Sorry we're late - today's post was delayed due to technical difficulties between my home network and the all-powerful Google! Nothing like being helplessly broken down on the information highway when you've got a blog post to make!!
High amongst the many charming qualities of Frenchies is their snorting. Not just an occasional snort, but a plethora of different ones depending on the circumstances. Brutus has love snorts (complete with love snot), "pay attention to me" snorts (almost a bark), "I'm looking for my favorite toy in the box" snorts (long & deep), "I'm bored" snorts (end in a sigh), "I'm hungry" snorts... The list goes on & on, and they all have a slightly different sound.
With the good, ya' gotta take the bad - which brings me to something that akin to snorting, SNORING. Frenchies are "brachycephalic" (which literally means short head, go figure!), and have a very long soft palate, which often actually extends into their windpipe. The tissue that flops around as a result is what's responsible for all the odd sounds in the snort/snore department. Don't expect to have a silent night with a Frenchie in the bed!
To say the least, Brutus is a champion snorer; from the moment he falls asleep, regardless of the position he lays in, he snores pretty much constantly all night! I've gotten so used to it that I find it almost soothing - then again, I do wear ear plugs... Hey, at least I kick my husband less frequently than I used to, telling him to roll over because he's snoring! I just assume it's Brutus (and there's nothing you can do to stop him) and roll over myself.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but I feel for this I must give you a video so that everyone can have an appreciation of the Frenchie snoring phenomenon. So now I bid you all a relaxing weekend by ending with a video of the peaceful Brute, fast asleep on the couch. Might want to turn up your computer's volume, since I have trouble with the audio being too quiet when I post (and I want you all to get the full effect!). Until Monday....