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Day of Rest??

I was wondering if anyone else's furbaby takes a complete day of rest? It sounds strange, but every Sunday Sadie lays around all day, sleeping, getting up once in a while to bug the cat, and that's it. She has been like this since she basically was close to 1 year old.
Am I getting her too tired? She gets a lot of exercise, and generally has a high energy level.
How much do they normally sleep?
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Are you guys a lot busier on Saturday than the rest of the week? The only sign of my maltese getting old if we go hiking for a long time or she runs around at a playdate all day- she tends to stay under the couch sleeping the next day where she isn't disturbed.

Now Dora is the lazy dog every morning. She is the last one out of bed by 15 mins unless she hears someone eating, she stays in bed as long as possible (what a rough life!)

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Yes, I suppose a bit more, but didn't think it was too much. The breeder I got her from said that the Havanese are a little on the 'lazy' side? Is this true?
I did notice her high energy is in spurts. Is is funny to watch when she races around for 15, and then collapses.
That's cute that your Dora stays in bed longer than anone else!
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According to a research project conducted by Martina Scholtz and Clarissa von Reinhardt the "average " ideal amount of sleep/rest should be about 17 hours a day. Less than that can cause elevated stress levels. As far as your Sunday thing, I think it is probably just a case of your schedule is causing the effect.

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I think it is common in all dogs. Mollie would be playing for 15 min and dead asleepthe next second. I think the weather has a lot to do with it too

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ok,
i guess I am just an over-anxious mommy
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 12:25 PM
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lol well specially when they are puppies you just want make sure they are ok

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