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Bentley sleeps a lot now

This past week Bentley has started taking lots of naps everyday. He used to play very hard and get over tired then behave badly until I forced him to take a nap.
Now he plays a little, naps a little, repeat..all day.

I have two theories..

1- He's maturing and is better able to recognize the need for a nap
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2- He's resting up for another growth spurt oh ya and lets not forget that he's turning 6 months old so the dreaded 'sexual maturity' thing could happen too (I haven't told Ky about this quite yet)

I complained when he didn't take naps, now he takes naps and I complain...*shaking my head*
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I'd like to think he's self regulating.

Heaven forbid its a growth spurt. You'll blink and he'll be all grown up!!!

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Oh great a hormonal teenager....Just what every mother dreads....Here's to hoping it's just self regulating now and the "testosterone" doesn't kick in for a while yet. Ky will be wishing she could spend more time with your brother I'm betting!!!
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I complained when he didn't take naps, now he takes naps and I complain...
That's funny. Kinda like kids. You can't wait for them to walk and talk, and when they do, you wish they'd just sit down and be quiet.

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Could be a growth spurt all right. Bella did that at 6 months, but as I recall the vet said she was also coming into heat when we took her in for spaying.

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Enjoy it while it lasts. I have the opposite with Loki. He really loves napping. He will stay up for two to three hours, mooching around the garden with my DH or gnawing on chews in the sunporch with me, or pesters the cats, & then will nap for a couple of hours, after which he goes for a romp in the park for an hour to an hour & a half .....then back home for another couple of hours nap. As it is summer here, he spends a lot of his waking periods in the garden, & has his walk in the cool of the evening mostly. He hates walking in the heat, but the park has lots of shady places. Growth spurt? Teenage years? Oh dear! Won't think about that yet. Loki is about two weeks younger than Bentley, so I use you as a guide to what is suppose to happen next.
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That's funny. Kinda like kids. You can't wait for them to walk and talk, and when they do, you wish they'd just sit down and be quiet.
Exactly like that!
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Yep, no doubt he's up to something! We just took a walk, he never once pulled on the leash. We ran into a friend, he greeted her politely then sat down next to me while we talked.
We came in the house and he went right to his bed for a nap.

I'm telling you....this pup is up to something!
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Bentley's getting rested up so he can focus his energy on looking for ladies in a few weeks..
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Bentley's getting rested up so he can focus his energy on looking for ladies in a few weeks..
I am NOT going to tell Ky you said that!
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