ESP or Not-So-Much?

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A Monday-morning, I’m-running-late, I-tossed-and-turned-all-night-long kind of breakfast.


But one of my very favorite meals!  Sunflower butter and banana bagel.


Someone stole the last Udi’s bagel, and that someone was me…


Monday story time:  I had Maggie booked in for a doggie dental cleaning today, but I spent all last week worrying and dreaming about her dying while under the anesthesia.  I realize this is super unlikely (trust me, I did the Googling and vet-asking) and the risk of her having problems from not having clean teeth is higher than the odds of her dying during the cleaning.  But I couldn’t stop thinking about it!


Finally, I had to cancel the appointment because I felt like something really bad was going to happen (I’ll reschedule her eventually – clean teethies are important!).  I don’t know if it was the pregnancy hormones or what – I was literally clutching her on the couch and crying hysterically – but I had to listen to my gut.


So, a question for you all:  Have you ever had an dream that something bad (or good?) happened, so you changed your plans?  Did it work out for the better?



  • Kim February 6, 2012, 9:27 am

    Awww. I can’t say that I’ve acted on a dream, but I’ve acted on instinct plenty of times even when it seemed foolish. This is good! Mamas have instincts that they so often dismiss. I’m glad that you’re listening to yours!

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb February 6, 2012, 9:34 am

    i will cancel or reschedule all time because i just have a bad feeling… i think it’s totally normal! and good to trust your instincts 🙂 we wouldn’t want anything happening to our fur babies.

  • Kaitlyn February 6, 2012, 9:35 am

    I hear you on the gut reactions. I follow mine all the time. Sometimes you just never know and it is better to be safe than sorry.

  • Khushboo February 6, 2012, 9:36 am

    I can’t say I have but sometimes going with your gut makes all the difference in terms of sanity!

  • Jen February 6, 2012, 9:38 am

    I do this all the time with driving. I’ll get a presentiment that if I get in the car, I’m going to get in an accident, possibly a serious one, and if the reason for going out isn’t mandatory (like work or school), I’ll either put it off for a few hours or I’ll walk instead. If I have to use the car, I’ll take alternate routes to avoid the highway and busy roads.

    I’ve never actually been behind the wheel in a car accident (been a passenger many times), so maybe I’m onto something!

  • Holly February 6, 2012, 9:38 am

    My pup had to have a minor eye surgery a year or so ago. I originally scheduled it with a vet I wasn’t very familiar with and who was not very nice or helpful when I spoke to her. I experienced the same thing you did – bad dreams for a week and a half until I finally called and canceled the surgery. I ended up having it done at a more expensive vet who I was more familiar with and who was willing to answer my 500 questions, haha. Everything worked out great and I don’t regret following my gut at all!

    • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 11:14 am

      Aw I hope your pup is okay now!

  • Jamie February 6, 2012, 9:39 am

    I have like 99% accuracy in calling NFL games. I get really strong hunches about 24 hours ahead of time. I’ve correctly each of my team’s games for the last 2 seasons- and I also predict whether it will be close or a blow-out. 🙂 I should start placing bets!

    Last spring, my neighbor (very close family friend) had a hunch we should visit her uncle out of state. He had been sick for years, but she had a strong feeling we had to go the next morning. So we packed up, drove 4 hours, and spent the day with him. He hadn’t opened his eyes in nearly a week, but just as we were leaving, he squeezed her hand and winked at us. The next morning, her alarm for work went off at 5:15. At 5:16, the nursing home called and said he just passed. It was almost as if he wanted to let us know he was okay, let her get a good night sleep, and then go in peace. It was strange, but we had closure.

    • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed February 6, 2012, 9:47 am

      You probably should start betting haha! That story about your neighbor’s uncle is crazy. You must have a 6th sense!

    • lynne @lgsmash February 6, 2012, 8:19 pm

      i have chills reading about the uncle story!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) February 6, 2012, 9:47 am

    I’ve never had that happen, but I do believe in the power of your subconscious, so I would have done the same thing. I hope you have a good day and that your brain settles down a bit.

  • Lindsey February 6, 2012, 10:02 am

    I agree always go with your gut! I try to always do it too 🙂 I have had dreams of things happening and they do, but its never been anything bad.

