Sound and Motion
October 21, 2019 10:42 PM   Subscribe

Who needs adorable animal antics? You do! You can find little howlers at r/tinyawoos and lots of gamboling at r/Zoomies. posted by Johnny Wallflower (14 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
h/t Space Kitty and Room 641-A respectively
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 10:42 PM on October 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

The teeniest tiniest awoo

That's "awoo mlem mlem mlem mlem mlem mlem awoooo". The most adorable thing I've ever seen, really.

I've taught dogs to howl whose owners have hated me afterward because before ambulance sirens meant nothing but afterward....

I digress.
posted by hippybear at 10:58 PM on October 21, 2019 [8 favorites]

She's trying her best

Also related: r/microbork for all your tiny barking needs. Do not under any circumstances miss this glorious arf
posted by J.K. Seazer at 11:31 PM on October 21, 2019 [6 favorites]

hippybear, you're good people. Every good pupper should awoo.

(Do you give lessons? Some rellies just got a fuzzball, and as the Good Weird Uncle I have a duty to carry out)
posted by scruss at 11:32 PM on October 21, 2019 [3 favorites]

(The best lesson I can give is to do a wolf howl and not a coyote howl. Start low and keep out of your falsetto if you can. Make it resonate, not just be shrill.)
posted by hippybear at 11:37 PM on October 21, 2019 [2 favorites]

<Sade voice>
The swee-test awoooooo
</Sade voice>
posted by idiopath at 12:50 AM on October 22, 2019 [9 favorites]

I had a newfie who loved to talk to the coyotes. She would do her best to mimic their calls & cries. In some respects she was quite good. She had the cadence and rhythm down perfectly. The only problem was: she was a deep, deep bass. Imagine a dog whose bark was like thunder suddenly trying to become a soprano. I'm sorry I never recorded it as it was the most absurd sound I've ever heard a dog make.

My aussie would just sit quietly beside her while all the cacophony was going on. Grinning broadly the entire time. She thought it was kinda hilarious too.

When my niece was 4, she could do the coyote cries very well. She had no trouble hitting the high notes. She and the newfie would sometimes howl together.
posted by Teegeeack AV Club Secretary at 3:58 AM on October 22, 2019 [8 favorites]

Thank you for this
posted by photoslob at 7:02 AM on October 22, 2019 [1 favorite]

I am dead right now because of this tiny awoo on We Rate Dogs yesterday.
posted by dnash at 7:38 AM on October 22, 2019 [14 favorites]

Thank you all *so much*
posted by Space Kitty at 9:46 AM on October 22, 2019

Ah, so much poig at the memories of Rory, our poor golden cocker boy who had to be put down at just over a year when his SOA started to really manifest. In happier times he'd sing along to my sister, then in training as an soprano. Pie Jesu from Lloyd Webber's Requiem is not complete without a small doggo — head thrown back, neck stretching, ears rolled, lips pursed forward, eyes closed in ecstasy — aoooo oooo oooo … urr urr urr as antiphon to my sister.
posted by scruss at 1:54 PM on October 22, 2019 [3 favorites]

Zoomies are sometimes "fun" in my house. I have a whole folder of these. This guy looooves pounding around on the hardwood.
posted by DigDoug at 7:27 PM on October 22, 2019 [3 favorites]

I am shocked—shocked—to find that gamboling is going on in here!
posted by thelonius at 12:39 AM on November 2, 2019 [2 favorites]

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