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Posted on Mon, May 7, 2012 : 8:07 a.m.

Sleepy Golden Retriever puppy tries to stay awake

By Lorrie Shaw

On this rainy Monday, it can feel like a daunting task to get motivated and stay that way. It's not clear what time of day this funny video was taken, but one thing is certain: This little guy is tired!

Golden Retriever puppies are notoriously cute, and this young fella is no exception. He's fighting a serious case of the sleepies in this clip.

Seeing the well-used dog toys strewn about in this video, it's no wonder he's tired; the puppy has plenty to keep him busy.

Whether it's spending time with the humans in their family, playtime with other young dogs or attending puppy classes, pups have plenty to do!

Wise is the human who understands that a reasonably tired dog is a well-behaved one.

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Sarah Rigg

Mon, May 7, 2012 : 1:45 p.m.

That's what I looked like during my 8 a.m. college classes.