Friday, April 24, 2009

Digory's Pack

It amuses me no end that the only time our corgi, Digory, howls is when he hears sirens, which around here is rather rare. If we lived in a city and he were howling all the time, I might tire of it. But as it is, it simply delights me. 

I figure the siren sounds trigger some deep canine connection in him. He responds as if the sirens are his own pack calling from a distance and it's the most natural thing in the world to call back in "family style". From the YouTube clip I've linked to above, clearly other dogs do the same thing.  

It reminds me that even "domesticated" animals have a touch of wildness within. Maybe that includes us humans, too.

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