Fortunately, there were some animal carriers in one of the rooms, so I put the kittens in one of them. It was much harder to catch the iguana and it bit my hand as I was wrangling it into another pet carrier, but it only left indentations and didn't break the skin.
I took the kittens to my vet's office, which was very crowded. I knew I needed to get them combo tested before I could take them to my house and let my cats be exposed to them. My brain was racing trying to think of names for them and wondering how much it would cost to get them spayed and neutered. I was hoping that The Animal Rescue Alliance would help me find homes for them, but either way I knew I'd have to keep them at my house for a bit.
Once I got home, the iguana escaped from its carrier and hid somewhere in my house. Fearing another bite, I put on work gloves and began moving furniture to try to find it.
...and then I woke up.
When I realized I had been dreaming, I can't tell you how incredibly relieved I was that I wasn't really going to be responsible for finding new homes for two cats and a lizard.
I can guess where most of the dream came from. I do a lot of volunteering with the aforementioned rescue group and it's in my thoughts most of the time. I've also been getting a bit over-committed to various other volunteer projects, so my life and schedule are hectic right now. Finally, I recently watched "Sunshine Cleaning," which includes a scene where a woman cleaning out the house of someone who died finds a kitten.
So I take the dream as a sign that I need to slow down a bit. But at least I don't need to spend any part of my day calling around trying to find someone who wants an iguana.
Photo credit: RachelEllen