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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Nocturnal wandering

Sometimes, my Xam Nho 'talks' when she's still in her sleep. There are low grumbles. She could wake up (and snore after a minute!) or not. How is/are yours? And what do you do when you see that?
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Kitties dream, just like people. My kitty Shadow will snore, but I've never heard any of the other cats snore. When the dream, they will make little muttering meows or cries and their feet and ears sometimes twitch. If they seem aggitated, I will make a low and soothing 'humming' noise: "Uuuummm-hhmmm" and sometimes lightly lay my hand on their back and slowly stroke them. They usually sigh and fall right back to sleep.
However, you have to be prepared because your kitty may wake up startled and fearful because of her dreams and she may strike out at you before she realizes it's you and not her dream.
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Cleo sometimes talks in her sleep - as loud as her regular talking - and wakes herself up.

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Cleo sometimes talks in her sleep - as loud as her regular talking - and wakes herself up.
OMG that is FUNNAY! Does she have wild eyes like she wonders what just happened, looks around and is confused? Oh, I think I'd crack up if I saw that... Please tell Cleo I'm sorry for laughing, it just sounds so funny.
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Oh, Heidi, I laugh, too!! But then I walk over to her and start petting her very softly and talking to her. She is very disoriented when she wakes up and it helps her.

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Arianwen has bad dreams, but much less often now. I very softly tell her she's safe, and slowly, gently pet her.
She sighs then, and starts purring very low.
She snores sometimes, too, so soft and cute.
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Re: Nocturnal wandering

According to your reply, nocturnal wandering seems to be the problem with female cat.
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According to your reply, nocturnal wandering seems to be the problem with female cat.
Perhaps my reply is misleading, then?
When I said 'she' it was in reference to your own kitty (Xam Nho), whom you referred to as 'she'. The two cats (Arianwen & Cleo) the other members commented on are female. When I commented about my own cats I didn't specify gender and felt I implied that most of them, which includes male and female, do dream and only one (Shadow, who is female) snores. So no, I don't think dreaming is only for female cats because I've seen both male and female cats dream.



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Re: Nocturnal wandering

My white cat, Casper is normally a very gentle sweet lovebug of a cat. He was sleeping with my mother-in-law several months ago and began growling in his sleep. He woke up and viciously attacked her, so badly that she had deep scratches and bites on her arms. She said he was only like that for a moment before he came out of it and realized where he was. I hope for the sake of all of us that he sleeps with that he doesn't have that dream again!!

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-26-2008, 12:17 AM
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Sam, a very large male Bengal mix kitty, used to dream. It was funny because he would sometimes "chitter", and paddle his feet, like he was running in his dream. I think his dreams were fun for him, 'cause if he woke from his dream, he always had a big "kitty smile" on his face.

By "chitter" I mean he made that noise cats do when they see a bird they want to pounce on.
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