For the most part, they are quiet. Looking into their brown eyes, I wonder what they are thinking. I would love to know. I've asked them but, so far, they have not responded. I often find myself having conversations with them - one-sided conversations. I suspect they think I'm crazy. They relish being told they are 'good boys' and they even do tricks. If only I could teach them to poop on command. Now that would be a real trick!