What Do Our Pets Dream About?

It’s no revelation to anyone who has a pet, but research conclusively demonstrates that humans aren’t the only ones who dream. Our four-legged friends have their own dreams, and Eko has shown me how much variety those dreams can have.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Eko’s naps start peacefully, but they often don’t stay serene for very long…

Rhodesian RidgebackThis is a move I like to call the “upside-down zombie robot.”  While in this position Eko will frequently growl and move all his legs.  My guess is that he is on the hunt in dreamland
Rhodesian RidgebackI call this one “the octopus.”  It is usually accompanied by frantic twitching of Eko’s paws, so my guess is that these are digging dreams
Rhodesian Ridgeback

And, well, I don’t really have a name for this one, but Eko was whimpering, growling and his whole body was twitching so it must have been a pretty interesting dream!

Does your pet “sleepwalk/sleeptalk?”

19 thoughts on “What Do Our Pets Dream About?”

  1. YES! Chick does the whimper one a lot, but it sounds a lot like little hiccups and her whole body twitches. I wish they could just wake up and tell us what their dream was about!

  2. Hehehe, I would call that last one the “squish face” 🙂

    I have lots of dreams too and they sound a lot like Eko’s! And sometimes I stick my tongue out make funny noises with my mouth. Mom thinks I might be suckling in my sleep like when I was a tiny pup…

  3. I like the ‘upside-down zombie robot’ with Eko’s tooth sticking out…hahha. Our Bud used to be like a swimmer on his pillow in his sleep which made sense we lived at a lake…just keep swimming.

  4. Boomer and Dottie certainly have their dreams! More often than not it looks like Boomer is running and playing in his sleep while he gives out the occasional yip. Dottie on the other hand will moan and groan but she appears to be having a great time digging and playing or chasing her favorite squirrels.


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