Many people treat their cats like members of their own family while other cat owners treat their felines better than members of their own family, probably because their own family members aren’t worth what a cat leaves behind in a litter box. So it’s no surprise that when cats sleep, they also dream.

Kelly St. Denis, president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners said, “Cats, like most other mammals, do dream. Studies on the electrical brain patterns in rats when they’re asleep compared to performing regular tasks when awake show striking similarities. These studies suggest that the cats are dreaming about the same tasks.”

The next time you catch your cat sleeping, study its behavior and you may find that it twitches and squirms just like a little kid sleeping in bed. The only difference is that cats will never tell you their dreams.

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