A most strange tradition in America: To make all the dogs howl at the eens. The eens? Self is also confused, but must be American word for children. Will howl so most at the eens!
How can not? When the eens run up driveway all squealy and funny looking. Then walk past the windows and then, ring the doorbell! And do not even come in! Isn't doorbell for to mean, come inside?
So most confused. After a while, Sidekick and Sister of Sidekick were saying "yes" and giving treat when the eens ran around or the doorbell rang, and then did not feel so howly.