Completely useless fact that I just figured out.
My wife and Satchmo the Wonder Basset get up every morning at 5:30 to go for a walk. Satchmo then goes back to bed by 6, getting up briefly to get a dog biscuit at 7 and share breakfast with my wife, returning to bed (our bed I should point out) by 7:30. When my wife leaves at 8, he is already back on the bed asleep. When I get home about 5, Satchmo (still on the bed) wakes up and we go for a walk and we play. He eats at 6:30, at his insistance. He stays awake until about 8:30 at which time he goes…back to bed.
All told, Satchmo sleeps for approximately 19 hours per day.
I just needed to tell someone that.