Dog sings a lullaby to soothe crying baby

By Caroline Cassidy-lemondrop.co.uk
By Caroline Cassidy-lemondrop.co.uk

4/17/2010 10:44:42 AM -

Is this husky dog trying to 'sing' this baby to sleep or is he joining in with the commotion? We like to think he's singing a lullaby - and it certainly seems to work as the baby soon becomes quiet.

Dog music specialist Lisa Spector agrees: "It seems like the dog is very content. He's either trying to calm the baby by howling. It may work because his tones are long and sustained (and beautiful). Or it's possible that he's trying to alert the adults nearby that the baby is crying. But, the former is probably more likely, since the baby stops crying so quickly and the dogs keeps howling even when the baby is quiet."

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