Dream 175 Interpretation
She was a nurse who worked at a nursing home. She had good relationships with nearly all of her patients. She tried to be gentle and empathic with the elderly patients, noting that “many of them are so cute you could just take them home.”
She worried about some of them because some of the other staff were callously rough with the care they provided. She was wondering why she was having a hard time completing an application to work at another facility which was a nursing job she was sure to get if she completed the application.
One could say from the brief description that the dream is about her affections for women (cats) and men (dogs). Pets represent our affections with cats representing women usually and dogs being associated with men. The further details confirm that the dream is about her feelings or affections for her nursing home.
She wants to take a patient home sometimes because of her affection for them. She was having resistance to applying for a job at a different facility because she was having trouble thinking of leaving her current patients. She could hardly bear the thought that she was somehow abandoning them to caretakers who were not as empathic as she.
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