Hitting the snooze button: Check out sleeping animal pictures

Need a cure for the Monday blues? Our photo feature is here to help provide a brief diversion from your workday routine with a small dose of squee, wow and awwww. Enjoy!

Daylight saving time has come to an end, but the Sanctuary's animals want to continue sleeping, even though they got an additional hour of snooze time. We say let sleeping dogs (and other pets) lie — not only because some extra shut-eye is beneficial, but also because the pics are extra cute.

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Achmed enjoys the extra sleep
I don’t care that I slept an extra hour. I’m still tired.

 

Apollo is not ready to get up from the sleepover
Nope, not ready to get up yet.

 

Blizzard the puppy
Shh, never wake a sleeping puppy.

 

Dagwood the pig
Zzz. I’m sleeping. Don’t tickle me. Don’t do it.

 

A sleepy Dash the dog
But I don’t wanna get up.

 

Fanta the cat yawning
Yawn, I can barely keep my eyes open.

 

Janie the cat on a sleepover
I specifically asked for no wakeup call.

 

Keenan the cat yawning
End of daylight saving? I don’t care. I’m a cat, so sleep whenever I want.

 

Tired goats Miss Lydia and Emily
No you can’t get up. I’m not done sleeping yet.

 

Penn and Wish, sleeping puppies
We can’t get up yet. We haven’t finished counting all the sheep.

 

Two black and white puppies sleeping together
Come on, just five more minutes.

 

Taj the yawning horse
So sleepy …

 

XuiLi the rabbit yawning
Mmm, breakfast in bed.

 

Zoraster the yellow Labrador on a sleepover
An extra hour — in a human bed. That’s bliss!

 

Orange and white cat leaping from one bed to another during a sleepover
Don’t know about everyone else, but I’m ready to go after that extra hour of sleep.

 

Photos by Best Friends staff