Description for visually impaired readers: Illustration of a black running greyhound. It says underneath “Zoomie”. A high speed, lunatic, careless, happy, oblivious-to-everything and completely unstoppable greyhound run. May involve damage to property and induce nervousness in bystanders.
Looks like I confused some of my fellow bloggers with this lovely word 🙂 (*giggle* was so NOT intended … not 😉 ) and yes most of you got it right that I had no airforce meaning in mind. 🙂
The above picture shows you where I encountered the word the first time. It is the “Greyhound Gossary” by one ingenious Mr Skipworth himself an owner of a black greyhound called “Magic”. That is why he knows these beautiful creatures so intimately.
His love for his greyhound Magic made him jot a couple of illustrations on Facebook as a comment on someone else’s post and instantly hit the jackpot. Everybody loved it and wanted more. So he developed a lucrative side income besides his job as a freelance cartoonist and Illustrator.
The best husband (Jeremy Clarkson voice) in the world was so kind to give me two of Skipworth’s mugs and guess what? This is one he chose:
Description for visually impaired readers: Illustration of a black running greyhound on a white mug. It says underneath “Zoomie”. A high speed, lunatic, careless, happy, oblivious-to-everything and completely unstoppable greyhound run. May involve damage to property and induce nervousness in bystanders.
I got the famous “Greyhound Glossary” for Christmas and sat there crying and laughing at the same time because his cartoons of the dogs and their owners are so exact it is scary. Do you know what “Grurdling” is? Well, if you’d own a greyhound you would know… 😉
Now, our beloved Sherky didn’t do zoomies when she came to us about a year ago. I dread to think what she went through in the kennels she grew up and had to race for a couple of years. When she came to us she didn’t play with balls, had no idea that you can play tug with a rope and looked entirely shocked at me when I tried to make her jump around with me.
That’s changed a little: She gets the zoomies as soon as someone of us comes home, happily runs after her tennis balls and hops around like a Kangaroo at times. I have tried to film her when she has the zoomies but she being a greyhound meant the phone and I were just not fast enough to get her. 🙂
Description for visually impaired readers: Black greyhound laying on beige floor on its side. It has a yellow tennis ball between its legs
This post is my contrition to Linda’s ingenious “Just Jot It January” and there you can find out how much or how not my fellow bloggers were confused by the word “zoomie” 😉 and I am off to do some shopping. “The Beast” as we call Sherky at times needs more food…