Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dreaming Her Life Away


Pepper the puppy is having a nightmare even as I type. She is comfortably resting on her luxurious bed which is full of static electricity. She is well-fed, well-loved, and well-kept. But still she is making pitiful, high-pitched crying noises and her feet are running back and forth while she dreams.

Pepper's life is pretty limited to a mile any direction from our house. On occasion, she encounters other dogs, but is almost always uninterested in them. She even let that one bully pee on her once. She and I both cried at that one. And she is bestfriendsworstenemies with the not necessarily bright neighbor dog.

So what is in that dream to make her run and cry?

I suppose Checkered might think Pepper is dreaming about being in the forbidden family room and running to get out before Checkered hollers at her. The kids probably think she is dreaming of how painstakingly slowly they get her food out each day. I like to think that she is dreaming about how badly life would have turned out for her had we not adopted her.

When she wakes up, she will no doubt want to tell me all the dream details before she forgets them.

I'll let you know what she says.

13 comments:

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

Most of the pups (dogs) that were in our family had the same dream...sometimes it looked like they were swimming. I liked to think they found their "BEST FRIEND" in their dreams and were running and laughing thru meadows together. THey were ALWAYS HAPPY when they woke up. I LOVE them Unconditionally!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

You and Pepper are two lucky gals!

Living on the Spit said...

Pepper is such a sweetie pie! I would have bad dreams too if some male dog pee'd on me.

I can not wait to find out what she says to you.

Much love to you,

Marlene

Jeannelle said...

Oh, no.....your post made me think of a scene in Crimes & Misdemeanors.

I've never seen our dogs do this, but they spend their days running around outdoors, so evidently they sleep in their sleep.

McEwens said...

So you are a dog whisperer too? How awful for her to have another dog pee on her!

ladyfi said...

Too cute! Our dog Oscar does that too... And he also snores really loudly and low - sounds almost as if he were growling!

pam said...

If another dog peed on her once, enough said. She is having nightmares about bed wetting, and it's not her doing the bed wetting. That's my take. Pee is her enemy. Evil evil urine.... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH poor thing

Mental P Mama said...

I think she's going to need a nice treat;)

Ronnica said...

That's an interesting thought. Do you think that their dreams could be influenced by their instincts?

Ashley said...

Maybe she's running through meadows and the crying is simply tears of joy because she is running towards the family she loves so much!

Haha!

Betty said...

Our "Lady" just snores..... :)

LadiesoftheHouse said...

I am so glad to see you back blogging :-) Pepper looks very happy by the way. She found the perfect home with your family, the lucky dog.

Big Hair Envy said...

My dog does this most every night! He still won't tell me what he's dreaming about:) I bet he would tell Pepper...