Dream Blog

Dream Blog: A Tribute to Chelsea

This morning I had my first dream about my BFF (Best Feline Friend) Chelsea since she went to Rainbow Bridge on November 30, 2018. 

I dreamed that I’d just moved into a high-rise industrial apartment in some undisclosed city. I had a small bedroom with a modern type twin bed and I could see out the window to the rest of the buildings surrounding me. Up above I could see the after-work executives exercising in a gym above all the offices. 

One of the stipulations for living in this particular apartment building was that you couldn’t have any pets. When I got there, I think it was supposed to be that the manager put Chelsea outside. I was sitting in my room and I could see her walking around outside on the balcony. She looked confused and she was sniffing around. I opened the glass sliding door and I stepped out and picked her up and brought her into my room. I knew she wasn’t supposed to be inside, but I didn’t care. I said something like: “I won’t leave you out there. I will never leave you.” And I petted her soft, gray fur. 

At the end of the dream, I was listening to an oldies station and “All I Have To Do Is Dream” by The Everly Brothers came on. I sang along with it, each line, each word and I could hear the music as if I were actually listening to it.

I listen to Malt Shop Favorites on Direct TV and they often play The Everly Brothers. I would joke that they were Chelsea’s favorite artists because she liked their soothing harmonization. Who knows, maybe she did. Today when that song came on, it was just as clear as it was in my dream. Almost like there was no difference than hearing it in the dream and actually listening to it.

But… I guess now, like many things in my life, being with Chelsea is just a dream. I am just lucky to have had her as my cat. As far as I’m concerned, she was the best cat ever, and certainly, the best friend I ever had. 

Chelsea (1998-2018) with The Everly Brothers CD, June 2018.

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