Murphy is an inveterate howler when he hears sirens. If the local fire truck at the volunteer fire hall rolls out, Murphy will sing along with it's siren in two-part harmony until it's well out of earshot. It's just what he does
Belle has thus far not joined in on these impromptu sing-a-longs, however, but that changed today when the fire truck siren sounded and Murphy began howling and yowling right along with it. Belle, for the first time, raised her nose to the sky and howled right along with Murphy (and the fire truck). Once more, she was learning from and following her pack-mate, and it would have been really neat had it not been FOUR-O-FREAKING-CLOCK IN THE MORNING and had they not been IN MY BEDROOM!!!
I'm going to the hamster store today and see if they'll do a trade-in deal.