Friday, August 10, 2007

Giant Schnauzer Zoomies!

I used to think that just puppies went on wild careens in huge circles. Taking Agility classes has proven me wrong. Dogs of all ages sometimes just take off on the "zoomies." The rest of us just hang onto our own dogs, while the owner is flustered and embarassed trying to get their dog back. For the last couple of weeks at class, it's been Annie the Giant Schnauzer zooming around the room. It's amazing watching this huge black dog race around and around, sometimes taking jumps, sometimes leaping over the tunnels and generally ignoring her owner. What's really incredible is that Annie had puppies just a few months ago. A litter of eleven! Wow! Did the puppies suck the gray matter out of Annie's brain? Whatever the case, she's been having a great time! It happened twice last night, with the third zoomie run cut short by our instructor who yelled in Annie's face when she tried running past her. To prevent distractions and another potential crazy run, Annie was last on the final course after the rest of the class had left the room!

4 comments:

Kahshe Cottager said...

It's crazy what having babies does to you!!! LOL I can remember feeling like that when I got away from my 3 kids for a period of time. Imagine how you'd feel with 11 babies all the same age!

Johann The Dog said...

Mum knows what that feels like. Gracie does that, but only in competition. Mum gets really embarrassed. In training, Gracie does really great! Hmmmmm.....

Woof,
Johann

Fran said...

Last night Annie only zoomed around the room once! Unfortunately it was while another dog was running the course - Annie's mom dropped the leash somehow...

Julie said...

Room zooms are one of the things that giant schnauzers do best! No matter the age, ours get the zooms sometimes. We call them the rips. And for the most part they have no idea if a human might be in their way when running.