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Amid all my crazy dreams last night one has stuck with me:

Wulfie came up to my bed and was yowling for his morning attention. I went to pet him and noticed ... his TAIL missing. I gaped for a second and said out loud, "WULFIE...WHERE IS YOUR TAIL?!" All that was left was maybe an inch and a half fuzzy stub. The rest was laying on the floor a few feet away.

I freaked out and went to pick him up and noticed as I did so.. part of his paw crumbled off into my hand. It was his back right paw.. and the part that came off felt like it had...dried out... like the back of an old rug. I held Beowulf and shrieked at Lisa to get me the phone book.

It is always a torturous exercise to try to read in dreams and this was no exception as I tried to find an emergency vet. (It WAS Sunday night in my dream.) I called my mom...who didn't seem to be paying any attention to what I was telling her. I can't remember what she was talking about but I finally had to yell at her midsentence. "MOM! BEOWULF'S TAIL AND PAW *FELL* OFF!"

She told me that all the vets were closed...it was Sunday night!

I finally left a message on a vet's answering machine...and as I did so my heart sank, not because I had no idea what was wrong with my boy...and he SEEMED just fine, despite his tail and part of his back paw crumbling off...but because I knew it was going to be *expensive.*



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Oct. 9th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
Ha, I know I would have paid attention. There is an emergency clinic for our furry friends. But true.....expensive.
Oct. 9th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
Oh, I know you would be very helpful if there were ever any real emergency with Beowulf. You have always been there for me with him...from his tumor surgery to when he got so so sick a few years ago.

This was just a dream but even in my dream I was thinking you were behaving out of character!

Very freaky, and yes, I'm sure it would be very expensive!!!
Oct. 9th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
I've got a very good friend that works at a best friends sanctuary. She's got so many soul warming tales :)

Oct. 9th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
Oh wow, I feel for you. I've had similar dreams about pretty much every pet I've ever had, but it never ceases to freak me out. Here's hoping that tonight brings Beowulf-free (or at least healthy, whole Beowulf) dreams for you!
Oct. 9th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
I had a dream once where my cat got hit by a car and I had to carry him to the animal hospital. There was one only a few blocks from my house at the time, but as dreams are, I couldn't find it. By the time I got to the hospital, he had turned into a crumbled piece of paper and disintegrated in my hands. Boo to dreams about disintegrating pets.
Oct. 9th, 2007 03:42 am (UTC)
Sam Kinison would have something to say about a dream like that. I'm speachless, Jett, so here's a picture of a book with a sticker on it's bottom: http://ladybunny.net/blog/uploaded_images/bible-753906.jpg and a quote: "We must hold the world back." Gordon Bitner Hinckley

Gentle readers, please note the authentic mixture of pure American truth & fiction [don't ban me Jett!!].
Oct. 9th, 2007 04:02 am (UTC)
This is interesting. There's actualy a lot of significance to cats in dreams. Here's what dreammoods.com says:

"To see a cat in your dream, signifies much misfortune, treachery, and bad luck. However, for the cat lover, cats signifies an independent spirit, feminine sexuality, creativity, and power. If the cat is aggressive, then it suggests that you are having problems with the feminine aspect of yourself. If you see a cat with no tail, then it signifies a lost of independence and lack of autonomy."

The other reference was to the popular notion of cats having 9 lives and to see parts being injured or taken away may refer to the overcoming of dificulty.
"The resilience of the cat represents your own inner strength and tenacity"
Oct. 9th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
Terrifying. Freud said you must put your own interpretations on your dreams, examining the latent meanings that are personally relevant -- but knowing there may be underlying thoughts doesn't change the fact that the manifest content you experience (such as tails falling off) in the dream is terrifying all by itself.

Hoping you sleep better, and Beowulf's tail flips you awake for many years to come! (At least, that's the preferred method for my cats.)
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