Getting enough z’s is totally important, even though most of us are completely horrible at it. Let’s face it, there just aren’t enough hours in the day! Between work, laundry, kids, volunteering at your local shelter, whipping up awesome plant-based dishes and taking the fur babies out for a walk it can be impossible to relax. How are we supposed to get 8 hours of shut eye with deadlines looming, lunches to pack and butterfly costumes to make for the school play?
Which is just one more thing we envy our pets for. Not only are their days filled with belly rubs, chin scratches, cuddles and kisses but they can also fall asleep on a dime. Or, in the case of one of these goof balls, a drying rack. Life would be so much easier if we could access that part of the brain where all thought and worry lived, switch it off and collapse into a nap time coma wherever we were standing, wouldn’t it?
There are many reasons that we draw inspiration from our furry companions, ranging from their ability to love unconditionally to their indefatigable spirit that make us feel that life on earth would be so much better if we tried to live just a bit more as they do. Watching these hilarious pets zonk out at the drop of a hat, not a care in the world, stands as a lesson that maybe we could all benefit from slowing down, simplifying and embracing restfulness. Even if we’re hanging upside down.
Light as a feather, stiff as a board
“No…don’t eat all of the treats…”
This is where the phrase “curled up into a ball” came from.
Man, I’m sleepy. I’m just gonna mosey on home aaand here’s as good a spot as any.
Clearly, chasing the feather toy around was a bit too much for Hank.
Well, let’s refer to the bucket list, shall we? See most adorable thing in the world…check.
You know you’re seriously out when you lack the muscle control to keep your tongue in your mouth.
It’s just that, how in the world is that comfortable?
Please don’t disturb me, I’m doing my shavasana.
When you have a cozy mud wallow to snuggle up in, it only stands to reason that you’ll choose to sleep directly on your mom.
This person has no choice but to sit there until this duckling chooses to wake up because interrupting a nap this darling is a criminal act in six states.
Shhh…don’t fight it…
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