Harper is quite the talented and smart puppy. Unfortunately for us, one of the ways you learn you have a smart dog is by how quickly they can escape in certain situations. While her talent of retrieving hasn't surfaced yet, she has shown us from day one an additional talent she has: the freakish ability to lie completely flat.
Unless you have a dog that can't do this, you won't realize how silly it looks on dogs that can. Maddie's legs most certainly don't have the ability to lie flat out behind her. John and I speculate this comes from the Cocker Spaniel in her, but we aren't really sure. No matter where it comes from, it reminds me of when I was a kid and I would sit watching the TV in contorted positions on the floor, my parents remarking about how they couldn't believe I was comfortable. I was, and she is; I guess kids of all types just like to outflex their parents.