You see… when I am not at home all day, this is what I miss!
I miss looking at Ray when he is (possibly) asleep, and having the following internal dialogue…
Why do does he have just one leg outstretched? I have seen pics of other dogs in similar positions but, while it does not look like a particularly comfortable position, they do seem to be relaxed and possibly even asleep!
Is he really just choosing to stretch one leg? I have never seen him go through a process of systematically stretching out his other legs.
Does he perhaps have a muscle cramp and, like me, cannot bend his leg for a few minutes? But he does not seem to be in any discomfort.
Perhaps he is reaching out to invite a tummy rub? This is a possibility because when giving him a tummy rub, he does occasionally rest his front paw on my arm.
Perhaps he is just dreaming, and the outstretched paw is appropriate given the circumstances of his dream?
Of course, as with any Ray related puzzle, it is not likely that he will ever explain his actions to me, so all I can do is contemplate the possibilities, but I do miss not being there to witness them first hand!