Roni’s Dream: Cow with Dog in Mouth

Dream Interpretation: Cow with Dog in MouthDream interpretation: cow dog mouth

Roni wrote to me using the site’s contact form but gave me a bad email address for my reply. My hope is she will see it by visiting the site.

Roni writes:

I dreamt about a big very old and mean cow with an old dog in its mouth.
It was hurting the dog. I was in my husbands truck and honked loudly.
It dropped the dog and looked like it was going to charge me.
What’s it mean?

And my reply is:

Roni,

Most dreams use symbolism to show you something about yourself or your
life. The dream is about your inner life or outer life. So the first step
is to ask yourself, does my dream describe something about my inner life or
outer life?

So look at the detail. Can anyone you know be described as an old mean cow?
How about an old dog? Dogs tend to symbolize friendship, companionship, and
loyalty in dreams, but the possibilities vary widely.

Or does the cow and dog describe something going on inside of yourself?
Does it reflect moodiness or grumpiness?  Or are you as immovable as a cow?

Don’t be offended by the comparison if it fits. Dreams create analogies and
comparisons that can sum up an idea in one image. Since you are in your
husband’s truck when the action takes place, another question to ask is,
does that image of the cow with the dog say anything about you and him? Is
your relationship contentious but ultimately you are companions?

RadOwl

RadOwl

I'm the author of "Dreams 1-2-3: Remember, Interpret, and Live Your Dreams," and "The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Sign and Meanings." At reddit.com I'm known as RadOwl. I began studying dreams in the early 1990s and delved into all major schools of thought, especially the writings of Carl Jung.

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