In the interest of honesty, I'm posting the following dream. It has stayed with me for hours, and therefore must mean something.

I'm sitting in a room with a gray cat. Others are there with their pets. Everyone is boasting about how well they are feeding their pets. I take my cat in one hand and begin to feed him. It is very pleasant. But suddenly, The cat defecates onto my hand. And doesn't stop. I am incensed. I say, "I'm going to take you back to your room." But the cat doesn't stop. I start to carry the cat away. It doesn't stop. The feces are moist and odoriferous. I lose my temper. I slap the cat. He doesn't stop. Finally I take a pencil and begin to lash him. But he doesn't stop. He does this all the way back to his room, but in the seconds before I wake up, he transforms into a yellow baby chicken.

I don't think I've ever had a dream about both shit and violence before. Certainly never one where I am ever cruel to an animal. When I woke I thought it must be something trivial. Usually such dreams are easily forgotten. But this one remains in my mind. 

I wasn't going to post it, but I have been doing so for the last seven years so here it is.