howl from the north

Having impressed people on twitter and facebook, we can’t deprive you blog readers of this listening experience.

Mr Dog and I proudly present the Yorkshire Wolf and the Canineosophical Howl from the North. Don’t be deterred by the inital blurriness and lack of focus — it gets better. Make sure the computer sound is on! Mr Dog is ready to hypnothize you and convert you all into committed canineosophists in an instance!

17 thoughts on “howl from the north

  1. Yes. But he’s generous enough not to!

    He’s never been the lap-dog some small dogs are… I mean, he can be cuddly and all, indoors, but he’s got lots of instincts. Hunting, tracking, howling.

  2. my children were just in the middle of watching TinTin when they heard Mr Dog’s calling and rushed over to look ‘Wow! What is that?’ asked my youngest, the eldest replied ‘that’s Mr Dog, he’s a Swedish werewolf’.

    Be proud Mr Dog, be very proud.

    x

  3. YES!! Success! Mr Dog is very delighted and very proud of the responses actually. Glowing with pride, in fact. It’s one thing to impress in reality — but another one to do it in cyberspace!

  4. No — in fact, he’s not the least impressed by me, even if I try to howl. He only likes the police, fire trucks and ambulances; they’re his flock on wheels. (You hear one of them in the distance during the video. It was a great opportunity because they were so far away — if they’re too close, you hear mr D less well.)

    I tried to discourage this when he was young, I tried to train him not to do it — but I had to give up. It’s a very strong instinct. A bit of a hassle when you live two blocks away from a fire station though… especially during the season when you sleep with open windows…

  5. ‘flock on wheels’ fabulous! I’ve just listened again and wondered if Mr Dog is chanting?

    I used to sing along with my terrier, I would howl and he would happily join in, we made quite a team. He also used to wail along to my flute playing..

  6. Possibly — it’s clearly something deeply spiritual! Of course, canineosophy always remains a mystery to us humans, we are not evolved enough to understand it…

    ‘I used to sing along with my terrier, I would howl and he would happily join in, we made quite a team. He also used to wail along to my flute playing..’

    That is really cool! It would have been a hit on youtube, I’m sure!

    I just remembered this very cute video of a dog playing piano and singing:

  7. Wonderful, especially the bit at the end where there is a slight pause before a final flourish.. the truth that is dog.

  8. higher than that! Tis a place where even the blue card carriers are completlely unaware.

    I can’t say anymore.. Mr Dog will kill me.

  9. Have you read Jack London’s books on life in the Yukon? For his bed-time story you must read to Mr. Dog, ‘The Call of the Wild’. It is about a domesticated dog returning to the wild. Every time I hear that wonderful howling I hear the ‘Ur-wolf’ in him waiting to break out.

  10. No I haven’t, actually, but we’d like it, both me and him!

    ‘Every time I hear that wonderful howling I hear the ‘Ur-wolf’ in him waiting to break out.’

    That’s what he says too. I, however, politely have to beg him, ‘can’t you please contain that ur-wolf of yours until we’ve got off the bus, dear?’

  11. and the dog at the piano … got my Monday off to a good start. hilarious. wiping away tears.

    so heartfelt! inspired musicianship.

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