Dog Dreams Interpreted

Dog Dreams Interpreted

Did you know that if you dream of owning a dog with fine qualities, it means you will be possessed of solid wealth?

Or…

If you dream of dogs biting you, it foretells of a quarrelsome companion in either your marriage or business?

Or…

To dream of a friendly white dog approaching you suggests there might be a victorious engagement ahead whether in business or love.  For a woman, this is an omen of an early marriage.

Out of coursity, I started flipping through the pages of “10,000 Dreams Interpreted. A Dictionary of Dreams”,  a book my granddaughter had left on my coffee table.  The book’s author says that the language of dreams is made up mostly of visual symbols that often seem incoprehensible.  The symbols are what we dream of and each of the symbols has it’s own unique meaning that will help us understand and interpret the meaning of our dreams.

I of course, had to check out what dreaming of dogs was all about.   Aside from the dreams above, do you know what it means if you dream:

  • Of a vicious dog?10k dreams
  • If a dog rubs up against you?
  • A bloodhound is tracking you?
  • You dream of small dogs?
  • Of dogs biting you?
  • Lean, filthy dogs?
  • Of a dog show?
  • Of hearing dogs barking?
  • Of dogs chasing game?
  • Of fancy dogs?
  • Of being afraid of a large dog?
  • Hearing a dog growl?
  • Hearing a loney dog baying?
  • Dogs and cats fighting?
  • A dog with many heads?
  • A dog following you?
  • A mad dog?
  • Of a dog swimming?
  • A litter of puppies?
  • and more!

As the name suggests, there are 10,000 dream symbols interpreted in this book on just about every subject matter.  I found it very interesting to see what many of them meant and I especially enjoyed the section on dreaming of dogs.  I wish I could share them all here with you but you know how these copywrited things are.  If you want to know more, you’ll have to buy the book or borrow it from your granddaughter like I did.  The link above takes you to Amazon where you can purchase the book and start learning what dreaming of dogs or anything else you dream about means.

Happy dog dreaming!

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List of Foods Toxic to Your Dog

List of Foods Toxic to Your Dog

We often talk about the fact that our treats don’t contain sugar and salt but there are lots of other things you should be aware of that aren’t good for your dog.

Here is a fairly comprehensive list of foods that are toxic to your dog and that they should not eat.  In alphabetical order, these foods are bad for your dog and in many cases considered poisonous.  The list contains both foods that should either NOT be fed or in some cases, limited to the amount you can safely feed them.  You might be surprised at how many of the foods we eat that are actually harmful and dangerous to feed our fur babies.

Alcoholic Beverages:  This should go without saying but I’ve seen people giving their dogs beer especially (See Hops below).  Dogs should not drink alcohol!  It can cause intoxication, coma, and even death!

Avocado: The leaves, fruit, seeds and bark of avocados contain Persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhea in dogs.

Bones: Bones from fish, poultry, or any other meat.  These can be swallowed and cause an obstruction or a laceration in the digestive system.

Chocolate and Coffee: Both contain theobromine and caffeine.  These affect the heart and can be toxic to dogs.  Can result in death if too much is consumed.

Fat trimmings from people food:  Fat can cause pancreatitis.

Hops: Causes increased heartrate, seizures, and even death.

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November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month

November is Adopt a Senior Dog Month

I’m so busy this month with all the holiday preparations but I didn’t want to miss reminding you that November is Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month.

I was reminded of this when a friend called me to say that she had checked out the Petfinder link at the bottom of my homepage and fallen in love with a 15 year old Dachshund who is in need of a home.  We began talking about older dogs and I asked her “how is a dog this age in need of a home?  Who dumps off an old friend?”  She, being the kind person that she is, mentioned that many have elderly owners who have to leave their homes for care in a facility where they can’t take their beloved pets or in some cases senior dogs get left behind when their owners have died and the family members can’t or won’t take the dog.

While I love her for thinking that way, in too many cases older dogs are abandoned for many reasons.  The puppy grows up and is too big or too requires too much exercise, the people don’t have time for a dog after all, or economics can sometimes play a part when properly caring for a dog is beyond the owner’s capability to pay.

I can’t imagine what this must be like for these poor four legged friends who find themselves in this kind of a situation.  I’m sure that they can’t understand what is happening and what they’ve done to deserve what has happened.  I do believe that dogs have feelings.  Most dogs reach the emotional level of a 3 yr. old child and are capable of many of the same emotions that we humans feel.  Some do better than that.

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