Monty is very loud. Last night he was squawking away and I told him it was too loud, too piercing, too shrill. He never takes any notice. I said to Mitzi: "Monty is being very loud, can you do something about it?" She sidled up to him and gave him a kiss!
Then he just carried on. I asked her again but this time she just looked at me as if to say: " Sorry, there is nothing I can do" and then she went up to a toy and pretended she was very interested in it.
Somewhere in another universe, dear brother, you got saved.