dh was in stitches - he (Mouse, that is) was lying on the mat fast asleep on his back, long legs sticking straight up. Someone did wonder if he might have a touch of lurcher in him, along with the touch of staffy, the touch of beagle, and the lot of lab
I don't really see it, apart from his whippy tail and his running speed, but....
Aha - clearly not a preserve of sighthounds, then!
I do sometimes wonder if he is a bit pointy, actually - he does that pointy tail thing at pigeons. We also saw a Weimeraner out today who was exactly the same colour.
But I will drive myself nuts trying to figure out what the missing link is - I can see the lab clearly, get flashes of staffy in the wider nose/face (but not body), but those big floppy ears and just - something else!! Thought perhaps the back sleeping had cleared it up
My PRT does this sometimes. It is lovely to see it, because he is often quite wary and anxious about Life In General, and when he sleeps in such an exposed, unselfprotective way I think it means that he is feeling 100% safe and relaxed.
Jasper does this, and with the whites of his eyes showing and his ears spread out he looks a bit like a Gremlin. He also likes to sleep under the sofa with just the Gremlin head poking out. Very Halloween.
I'd like to confirm that my dog has, indeed, just confirmed herself as a true greyhound by roaching out the last couple of days... unfortunately she isn't quite skilled enough yet to execute the roach, stretch and back wriggle manouver simultaneously and proceeded to fall head-first off the sofa (the first time she tried she just forgot to put her tongue back in and ended up a rather attractive drooling pile of roadkill so we're making progress).