I think we know the answer is "yes"..
Braxton often whimpers in his sleep..actually has those REM eye movements..all 4 little paws running in air..
We gently tell him "it's OK Buddy..." and he usually just settles down and continues to sleep like nothing's amiss..
But just a few minutes ago, we were awakened by horrible doggies screams from Lulu..
We were at her side in mere moments, both Mr. B and me, hearts racing, softly laying our hands all over her to feel anything that may have caused such pain..
We felt each leg, her tail, her belly..nothing..
She was looking at us like "wha the heck...?"
Braxton was at her side in a heatbeat..sniffing and obviously worried..
After we had out wits about us..and stopped the full-body-pat-down..
She jumped down, wagged her tail..and wanted a ..cookie!
She went outside to potty and was up in her window seat, on guard-duty, alert and trying to listen to all the other dogs, who, for whatever reason, decided that one by one they'd call out to each other..
"hey, watcha doing??"
"nothing, and you?"
"nuthin'..just want to endlessly bark at nothing..and you?"
"yeah..pretty much the same.."
"ok..good to hear ya..is that Trixie?"
"yes, hello boys. watcha doing?"
"nuthin'. we both just want to endlessly bark at nothing..and you?"
"yes, me too!"
"ok..ok ok ok ok.."
Lulu seems none the worse for her nightmare..listening..keeping watch..
Me on the other hand....
..and so it goes. Another 2:20am on Main Street USA