Last night at 3:30 am we heard coyotes going after something in the woods across from our house. We have heard them many times in the past but last night they were very close to our house and were extremely loud. I am sure they had their pups out hunting and were chasing something. Meb and Shay started barking and whining and DH and I got up and we all sat in front of our living room window (which was open) and listened. Meb started howling with the coyotes. This was the first time I heard him howl. It reminded me of the wolves at wolf park as I was just there a few weeks ago. DH tried to hush the dogs but I told him to let them be vocal. I thought that was pretty cool as I am reading Cesar Millans book right now "Cesar's Way" and he talks about how animals pick up on other animals & humans energy and about how dogs need to be with nature and explore their surroundings.