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Sleep Howling--Not The Usual Dream Stuff

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OK, so every grey we have had is a noisy sleeper to some extent. Growling, barking, whining, running, kicking etc. We have seen it all.


Minnie has done something several times that I have never heard before. It is always in the middle of the night. We are all dead asleep...including Minnie. She howls. It sounds like something primal. It is one long continuous howl....it seems to last about 10 seconds non-stop. It is not a roo. It sounds almost melancholy. The first time it happened I switched the light on and called her name. She was awake by this time and seemed fine. She does this every few weeks.


Has you grey done this? Once you hear it, you never forget it. She is the first hound of 6 that we have had that has ever done this. I would love to get a recording but chances of that are slim. It doesn't seem to coincide with her active dreaming.

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Only my girl Gracie would do that. Not often but enough to give me goosebumps.


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Raven did that a few times and it always scared us awake. It was eerie - we called them "ghost howls."

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My Shiba Inu mix did it once, I thought there was a coyote outside my window, butBut she was on the dog bed in my room. She woke herself in the middle of it and looked sheepish, went back to sleep.

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