Animals can portray our more ‘wild’ or uncivilized feelings. The size and behavior of the animal will suggest how we are feeling or what type of emotional interaction we are exploring. Since a mouse or rat scavenges in the dark to get what it needs, dreaming of this creature can portray not being open about what you need. In a relationship you may need to be more verbal or out in the open about your needs and desires. See also Animals.