Cats Dream! Just like humans, cats have Rapid Eye Movement sleep as well. This is where most dreams occur. And it’s said what they see in their dreams resemble to ours. Which is their day-to-day lives like playing, eating and what they see during the day. Let’s see what Johnny sees in his dream…
Cats Dream!: Cats Produce the Same Brain Patterns as Humans Do
POINT BREEZE KINGDOM – EVENING
Johnny is on the favorite spot in the kingdom snoozing.
His muzzle is slightly moving.
Servant Y and H are watching him.
He must be in a good dream. He looks content.
Do cats dream?
Research shows cats have Rapid Eye Movement Sleep as well. So we assume it’s highly possible that cats see dreams in their sleep.
Wow. Now why don’t we make a guess what our king is dreaming about?
That’d be interesting to see which of us have got the right guess.
What would be the reward for a winner?
Well, let’s ask for our king.
Fine. That’s a good idea.
Servant Y and H are watching over Johnny really closely. His muzzle is moving, whiskers are twitching.
Then he stretched out his legs so comfortably.
That must be a sign of flying! He’s flying high over the states…
Nahh, that’s a sign of swimming in the Allegheny river…?
Now Johnny’s tail is incessantly waging.
Now what? It just looks like he is taking a good nap. Well?
He might take himself a large cow waging his tail to shake fries off.
Where is he?
Possibly in India…
Johnny suddenly started shivering all over his body.
Is he ok?
He must be experiencing a grand adventure for sure.
Yeah. He is an explorer.
After a few seconds of shivering, now Johnny yawns widely.
Now this is after climax? Happily ever after?
Yeah, looks like he won the battle which we don’t know of.
He may be a warrior, then.
Johnny crossed his front legs.
He must be praying now.
Probably at the shrine, yeah. Look at his devout-like face.
I think he just closed his eyes.
Now Johnny yawns even wider and slowly opened his eyes.
How was your nap, your majesty?
Oh, I was taking a nap? Thought I was… hmm?
On the exploring venture?
I was saving the world.
I was flying over the earth, swimming in the Milky Way. And I was a holy cow in ancient India.
I fought hard for the Inca Empire and gave prayers for peace.
Goodness, gracious. Your dream is not tied to the period nor to the earth.
No, it shouldn’t be. It is an expression of your soul. Whatever your soul desires, it can do. And it can go wherever it desires to be.
So that you are… brave Saint or something?
Oh, you don’t have to give me a title. Make no mistake, when you pray for peace, you must know it is about yourself. Peace starts within you, nowhere else. If you can’t take care of yourself well, your prayer doesn’t mean anything. Everybody thinks they can pray, but it is not about asking. It is about offering. Offering your presence, power to the world.
We are totally owed by you, your majesty!!
So cats do dream and information they experience in a day are processed. The key player in this picture is hippocampus where controls how memory is processed and stored. During Non-REM sleep aka shallow sleep phase, all day long information is being processed for better performance. While they are in deep sleep phase as REM-sleep, they see movie-like dreams. It’s better not to wake her up while a cat in her sleep, otherwise you might have a scratch or two! Well, what your cat dream about in her sleep…?
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