Morning of August 15, 2015. Saturday.
This dream was quite vivid and yet did not cause any concerns or worries about being attacked near the last part when I am near the uncaged animals. The location seems to be unknown, though feels a bit like the house on Loomis Street regarding the area. Still, everything is different otherwise and it mostly is not even that much like a house (more like a partly underground setting in a zoo at least in one area), though I seem to be living there. The entire back part and north side of the “house” is open, though walls go up around at least two sides at the northwest corner. The front, however, is enclosed and there is a row of jalousie windows (there were no jalousie windows on Loomis Street or in any of the houses in La Crosse I had been in).
I become aware that a large tiger is in the front yard. At first, I decide to close the windows due to a slight concern about the tiger smelling me. I do not think it can get in but it might surprise me if I have my head close to the window at a later point. Over time, I realize that there is also a lion in the backyard, though the wall may be high enough so that he does not get into the structure I am in.
Later on, I seem to realize that these two large animals are supposed to be in the area and that they are like “guard dogs” in a sense. Each has his own space to guard and survey and to stop intruders from getting into “my” house. Somehow, the tiger eventually gets in to where I am. I am not sure how that happened since there is no direct way via the front. It certainly could not have gotten through the narrow jalousie window’s glass slats at any point. No door had been open, and I do not think it came over the walls in the back and north side. Still, I realize that there is nothing to be worried about. The tiger will not eat me or attack and is simply looking around. I watch it for a time and eventually pet it like a cat. It seems content.
Eventually, I am aware that the lion in the backyard can get in to where I am. This only concerns me in a way that I know it will probably fight with the tiger. I can see the tiger sniffing the air and I look back and see the lion on the top of the wall. I tell a couple people who are there to keep the lion from getting in. However, it eventually goes around to the north wall and I sense there will probably be a big fight. This does not happen, though (the lion stands on the wall visually examining the tiger and they both continue to sniff the air), but I wake before anything could happen anyway. The lion could easily jump down into the structure that the tiger and I are in. I know the lion will not attack me, but I do not want to see the animals attack each other.
I wonder if there is any significance in the tiger being at the front and the lion being in the back.