View Full Version : Dog REM... with open eyes? - Freaky!

01-26-2012, 02:01 PM
I so wish I had a video of this but I figured if I got up to get the camera it would have woken her up completely

I was cuddling with the BF and the dog on the couch/giant dog bed last night and chuckled when the Dublin started twitching, realizing she was dreaming. I petted her gently and her eyes opened... but she continued to twitch.

That's when I realized she was STILL ASLEEP. Deep in REM sleep with her eyes OPEN, her nose and paws still twitching too.

Freaky, yet funny too. :lol:

Luna Baby
01-27-2012, 12:12 AM
Pepper, dogs can be so funny sometimes. My big dog "chases rabbits in his sleep". I swear, he's been an old dog since he was a puppy. He never played fetch, with balls, or any toy really. He did pack around a stuffed dog toy when he was very tiny but once he started maturing a little, he quickly lost interest. Because of his hips and knees, he's been old physically as well. To see him dream, though, is absolutely hilarious. I just know he's carrying out his life long dream of running through the meadows, chasing rabbits! He'll lay on his side, and all 4 legs will be in the running motion, only he's still laying down. Several times, he's woken me in the middle of the night doing this and has a slight bark/yip noise when he's "running". Once, I got so tickled. He was going through all this and suddenly jumped up and looked around--he'd barked in his sleep and woke himself up!

Food Lady
01-27-2012, 01:42 AM
People do it, too. Once I dreamed I was yelling at my mom, and I was yelling in my sleep, and woke myself and the house up.