This entry and all others from 1996-97 are part of my dream project which extended from August 1996-97. I kept track of my dreams for an entire year by recording them to audiocassette and illustrating what parts I could in composition books. I ended up with over 70 ninety-minute cassettes and four composition books detailing my dreams.
The written transcription is from a much later date than 1996-97 but is almost word-for-word, with some slight corrections and omissions. This typed transcription is not 100% faithful to the original verbal account, as it allows for slight modifications, additions, omissions, and corrections. There are new separations between paragraphs and dreams are separated into different entries at approximately the right places. In addition, segments of dreams MAY be transposed/moved/added to other sections as I see fit. Aside from these modifications, these dreams are detailed exactly as I had them over six years ago.
In one dream Pepper (my old cat) was supposed to be running outside but she came bolting inside when Dad opened the door, and before she came in this little black thing just ZOOMED in right ahead of her and then Pepper zoomed in. At first I thought maybe it was a mouse. Dad caught Pepper and he was kind of mad because I'd allowed something to get in the house. He went and got it, and it was a tiny little black Lab puppy. It was so cute! He was holding it in his hands and I thought maybe it was hungry. I was eating a ham sandwich that I had gotten from the fridge, and I remember that as I ate it I was pulling off the rinds. It tasted like honey ham and I didn't like it, so I pulled off a little bit of the ham and held it out to the puppy. He just INHALED it, literally--it just went slurp! in his mouth. I said, "Jeez, he's hungry!" so I pulled off another piece of meat for him. But it was too big, so I tore it into two smaller pieces and gave those to him instead. I said something like, "I think he would've sucked off my finger if he would've been able to!" I didn't know what we were going to do with him.
I can't remember all of the things I have written down here. "Search for a pen"--oh. I still had some meat left and I didn't want to ruin it, but all of a sudden I had several kinds of meat and they were the entrails from different Muppet Babies or something like that. o_o; I had to put them in the fridge for the puppy so they wouldn't spoil but I had to label each one, like "Kermit," "Miss Piggy," etc. I was searching for plastic wrap, and I put this over a small container like I put over my paint so it doesn't dry out. Then I was searching for a pen that I could write on plastic wrap with, but I couldn't find any because they wouldn't write on the plastic.
Earlier in the dream, when Dad was still at the door, he was kind of mad at me because I hadn't been there to keep an eye on the cat, and I said something like, "Sorry, I was in my room and I was afraid," only I used two words that began with the same letter. The only word I can think of is "absolute" but that isn't one of them. It was something like "amazed and afraid"--you know, they both began with the same letter.
If they were not the same dream, this may have then shifted into "The Science Of Music."