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I Swear, I Heard a Human Snore - a Limerick and more

Updated on October 23, 2012
My dog, Simba snores like a man!
My dog, Simba snores like a man! | Source

Hubbing on the living room core

Was a penetrating loud snore

I hear and stared up

“Lower it down, STOP!”

It was my poor dog on the floor.

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My dog, Simba fast asleep.
My dog, Simba fast asleep. | Source
Simba, just too cozy!
Simba, just too cozy! | Source

Double Snore!!

My dog snores like human. It's exciting and hilarious to listen that if I close my eyes, I couldn't tell that the snoring is coming from my dog. Sometimes, it is really loud that I get fooled by it. But as annoyed I could be from a man's snore, I don't find my dog's snoring abilities to be bothersome nor disturbing to me. I wonder why?

  • Is it because my dog does not snore every time he is asleep?
  • Maybe because my sleeping dog is priceless to me.
  • His snoring though sounds like the snore of the man-of-the-house, is still adorable.
  • My dog looks cute in his sleeping positions, and cuter if he is snoring.


Why does a dog snore?

God made them and didn't point his hand on dogs and say, "Listen now, Dogs, you CAN'T snore."

Dog X-Pound. The dog is overweight and nasal passage is partially blocked by the relaxing muscles and soft tissue.
Type of Breed. Some dogs have cuter but smaller noses and airways like the Pugs and Pekingese.
Allergy. The dog is likely reacting to pollens and dust.
Smoke. If someone's smoking at home, dogs get affected by smoke. If you smoke, be gentle with everyone else in the household including your dog and other pets. Please smoke outside.

Ever imagine blowing smoke to a talking parakeet? He'd say: "Hey, wha'ya doin'? Want me to blow it back at ya?"

Beverage. Strong beverage or alcohol is not for your pet. Stick with your bottle or beer can please, and don't tease your dog!


Stop your dog from snoring or just let him be? Here are some easy home remedies:

  • Introduce a different sleeping position. No silly, you don't have to demonstrate it to your dog. Your dog will learn to adjust to a curled sleeping position with the help of a round-shaped bed. Just make up a round shaped or semi-curved sleeping bed for your dog. Use one old comforter and fold it in a flat but circular shape to make a round comfy bed, then roll up an old blanket making a curve around it. Now, put that money you were supposed to spend on a sleeping basket into your dog's savings jar.
  • Lose the extra pounds. If you need it too, do it with your dog (just sayin'). If your dog is anti-sociable like mine and can't be around other dogs playing off-leash in a park, it is great to spend at least 15 minutes walk for the dog and that's 30 minutes total on your way back, or seclude your dog and yourself in a park or a shoreline where he can run alone and chase ball or play frisbee with you. My dog likes trail hikes too and he would just drop dead after a refreshing shower and a fine supper.
  • Pollens for Bees. A perfect time for dogs to play outside and exercise is around a shady afternoon. If you've noticed that your pet is vulnerable to pollen allergies, it is safer around the hours later in the day when pollen count is lower. In my case, I'm the one who gets sneezy, so I take my dog out in the afternoons as well.


Vet Time

*If your dog is snoring much louder than you do, have a vet check your dog.

*If your dog is gasping for air and notice a difference in his breathing when asleep or awake, take your dog to the vet.

*If your dog coughs and sneezes continuously and it isn't normal at all, don't waste time, have a vet examine your dog.

If my dog is dreaming or having kind of nightmares, I just call out his name and say, "SIMBA, YOU'RE DREAMING!"...then he stops, and back to sleep I go.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Wow, you gave me a lot...this will keep me going coz I have to copy-paste the artist names on Youtube one by one. So this means that I have to keep this hub page open for a while. Black Uhuru is asking "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"...I better have dinner now. It's getting late.

      Good night, epi-man!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ..and when I'm on a roll (no reefer pun intended) try the great Desmond Dekker, the great Jimmy Cliff and the super great Al Green.

      and 'Irie' in Jamaica means 'okay' 'alright'

      and if you want some really awesome dub music - try - King Tubby or Lee Scratch Perry

      good night from the epi-man c/o lake erie 10:25pm

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Toots version of Take Me Home...Jamaica is fun, eh! Love it, makes me sway, got to have the volume high! Thanks, my friend!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Thank you, epigramman!

