Prepare to dissolve into a puddle of melted jelly: scientists have worked out what your dog dreams about, and it’s so lovely you are probably going to cry.
We’d always imagined that our pooches were having a nice dream about steaks and a swimming pool filled with tennis balls, but according to an Evolutionary Psychologist at Harvard, doggie dreams actually stay a little closer to home.
After studying sleep behaviour, Psychologist Dr Deirdre Barratt reckons that your dog is actually dreaming all about you because you are the person they love best.
“Humans dream about the same things they’re interested in by day, though more visually and less logically,” Dr Barrett told People. “There’s no reason to think animals are any different.
“Since dogs are generally extremely attached to their human owners, it’s likely your dog is dreaming of your face, your smell and of pleasing or annoying you.”
Oh and if you want to make sure your pup has sweet dreams, the best thing to do is give them lots of love and petting when they’re awake.
“The best way to give ourselves or our children better dreams is to have happy daytime experiences and to get plenty of sleep in a safe and comfortable environment,” Dr Barratt adds. “It’s a good bet this is also best for pets’ dreams.”
And we just died dead. How about you?