Scotties have a wide vocal repertoire.  We bark, growl, and whine depending on what we see or what we want but we also howl.  Howling is our evolutionary gift from our brothers, the wolves.  It’s our way of communicating, our audible text message.  We howl when we hear certain sounds outside to let our location be known.  We howl when we see our parents in the yard and didn’t take us with them.  Calibrated to travel distance, our howls have a variety of pitches which identify who we are. We like to harmonize when we howl; Mom calls it vocal bonding.  If I am starting to howl, Sister runs from another room to join in.  ~ Indy and Lucy