sammi is right. We could never tire of seeing pictures of your little ones! How cute!!! Guess what? Bella has (or I should say had) the exact same bed that Lolly is sleeping in. She outgrew it months ago and now Andy often naps in it. This morning I tiptoed out of bed to get my camera and try and snap a shot of her sleeping (feet up in the air) and of course she heard me and was up on all fours in no time. :D Maybe I'll catch her later on during one of her naps.

[ November 04, 2001: Message edited by: Pam ]

11-04-2001, 10:48 AM
My big cat Murf sleeps on his back, with his feet curled next to his body - but he NEVER lets me take a picture. Apparently he was a lawyer in a former life, because he says "Sleep on my back? Prove it!" ;)

11-05-2001, 07:29 AM
The pictures are adorable - wish I could have taken a shot of my Braydee last night. He was asleep on his back and his head was hanging off the edge of the chair. So cute seeing those cute paws in the air. It would have made the best picture. I guess I should have my camera near by at all times - you never know when that cuteness is gonna show!!

11-05-2001, 07:53 AM
Does this answer the question? :p

Most greyhounds do this; it's called it "roaching," as in cockroach. Seeing Buddy roach is actually one of the reasons that we fell in love with him! He was just a day off the track, and he was walked in a parade to promote greyhound adoption. After the parade, the adoption group went to a tent for a few hours, where the dogs could be shown off. Buddy was tired from the walk, and he just turned onto his back and dozed off! Hundreds of people milling around, and he was sound aspleep on his back! :D I saw that and said to the adoption group president "That one - we're adopting that one!"
Paula roaches too, but she usually likes to be propped up by something. We've been woken up many times in the middle of the night by her toe nails scraping the wall and she tries to get comfy!
Pup roaches too - she gets very flat when she does it!
Boo can't roach - she tries, but just can't balance there! :eek: :D

11-05-2001, 08:37 AM
I've always heard that if your pet sleeps on its back, it is the ultimate sign of trust. Congratulations to all of you who are so lucky to be trusted!! :D All of the pictures are marvelous, even if the little girls aren't modest at all!!! :o:

None of mine sleep on their backs. :( Lilly and Honey only flip to their backs when they are wanting a belly scratch, or when they are being submissive. It is sort of sad....but at least they will allow me to scratch their bellies. Mimi and Butter are TOTALLY against being touched on their tummies at all. In over 12 years, Mimi has never had her belly brushed. I like what is left of my hands and arms, and they would be shredded if I attempted to touch or brush! :eek:

11-05-2001, 11:48 AM
No pics of my babies sleeping yet, but yes, both of them will sometimes sleep on their backs. I think it's the cutest thing! It's so tempting to give them kisses on those fuzzy bellies! I can do that with Danny, but with Elvis, belly-touching is a no-no! :eek:

11-05-2001, 02:23 PM
AWWWWWWWWW...so cute so cute!!! I love all the pics of everyone's babies on their backs! Too precious :) My mom and dad's cat Socks sleeps on his back all the time and it looks just like Casper's picture! It's so cute when he does that! I'll have to scan some pics of him and post them. My cat Marius lays on his back, and I caught him doing it once, but the camera woke him up. Needless to say, the pic is still cute!! I just wanna mush my face in that furry belly!!!

11-05-2001, 05:10 PM
Thelma & Weezie both sleep on their backs often, and permit lots of belly rubs.

But if I try a belly kiss ... forget it! :eek:

11-05-2001, 07:56 PM
I am so happy to know that I am not the only belly kisser out there.

11-06-2001, 02:02 AM
NEVER. he spends 80% of his time sleeping on his side. the rest on his stomach or curled up.

11-06-2001, 11:20 AM
Wolflady, I love that picture of Marius! Are those softpaws on his claws? LOL, I didn't know they came in colors! :D :D

11-06-2001, 11:26 AM
LOL LOL :D Yup! He's sporting his 'patriotic' soft paws colors!! I actually chose the colors initially because it would be easy for me to tell when they fell off and it was time to apply new ones! He's pretty good about me handling his paws and applying the caps...but he does fuss occasionally :rolleyes: All in all it works out great for all of us!! :D :D

11-06-2001, 06:04 PM

Marius is TOO CUTE with those patriotic paw covers. Congrats on a gorgeous shot of your precious fur-kid.

I'm still trying for a shot of my fur-kids on their backs. Although they do it fairly often, my coming up on them with a camera encourages Cassy to turn over and go into "ham" routine :D and Livvy to turn over and try to stroll away :rolleyes: ! Have you ever wondered how I got so many back shots of her?

11-06-2001, 06:17 PM
Amberlee :D :D LOL LOL. Cats are funny that way...they do something cute ON PURPOSE when there's no camera handy...and when you can get the camera...they always manage to move about is a "ha ha ha can't catch me!!!" fashion! Gotta get 'em when they least expect it.... :D :) LOL LOL

Daisy's Mom
11-07-2001, 08:10 PM
Daisy sleeps on her back! I'll have to get some pictures of it :) Everyone's pics are jsut great! Looks like we have some very comfortable pets on this board ;)

11-11-2001, 05:53 AM
Well I have been trying to get a picture of Bella asleep on her back but she is a light sleeper and every time I try to tiptoe and get the camera she moves. Yesterday I got her a new toy and I thought I'd post this picture because she also plays on her back! :)


For now it's a squeaky toy. I'd say it has about a week before it becomes a silent toy! :rolleyes: The little pile of orange/purple rags next to her was once a stuffed squeaky toy!

