I have four technically high energy dogs, two Canaan, one German Shepherd and a Shi Zu jack russell terrier mix.....all rescued, here in Cairo. I feel I am not giving them enough. I am a teacher and have a fairly large apartment with a garden of the same dimensions which the dogs are not really interested in actually.
There is a general fear and abhorrence of dogs in this culture, generally. And I have developed a phobia of going out with the whole pack as although my dogs (oi, coco, elvis and Fat girl) are wonderfully natured and social, I have been arrested many times purely because neighbors saw us and made up stories. I still have my babes but have reduced going out with them to once a day. well at least in day light hours.
I have found a new location in a compound near to a large expanse of desert, so each morning around half four we hike around 6 kilometers through it. The dogs go mental and run about like loons, and for the rest of the day, sleep or watch me or TV.
As I originate from a dogie filled family in Scotland who is used to going on massive trips for hours each day...plus a half to an hour trip off the lead in the evening, I mean are these dogs being tolerant and suffering or are really actually OK?