DISTANCE: 10.16 km DURATION: 1:16:59
Good afternoon sweet cheeks! Reilly and I decided we needed to revisit the route we took this summer. I think it was a record breaker that day as in it was HOT! Today not so much and things went a lot faster. Don't get me wrong, I have come to the conclusion that when Reilly and I get together we like to explore and take our time doing it😆. We saw a snake so a discussion had to be made. Yes, I was the only one talking. Then we had a couple stops at the river before climbing the mountain up to the ridge. Finally making our way back across the river to squirrel central😳😬. Reilly was pleased. We did a quick tour through the 'hood before making our way back home. Yes, I fed my friend some meaty treats on the deck before saying goodbye..... sometimes it's hard to leave. Thanks for another memorable adventure Reilly! Looking forward to our next one. 1 poo (runny) and lots of pees today. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 8.01 km DURATION: 1:06:36
Loki! Buddy! I missed your smiling face last week, but I heard that you had a great time hanging with your human grandparents and their pooch.😊 The weather's changing and my friend had a little more pep in his step! We started out quicker than usual and I could feel it and so could Loki because it only lasted 2km 😆 That's okay we don't want to peak too soon! So we continued on making our way down to the creek for a refreshing dip and a quick slurp before moving along (for the next dip and slurp) My friend also found himself a gopher hole he just couldn't leave😂 After a few minutes I used my skills to lure him away. Ya ya we all know I just pulled out a treat from my pocket but it worked! Anyways we sauntered on back up the hill to the homestead. Thanks for the fantastic run today Loki! 1 poo and several pees today. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 10.87 km DURATION: 1:11:11
Oh Nell, the face I've been waiting to see!! You're just so excited to go running, I love it!! Can't waste anymore time, let's go! We did our usual route this evening, however, we did it backwards! And boy, why did you not think of this before?! As we are usually just starting off, we pass a few water fountains that are hidden within Eau Claire. These never meant anything to us at the beginning of our run, but, at the end?! These are the cherries on top of our speedy run. We took turns sipping from the fountain, it was very cute, Nell being Nell always let me have the first sip. She is so kind, truly a gals best friend. If only she was human, she's definitely a gal pal I'd go shopping with!!! Well, I heard I get you another time this week and I can't wait! Once a week is just not quite enough with this girl. See you soon! Thanks for the great run! Scoop: 1 pee no poops.
DISTANCE: 6.85 km DURATION: 1:06:24
As soon as I opened the door, Indy was right there to greet me with a stuffy and a big, sloppy kiss to the face. He immediately let me know we were going to be the best of friends - as I'm sure he does with everyone! As I was warned, Indy took his time checking everything out and would often just stand in one spot feeling the breeze on his face, and the sun beating down on him. He looked like a wise old dog who has learned to take it easy and enjoy every moment, especially on this perfect fall day. I realized right away that he wasn't going to be coaxed into following me where and when I wanted to run, so instead I was patient and let him take his time and decide when to continue on. He lead me down to the river (and showed me a way down I had never known about before), where we ran through narrow trails amongst the trees and took a couple breaks at the river where Indy cooled off with a refreshing bath. Although he liked to stop often, when he decided to run it was like an effortless gallop that kept him moving at a quick pace. He must have known we were headed home as he didn't stop for at least the last 10 minutes of our run! The Scoop: 8 pees and 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 10.14 km DURATION: 59:31
Hello gorgeous Rona! It sure made me happy to see you today and to recognize you were much less nervous and seemed a little excited to get out for a run! I loved that you gently led the way and were happily panting and wagging that beautiful tail the whole time. Last time we headed north along the dog park so today we headed south into Fish Creek. We saw lots of squirrels, bikes and other dogs and Rona responded like an all star; she's a joy to run with. There was even a truck driving on the Fish Creek Pathway, which greatly startled me as we went around a bend but steady girl Rona was unfazed and kept galloping along. I think this speedster could have gone even faster today. She will be the perfect pup to help me get my speed back after some time off running! Thanks for the fab outing today Ro and I'll see you again tomorrow for another adventure! The scoop - 1 poop, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.29 km DURATION: 1:02:23
The weather today was perfect for a run! It was chilly and sunny! Moxie and I ran at a good pace and ended up doing 8K in just an hour! She had two scoops and four pees. I had my camel-style hydration pack with me this trip, so we both didn't get thirsty! Until next run 😎...
DISTANCE: 4.24 km DURATION: 50:22
What a Tuesday morning Gogol. After finding a nail in one of my tires, I had to throw on a spare in order to get on with my day! At the gym, I had a bit of a war with the squat rack and gave myself a nice charlie horse on my right thigh. As I walked into your house today Gogol, I see your morning has not been the greatest either. With a big plastic cone on your head, I knew we were in for a bit of a slower jaunt today. As we hit the grass, it took us both a while to get used to the new added challenges that the cone presented. After some sniffing and a few pees, we went onward with our walk/light jog. Gogol never stopped smiling even if he ran into a tree or bush with his cone. Our run ended at the train station where we made an impact on a man named Dave. Just a simple pet and kiss from Gogol turned his day right side round. No matter how tough your day is going, keep smiling and keep walking! No poos for this cutie today! Get well soon Gogol!
DISTANCE: 4.07 km DURATION: 55:11
The theme that kept running through my head today was "V is for....". Well the first one is quite obvious as V is for Vizsla - one of my favourite breeds of dogs. They are just so full of personality that you can't help but love them even when they are not exactly following your best laid plans. V is for Valley Ridge - which is where I had planned to sneak the girls down to so that Gibbons would have no choice but to have a bit of a longer run, but alas she is MUCH more clever than this poor dog runner. There was no way she was running down the hill today. As she sat on the sidewalk looking off into the distance - it occurred to me that if you put a ruffled collar on her - she looked positively Victorian - another V word. So Gibbons, Toki and I meandered through the neighbourhood at quite a leisurely pace. That is until there was a sudden frenzy of sniffing around a piece of cardboard and I was quite puzzled until I saw two VOLES scurry out into the grass. I swear if I could get those voles to lead us into Valley Ridge we would've had a 10K run! Anyways - we ended with some chase and snuggles in the girls' yard, but still no poops today. They had 3-4 pees each.
DISTANCE: 6.16 km DURATION: 1:01:41
Molson and Roxy were in fine form enjoying the cool morning and a trip through the trees with lots of squirrels to make the day special. We visited with a Golden Lab and a Spaniel and decided to agree not to agree that the tennis ball was up for grabs. It did take a few chases and throws to decide but we left tired but pleased to enjoy the game. One poo each plus two pees for Roxy and the usual many stops for Molson.
.DISTANCE: 9.08 km DURATION: 1:10:49
Speedy Sam sets out in search of SQUIRRELS! This was the motto of our run this morning. Sam, you never cease to amaze me with how strong you and that nose are! Just like that, at a stop of a dime, we go from 100 to 0, and off in the other direction. However, after the few times I have run with you before, today I was finally anticipating the slight whiplash with every glimpse of a squirrel that you got. Sam was a very good boy today; he was speedy and determined, I could not have asked for a better running partner for the morning. We set off straight up the hill from Varsity to Scenic Acres, got quite the workout I must say. That hill is a serious one! Once at the top, we turned around and weaved back down towards Sam's home passing every squirrel in the neighbourhood. So many chances but the squirrels were just too smart for Mr. Sam. Despite the fact that no squirrels were caught on our run, the effort was there, and that's all that matters! Good try, Sam! Next time! Thanks for the run! The scoop: no poops, 5 pees.