Changing topics a bit, but it does all link together in a bit, I promise...Rigby is a chatty dog. Several years ago I had people over and while we were sitting around talking Rigby yawned noisily. It made us laugh, and we all howled and whined trying to get her to do it again. Since then, Rigby howls and talks if someone talks or sings to her in a high pitched voice. She doesn't usually do it unless she's asked to, but once she's asked she'll go on and on and on. However, just last week I walked out to the garage while making dinner to fill up Rigby's food bowl. When the door closed behind me, I was startled by a crying noise. I got back to the kitchen as fast as I could, and Rigby was sitting at the door howling. It was unusual, but I didn't think much about it other than how darn cute she is when she talks.
Since this past weekend, I've been laid up with some type of bronchial issue (meaning I'm coughing so hard that my head might actually explode), and funnily enough Law and Order was on about 100 times this weekend. The show entertained me in between coughing and sleep. On Sunday afternoon, I was curled up on the couch and since Rigby had had just about enough of the couch shaking due to all the coughing. She found a comfortable spot on her dog bed across the room. I found myself just dozing off when Rigby started her howling again. Again, it scared me a bit because it was unprovoked. At that exact same moment, the Law and Order theme song was playing. Somehow I put two and two together, quickly rewound the song, and replayed. Rigby howled again, and again. And even three more times so I could record her.