However, there is one dog and his camouflaged rug with stitches online. The German Shorthair Pointer delighted Facebook users by choosing his nap spot – a rug that perfectly matches his fur.
Posting to the Dogspotting Society’s Facebook group, Dexter owner Kari Klann shared a shot of Dexter as part of the #hiddendoggochallenge.
Alongside the photo, she wrote, “Dexter blends in with the rug very well,” and Facebook users agreed. Since its publication on June 20, the post has received nearly 3,500 likes and over 100 comments from users asking “Which dog?”
“There is a dog in this picture?!?” Amy told me.
“Be honest…I got that rug specially for this purpose,” Jennifer Ann commented.
“Ma’am? This isn’t a rug page,” Jennifer Rodger joked.
YangYan Zheng got everything philosophical, writing: “Dexter is lying on a rug, is he made of the rug or is the rug made of, the owner shouts because she doesn’t know.”
Mattress company Casper, when creating the memory foam dog bed, said it had conducted research into how dogs sleep to inform project engineers. Working with an animal behavior expert, the brand came to the conclusion that where a dog chooses to sleep is partly influenced by their nose.
Smell is the primary sense that canines use to navigate the world. Dogs have 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, compared to 5 million in humans, and are just as likely to go to places they smell as their owners or other members of their family.
They also determined that the area around the chosen site is important. Their ancestors slept in dens, which is why dogs often choose enclosed spaces such as under tables, when they fall asleep.
K-9 behavior expert Jackie Zakar said NEWSWEEK That when given the choice, dogs would choose the company of humans over their own species. The smell of its owner has positive associations with the dog, so choosing a place near loved ones makes sense.
She points out that dogs can’t regulate their body temperature in the same way that humans do, so comfort is also a big factor in choosing where to nap.
She explained, “Since they don’t sweat, they often sleep on hard floors to cool themselves, or on warmer mats/beds to warm themselves.”
Dexter lives with Carrie Klan and her husband, Jake, in Michigan. She says the rug is one of 4-year-old Dexter’s favorite places to sleep.
“He especially loves it when the sun shines through the glass doors so he can sunbathe,” she said. NEWSWEEK.
When he’s not visiting the Land of Nod, Dexter likes to run, chase pheasants, grumble to get out, and “sit on people’s shoulders like a parrot.” He also enjoys spending time with his brother Carson, who is a Golden Labrador.
“[Dexter] Carrie said.
Carson also loves the carpet, but unfortunately, he does not get along with Dexter. However, Carrie and Jake make sure he “still gets rewarded for his efforts”.