      Reggae that was with Toots! And sure I'm going back to listen to his version of John Denver's Take Me Home after listening to a string of Buddy Holly songs. Black Uhuru, Easy Dub All Stars...these will keep me company while reading other hubs. Thanks again, epi!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...and yes I am sending a couple of fellow hubbers/dog lovers your way to check out your splendid hub tribute - I love Toots - check out his version of John Denver's Take me home country roads - and another awesome reggae group is Black Uhuru - and another reggae group called Easy Dub All Stars do great covers of Pink Floyd and The Beatles

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      HAHAHAHA!!! Your cats are hilarious! I hope it's the CATS!

      My dog, when he farts, he'd turn his head towards his butt and smells it, then, he walks away leaving us at home to point at each other who farted, lol! The guilty one is our dear four-legged fur ball...distance away. Other times, I catch him jolting from his sleep from his own fart. Dogs are hilarious too. Broccoli makes him do this, but he gets his vitamins too from veggies like the broccoli.

      I have my earphones plugged in to Toots & the Maytals on Youtube. Listening to Pressure Drop and Monkey Man...oh boy, that little monkey just keeps dancing and there's another one! Hahaha!

      T'was raining here today. Keep warm, yes, and stop swimming out in the cold. Have a great evening, epi!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...well I must say my esteemed colleague and fellow Canadian this must be the definitive dog snoring hub of all time mainly because it has you and your beloved dog - and that is magic in itself - not even the hub can contain that kind of magic, trust me.

      Well let's see I have a cat who farts louder than the UCLA Football team combined after they'vc won a game and had a beer keg party and drinking that sheety (lol) American beer that goes right through you like a ghost - lol - and my other cat burps louder than 10 fat men eating hot dogs - I kid you not - so what is the playlist tonight at lake erie :

      Connie Francis singing Buddy Holly and the fabulous Toots and the Maytals - please check out Toots at the Tube of You.

      sending you warm wishes and guess what - I was in the lake today for 15 minutes whole minutes - bet that won't happen again. lol lake erie time 9;39pm and both cats are hogging my bed, as usual.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Vinaya, thank you! Where's my dog by the way? He is asleep somewhere and quiet without snoring. Oh, I see him...there he is sleeping on top of the steps to the front door waiting for my girls to come home.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Your limerick is hilarious. I found your experience with snoring dog very interesting. Thanks for the tips.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Smile! I wonder about homes with too many dogs esp. the breeders, it would be an orchestra of snores! LOL

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I have known many a dog that snores from time to time.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hahaha, that's so cute of Sid! Please tell Sid, I'm passing on his meow greetings to Simba when he wakes up. :)

      Thank you so much Gypsy! You made me smile!!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      This was delightful and informative. Simba must sound great. My cat Sid snores rarely but very delicately. Still loud enough to hear. Sid sends Simba meow greetings of understanding.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I had a neighbour once and her dog is mixed breed, black with a bottle-shaped body (forgot the name of breed) and has a small head and a pointed nose. She would be bringing with her a facecloth to wipe off her dog's snot all the time. The dog is active and plays a lot and seem not bothered in his way of breathing. I just don't know if it makes her dog snore too. Thank you xstatic! Papillion sounds so cute!

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Simba is a really cute dog! Our Papillion, Woof snores too, but not too loud. He has a little pointed nose, never thought about that being a reason for his snoring.

      Up!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Simba says "woof, thank you always exploring!" And he says, yes, he has the right to snore whenever he wanted to, lol. Cheers!!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Simba is adorable and so is your writing. I guess a Dog has a right to snore if he wants to. Ha..Really I never thought of a problem due to snoring. Having your pet checked by the Vet is a good idea. Thank's for the share..

