Windy continues to improve. She has been quiet since her surgery until yesterday. She got her bark back.
Windy’s bark, though, is not normal. One of her previous owners had her debarked. Debarking is a cruel procedure of cutting a dog’s vocal cords. An ethical veterinarian would not do such a thing. In puppy mills, it is not uncommon for some low-life to hit a puppy’s throat to smash its vocal cords.
When she barks, Windy sounds hoarse in a low register. Evidently her debarking wasn’t successful.
Behavior modification training and specialty devices can be used to cope with excessive barking. If your vet even suggests such a thing, run out of that office with your dog and tell everyone you know not to use that vet.