Do Animals Dream?
May 23, 2007 8:47am CST
I have this doubt for a long time, and i've been searching answer for this thro' various sources.But i find it inconclusive.One such answer was, yeah animals do dream, But they cant experience the colour factor in dreams. How far it is true, God only knows. I think at some corner of the world, researches might be going on,on this topic.If you kindly reply.
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• United States
17 Nov 07
This is a good question. They say you can only use yourself as a yardstick, so it's kind of hard to fathom colors unless you've actually seen them. As far as the subconscious mind goes, yes. I don't know about all animals, but have you never seen a dog start shuddering in its sleep? They do. Many people are afraid to acknowledge that we humans, while created in God's image and given dominion, are still classified as mammals, and hence members of the animal kingdom. I've always had a difficult time referring to other animals as just "animals." You might say "beast," but just plain "animal" suggests that humans are not animals, which is false. We have a dog named Nadia. She is a 66-pound, furniture-and-lap dog. When you tell her to "come here," she'll go to someone opposite you and wag her tail. When you ask her if she wants a bath, she'll climb into someone else's lap for protection. If you ask her if she wants a cheeseburger, or if she wants to "go bye bye in the car," she'll bark like crazy and run out front. She rides shotgun. She likes to pick on my older cousin Rob. He'll walk out of the family room for a moment, and when he returns, she'll hop into his chair and flick her tail. At nighttime, when he goes into the garage to smoke, then returns to his room, he'll find her in his bed with her head on his pillow, flicking her tail. She has us trained to open doors when she scratches on them. I'll get on all fours and advance slowly, like I'm stalking her. She sneers and grabs my arm. She's part pitbull, and chews her way through nylon bones that will keep a Rottweiler twice her size busy for months, yet she's very gentle with my hand. And if I say "Ow," she lets go immediately. I'll grab a piece of lunch meat, run to my room, and dive onto my bed. I couldn't hope to outrun her, yet she understands the game. She deliberately paces herself to stay behind me. Is Nadia my master? No. And she knows it. But she is part of the family, and she knows that, too. Salute! -santuccie P.S.: Laughing at dumb jokes is still good for your health!!!
18 Nov 07
Good morning, dear savenkaat. This is an interesting question. I think that animals have dreams while sleeping. I would like to pay attention to dogs and cats to see their reaction in the course of sleep in the future to test its truth. Thanks, dear friend.
• Guangzhou, China
14 Nov 07
I think animals can dream. In the past I observed my cat very carefully when he slept. I found that his mouth would move as well as eating. So I think he was dreaming to eating. That is so funny. If animals don't have dreams, then they won't have funny behaviors.