Dogs May Dream About Their Owners and the Internet Is Freaking Out About It
We know you love your pups as much as we do (Dogs of Instagram Costume Contest, anyone?), which is why we love discovering facts about their super cute behavior. Finding out exactly why dogs like to stick their heads out the car window was totally enlightening, but when word got out that dogs may dream about their owners while sleeping, the reaction was, well, freakin’ adorable.
“What do dogs experience when they dream?” Clinical and Evolutionary Psychologist Dr. Deirdre Barrett asked in People. Her answer: “Humans dream about the same things they’re interested in by day, though more visually and less logically. There’s no reason to think animals are any different. Since dogs are generally extremely attached to their human owners, it’s likely your dog is dreaming of your face, your smell and of pleasing or annoying you.”
Again, freakin’ adorable.
— egg (@harrysosborn) October 17, 2016
The internet agreed, with @harrysosborn tweeting the idea along with pics of a sleeping pup and a man crying (in this context over the fact the dog is happily dreaming about him). And a viral sensation was born, with the tweet receiving over 60,000 retweets and counting.
People responded, not only by expressing how much this makes them love their dog pals even more…
— slim. (@KILAHstaysBASED) October 19, 2016
— shelby (@shelbychaytorx) October 18, 2016
@stickersIap dogs are too good for this world
— jiaqi (@stayywarm) October 20, 2016
They also tweeted a bajillion pics of their sleeping pups. Yeah, basically one of the best things to ever happen on the internet…
— tanya (@tshurrt) October 18, 2016
— Lexi (@lexililysmith) October 20, 2016
— NIC (@nicmcfarlanee) October 18, 2016
— roti (@RossiHortense) October 19, 2016
Although, now, with all of the attention, @harrysosborn’s pup may be dreaming more about his fame than his owner…
— egg (@harrysosborn) October 20, 2016
Do you think your dog dreams about you? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(h/t People; photos via Getty)