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Black and White Sunday #67 – The phases of a sleepy dog

December 29, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

This is Maggie. She was rescued from a puppy mill this past summer. Sleep doesn’t come easy to dogs like Maggie because they are constantly in a state of high alert and fear. To capture her like this was a joy.








My thanks to our hosts for this blog hop Dachshund Nola and Sugar The Golden Retriever.

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  1. December 29, 2013 at 8:23 AM

    Peace at last! Its wonderful she has a place to relax and finally sleep. Such a sweet face.

    • Mel
      December 29, 2013 at 8:36 AM

      Thanks Becca. Yes. I am glad she can sleep in peace for a little while and not always be worried and on high alert.

  2. December 29, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    Awww. We hope as time passes sleep comes easier for her. Lee and Phod

  3. kenzohw
    December 29, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Wonderful to see how she finally could give in.

  4. December 29, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    So sweet, she’s so lucky to have a place to rest her head peacefully 🙂

  5. December 29, 2013 at 9:00 AM

    Aw, so sweet. I love that look when they want to stay awake, but just can’t manage it any longer…

  6. December 29, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Awwww….looks like she is feeling very, very comfortable now. I remember very well after we got Gracie from the hoarder. It took several weeks before she would stop screaming at night. Now she’s the best snoozer ever!

  7. December 29, 2013 at 9:29 AM


  8. Denise
    December 29, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    So precious ❤

  9. goldenwoofs
    December 29, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Precious Happy 🙂 SMILE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  10. fredrieka
    December 29, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Fred spent 1/4 of her life in the Humane society. She will have her favorite ball in her mouth and fall asleep with it. Beautiful pics.

  11. December 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Thank You for saving Maggie. You are an angel.


  12. December 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog.

  13. December 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    I know Maggie’s anxiety! Much wuvwuvwuv to her! Woooooowooooooo!

  14. December 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    That face looks just like my son’s (departed) Sheltie, Jersey. Gosh I miss that little girl sometimes… Thanks for the memory!

  15. December 29, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Awww…poor sweet thing. Things will get easier, little girl. Time and love will help. Sweet dreams!

  16. December 29, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    What a lovely series of photos. Safe and sound and sleepy… Thank you for sharing these. Happy B&W Sunday.

  17. December 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Maggie is in the best possible place for her right now and it looks like she is starting to know that and relax. Precious photos of a precious girl Mel.

  18. December 29, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    What a sense of accomplishment you must feel to see her relax and enjoy herself like that! Lucky Maggie and lucky you! Love Dolly

  19. December 29, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Her sweetness shines through.

    -Terry from MatildasJourney.com

  20. December 29, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    We fight so hard to stay awake, but sometimes sleep just overtakes us! Cute set of pics.

  21. December 29, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Ditto all of the above!

  22. December 29, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    What sweet sleepy photos! I love when my furbabies are napping, they are so cute!

  23. December 29, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Sweet girl. She looks so serene. She has come a long way!

  24. December 29, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Such a beautiful girl! I love the stages of a dog drifting off to sleep. I miss it when my Lassie would start to fall asleep with his head up. His head would slowly sink down and then the moment his nose touched the floor he’d jerk up right and then start drifting again, starting the whole process over until he would finally just lay his head down. It always made me chuckle.

    I’m so glad sweet Maggie can feel relaxed enough to just peacefully drift off. That’s wonderful. Sweet dreams, Maggie!

  25. December 30, 2013 at 3:53 AM

    She’s gorgeous! So glad she is safe now:)

  26. December 31, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    we see that scene often

    Stop on by for a visit

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