Veterinarian Judy Morgan discusses why dogs and cats sleep more than humans with The News & Advance and the possible sleep problems they may experience.

“Dogs sleep more hours than people because they generally don’t sleep as deeply,” she said.

“They are a little more on ‘alert’ when sleeping because they have to guard the pack, the den, the food. This has changed since they have been domesticated, but they still sleep more than we do.”

Perhaps Jezebelle is guarding me at night when she positions herself on the landing at the top of the stairs. I don’t imagine Baguette dreams of guarding anything, as she sometimes snores in a deep slumber.

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