Dogs. DOINK! DOINK! Howling Dogs. DOINK! DOINK! These are their stories.
It all started when Knuckles the Jack Russell's parents noticed that each time he overheard the theme song of "Law & Order" on the television, he would begin to whimper and then forcefully howl his way through the opening credits while the theme song played on.
Finding his behavior nothing short of hysterically funny, Knuckle's parents did what any upstanding citizen would and should do.... they posted a video of him howling along to the song on Youtube. Since posting said video of Knuckles one year ago, and racking up more than 10,000 views, dozens of videos have since been posted of dogs with a similar aversion to the unmistakeable DOINK DOINK of the L&O theme song!
Why they're howling: A thin plot-line? Volume too loud? An involuntary reaction?
According to ABC news and veterinary neurologist Susan Wagner, dogs are probably involuntarily howling at this song due to its higher-register notes in the iconic DOINK DOINK theme song. (I personally believe that it is the darkly criminal and somewhat upsetting story lines of the show that is totally bumming out these dogs.)
Dozens of videos reside on Youtube that showcase this hysterical howling...but my all time favorite is of the Doberman who is casually chilling in his Bark-o-lounger, complete with his cozy macrame blankie (and possibly a lap tray?) - it's awesome. Really. The second video is a mash up of a bunch of different dogs singing along, each one funnier than the next. ENJOY!Article reprint courtesy of Animal Planet's The Daily Treat with Janet McCulley