Do Animals Dream

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Do Animals Dream Introduction: Having various animals growing up I have always wondered what they were doing while they slept. Did they just lay there in a deep sleep or could they have the capability of having a dream? This is a question I have never answered over the years and would like to explore now to find out the answer. I've watched different pets throughout my life while they slept but could never tell if they were dreaming. I noticed that different kinds of animals sleep in different positions and I ask myself, "does this effect if animals dream?" When I was younger, I had several cats, some inside and some outside, and they all acted differently. The cats who stayed indoor would find a corner or something soft to sleep on, even each other. I really don't know where the outside cats slept all the time. I do remember seeing them under the porch asleep and under cars. I was too young to remember if they looked like they were dreaming or just sleeping. As I got older, I got a dog for a pet but I don't really remember much about it. Although, the whole time I was growing up my dad had fish. There were always fish swimming around a tank and I can not for the life me remember a time that they would be sleeping. They were always moving or just being still and looking. Fish are interesting animals because it's hard to know or even tell if they sleep much less dream. After my daughter was born, we got some cats and then two hamsters and later some goldfish and finally a Chihuahua. The cats that we had were twin cats named Tigger and Tiger. They didn't get much sleep at the time because Robin, my daughter, was around two years old and was constantly doing something with them. If they did dream while t... ... middle of paper ...…cs=1:/fsrec4.txt%22%3Asessionid =1725001:4* English 1302 Evening Class Survey. April 20, 2000. Feldman, Eve B. Animals Don't Wear Pajamas: A Book About Sleeping. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1992. Gould, James L., and Carol Grant Gould. The Animal Mind. New York: Scientific American Library, 1994. Griffin, Donald R. Animal Minds. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1992. People with Pets Survey. Various Dates. Rogers, Lesley J. Minds of Their Own: Thinking and Awareness in Animals. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1997. Stewart, Doug. "Do Fish Sleep and What's That on Your Eyelash?" Biology Digest Vol. 32:57- 58. April-May, 1994. *…cs=1:/fsre c4.txt%22%3Asessionid=1725001:4* Veterinarians. Email Survey. Various Dates. Zoos. Email Survey. Various Dates.
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