  • Tiffany February 6, 2012, 10:02 am

    Ahh my Dachshund needs dental work too and the anesthesia really worries me. But I volunteer at a vet clinic and I have seen hundreds of dogs and cats go under anesthesia and none have died. I’ve only seen a few have complications, and they were still fine in the end.

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots February 6, 2012, 10:06 am

    My mom wont get my dogs teethed cleaned because she doesn’t like the idea of him going under and thinks he may die as well, so you are not alone in this fear!

    I have never dreamt something bad about something I was supposed to do but I have had bad feelings and canceled plans because of them and something bad has happened when I have done that. Not always but a few times.

  • Lauren February 6, 2012, 10:11 am

    I don’t blame you!!! I swear being pregnant gives you ESP….I would have totally canceled too.

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery February 6, 2012, 10:14 am

    The closest experience I have had to that is writing a post on honoring those who wouldn’t make it to 2012. For a while I had felt that everything was going so well and it was all too good to be true. I felt so compelled to write it and an hour later I found out a friend died. Not quite the same scenario but it unfortunately had a tragic end.

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 6, 2012, 10:22 am

    It’s better to trust your instincts and re-shcedule then to not trust your instincts and regret it!

  • Danielle February 6, 2012, 10:23 am

    Its hormones. No doubt. I had such bad episodes of this while preggo. While I dont think it is ESP, I am in complete favor of cancelling the appt if it will make you feel better and more calm. Hormones make us totally nuts. Wait til the 3rd tri!

  • Emily February 6, 2012, 10:23 am

    I’m a huge believer in that, although sometimes it’s really hard for me to tell what is just generalized anxiety and what is a legit premonition. My whole family has had way too many accurate calls to ignore it.

    Dream story: We have family friends who were planning a motorcycle trip and a few days before they were supposed to leave their 3-year old daughter woke up from a nightmare saying “daddy blue, motorcycle bad.” It freaked them out so much that they almost cancelled but decided to go anyways at the last minute. They were in a motorcycle accident a few miles from their house, the dad was thrown from the bike and died. There are more, obviously sad, details but ever since that happened I’ve had a really hard time ignoring those kinds of feelings. Better safe than sorry.

    • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 11:14 am

      That is crazy and sad and gives me the willies!

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras February 6, 2012, 10:27 am

    My cat has a leg problem that needs surgery sometime in the next couple years, otherwise he’ll end up with arthritis when he’s older. I am ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED that he will die during surgery, and keep putting it off. (It also costs about $1500, so that doesn’t help). I know it’s a very basic, routine surgery, and he’ll almost definitely be fine, but no amount of research and reassuring statistics is a match for my crazy. I’ll get it done eventually… I’ll just spend the entire time curled up in the fetal position and crying.

    • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 11:15 am

      AWWW I’m so sorry about your kitty cat.

  • Jen February 6, 2012, 10:36 am

    I don’t really get any of these gut feelings. I am truly a thinker and not a feeler. I just do what I plan on doing, making decisions pretty far in advance and not questioning them.

    I do, however, have the ability to often turn of street lights when I walk/bike by, but I just figure I have some X-men power.

    • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 11:15 am

      My dad can make the street lights change from red to green 😉

  • emily February 6, 2012, 10:39 am

    Good call, I’m sure it would have been fine but there’s no point in making yourself miserable! Maggie can have clean teeth next week.

    The night one of my good friends died (he overdosed, he wasn’t sick) I went home early and kind of slipped out without saying any big goodbyes. But for some reason I really wanted to hug Morgan so I went back and said bye to him. He died a few hours later and I still don’t believe in esp but I’ve always been really glad I got to give him that hug.

  • Emily February 6, 2012, 10:44 am

    Awe, I am sorry that you had a rough dream about the pup. That stinks. But you’re right. You’ve got to go with your gut on these things.

