Post # 1
Sometimes at night we hear crying or wailing like our cat is in distress.
Fiance will get up and look out the bedroom door and flick the light switch. He says our cat usually looks like he just woke her up. He thinks she’s doing it in her sleep.
It keeps scaring me – I think maybe she’s gotten stuck somewhere. (She is so not graceful) But she’s always just laying on the living room couch.
I’ve never heard of anything like this.
Have you?? 🙂
Post # 3
What do you mean by cry? My cats occasionally make little whining noises in their sleep. Maybe your cat is just having a nightmare
Post # 4
One of my kittens will ‘murr’ in his sleep
Post # 5
Like the kind of meow that means “I need a little help”
Like the “Hey – you shut the door to the spare room while I was in it like an hour ago and I’d really like to get out now” kind.
Or the “Hey – I thought it would be really fun to climb in this tote bag and roll around but now I’m tangled in the handles and I’m afraid it’s trying to eat me” kind.
Post # 6
Hmm thats wierd. Honestly it might just be cat nightmares
Post # 7
I used to have a cat and she never did that, but sometimes my dog barks in his sleep and moves his legs like he is trying to run! He does not seem like he is in distress though.. maybe she is having a bad dream?
Post # 8
Yea, we think maybe she’s dreaming.
Well, you know your cat is weird when even the internet thinks she’s weird. lol!
Post # 9
In his or her sleep just means they’re dreaming. My cat woke and scared the crap out of herself because she was dreaming and meowed really loudly. It was kind of funny, actually, although she’s so skittish that she legitimately got scared, jumped off the desk, and started walking around the room crying.
ETA: I will say that, while we recognize her different sounds, she has scared the shit out of us in the middle of the night crying like she’s stuck somewhere (she gets her claws stuck in things and panics), when she really just has a toy that she’s excited about.
Post # 10
Sure now and then they do. I usually just reach over and pat them or if they aren’t in the room I’ll peek in and tell them “mommy’s here, it’s ok”. They always calm right down and curle up on my feet.
Post # 11
I’ve seen twitching but never heard noises. They are so cute when they sleep…
Post # 12
I do not have cats but this has happened to my dogs before. It could be a cry or a muffled bark, when we check on them they are usually dreaming. Maybe this could be the case for your cat.
Post # 13
oh my goodness our cat does this in his sleep all the time!
Like a little whimpery sob of a cry. We always talk of it as the “it’s all so hard” noise… because, you know, it’s hard work sleeping 23 hours a day, you’d be pretty upset too. It’s often followed by him putting his paws over his eyes and holding them really tight. It’s more than a little adorable.
Post # 14
Our old kitty does this sometimes. Once she meowed so loudly in her sleep that she woke herself up! And seemed very disturbed.
Post # 15
I’ve had several cats and most did some variation of kitty dream noises. My current cat is real vocal when he’s awake so it’s no suprise he’s vocal in his sleep. I wouldn’t worry about it. Some cats, dogs, people (other animals?) just do. I’m all for Hellecat’s suggestion of a soothing touch or voice.
Post # 16
My little dog Bailey licks her feet in her dreams.
Then she’ll wake up and lick the carpet, like she’s got a bad taste in her mouth.