Sunday, November 7, 2010

Good Dreams and Memories

At 2 a.m. this morning, groggy Americans turned their clocks back one hour, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time.  So I've no idea if it was 3 or 4 o'clock when I was awakened by a constant thumping noise.  When I got up to see what it was, I saw that it was Hamlet having a very active dream.  As I stood there watching his legs move and his tail wag, I remembered something I heard several years ago that says "that when you see a rescued dog dreaming, it's because he finally has good memories."  In a few days we will celebrate having Hamlet for a year.  I hope he has good memories of this past year together.  I know I do.

45 comments:

  1. Sounds like Hamlet is living a great life, surrounded by a loving family. What more could a guy ask for?

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  2. I'm absolutely positive that Hamlet has sweet dreams about his time with you - he's living the "life or Riley" now.

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  3. so sweet! i'm sure his memories are wonderful....
    xoxo

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  4. Such a sweet post Kim! I am sure Hamlet is having very happy puppy dreams because of being loved by you!

    No clock turning here in Saskatchewan ~ our time stays the same. Love it! :)

    xo Catherine

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  5. Awe, so sweet. Give Hamlet an extra hug, one for me. Hope he keeps on having those good memory dreams.

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  6. Hamlet -a real family prince. And clearly treated like one.

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  7. Kim your home must be the best place in the world for a dog to live! I can imagine the feelings of love that must emanate from every inch of your property and it makes me wish I was a Golden at your house! :)
    Have a wonderful Sunday guys!
    Tina xo

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  8. Such a nice thought. I'd never heard that saying before, but it makes sense. I'm so glad that Hamlet has found a place in your home and in your heart -- and that you have found a place in his. :)

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  9. Wishing you ~ and all of your beautiful, Golden friends ~ many, Many Happy Dreams. And may the best of them come true...

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  10. AWWWW....I hope our Melody starts dreaming soon.

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  11. Aww, sweet Hamlet. May he have many more happy doggie dreams!

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  12. Good Morning Kim!
    Such a sweet picture of Hamlet sleeping, I'm sure that he has has been happy, living with the crew and with all your love! Despite his problems, he looks quite comfortable in his blue shirt and clean bed!
    Jill was up at dawn, she does not go by the clock, she goes by the light of day, so time is measured by light for my kids! I guess I have gotten that way too, and use the clock to tell me when my tv programming begins on the television.
    Have a very lovely Sunday!

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  13. Yeah for Hamlet! And for you too for giving him good memories!

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  14. I'm sure he has great memories of the past year. He's got it made!

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  15. Woof! Woof! I am Golden Sure that Hamelet is dreaming his happy life with you. I do dream a lot n makes lots of Woof Woof noise ... my mom always wonders What's my Dream? Happy Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  16. I have no doubt that you give your dogs tons of wonderful memories of a much better life than they had ever "dreamed" of before... What a sweet face that little boy has...

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  17. Kim, I'm sure he does too! Lucky Hamlet!
    Jim

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  18. We (EU) turned our clocks back last weekend. On the second morning already it was like that extra hour was not even there:)

    I am sure Hamlet was dreaming about good stuff. He is such a sweetheart!

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  19. Hi Kim,
    What a wonderful way to be awakened, huh? I've never heard that about rescue's dreams, but I'm happy to report both Zack and Buddy have active dreams!
    Happy Sunday,
    ~K and the Pups

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  20. Thanks for sharing the image!

    I'm smiling now too!

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  21. It can't get any better than that! Sweet dreams to both of you!

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  22. I'm certain Hamlet feels at home and safe with you and that he is now Happy at Last! How sweet though that you woke up and was able to watch him dream.

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  23. Hamlet is one of the Blessed ones, that photo says it all, I am at peace and very ,very happy with a loving home.



    Hamish & Sophie

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  24. Our clocks went back last Sunday,and it's lovely to wake up to lighter mornings.
    I know when Bella is dreaming of running because her legs and paws move! Happy dreams to you always Hamlet. :0)

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  25. I can only imagine the dreams he's having with a wonderful Huge People & Dog Family...Most likely loving being Safe at Last...

    Enjoy Your Dreams Also
    ~Marilyn

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  26. Is this kiss on my brow
    a dream come true?
    And this home that I have,,,,
    Did my dreams come true?
    When I hear your soft spoken voice,
    is it a dream come true?
    When I romp with my friends,
    is it a dream come true?
    All I can say is "YES"
    my dreams came true,,
    because of YOU.
    and I love you so much
    love
    Hamlet

    xoxo
    tweedles

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  27. Kim,
    I'm sure Hamlet is having lots of good dreams since being rescued by you. He has a wonderful family of doggy friends, lots of food and plenty of LOVE!!
    What a lucky Hamlet.

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  28. Give him a hug from us!

    Sam

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  29. Bailey, who usually wakes me and the rest of the pack at 4:30, today woke up at 3:30. It wasn't unexpected, but I'm hoping to tire her out so much today and keep he up so late tonight that she makes it till 4:30 tomorrow.

    I love it when my dogs wag their tails in their sleep. It makes me feel that they're feeling safe, secure and happy.
    Sue

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  30. Oh Hamlet, we are happy for you. And you look so cute when you sleep!

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  31. Now that IS a nice thing to wake up to! I'll bet that Hamlet has just lived through the happiest year of his life!

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  32. Of course Hamlet has good dreams now. He is safe and loved and he knows it. Sigh, my cats down seem to dream, but, Rachael snores. Does that count?

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  33. Hugs to Hamlet, lucky boy, lucky you. He looks pretty cool in his tee-shirt. Must have been dreaming about being Brando in the The Wild One or something like that. Now THAT's cool.

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  34. Tweedles said exactly what I felt!

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  35. Mmmmmm, good memories and sweet dreams. And, mmmmmmm for that extra hour in the am to snooze!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

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  36. Aw, how wonderful! I'm sure he has wonderful memories of this past year filled with love from you and fun times with his buddies :o)

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  37. Hello, I have just discovered your blog through Gill at That British Woman. Really enjoyed reading about your lovely dogs. Lovely blog too!

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  38. Bless his little cotton socks! Gosh, I can't believe is nearly a whole year since you got Hamlet: time flies by so quickly.

    Shirl x

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  39. Just like my Apples finally had sweet dreams after 10 1/2 years of neglect - Hamlet is a happy doggie too.

    Woofs
    Nadine & Neeli
    Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010_

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  40. We all need someone to love us!!!
    It is the best to be loved!! I wish every dog and every cat and every human had that!!! It would be so much of a better world!!!!
    So far so good with Bambi.
    XXOO, Bambi & Fern

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  41. Nothing gives me a wider smile than seeing my dogs wag their tails as they dream.

    I can tell that Hamlet knows that he hit the jackpot a year ago!

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  42. That is so sweet, and he is so sweet. I love that quote you listed. I am sure he has many good memories. He is in a house with great humans, and great doggy pals. Not to mention he is very well taken care of! :-)

    I have not talked to you much for a while. I have been busy and I am sure you have been too! I hope all is well and I continually keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

    Paige

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  43. Hamlet sounds just like Molly, chasing all those squirrels in her dreams. I wonder if that is what Hamlet is doing?

    Just catching up with all the goings ons in your life,

    Gill in Canada

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  44. no doubt in my mind that his dreams were sweet...I love watching out dogs dream...MoJo was a very loud dreamer., always running in her sleep. Bird is the same way.

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