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We were awakened this morning to what sounded like a low air raid siren! Steve jumped out of bed and followed the sound to our screened patio. He found Belvedere sound asleep, lying on his side on his chaise lounger, HOWLING in his sleep! He was completely ASLEEP! :lol: :lol: :lol:

He did it three times ...three long breaths. Steve watched him do the last one and said he didn't move at all while it was happening. He woke up when he heard the glass door opening.

We've only heard him howl once briefly when we first brought him home from the Humane Society. He's never done it again in 4 years. I've tried everything to get him to do it and he just will not.
 

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Been there, heard that. :eek: The first time it happened was in the wee hours of the morning, scared us to death and we about killed each other jumping out of the bed. There lay Bubba in his bed beside our bed sound asleep, head in the air and howling. He put his head down, never opened his eyes, and continued snoozing. We just looked at each other and cracked up. He did it several times over the years. We still haven't heard the first day-time or night-time aroooo from Bogie, but he's only 1 and 1/2 years old.
 
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(LOL) I can't get tummy to howl at all. Why don't we always have our camcorders (always on the ready??) :)
 

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Our kids aren't allowed in our bedroom. They sleep in the family room either in their crate, their pillow beds or pipe beds. Whichever they prefer. We've heard that same strange howl in the middle of the night. We always thought it was Stickers. Nope. One night Rusty did it while we were in the family room reading. We looked at each other and cracked up. I thought he was always howling at the moon, not this night!
 

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Ruby does this a lot! First time when she was a puppy in the middle of the night and scared the &^% out of us!

She moans in her sleep, twitches her legs (we say she's chasing rabbits - ha!) and she wags in her sleep a lot.

Just recently she howled in her sleep and it woke her up! She jumped up on all 4's, (with a squished face mind you and unfocused eyes) and went to the door...once outside she was looking for the dog who arrrooo'ed and woke her up. It was precious! :)
 

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Mine have never howled in their sleep, but Dozer has barked in his sleep. Not a loud bark, but a muffled one. It was funny, because his face was on a pillow, and his cheeks would blow up with air when he barked.
 

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Emma is growling and barking, and running in her sleep.... :rolleyes:
She been howling once or twice too,
even though our big howler is Doris, when she's awake. :p








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That would be so funny to see! Lightning sat up and growled once. Very deeply. At first I thought someone was lurking outside my house, until I realized Lightning was dreaming! I've heard him growl maybe twice in his life, so it was very spooky.

But the best is when they wag their tales in their sleep. Then you know it's a happy dream.
 

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That was the scariest thing - in the middle of the night hearing what I thought was a sick cow in my living room! I ran out of bed to find José and there he was all clueless and groggy.

Now we just yell "José, go to sleep!" when we hear that ... seems to work!!

As a sidenote the first time I ever heard this sound was when a friend and her golden lab were over visiting. They left and José must have been heartsick. He stood there making this crazy low sick mooing sound.
 
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