In partnership with the University of Nome, scientists from UofChicago have recently concluded a
series of canine sleep experiments, the results of which confirmed what many
had suspected all along: that dogs dream about the exact same things that
occupy their time while awake, specifically eating, running, barking, and being
patted on the head and back.
Explains one researcher, “What all this means is that basically,
a dreaming dog doesn’t even know when it has woken up. No wonder they sleep so
much—what’s the point of budging when getting up is just going to mean more of
the same but in a standing position?”
No dogs were harmed during the study, because it's not possible to harm a dog would be unforgivable even in the pursuit of science.