I've been sleeping rather poorly this week, which is unusual for me. Thanks to my spotty morning sleep I've been remembering a lot of dreams, including one of a type I haven't had in a while.
When I used to let my tabby cat go outside, I had a lot of dreams that featured her - probably because I worried about her when she was out. In most of the dreams, we were traveling together. I'd be walking down the road or through an airport and she'd be trotting along beside me. I remember one particular dream where I went into a cafe and she jumped up onto the counter and climbed into the pie safe. Very odd.
My dream about her this week involved some kind of fair or festival. I was walking through the crowd when I noticed my cat nearby. I picked her up, tucked her into my shirt and carried her quite a distance to the house where we were staying (as if she'd really stand for something like that!).
When I woke up, I had the same impulse to seek her out and make sure she was okay as I had back when she was a semi-outdoor cat.
Let's hope I manage to sleep in on Saturday morning.