Dreaming of a Dead Cat – Interpretations of Prophetic Dreams

So you dreamed of a dead cat and now you are worried, stressed about the possible meaning of your dream. You are shaking. Your inner sanctum is in ruins. You wonder, what can this mean?

To understand the dream about the cat you just had, you need to look at the dream from a unique perspective and ask yourself some fundamental questions.

What does a cat mean to you? Do you like cats at all? Or are you just indifferent to them? What feeling goes through you every time you see a cat? Do you automatically feel instant attraction?

The meaning of a cat for you will help you accurately identify what your dream means.

Let me give you an example of a cat dream I had.

The dream:

I had a dream during the night sometime in November 2009. In my dream, I was in the backyard of a house. Evening time was at hand. I found myself swimming with a cat in the lake behind the house. Whose house this was, I do not know. But I swam in the lake with the cat by my side.

Being human, I can obviously swim much faster than a cat. So I swam at my normal pace, but before long, a certain distance had been created between me and this cat. I didn’t realize this immediately. When I looked back to check on the cat, the cat had sunk to the bottom of the lake.

I hurried back to where the cat was and when I got there the cat was at the bottom of the lake with wide eyes as if horrified. He wasn’t struggling like you’d expect a drowned cat to, he just stood there frozen with his eyes on me. I looked at this cat and wondered if I should dive to the bottom of the lake to get it out.

But as I was pondering this, I thought to myself, why bother? I am not a cat person at all. I have no attraction towards them. I consider them creepy creatures. They are lazy and only care about themselves, unlike dogs. I am more of a dog person. But in this dream, I was dreaming of a cat, an animal that I just didn’t care for.

After a few moments of reflection, I decided to leave the cat at the bottom of the lake and then I swam. However, coming out of the lake, I couldn’t get away from it. I plunged into doubt. I stood there by the lake wrapped in thought. He still couldn’t stop thinking about the cat. I was wondering if leaving him alone was the right decision. Should I go back for him and perform CPR? How ridiculous would that be? Do I even know how to perform CPR on an animal?

It was while contemplating my next move that I jumped out of my sleep.


When I woke up from this dream, I was quite confused. I woke up with a constant heartbeat, unlike other times when I had dreams that predicted sinister events. I was curious as to what this particular dream could mean. He was puzzled by that, but he wasn’t worried.

A few weeks after the dream, my girlfriend and I abruptly broke up. Now this was an emotionally tumultuous period in my life. I loved the girl very much, but deep down in my heart, I always knew that she was not the type of woman that a man like me should take seriously.

However, the break was devastating. The emotional pain I felt was tremendously horrendous. My soul was troubled. I wrestled with many schemes unworthy of any form of reconciliation and although I did implement a few of them, none came close to my heart’s desire. Hands heavy with tears, I reached out with hope for a better tomorrow, but it never came, at least not as fast as I wanted.

As time passed, however, a harsh reality began to sink in on me. She knew she was better off without this girl because of certain questionable characteristics she had about her that she had tried to sweep under the rug. She loved to party, never liked to stay home, got bored quite easily, was always on the go, only cared about herself (classic cat trait), was very combative and didn’t seem to understand that fights between couples it must be of short duration. Before the breakup, I ignored all of these obvious signs for reasons I’m sure some of you can imagine. I was emotionally attached.

A few months after the breakup. We got back together. But like oil and water, we parted again soon after. I loved the girl, I won’t deny that. However, their behavioral features were simply not conducive to a harmonious relationship. Therefore, for the sake of my happiness, unlike the incessant barrage of stinging melancholic feelings I had been struggling with, I chose to leave her alone…forever!

It was painful and I doubted the decision, but I knew it was for the greater good. Even if she begged me to take her back, I might consider the idea, but I would eventually refuse to promote her to be a permanent companion. Contrary to popular belief, I know that people don’t change. They can alter certain characteristics of themselves, but their general personality, moral values, beliefs will remain the same.

Now, let’s look at the symbols of this dream.


Lake = The lake in this dream is the relationship between me and my ex.

Swimming = The act of swimming in this lake denotes her and I’s attempts to be together in a relationship.

Ability = The fact that I swam faster than her to the point where she was left behind meant that in this relationship I had more to give than she did. She didn’t have it in her to be the same caring, considerate and selfless person that I am.

In other words, in the lake of relationships we were in, I swam farther than the cat because, as in the real-life relationship the dream was allegory of, I was the most powerful. I was the one who had the ability to do more.

In the dream, I swam with a purpose. Although I didn’t have a destination in mind, I swam as if I did. She didn’t, so she gave up when she couldn’t follow my dedication to the relationship.


Look, if you have a dream about a dead cat, stop thinking that dream dictionaries can help you. As you can see from the situation above, a prophetic dream is always unique to the individual who had it. Always remember that. What meaning does a cat have for you? Answer that question and you will unlock the mystery of your dream!

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