Watson and the Sirens

As part of the national disaster warning system, there are over 4,000 sirens placed around the Netherlands. These are tested at 12:00 on the first Monday of every month for a couple of minutes.

Our younger dog, Watson, reacts to the sound of these sirens by howling in sympathy. Perhaps it’s some deep-seated instinct that he’s inherited from his wolf ancestors? Whatever the reason, he always reacts this way on the first Monday of every month.

I see from Youtube that many other dogs react this way, so perhaps there is some instinctive reaction at work here.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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