Originally Posted by mamaxsix
My parents used to make cassette tapes to send to my kids when they were little (and the kids sent really crazy wild tapes of themselves back). I can still hear my usually quite staid father reading a book called Wombat Stew "....munchy crunchy for my lunchy wombat stew!"
My parents and I exchanged cassette tapes while I was still living in Chicago and they were in Texas. It was fun, but they often included the pets on their recordings. One time the tape started out with their Peke howling. Everytime my Dad said 'bughouse' the dog would howl like crazy, loud and high-pitched. It was so loud I thought it was going to bring my neighbors running to see what was wrong in my apartment. Dogs often howl at musical instruments too - like harmonicas and accordions.