Is your dog a vivid dreamer?

United States
February 27, 2007 11:17am CST
Both of my dogs - a Whippet (3) and a Lab (4 months) are extremely vivid dreamers. They snore, which isn't so unusual, but they also act out their dreams. They twitch so much and so violently, that I've worried they're having seizures. They whimper, cry out and even bark. They "run" and "eat" in their sleep. I've had many other dogs in my life, and some were vivid dreamers, but these two take the cake. Not only do they do these things every time they fall asleep, they are very vocal and move as if they were awake. Do you have any vivid dreamer dogs?
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
27 Feb 07
I have a pitbull/lab mixed dog and he seems to have pretty vivid dreams as well, more so than any other dog I've seen. He snores like you wouldn't believe it, runs (moves his paws and pants a bit) and lets out big sighs of relief..it's pretty cute really!
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• United States
28 Feb 07
It can be cute, I agree!
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• United States
2 Mar 07
My mighty mouse is he barks growls and plays in his sleep at times. He is so funny to watch, sometimes you could swear if his legs were under him he would be running across the room.
@tacoman25 (233)
• United States
1 Mar 07
My dog, a Shepherd/Chow mix, has vivid dreams all the time. Usually she just whimpers and twitches her legs, but sometimes she barks a little bit. It used to scare my girlfriend quite a bit, but now it just makes us laugh most of the time. We like to make up stories that go along with what she's dreaming.
• United States
1 Mar 07
all three of my dogs are vivid dreamers. they all will start to whine or start kicking their back legs when they start dreaming. one one my dogs is hard to wake up. you have to like really give her a good shove when she's dreaming to get her to wake up.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Oh this is a funny topic. My Buster also has a lot of "dreams". Just last night I heard a noise in the living room. As I got there I looked at Buster sound asleep. His chest heaving wildly then I saw his legs. I swear it looked like he was at a Greyhound Racetrack. I thought he'd take off if he slid onto his feet at all. Buster also snores HEAVILY. Sometimes as I'm watching the TV I have to call his name to wake him up he snores so loud that I can't hear it. HAHAHA! Thanks for a funny & great topic. Happy postimngs from Grandpa Bob.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
1 Mar 07
BTW thanks for the cute froggie too. Happy postings from Grandpa Bob
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