About a week ago, People published a Q&A with a Harvard expert who explained how pets dream differently from us humans.
The expert, Dr. Diedre Barrett, covered a series of sleep curiosities in pets like REM cycles and leg movements, but there was one subject in particular that everyone wanted to know.
Do dogs dream? And if so, what do they dream about?
Dr. Barrett, who is a teacher and a Clinical and Evolutionary Psychologist at Harvard Medical School, had this to say:
When dog owners learned that their beloved pets were dreaming of them, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
People started posting photos of their fluffy babies sleeping, possibly dreaming of them.
— Juju (@Droolianna) October 18, 2016
While we’ll never know for sure what dogs actually dream of, the thought that they might be dozing off to lovely thoughts of their owners is really all we need.
— NIC (@nicmcfarlanee) October 18, 2016
— tanya (@tshurrt) October 18, 2016
— Lexi (@lexililysmith) October 20, 2016
— montespan (@RossiHortense) October 19, 2016
Sigh. What did we ever do to deserve to be loved this much by dogs?
— lexi (@xleximarie_) October 20, 2016