Hot dogs.

It’s been snowing all week which means not only have I looked like soaked chihuahua all week but it’s been extremely hard to attend my weekly work experience placements. Despite the poor weather I have been productive!

My train tickets for the Exam Confidence Conference are booked. I am looking forward to learning new techniques as I currentlay stick to the visual aids like mindmaps, quiz cards and the extremely boring copying up from the text book.

Opportunities to chill out and exercise have been limited this week so instead I spent sometime reading articles on the internet, “Why dogs sleep on theit backs” was my personal favourite as my dog, Benji, sleeps like this and it always amuses me.

So here’s why dogs sleep on their backs:                                                                  Dogs sleep a lot but they are light sleepers, one that would wake up instantly when even the slightest sound is heard. A dog may sleep on its side, some do on their stomach. Some breeds like the Doberman Pincher and the Corgi takes the “flying frog or the flying squirrel” potion when they sleep. The dog would lie down on its stomach with the hind legs stretched out.

Actually, when a dog sleeps on its back it can be because the dog is trying to cool down. We know for a fact that dogs have a hard time cooling themselves given that they only sweat through the pads in their paws. Dogs pant to adjust the body temperature. This is probably one of the reasons why dogs sleep on their back. The belly after all is less covered with fur hence when it is exposed to the air the dog will get cool.

A dog that lies on its back when it sleeps is a sign of submission. Dogs are pack animals. They expect to have a leader they can look up to. However, a dog sleeping on its back with the forepaws covering its chest wants to have sometime for itself. The dog is trying to convey a DO NOT DISTURB message.

For more information please go to www.sarahsdogs.com/qa/why-do-dogs-sleep-on-their-backs/

I love extra curricular reading because I find the more interesting and appealing reads are those that I choose to read for my own benefit.

Next week I’ll be (hopefully) spreading the word about revision techniques in time for our AS exams (If I make it back from my solo trip to Nottingham).

Hope you all enjoy the snow, you never know, school  might just decide to close… I’ll keep tuned into the radio,  just incase.

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