  • Fallon February 6, 2012, 10:45 am

    A few weeks ago, my best friend and I were planning on a Target/Sushi outing, but the roads were horrible here in Western Wisconsin. The night before, I had a dream that we got into an accident together on snowy roads which knocked her unconscious, leaving me to dig us out and get help. That morning, the roads were ice from the night before and blizzard quality snow was falling on and off. Both my dad and brother said they had seen multiple cars off the road on the way home from work – very, very glad that we postponed the trip!

    I say, pregnant or not, trust your instincts! They’re usually right 🙂

  • Cathy February 6, 2012, 10:45 am

    I live in LA and have a dog who gets really dirty teeth too. We have a groomer that brings a vet in to do non-anesthetic teeth cleaning for far less $ than the vet one (which I’ve done also). The vet just sits on the floor with the dog on her lap and uses real dental tools to clean them; we bring her ever 2 months now and her teeth have never been more white or clean. I would check out your area and see if anyone around you has this service because I’m so glad we found it here! The one here is called The Healthy Spot on Wilshire if you want to call and find out more about the services.

    • Stephanie C February 7, 2012, 1:24 am

      Oh my gosh.. thank you for this rec. I’ve had good experiences with this place, but have only done the anesthesia dental cleanings at the bet. After the last one, my dog was really knocked out for a while and wouldn’t let us go anywhere near her mouth for a long time. I may go this route in the future. Does your dog seemed pissed off at you after? heh 😉

      • Stephanie C February 7, 2012, 1:24 am

        *vet! rawr.

    • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 11:17 am

      I’m going to look into this!

      • Jen February 7, 2012, 8:18 pm

        We actually ordered some pro dental tools online (super cheap) and do it ourselves. That means lots of treats (and breaks)! But my dog has pretty good teeth start and doesn’t need much done. We just maintain them.

  • Amy February 6, 2012, 10:47 am

    I don’t know if it’s available in your area, but our neighborhood has something of a “holistic” pet store that offers anesthesia-free dental cleaning. Maggie may not be a candidate, either because of her temperament (she seems a little…emotional :)) or the amount of work she needs done, but I thought I’d mention it!

  • Cathy February 6, 2012, 10:47 am

    PS, it’s not like the normal teeth-brushing you can get at Petsmart, it’s full-on dental-hygienist teeth cleaning but they’re awake the whole time, and it only takes like 30 min.

  • Keri February 6, 2012, 10:49 am

    Acting on your instincts is what women (especially moms) do best… shouldn’t feel bad for doing it! I’ve never had that sort of thing happen to me, but I’ve acted on instinct for decisions all the time, and 95% of the time things work out perfectly when I really listen to my instincts when making decisions.

    My boyfriend, on the other hand, most definitely has some kind of weird “ESP.” He had a recurring dream that he would get into a car accident – same place every time. Finally, one day, the accident almost played itself out for real – but since he’d had the dream, he avoided it. He also dreamed that the shuttle Challenger exploded – two days before it did! I don’t think I would normally believe in ESP, but after hearing his stories, I think there might be something there….

    • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 11:17 am

      Ah! Crazy!

  • Rebecca February 6, 2012, 10:55 am

    I agree with an above comment–prob pregnancy hormones and not necessarily a premonition. (Then again, I don’t necessarily believe in ESP to begin with.) But if you were that worried about it, cancelling was probably a better idea than freaking out even more. Must have been an interesting phone call…
    Plenty of deja vu, but never ESP that I can remember.

  • Poptartyogini February 6, 2012, 11:04 am

    Wow. What a vivid and disturbing dream. I don’t know if it means anything but I don’t think trusting your instincts and canceling is a bad thing. I’ve never experienced anything like it and I think I’m glad about that!

  • Joanne February 6, 2012, 11:22 am

    Oh yeah. In fact I’ve done the same thing with my dog. He was scheduled for simple surgery but it wasn’t mandatory, I said forget it. I didn’t feel good about it. Turned out for the best 🙂

  • Rebecca February 6, 2012, 11:27 am

    I can’t say I’ve ever had a really overwhelming feeling, but in a situation like that, I would have cancelled it too!

    Funny you should share this because just Friday I got a text from my sister. She’d had a dream that I drowned and it was so realistic and scary, she didn’t want me to go anywhere near water that day. I didn’t have any plans to, but she was seriously scared!

