Pixel’s Pitiful Attempts at a Howl

Breigh April 23, 2011 10

The other day I heard sirens coming in the distance.  I quickly grabbed my camera and got it ready to record Bailey and his howling, just because I think it’s funny.  I was wondering if this would be the time that Pixel finally joins in as up till now she has only barked and given him weird looks when he howls at things.  Here is what happened… you have to listen carefully for Pixel because Bailey tends to drown her out a bit.

Yeah, not a lot of howling going on from Pixel but she is trying!  You can tell that she is finally catching on that she is supposed to be doing something, but she doesn’t quite know what.  Instead of a howl, all you get is a sort of strangled cry that wants to be a howl but isn’t.

One day she’ll get there and I’ll be sure to have the camera handy.


  1. Marie-Claude April 23, 2011 at 10:49 am - Reply

    LOL poor thing :) It’s a long learning process, I guess!

    On a totally different topic, I just re-read your ‘Our story’ section, and realised you got married the day before the fireworks explosion in Enschede. I was going to make bad jokes like “I’m sure you had a blast” or “You guys sure made a spark” referring to your wedding and honeymoon night… but… erm… maybe I shouldn’t. 

  2. Sonya April 23, 2011 at 11:49 am - Reply

    aawww..she sure did try..lol they are sooooo adorable :)

    • Breigh April 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm - Reply

      She’s going to howl anytime now I think. Bailey didn’t for the first few years and now there’s no stopping him when he hears a siren. They are adorable indeed! I think I’ll keep them! :)

  3. Jules April 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Awww…that sort of reminds me of the Tweeb when she loses her voice–not that you’d want to hear it…she makes the same sort of strangled noise.

    • Breigh April 23, 2011 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      awww haha it is definitely a strange noise :)

  4. Monica Van Maanen April 23, 2011 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    That was funny. Bailey kept on looking at her as if she was thinking, “What’s wrong with you? Why aren’t you saying something?”

    • Breigh April 27, 2011 at 7:23 am - Reply

      haha I know I found that funny too! Bailey was perplexed by Pixel’s lack of howling abilities!

  5. Invader_Stu April 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    lol. That was funny. She’ll get it one day.

  6. Gaby May 5, 2011 at 11:20 am - Reply

    That is the single most adorable thing, hahaha! Love your dogs!

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