Zoomies! I know you’ve seen this and you might have a different word. It’s the energy burst that your dog gets at unpredicted times. The dogs goes running in huge circles, with a huge grin on his face. They are usually filled with joy, just happy to be running like the wind. It’s one of my favorite things to watch.
The zoomies can be predicted with my dogs at the beach, especially if they haven’t been at the beach for a while. I recently saw it at White Sands National Monument. I think the criteria for the dogs is to have a large area with the ground that is safe for them to run like the wind, sand and grass are two of my dogs favorites.
Just 2 nights ago we had stopped in the dog park in Silver City, NM. There was an unneutered male dog that got Mick all excited. There were other dogs, and lots of good play. After some time, everyone left except the young male dog and his owners, which I was having a fun conversation with. (don’t worry they had plans on neutering their dog). Mick was getting all wound up, then there it was, the ZOOMIES! Mick is running in total wild style, in huge circles, totally out of control. When Mick runs like this, he almost has that look “look at me Mom”, I’m super dog! There also is a mischievous look in his eye!
Years ago, I was in Central Park in New York City and it was in the morning before 9am when dogs can run free in most of the park. A dog had the zoomies and several of us were watching with glee as the dog ran with unbridled joy. The lady said something and I couldn’t understand her, then I asked her and she said “Gone Mad”, that was her word for the zoomies. He’s Gone Mad! I laughed and told her my word was zoomies.