Furry Friday: It's all too much

NICK BARNETT
Last updated 12:08 17/01/2014

Pets don't seem to suffer many human-type sleep problems. They don't toss and turn, worrying about mortgage payments or plagued by the same bit of a Miley Cyrus song replaying in their head. They sleep anywhere, and fall asleep quickly. In fact, the need to sleep can creep up and grab them at any moment.

Take Colin, whose need to snooze came upon him when he was hanging round the shoe zone.

Colin

Nessie didn't quite make it to the next level - so she slept on two.

Nessie

Toby wishes that someone would pull the curtains across. To those of you admiring Toby's fluffy belly, be informed that Toby doesn't like his tummy tickled, and you'll lose your hand if you try it.

Toby

Being a puppy is tiring work, and the urge to flop and sleep is hard to resist. Hence Lucy's nap in an inconvenient (for humans) part of the house.

Lucy

Blade didn't even finish stretching before brain shutdown occurred.

Blade

Have you ever had this happen to you on an aeroplane? Lily tried to remain in the upright position but just couldn't manage it.

Lily

Roxy and Zulu conked out at the same time.

Roxy and Zulu

This is Senju, who defied a diagnosis of kidney failure for three years before slipping away last May aged 17. Every afternoon she shared naptime with her owner Belinda.

Senju

Rahi is in the land of nod.

Rahi

That feeling of sun-warmed carpet can cause Biggles' eyelids to droop.

Biggles

Joy has lived through a few battles, but sleeps the sleep of the pure-hearted.

Joy

Kila went from being a stray kitten in Suva, Fiji, to resting amid high thread counts in a loving home. Kila

Undys gets to sleep how she wants, given that she is all of 22 years old. Respect.

Undys

Molly has grown tired of networking.

Molly

Mozey's nap is purely tactical. Patrolling of the garden will resume soon.

mOZEY

Tread carefully as you make your way past the synchronised step-sleeping of Sue and Possum.

Sue and Possum

Cody sleeps with one eye open - you miss less fun that way.

Cody

Bailey has learnt that smiling wins you a lot of attention and sometimes even helps you get your own way. How very true. Now, Bailey kindly suggests you leave him to resume his nap.

Bailey

Rion has a purpose-chewed resting place. 

Rion

Echo and Miss Toes: It's so hard to keep your eyes open and your head up when someone is using your foot as a pillow. 

Echo and Miss Toes

Pippi is so touched that you made the bed, all for her.

Pippi

Honey Possum could do with just one more pillow.

Honey Possum

That bed was so inviting, Pearl couldn't resist.

Pearl

Lenore and Phelia just can't maintain concentration on your anecdotes. Nothing personal, though.

Lenore and Phelia

Zorro gets a dreamy grooming from Fergus, who's probably semi-conscious too.

Zorro and Fergus

Milo and Dudley have a certain preferred sleeping angle.

Milo and Dudley

Nacho cadges a lift from a sleepy and tolerant Russell.

Nacho and Russell

Again, the power of a sun-soaked stretch of carpet is irresistible. This sunbather is named Lulu.

Lulu

Tigger sleeps, and the rest of us who have things to do can only be envious.

Tigger

Stevie got tired of desk work. Can't you hear the gentle snoring?

Stevie

There he was, strolling across the furniture, when bam - out like a light. The couch-back sleeper is named Zeus.

Zeus

Finally, Pebbles judges you. Not too harshly - after all, you have such well-placed furniture...

Pebbles

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