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      It's my first time to hear that a cat snores too, thanks teaches. I guess all land animals do snore. How about nature? If trees do whisper, do they snore too (just playing with imagination), lol.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Funny, it is, midget! I'm happy to see you again. May our dogs be snoring for happiness and good health! Thank you for voting up and sharing :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Humorous! I had a cat that snored. Now I know why. Probably because he was overweight. Thanks for the information.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Simba is a cutie, Marites!! Mine snores as well. Very much like a human. I sometimes wonder if it is her or my husband!! Like Hatter said, an A on the limerick and the rest of the hub, which I definitely vote up and share!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hey Mhatter, you just made me so happy. Smilin' really wide, my smile would tear my ears! You are my first teacher on "limerick", indeed. Thank you for the 'A' mark, sir!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing this information. You also get an A on your limerick. Thank you for tbeing a good student. :))

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      girishpuri, thank you for your walk to this hub. God bless you too!

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Very good suggestions for proper vet care, very informative and Interesting, God bless.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Dear Faith Reaper, thank you so much, hope you feel better soon too. And yes, Simba's butt is cute, sticking-up cute when he does his stretches, but I do dig my nose into his soft belly fur and snuggle with him (which does not make me sneeze, by the way) 'coz he is always clean, being more at home and does not shed. Take care now.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Dear cleaner3, I'm glad you stopped by. Thank you for your appreciation on this hub. I'm glad to give 'smiles' to people. I regret those years back in the Philippines and when I was younger when dogs were more of a guard dog than pets sharing a bed at home. Our dog had his own dog house and chained with which I was too scared to be near him. My pa and younger brother were the only ones who can come close, walk the dog, bathe and feed him. The dogs left outside in their doghouses get sick often from rain and heat. My pa would move the dog to the garage on heavy rainy days, but can't be near us for fear that he could bite. I don't recall of any vets around before and our dogs didn't get any anti-rabies vaccines, too, unlike now. Since, he is always portrayed as a black "mean guard dog", everyone else is too frightened to pet him. We had another dog (my own family dog), his hair is orange so we named him Goofy. We later learned that he had died after a few weeks of our migration to Canada. We felt really sad and I all miss those years to have him closer to us, freely inside the house, pet him and love him like my dog Simba. Goofy didn't have this experience of the kind of love. He was another guard dog too, but less frightening than Phantom.

      I realized later when I got here in Canada and the dogs here are way much different. They are more lovable pets to their owners and they are accepted inside the homes. Now, my pa, my sister and my brother each have "loving pets" at home and these dogs stay with them and get all the special care and loving just like here. No dog is left outside a dog house anymore. I am really glad now too that there are veterinarians, pet shoppes and more pet care back home. :)

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hello, billbuc! What's the name of your dog? Bet he snores at home too? I'm just glad my dog does not do it everytime, but really when he does, it makes me turn my head and watch him snore, then I and my daughter will be giggling. That's how cute he sounds!

      Thank you, billybuc and you know what, I do believe too that if the dog is too tired like from play or a long walk or plainly bored at home (which the latter contributes to weariness), this could make a dog snore; however, "Snoring is never boring." :)

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Tess, bless you dear one. I know those allergies are terrible. I have not been able to be on much this weekend either. I hope you feel better soon and get some rest. LOL, you are too funny about the places you will kiss Simba. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Faith Reaper hello! At past ten tonight, I'm just back on HP after hours of rest from being sneezy and stuffy. I have to give my dog Simba kisses on his butt avoiding his nose, lol. I don't want him to catch my allergies and snore because of it.

      Thank you so much for reading my hub, and yes, Simba is a bunch of curls, more poodle than cocker. The snoring bulldog video for me was funny and I had a hard time picking which video to post, hahah! I wish I had a video of my Simba snoring *sigh*.

      Once again, thank you Faith Reaper for enjoying this hub. Have a good restful day! Much love ~Tess

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      like this hub, I am a dog lover also, always had one and always will. Dogs need love too .

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very funny and very informative. Interesting combination! I had no idea why dogs snored, but now I do thanks to you.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      LOL -----Oh, how very cute and yet very insightful limerick and more!!!! There are no "very cute" buttons to press. Simba is just the sweetest looking little bundle of curls that one would want to cuddle and snuggle forever. Loved the two snoring bulldogs video. LOL soooooo cute too. Thank you for the very important information as relates to the problem of dogs snoring. I love your little funny comments sprinkled throughout this hub dear one. You're the greatest. Voted Way Up In His Love, Faith Reaper