  • JennB@BeMe February 6, 2012, 11:29 am

    I am beginning to recognize the difference between my intuition and my insecurity. They can be blurred for me at times and I am learning to recognize them both.

  • Kristen@Change of Pace February 6, 2012, 11:31 am

    I have those crazy dreams and I hate it 🙁 I’ve worked at many vet’s offices and teeth cleaning is so important. When they have bacteria (tartar) on their teeth it gets into their body from swallowing. No one likes to brush their dogs teeth so you can buy Science Diet T/D and feed as regular food or as treats. You have to ask your vet for it but I’m sure they’ll gladly sell you some. Simple way of brushing their teeth 🙂

    • Stephanie C February 7, 2012, 1:26 am

      My vet recommended just that! I need to get into the habit of brushing my dog’s teeth, but for now we give our dog these treats and her teeth are much better.

  • Liz February 6, 2012, 11:32 am

    I personally haven’t had an experience like that, but my father-in-law has. My husband’s sister had tickets to a concert in New York City back in 2001 that would have put her in the city on Sept. 11th. A few days before she was supposed to leave, my father-in-law for some reason got a bad feeling about it and didn’t let her go. Note that she was 22 at the time and could have gone anyway, but he was paying for the trip and was so adamant about it that she listened and stayed home, thank goodness!

    • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 11:19 am

      WOW. That is crazy.

  • Brita February 6, 2012, 11:35 am

    I totally would have canceled too! My boyfriend makes fun of me, but I swear that I can sense things before they happened.
    I once had a dream that I had this very specific medical issue, and sure enough, a week later I went to the doctor and it was confirmed. The chances were so, so, SO low, but I was right!
    I’m glad you went with your gut 🙂 Give Maggie lots of extra snuggles today, too.

  • Emily February 6, 2012, 11:46 am

    A couple of times I have had really bad gut feelings about things, rationalised it and ignored it. And then the bad stuff has happened. Nothing fatal, just things that shouldn’t have happened.

    Since then I listen to my gut feelings. Not in a crazy whimsical kind of way, but if I get the same horrible gut feeling that literally stops me in my tracks, I pay attention to it. I try to rationalise it, but if the bad feeling sticks around after that I don’t ignore it.

    I often think that kind of intuition isn’t a random thing: sometimes our brains pick up on information, process it in the background and produce a conclusion that is sensible without showing us why it is sensible. (though I’m not sure this applies for you on the teeth thing!)

  • Johanna B February 6, 2012, 11:52 am

    I now always listen to feelings like that. Too many times in the past I didn’t and bad things happened. Good for you for going with your gut. There will be other times to get her teeth cleaned.

  • Rosa - Fitness Food Fulfilled February 6, 2012, 12:00 pm

    A few weeks ago, I had this awful dream that my dad passed away. I woke up terrified that something had happened so I called my mom early that morning. I didn’t mention the dream of course (didn’t want to freak her out), but my dad was totally fine.
    It’s the most awful feeling though, isn’t it?

  • Laura February 6, 2012, 12:05 pm

    I have those feelings all the time and I follow them sometimes. In my case, its super bad anxiety. Thats why whenever we are in the car for more than 10 mins I have to ride in the back seat because I assume we will rear everyone.

  • Malorie February 6, 2012, 12:20 pm

    I think it was probably just the pregnancy hormones. I definitely worry way more about little things like that than I did before I was pregnant. Like if my parents ask if I want to come over for dinner and I’m too tired, I have been feeling really bad about it and then start thinking that maybe this is the last time I will ever see them and that I should just go anyway. I’m getting better at realizing that I’m just being crazy, but I’m so sick of how worried pregnancy makes me. I was not like that at all before! But having your dog put under anesthesia for any reason is still scary! I was pretty nervous when my dog was getting neutered and that was before pregnancy.

  • Marysa February 6, 2012, 12:27 pm

    I think it’s normal to react to gut feelings – especially as women we have a more “maternal instinct.” But be careful, you don’t want to end up being the mother who keeps your child in a bubble. Reschedule ASAP and have your husband take the dog in with you for support.

