Freud noted that condensation takes place, and very often the processing of the associated thoughts and feelings takes more space than the original account of the dream. Welman and Faber observe that animals are often present in the dreams of the dying, and they quote Jung’s view that animals in dreams may ‘indicate an organic condition’. Freud distinguished simple from complex dreams. Simple dreams are those in which the residues of the day are processed, whilst complex dreams can be wish-fulfilling, hallucinatory or regressive. Dreams have differing significance with regard to the transference. The content of some dreams reveals the transference whilst the transference implications of other dreams are less clear. In the context of a therapeutic relationship the dreamer is affected by the presence of the analyst. It may be unusual but exciting to have someone who is interested in understanding dreams.