Shih Tzu casually sleeping on her back like a human wins the internet

This dog is a mood.

Zhangxin Zheng | June 3, 01:43 pm


Paningning is a Shih Tzu that has created quite a bit of sensation online with her sleeping position.

Paningning the upward facing dog

Unlike most dogs, Paningning has a habit of sleeping on her back.

Most of the time, she is spotted sleeping incredibly still:

When she’s really tired, Paningning goes full spreadeagle just like us hoomans. #unglam

It appears to be a habit since young as well.

She sleeps like that anywhere, be it on the floor or on the sofa.

Becoming an internet sensation

Paningning with her carefree sleeping habits has earned herself quite a fair bit of fans globally.

Here are some artworks inspired by Paningning:

The owner of Paningning shared with Yahoo! Philippines that she did not expect her dog to become so famous but she is happy that Paningning is well-liked.

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Pretty in Pink 🎀 #dogsofinstagram #shihtzu #puppy #paningning

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Awww so cute.

Top photo collage from Paningning’s Facebook 


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About Zhangxin Zheng

Zhangxin’s favourite pastime is singing Mulan’s soundtrack in the mangrove forests. She hopes to perfect the art of napping in a hammock in the mangroves without being drowned by rising sea levels.

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