  • Sonia the Mexigarian February 6, 2012, 12:37 pm

    Coming from a family that senses many things, I have learned to listen to my gut. Good or bad, my senses pick up on quite a bit. My gut told me the place where I was going to get married. I had never seen the place before or ever heard of it but as soon as I saw the first picture on the webpage, I knew it was going to be there. Most recently, in our house hunting, I came across a house with only one photo, but my whole body *knew* that it was going to be our home, even without visiting it before. 2 weeks later we are now in escrow 🙂

    I say definetly trust your gut instinct, especially when it concerns your furry children. I would have done the same thing in your position.

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 6, 2012, 12:48 pm

    Wow, that’s quite the dream! But I say GO for trusting your gut instinct, no matter what!

  • Brenda February 6, 2012, 12:55 pm

    My purebred collie (purebreds are more apt to succumb to the anesthesia)died after getting his teeth cleaned when I was a child. Took him home, and he passed away by the side of the house. I have refused to put any dog I own under for teeth cleaning since. Vet told me to get a good doggie enzymatic toothpaste for my dog and brush them myself….and that is what I do.

  • Anne February 6, 2012, 1:34 pm

    I don’t understand why these poor animals have to have total anesthesia to have this treatment ! It’s insane, sedative would do the job. And 500$-600$, kind of excessive ! I brush my cat teeths cause I never want him to have this treatment !

    • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 11:30 am

      Thankfully my vet is only $220 but that doesn’t include the blood work. $500 is ridiuk.

  • Becky February 6, 2012, 1:37 pm

    Interesting to see this post!!! I was literally just talking to a pregnant friend last night who said she’s been having a lot of scary dreams about her dog lately. I mentioned to her that my guess is that it has to do with her desire to protect her baby (because up until now her dog has pretty much been her baby, in many senses. That is, her dog is still her baby, but now she’s also got a tiny human growing in her).

  • Jen February 6, 2012, 1:38 pm

    I’ve never had a dream like that, but several waking moments of “esp”.

    One night, my Future Husband and I decided to go for a walk. About half a block from our house, we both stopped walking and looked at each other. Simultaneously, we’d both independently had some feeling that something bad was going to happen if we kept walking… so we hightailed it home!

    I also tend to listen to my gut, and I also hate extraneous anesthesia. Get some dentabones (there are some healthier ones – our local stores carry “Greenies” brand that my cats love and my dog mildly tolerates ;D) and look in to toothpastes.

  • Kris February 6, 2012, 1:58 pm

    Our vet uses Valium for dental cleanings, but even then our last dog was bombed! So out of it and so sad (but I still took pics). I don’t know what I’ll do with our new dog (Italian greyhound) because greyhounds are especially sensitive to anesthesia, but have really bad teeth too. Makes me a nervous momma too.

  • Sneakers2Sandals February 6, 2012, 2:05 pm

    Ugh, I clutch/cry with my dog every time I have to drop him off somewhere over night. I’m not even pregnant! This is why I can’t have kids yet, I’m too emotionally unbalanced!

  • Amber K February 6, 2012, 2:13 pm

    I’ve read so much about how women have to start listening to their intuition, but I never seem to get these “vibes” other people get. I can never see the ending to the book or movie. I never know what’s going to be behind door #2. I don’t even have thoughts one way or the other. I just don’t know! And I’ve never known who was going to be on the phone when it rang before checking the caller ID. I’m starting to think my intuition is defective!

  • Soph February 6, 2012, 2:34 pm

    YES, a huge yes with having a dream that has changed my life.

    Recently I had been seeing someone for a long time, and we were talking about getting married. We were going to move location, move in, get engaged, the whole shebang. He was (is!) a lovely guy and we were really, really happy. I really, really loved him and was so excited about everything, and so was he. However (and I don’t want to go into specifics) I would have had to make one fairly huge sacrifice in order for us to get engaged/married.

    Then on 12th April last year (see I even remember the date) I had the most VIVID dream. It was incredibly lifelike, and was a dream of essentially my future life should I continue on the path I was on. I couldn’t tell you exactly what happened in it now – I think that maybe I wasn’t supposed to remember the details. It was quite hazy just after I woke.

