How my beasts sleep is a fascinating subject for study. Tucker especially makes it a fertile observational field. Much of the time, he sleeps like this, both on the floor and on his favourite armchair. Sometimes, I can tell that he is drifting off to sleep by the slow descent of his rear leg. When he suddenly wakes, the leg goes back to its nearly upright position, only to slip down again as he nods off once more.
But on the weekend, I caught him like this.
It was as if he had decided at some point to lift himself up, perhaps into a more comfortable position. Then, half-way to this goal, his body determined that his current position was comfortable enough, and he fell asleep.
But the paw remained where it was. I wonder if it fell asleep after the rest of Tucker woke up.