Does your dog dream???

@shambuca (2560)
United States
February 7, 2007 11:57am CST
I know mine does- both of them cry and growl and their little feet are going like crazy as if they were running....Do you think yours are having bad dreams or good ones. I like to think mine are having good ones like running in the park or swimming, I don't like to think they are having bad dream like maybe when we leave them to go to work, (i hate leaving them to go to work they look so sad). I know my guys howl when we leave - our neighbors tell us all the time LOL.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
4 Mar 07
My Baby  - This is the little Fellow, he is so loving and mischievous
Yes he does but the poor Thing has nightmares to. I got him from Kennels and I know he was brought to them by the Police badly beaten 3 months before I took him home with me I will post you a Photo of him. He is my Baby. He also sleeps on his back and snores lol.
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
5 Mar 07
he is so cute-- thank you for posting that, and so happy he has a good home now. My dogs snore too lol.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 07
Lololo you are welcome
@rosie_123 (6118)
7 Feb 07
I grew up in a house with dogs as well as cats! My parents had a golden rertriever called Rowan, and an English Setter caled Lucas. They both used to dream, - their ittle paws would twitch, and they would both make this strange grunting sound. Sometimes their ears would twitch too. I think they were having happy dreams, about chasing rabbits in the fields or somethng, - and I'm sure yours are too! Having said that, cats dream too, and my Wilby used to have nightmares when I first had him-:(( He used to cry so piteously, and it broke my heart:-(( The Vet said it was because he had been ill-treated, and had been a cruelty case before I had him, and he was traumatised, but that they would ease in time. Luckily they did!
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
7 Feb 07
oh how sad- I was wondering if cats did that too- so glad to hear he doesn't do it anymore- that would break my heart!
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I had a dog, and it did dream. Now I have two cats, and they dream. Sometimes, I believe they have nightmares too, as one of them crys and her body shakes. I need to wake her up, and then she is fine. I adopted both, so I don't know anything about what they have gone though. I hope that we are loving them enough, that they don't have dreams of unhappiness and being unwanted.
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I think the same thing - we adopted our little one when he was 5 not sure what he'd been through.
• United States
7 Feb 07
Yes. They run as if chasing something, then seems to catch and chew it. They also "talk" in their sleep by making little squeaks and growls. You can see by there eye movements that they are in the REM phase of sleep just like humans.
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
7 Feb 07
i never thought about that- mine chew in their sleep too, LOL.
7 Feb 07
My ex's dog dreams. Often she moves his legs while she is asleep. Sometimes she sounds like she is crying so then I wake her up and give her a cuddle.
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
7 Feb 07
i do that too when they start to get really loud then I think - what if it was a good dream and i woke them LOL
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
7 Feb 07
We have three dogs and they don't seem to dream much, but when they do, I like to imagine that they are dreaming about chasing the bunnies in our backyard!
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
7 Feb 07
yes my little hot dogs loves to chase bunnies, and birds and squirrels, and leaves..........