Any time I tell someone we have a weimaraner, if they know the breed their first response is always “oh, they have A LOT of energy, don’t they?!”
My answer is always so varying because while yes, they do, they’re also quite content being couch (well not literally – no dogs on the furniture in this house!) potatoes for the day.
That said, after about a week of being cooped up inside due to rain and our crazy schedules, Ginger was more than willing to run to the door when the infamous words “do you want to go for a ride?” came out of my mouth the other day.
*This post is sponsored by ORGANIX®
If Ginger could talk I’m pretty sure she’d answer the “what’s your favorite activity” question with riding in pick-up trucks (she’s very partial to the pick-up and hates being stuck in the far back of my SUV) and going hiking.
Sometimes Ulysses will just take her for a ride to run errands. She’ll never actually get out of the truck but I swear, you’d think she just got fed a 20 ounce raw steak with the happiness in her eyes.
With a 50 something degree day on our hands in December, a hike was in order.
Ginger ends up getting at least twice (probably more like quadruple) the amount of distance in as we do on any off leash hike because her separation anxiety necessitates that any time she gets more than about 50 feet ahead of us, she turn back around, run into our legs just to make sure we didn’t leave her and then sprint off again ahead. It’s comical in the beginning and irritating as heck by the 10th time your knees have been knocked into by a 60 pound dog.
The day consisted of about 4 miles for the humans, probably about 10 minimum for the pup, lots of squirrel chasing, leaf sniffing and a few glamour shots as I played around with the new portrait/depth effect camera setting on the iPhone 7 (pretty amazing stuff!).
Once the panting subsided on the ride home, she passed out until she needed to mope on into the house and only perked up hours later at the sound of her new favorite Organix salmon and peas recipe being poured into her metal dish.
We started the wood burning stove that night for the season and I’m pretty sure that was just the icing on the cake for Ginger who will now spend 95% of the upcoming winter days passed out in front of that nice hot black box which happens to be right next to her fluffy bed.
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