Pet parents across the UK have been submitting hilarious and adorable photos of their furry friends sleeping and now the very best have been revealed.
Recent research found that over a third of Brits don’t let their pets sleep on their bed, so many need to find somewhere else to rest their head. This can lead to them dozing off in some rather bizarre places and positions.
To show just how cute and funny snoozing animals can be, online bed and mattress specialist, Bed SOS, launched a competition to find the nation’s sleepiest pets.
After receiving over 650 entries. Amy Briscoe from Southampton has been chosen as the winner and will receive a brand-new bed worth up to £400. Amy’s picture of her cat, Spartacus, sleeping awkwardly on a towel rail had the judges in stitches.
Danny Richmond, Managing Director of Bed SOS, said: “The standard of the entries was incredibly high and we faced the almost impossible task of narrowing down hundreds of adorable pictures of pets to select the winner. We felt that Amy’s entry perfectly showcases just how cute, and strange, pets can be.”
Amy passed on a comment from Spartacus, saying: “This new bed means that I can snuggle up ALL day in comfort. I won’t ever get off the new bed and I will be the happiest cat alive.”
You can see Amy’s entry below, alongside 14 of the next best entries from the competition.
1 Amy Briscoe, from Southampton, won the competition. Her cat Spartacus finds the strangest place to sleep and is pictured here doing his best impression of a towel.
2 Hannah Hudson, from Leeds, shared this photo of Ted and Tinks cuddled together in their bed.
3 Birmingham resident, Charlie Brunton, found his four-year old cat Chizzy snoozing in the wok.
4 Melanie Burton, from East London, found Daisy asleep half in, half out of her bed.
5 Sue Hindmarsh, from Teeside, shared this photo of her dogs Holly and Bella getting cosy on the sofa.
6 Michelle Barrows, from Winscombe, Somerset, found seven-year old Bobby using the laundry basket as a bed.
7 Cumbria resident, Karen Wilson sent in this photo of 15-year old Bradley napping in a Thermos bag. That’s one cool cat.
8 Lance Bellers from Brighton bought his dog Sadie this Koala from Australia. She loves cuddling it in her sleep.
9 Elisha Jamieson, from Port Glasgow woke her dog Mackeral up from his nap in her bed.
10 West Sussex resident, Judit Juhasz finds her 10-year old dog Molly asleep in some unusual poses.
11 Lorraine Kirk from Derbyshire submitted this photo of Groucho falling out of bed.
12 Georgina Harrison from Bolton shared this photo of twelve-week old Kynda. When she’s not napping she works as a support dog. What an angel!
13 Sonia Chandler, from Chichester rescued five-year old Marley from a shelter in Romania. He likes to guard the remote in his sleep.
14 Northampton resident Emma Asante’s cat, Kit is looking very snug inside her bed.
15 Hayley Collier’s eight-year old daughter Khlow, from Windsor, loves napping with their new puppy Isco.