    But what I can tell you is how intense my dream was. I started awake (just like when someone has a scary dream in the movies!) and burst into tears before I was really even awake because I knew, just KNEW beyond any doubt, that I needed to end this so-far wonderful relationship. I’ve NEVER been so sure of anything in my life. But, I tried to forget about it, and anyway I was very in love, but by June I knew I had to listen and we broke up (amicably).

    So now, I’m living in the new place we were going to move to (as I had a new job lined up which I couldn’t change), and we work at the same place (which thankfully is large) so it is really hard and quite lonely. But somehow I know that it was the right thing.

    But I honestly know that had I not had that dream, I would now be living with him, making this huge sacrifice and convincing myself that it was ok, getting engaged, and being secretly (even secretly to me I think) unhappy. I still love him, and this will take a long time to heal from, but hopefully I will one day really accept the mistakes that I made here (I mean, I know I loved him, but why was I willing to change SO MUCH about myself for someone else? This is something I still really struggle with, even 6 months down the line).

    • Brita February 6, 2012, 3:04 pm

      Soph, I just wanted to say that I had the same experience almost five years ago! I had been dating my college boyfriend for a while, we had talked about moving in together and marriage and whathaveyou, but one morning I woke up with a pit in my stomach that wouldn’t go away. I just knew I had to end it, even though I loved him. It took a while, but now I realize it was for the best. Not only do I love my boyfriend (who I met only a month later), but my ex met someone that’s so right for him it makes me wonder how we ever lasted as long we did. Good luck! You’ll be fine, it just takes a little time 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 11:32 am

      That is crazy! And such a powerful reminder to listen to your gut.

  • Lindsay @ Salt, Sun & Sanity February 6, 2012, 3:00 pm

    I think it can never hurt to listen to that little (pregnant) gut of yours 🙂

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) February 6, 2012, 3:31 pm

    I am starting to have really weird and vivid dreams during pregnancy. Last night I had a dream that I had to deliver my little girl at 27 weeks (current week of pregnancy!) and I did so in 10 minutes flat. She was fine and I was fine. SO strange. I haven’t had any dreams that have made me alter plans though I don’t think. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut… regardless of pregnancy hormones or not!

  • Stefanie February 6, 2012, 3:56 pm

    We switched our dogs to a raw food diet (including whole turkey necks a couple of times a week) and their teeth have never been cleaner! They never need their teeth brushed or cleaned by a vet (after all, wild dogs don’t need it either), and they are in general much healthier. It’s actually no more or less expensive than good kibble too, so we’ll never go back to the processed stuff.

    • Erin February 6, 2012, 5:10 pm

      I agree with this Stefanie!!! Listen to your gut!! My uncle had TWO dogs pass away while getting their teeth cleaned…it was AWFUL 🙁

  • Robin February 6, 2012, 6:53 pm

    Always go with your instincts. It will come in handy when you are a mother, too!

  • Lindsay February 6, 2012, 7:20 pm

    I would have done the exact same thing – I always listen to my intuition. I feel like the more you listen and pay attention, the better it is at picking things up. This first story breaks my heart to type. One night when I was in college, I was out with friends – one friend in particular was adamant about going to the home of a man she had just met, while the rest of us weren’t so thrilled about the idea. I remember saying adamantly if we go, something really bad is going to happen – I can feel it, we absolutely should not go to this house. I was so upset about it, I started to cry – which is very unlike me. I remember squeezing the hand of the girl who was walking next to me as I said it. The friend who was interested in the guy told me to stop being ridiculous. We weren’t at the house very long, less than 30 minutes. Remember, the girl whose hand I squeezed when I said something bad was going to happen? She was raped in the bathroom while we were there. There aren’t even words to describe how horrible it was – I had always paid attention to my intuition and had always been intuitive, but that was when I realized how strong it was. On a much happier note, one of my friends was leaving to study abroad in Korea and I told her she was going to fall hardcore in love with someone there. She was pretty anti-marriage and anti-babies at the time, so she laughed and told me I was ridiculous. You can probably guess how that story ended – her and her husband celebrated their second anniversary in January and I’m anxiously awaiting her baby shower on Sunday 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP February 7, 2012, 11:32 am

      Okay that is a terrifying story. You must’ve picked up on the negative vibes or something!

