Actually, though, I know of the tattle bark. It can be handy, if a brother/sister is actually getting into trouble, but if not...!
Well, at least you know absolutely *everything* that is going on around your house! Neighborhood. State.
They are amazing watchdogs, all kidding aside. But, if a person wants a quiet dog, perhaps not the breed for them!
And then, isn't it strange when they become quiet? Generally, it's when they lose their senses, like hearing, such as Misty. Tango has been the same. He doesn't bark anymore really. He did when Ds came over, but since he can't now, there's no noise past wanting out. I feel really sorry for him, that he never sees his favorite person anymore, and won't for a while.
Scritch the pups and kitties for me!
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