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Hard to describe, but here goes

Postby Outlaw Josey » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:35 pm

Josey occasionally will gently smack her lips and her tongue comes out a little. I have no idea how to search for this. She usually will do it several times before going to sleep, with me being more aware of it if she is up on my recliner with me. She seems perfectly healthy. I can tell when she is doing it as there is a little sound as her lips come apart. Could it just be a little comforting thing she does as she is falling asleep? I hope someone will know what I'm saying from this description and tell me it is just a doggy thing.
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Re: Hard to describe, but here goes

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:38 pm

It's just a doggy thing. :)
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Re: Hard to describe, but here goes

Postby Outlaw Josey » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:44 pm

Thank you so much - I was hoping that was it. Can you tell Josey is my 1st dog?
By the way your dog is beautiful - great color.
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Re: Hard to describe, but here goes

Postby Curly_07 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:44 pm

Def a doggy thing. My 2 do it, and my past dogs did it...all before falling asleep :)

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Re: Hard to describe, but here goes

Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:28 pm

It's like they're rearranging their tongues.

Also, that is (sadly) not my pup but a foster I had a few weeks ago.

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Re: Hard to describe, but here goes

Postby Outlaw Josey » Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:58 pm

Hope that pretty foster got a good home. Josey was the first dog my daughter fostered. :) Josey has an underbite so maybe the tongue positioning thing is what she is doing. It is sort of cute and been going on for quite a long time - I just started to wonder. Thanks again.
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Re: Hard to describe, but here goes

Postby Jazzy » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:14 am

Doggy thing, and I think it's adorable.
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Re: Hard to describe, but here goes

Postby PitBull-Lady » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:44 am

Depending on the dog, I think it looks like they are nursing. Flower sometime flutters her tongue just the eentsy-est bit between her teeth like she's a snake. It's so darn cute.
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Re: Hard to describe, but here goes

Postby Outlaw Josey » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:06 am

How interesting - I was thinking about it last night and thinking it could be she is imagining nursing - it would make sense as a comforting thing before falling asleep - I caught it on video this morning and will post later.
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Re: Hard to describe, but here goes

Postby Outlaw Josey » Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:50 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKOqHmpmwi4

I edited this to just catch the incidents - you can see she is almost out of it even with the camera in her face. :)
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Re: Hard to describe, but here goes

Postby Ilovethepits » Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:13 pm

Oh Gosh that is so cute.

I know lip licking is a calming signal so maybe dogs do it to help themselves calm down and fall asleep?
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