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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Question Lickorish talking after I awoke her...

Last night, at some point, Lickorish got into bed and curled up next to me. I awoke to hear her whimpering, so I reached down to pet her. Apparently I awakened her from a dream, and she awoke with a start, and then 'meow meow meow meow meow meow..' for a minute or two. Not sure if she was skolding me for waking her up from a nice dream of chasing mice, or if she was just startled to find herself in my bed when she thought she was out chasing mice...she did lay her head down and go back to sleep. but what do you think she was 'meowing' about?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2013, 05:48 PM
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Lol, not sure. I've had this happen with my cats as well. I've woken them from dreams and they seem disoriented, meow continuously for a period 30 seconds or so, and then slowly settle down again. Sometimes they act needy when this happens as well, wanting to cuddle and be reassured. I've always gotten the impression from my cats that they've maybe had a bad dream when they wake up this way, though I've also woken them from what I suspect were good dreams. Cosette, my four year old torbie female, is a fantastic mouser, and there was a period of time this past fall (before we patched up the hole that the mice had chewed leading from the garage into our basement ceiling) when she was catching two or three mice a night some days. A week or so later, I accidentally disturbed her when she was sleeping really soundly on the couch. One second she was fast asleep, the next, her head had shot up, her ears and whiskers pricked forward, eyes dialated and darting around like "where'd it go?!"

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Lickorish talking after I awoke her...

My girl cat sometimes does little kicks in her sleep, as though she's chasing mice in her dreams. I moved her a little one night (in bed and she was kicking me) and she woke up and was very unhappy with me!

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Zipper will violently kick in her sleep too. On the floor we sometimes try and gently wake her, but more often than not just ignore it. In bed with us it can get annoying so I gently nudge her until she wakes. She will normally get down and resume her dreaming on the floor. She just started doing this in the past year, so i've often thought it is related to her falling down the stairs last spring. She took a terrible tumble and broke her breastbone. I tend to think she is reliving that when she dreams, but it could very well be dreaming of younger days of chasing critters. She never really meows, it's just a very soft, almost silent meow.

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