The experts believe dogs dream. Do you? I’ve seen my dog twitching and even barking softly in her sleep and I think she must be dreaming. Dogs brain wave patterns are pretty much the same as in humans in that dogs go through sleep cycles very much like our own with periods of deep sleep and periods of REM, or rapid eye movement. Dreaming happens during REM sleep in humans and during REM sleep in dogs is when we notice them twitching their legs, and moving their mouths like they are eating or trying to vocalize.
But what about humans dreaming of dogs? There’s a lot to learn about what those dreams mean. Did you know for example, 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 curiosity, 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 incomprehensible. 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?
- 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 lonely 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!