Older dog’s first zoomies since the death of his friend Breaks Hearts Online

An older dog getting the “zoomies” for the first time since his friend’s death has left TikTok users in tears.

In a clip shared by user Anna (@annaneu_) on Jan. 14, an elderly dachshund can be seen happily dashing around the house with her new pal — a golden retriever puppy.

Captioned ‘First time I see her happy since Juice [passed]’, the adorable video has garnered over 170,000 views and more than 27,000 likes.

What are “Zoomies”?

An excited dachshund running around a yard
A stock photo of an excited dachshund running around a yard. TikTok users loved the older dachshund’s enthusiastic zoomies with his new puppy pal.
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According to the American Kennel Club, zoomies are when a dog “runs in circles at top speed.”

Zoomies are a kind of “Frenetic Random Activity Period” or “FRAP” – a burst of energy that seems to come out of nowhere. Like running around your living room like your life depends on it, or jumping on your bed while you’re away from home.

Although FRAPs or Zoomies may appear suddenly, your pooch has likely stored this energy for a long time.

This unexpected increase may be the result of a stressful situation, such as Such as a trip to the vet, a chance to burn off energy after a late night, or having time to walk around after being in a crate all day. However, they can also be a sign of joy and a way for dogs to express their excitement.

Although it’s more common in puppies, with their boundless energy, dogs of all ages can experience FRAPs. Dogs aren’t the only ones who get zoomies, either, as cats and other domesticated animals can run in circles with wild abandon.

“The best sight in the world”

In the cute clip, the dachshund senior can whiz around the house with her new friend.

The dachshund leads the pup in circles through the kitchen and living room while the adorable duo dash across the wooden floors and hop at Anna’s feet.

In the caption, Anna explained that this is the first time the older dog has had the zoomies since her pal Juice passed away. The dog died in 2022 and Anna described her new puppy as an “unexpected surprise” from her late pet.

TikTokers couldn’t get enough of the furry friends and their Zoomies, with user Courtney calling it “the best sight in the world.”

“Seeing older dogs behave like their younger selves, even for a moment, is one of the most rewarding and heartbreaking feelings one can experience,” said zmcb62.

“You can even see her smiling, how lovely,” wrote Becca Laurie692.

“The pup is so gentle with her too,” added pickleskin39.

“People don’t recognize the last few years [are] some of the best years,” commented Brandy Melissa Massi.

Meanwhile, bjschoey said: “I haven’t smiled that hard in months. Thanks.”

news week asked Anna (@annaneu_) for a comment.

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Rick Schindler

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