11.24.17 Puppy Dreams

This is one of my favorite pics of our sweet boy. He will be 17 months, no shame in my game, in december and is very much so still all puppy. He plays hard and snuggles harder than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s full body contact or none at all, there is no in between.

Im not sure if he’s going through a growth spurt or just playing harder during the day, but this sweet pup is a dream machine every time he sleeps. I‎t started as twitching but is now full blown running in his sleep, with whimpers, snorts, and growling – it’s hysterical! Whatever he’s after better look out, Baloo Bear is going to get’cha.

What do you think puppies dream about? According to this article:

“What we’ve basically found is that dogs dream doggy things,” Coren said. “So, pointers will point at dream birds, and Dobermans will chase dream burglars. The dream pattern in dogs seems to be very similar to the dream pattern in humans.”

For unknown reasons, the size of the dog may determine the size of the dream. Smaller dogs have more frequent but shorter dream periods, Cohen said, while large dogs have less frequent but longer dreams.”

Makes complete sense, guess Baloo is dreaming about catching his brother Ian.

Interesting fun fact from the same article:

Dog sleep is similar to human sleep in other ways. Dogs probably have nightmares, just as humans do, Cohen said. They can also get narcolepsy, a disorder that causes the brain to fall into sudden sleep. In fact, research into a line of narcoleptic dogs at Stanford University unraveled the biochemistry behind the human form of the condition

I wish I️ could ask Baloo what he’s dreaming about while he’s running in his sleep, hogging the bed and covers and snuggled as close to me as physically possible. Maybe one day.

As a side note: We are extremely proud of his progress in training. He really is doing a great job.

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