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In his writing Freud raises the question as to whether or not animals have dreams As the owner of an animal I must say that I believe that animals definitely do have dreams I have observed my dog many times while he is asleep and have many reasons to believe that animals do in fact dream Countless evenings I have awoken to the sound of my dog Buddy crying and tossing in his sleep It always bothers me because I can only guess as to what he is dreaming about I know that dogs dont think like people do so it is really hard to tell what is going on in his mind I know that he can feel sadness and happiness but I am not sure about the other human emotions that make us dream People may have dreams about insecurities that they have Animals dont have insecurities so that may limit the extent to which they can dream Also as Freud speaks of many adult dreams are sexually orientated Animals dont have the same sexual needs as people When a person is having a nightmare you can wake them and explain that they were only dreaming and everything is fine With an animal you cant communicate with them like you would with a person This makes it much more difficult to tell what they dream about After going back to bed I wonder for a while about what my dog could possibly be dreaming about Due to the fact that I have no idea what the capacity of his brain is I can only guess what he may be dreaming of He may be dreaming that something bad is happening to him or to members of our family He is very protective over my family and he becomes leery when a stranger is present In his dreams his fear of harm coming to us may come out due to
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