Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Singing

As mentioned in various past posts, I am a long time watcher of the show Law & Order.  While I saw each and every episode when it first aired on Prime Time, the show has also been in reruns for years and years and continues to air anywhere from once to ten times a day on multiple channels.  Often times I'll find it on TV while I'm putzing around the house doing chores over the weekend or making dinner when I get home from work.  It's one of those shows that kind brings comfort.  It's also a show that I can partially pay attention to and still know what is going on.  So my point being, it's on in this house multiple times a week.
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.  
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I know I'm biased, but really, could she be any funnier?  And, it's even cuter that the Law and Order theme song makes my dog want to sing along.  And clearly, the theme song was playing when I went out to the garage that day.  I wonder if that's a sign that it's on in my house too much?

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  1. Little scamp. Do you see the 'one' eye studying you. And it really is the TV that's causing it.
    They really are a pure giggle aren't they.

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    1. I know! Isn't she funny!?!? I've never taken a video of her talking before because I'm usually in the background sounding crazy. But this was without me completely. I listened carefully to the song a bit yesterday and it has some horns or something in it at the end that sound a bit like howling. Not all the years of the show had that, according to my research, so there were a few versions she didn't howl at. When I replayed the videos she howled at herself howling. :)

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  2. Oh my gosh....this is so cute and so funny!!! I love to see (and hear) a howling dog and we have some that sing more than others.

    I love the Law & Order theme (the one from the original show is the best, IMO) and I've actually downloaded a version of the song from iTunes. So... I think Rigby has excellent taste in what she sings to and want to reach through the screen and give her a big hug. :)

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

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    1. Yes, I agree that the theme (and the show itself) is the best of the franchise.
      It's funny how chatty some dogs can be and others don't say a word. I grew up with dogs and my last dog, which was the same breed as Rigby, and none are as talkative as she is. It's endearing.

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  3. Totem is very talkative when we are getting ready for a walk....as I am getting the gear together...he is on his haunches talking and doing his version of howling....rather more of a wimper.

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    1. Love it! Rigby will do that too when she gets excited about leaving the house. They're so cute!

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  4. Do you remember the question in Cool Running's when the Jamaican bob sled team crashed.
    How are you. You know all the cuteness knocked the illness bit out of my head.

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    1. "Ya, mon"
      I just added the cough in as an excuse for sitting on the couch, watching Law and Order, and filming my dog. :) I never do such things! But I'll tell you, whatever this is has kicked my butt. Any type of activity makes me cough like a seal. I come home from work and go right to bed, only to stay awake all night coughing. I can't remember a cough like this - is reminiscent of my days of asthma as a kid. I'll be fine, it's just been an energy sucker for sure. Thank you for asking. :)

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  5. lol.. Rigby is adorable. Hope you feel better soon. I am the same about Friends..

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