Here’s our dog Pookie, chilling on the porch on a hot summer afternoon. Being a corgi, she’s built close to the ground, and is only about a foot tall. She’s not what you would call a little dog, not like a teacup yorkie or a handbag chihuahua. She has a sturdy round big dog body. It’s just that it’s mounted on very short legs. When it comes to snoozing, those short legs are a real advantage. She can lie on her back quite comfortably without her legs dangling awkwardly in the air. And she often does.