  • Whit February 6, 2012, 7:38 pm

    When I was in high school, I had a dream that I was in a totally different school, with weird teachers and students and suddenly the teacher in the class said something that stuck with me, on some level. Fast forward a few years, we moved. Guess what school? teachers? students? yep, the same one’s from my dream – I didn’t notice until my math teacher said something really specific – that thing from the dream. So creeeepy.

  • Cecilia February 6, 2012, 7:55 pm

    I have those “gut feelings” or ESP ALL the time. And I’m usually right. It has gotten to the point of freaking me out at times.

  • Bria February 6, 2012, 7:58 pm

    I dreamt my LSAT score!

  • Kay-tee February 6, 2012, 8:09 pm

    I’ve definitely acted on some strong instincts before. I don’t want to add to your uncertainty-maybe offer some validation? During her first teeth cleaning my dog needed extra medication because her heart beat dropped too low during the procedure. The vet attributed it to her being overweight. She since dropped off the weight and has regular cleanings since and no reactions like that. I know you said before that Maggie was on a weight loss regime and that made me think of my experience. Better luck next time. I love not having dog breath for a while!

    • Kay-tee February 6, 2012, 8:10 pm

      ahemm…I love not having to be around dog breath for a while! 🙂

  • Lorin February 6, 2012, 8:10 pm Have heard about this and I was curious what your opinion was on it? If someone is reading the comments and is dealing with an eating disorder, it could be triggering, so be wary of opening this.

    • Caitlin February 6, 2012, 8:13 pm

      Meh. I’m not impressed by articles like that. There are 3 billion women in the world and only 8 look like supermodels. Ya know? I would rather see articles about real women doing cool things that just people who are famous for having a small waist?

      • Caitlin February 6, 2012, 8:13 pm

        What do you think?

        • Lorin February 7, 2012, 2:29 am

          The first thing I thought (assuming it was natural) was that she’s a very rare case. I felt that if I looked like her so many people would think i’m aneroxic and constanly bug me about it. I rather live a life where I feel comforatble in my body and people don’t make comments about it. I have a relativley “normal” body (however you want to define it) and I’m happy with what I have. Also, in response to your question; I once dreamed that my dad got paralyzed and I woke up crying. I had such a strong feeling when I was on the bus to middle school that I had to call him to make sure he was okay. Dreams can be crazy and I think they are really intersting. I love looking up my dreams on

  • Christina Hayes February 6, 2012, 8:32 pm

    Oh, when I was a teenager I would occasionally be convinced I was about to die in a car accident or by falling down the stairs or something… not that I wanted to, I just knew I was going to. I finally realized that I had these “premonitions” a few days before my period.
    Now I know they are hormonal but they are still hard to discount!

  • Parita @ myinnershakti February 6, 2012, 9:20 pm

    I personally have never experienced ESP or anything like it, but my mom has. The night before an earthquake in India she woke up because she swore she felt the bed shaking. She even woke my dad up. The next morning she called my grandmother only to find out they had gone through a [very thankfully] mild earthquake in India.

    In my opinion, we are all feelers in one sense or another. You just have to take the time to listen and understand what your gut is telling you.

  • Heidi February 7, 2012, 6:45 am

    My Gramma had been in the hospital for about a month and my dad stopped in to visit her every day onhis way home from work. One day while driving to work in the morning he randomly had a feeling that he should stop by the hospital. So he turned around and went at 7am. My Gramma died in his arms 10 minutes after he got there. Freaky, right?! If he hadn’t had that feeling and turned around, she probably would have died alone.

  • Bobbie February 7, 2012, 9:12 am

    IMO you did the right thing canceling. Another month or two with dirty teeth is not going to kill her and like you said you’ll get it done another time. I’ve had times when I felt like I just shouldn’t be somewhere at a certain time and so decided not to be there. Honestly I’ll never know if it was the right decision but for me it was. You love your puppy…nothing wrong with that. 🙂

  • Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss February 7, 2012, 10:59 am

    I say you should listen to your gut. My roommate’s cat died while at the vet’s for a routine dental exam, so it can happen.

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