[ November 11, 2001: Message edited by: Pam ]

11-11-2001, 06:05 AM
This was taken five minutes after getting the toy. I think the look on her face says it all. "MINE!!!!! Don't even think you are taking it back!" :D


Former User
11-12-2001, 03:48 AM
Oh Bella, you're such a beauty! And good job taking care of the toy ;) ARF!

Edwina's Secretary
11-12-2001, 11:13 AM
Here's Brianna -- Edwina's cousin. Brianna belongs to my 8 year old niece and went along to a family reunion in Pennsylvania this summer. She was like a slinky and would sleep/play with anyone!


[ November 13, 2001: Message edited by: Phred ]

11-12-2001, 12:16 PM
I always love new Bella pics. She is just beautiful. Keep taking those wonderful pictures Pam :)

11-13-2001, 07:37 PM
Hannah watches TV while Tucker demonstrates the sleep on my back pose.


[ November 13, 2001: Message edited by: RachelJ ]

11-13-2001, 08:09 PM
Edwina's Secretary...What a great picture! When my cats are asleep in my lap nothing can make me get up, no doorbell, no phone, etc. This picture goes way beyond precious!! I would never be able to move with that sweetie sleeping on my lap!

Rachel, once again Tucker has captured the essence of relaxation!

11-18-2001, 11:20 AM
These pics are TOO cute! All of them! Aren't they just so sweet "belly up!" As of last night, I finally got a shot of EVERYONE in the supine position! (Except Squeekers; if I were ever to find HIM belly up, well... :( ) Of course, the Princess of Pillows would NEVER allow herself to photographed in such a compromising position! Rachel, I think your daughter spends ENTIRELY too much time wathcing TV!! :D :D :D

[ November 18, 2001: Message edited by: tatsxxx11 ]

02-11-2002, 09:25 PM
yes my cat angel sleep,s on her back some time,s:cool: :D

Former User
02-13-2002, 02:07 PM
Todd, why do you write your 's' the way you do? :confused:

02-15-2002, 07:45 AM
Simba lays on his back sometimes. He and my father sit in my dads chair and Simba lays on his back in my dads arms. sometimes he sleeps on his back when im holding him at night.... he always sneezed though! i dont get why.:rolleyes:

02-15-2002, 07:51 AM
Originally posted by tatsxxx11
These pics are TOO cute! All of them! Aren't they just so sweet "belly up!" As of last night, I finally got a shot of EVERYONE in the supine position! (Except Squeekers; if I were ever to find HIM belly up, well... :( ) Of course, the Princess of Pillows would NEVER allow herself to photographed in such a compromising position! Rachel, I think your daughter spends ENTIRELY too much time wathcing TV!! :D :D :D

[ November 18, 2001: Message edited by: tatsxxx11 ]

HeeHee!! :p Sandra you are too funny......hope it will be a long time before you have to worry about Mr. Squeekers being belly up! :)

02-26-2002, 10:59 PM

02-27-2002, 12:22 AM
Cinder always sleeps on her back! When she sleeps, she always rolls around!


02-27-2002, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by Casper & Kitty
Todd, why do you write your 's' the way you do? :confused: What do mean by way do i write the way i do

02-27-2002, 11:04 PM
i dun think zoey likes sleeping on her back.she hardly sleeps on her back but when she does it would only be for a minute or two.

she wasn't sleeping when this photo was taken.i just asked her to stay in that position for me to take :D

02-28-2002, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by todd
What do mean by way do i write the way i do

I believe she means why are some of your esses preceded by a comma?

As in
yes my cat angel sleep,s on her back some time,s

I wondered, too, but didn't think to ask...

Former User
03-01-2002, 02:08 AM
Yes AmberLee, that's what I meant! I find it really annoying to read...

03-06-2002, 12:21 PM
Originally posted by Casper & Kitty
We guess no further comments needed :D

My Roxey is always sleeping on her back! If someone lets me know how to post pictures, I will show you some of the ones I have with her on her back!

03-07-2002, 09:46 AM
:D Talk about dogs sleeping on their backs! She does it all the time needless to say!

03-07-2002, 12:52 PM
And he takes up ALL the kingsize bed!!!:o How can a Corgi take up soooooo much room?!?!;)

cleo the st. bernard
03-07-2002, 01:30 PM
Both my saints sleep on their back and the sneeze 3 or 4 times when they get up.

It's really entertaining when they are in bed with us---watch out for the paws....

03-17-2002, 07:41 AM
:D my cat Sydney loves to lay on her back and take cat-nappies !!;) quite funny !!!!!suppose he wants to show us his tummy ??:confused: :confused: