See, I've been having these recurring dreams about a pet that I have neglected in some way.
- About six months ago, it was this whole convoluted sob story about a neighbor's puppy that I didn't know I was supposed to be feeding/watering while they were away.
- A few months ago, it was a cat in my apartment that I wasn't feeding . . . and yet never managed to realize it was in my apartment until many months had passed.
- Last Saturday I dozed off in the afternoon and woke up completely disoriented in the middle of a thunderstorm, skeeved out because I dreamed that there were two or three unfed cats roaming my apartment . . . again without me noticing it.
- Last night I dreamed that I had a goldfish and somehow killed that in a variation of what happened to my sister's guinea pig a few months ago — a toxic plant got in the water and poisoned him. (Her guinea pig died after eating leaves from a poisonous houseplant that was inadvertently placed too close to the cage.)
If I can't keep a goldfish alive, you know that's bad news. And the frequency of the dreams is also making me nervous.
So, I did some Googling after Saturday's daymare, and discovered that dreaming about neglecting pets (real or imaginary — because I don't have a puppy, cat, or goldfish) apparently means that you're worried about not fulfilling your responsibilities. Oh, and dreaming about a cat can mean bad things will happen ... or maybe good things, it depends. But the bigger point is that my subconscious wants me to get cracking on my to-do list.
Meh. We'll see.
Now playing on iTunes: Heart - These Dreams