Turns out we’re just as impressed by strange sitting positions when it comes to dogs.
Cheyenne McIntyre was shocked when she turned around and saw her dog, English Mastiff Dudley, sitting with his front legs twisted in front of him.
She snapped a pic (as you would) and posted it online, where it received more than 15,000 likes.
He looks comfortable, doesn’t he?
‘I was cooking dinner and turned around and saw him like this,’ said Cheyenne.‘I don’t think it hurt him at all. He wouldn’t have stayed like that if it did.
‘He trims his own nails so I’m thinking that’s what he was doing. But it was just the first time I saw him do it.
‘I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, I don’t understand how that could be comfortable.
‘When I caught him like that I couldn’t stop laughing. I thought it was hilarious.’
Of course, any time you post something on the internet, there’ll be some negative comments.
In Dudley’s case, those came with accusations of his unusual pose being down to ‘dodgy backyard breeding’ – which Cheyenne has had to deny.
Cheyenne says twisting his legs is just another one of Dudley’s strange quirks.‘He often gets himself into strange positions,’ she explains. ‘He likes to lay on his back a lot and his legs are sort of wherever they fall.
‘He’ll also lay on his stomach completely stretched out sort of in a Superman pose.
No, it’s not just to make themselves look adorable. Dogs curl up in a ball when they sleep due to an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and protect their abdomen and vital organs from predators.
‘I can’t believe how many likes it received. I thought it was funny, but I didn’t think Dudley would be that popular.
‘Lots of people find the photo really hilarious, but many said they find it a bit disturbing.
‘I think many just can’t work out how his legs are twisted like that.
‘There were also some comments about backyard breeding and inbreeding but Dudley is anything but either one of those. He registered by the American Kennel Club.
‘He makes me laugh every day and I’m so lucky to have him. I just love him to bits.’