hah that was the most comfortable sleeping position for our akita. She contorted herself in the strangest positions, my personal favorite was on her back with all four feet sticking up in the air and propped upby the wall. Bowen does it occasionally, but he did it a lot when he was a puppy.
In our house we lovingly refer to it as "the por no dog pose", (por no is actually one word, but I had to spell it like that to get it thru our filter!) and yes, it's precious. Goofy, but precious nonetheless.