Friday, December 19, 2014
This morning I had the strangest dream. D and I were visiting this house in the country. I’ve seen this house before, either on TV or in a magazine. The visit was uneventful and we then moved on to some sort of school building, but inside of it was a swamp. D got in a boat and started rowing while I swam in the clear blue water around it. Sky, our dog, was there exploring, apart from us. We saw gigantic sleeping frogs but it was soon time to leave. I held on to the boat while D steered and got out of the water at the door. I then called Sky who took a while to get to me. As I turned to scold her for taking so long I realized her back legs were missing. I looked over where she had been and there were alligators on a sand bar. No one had told us the area was dangerous! I gathered her into my arms and held her in my lap, while I called for D. I could feel her slipping away even as she gently licked my face.
When I woke myself up my heart was beating a mile a minute. When I went downstairs and called her to me she put her head to my chest and just kept pushing into me. I swear she knew what I dreamed and how sorry I was that she was dying in my sleep.