DISTANCE: 8.13 km DURATION: 1:08:55
Hello Loki! My friend was a little on the chatty side when I showed up today, or as Loki would say “it’s about time you showed your face. Now, can I have a treat?!???" 😂 Loki had some energy to burn today and lucky for him there wasn’t any one else out this afternoon so he got more free-ranging time in than usual. 👍🏿 Needless to say, he was very pleased. Loki was running through the long grass having the time of his life! Every time I’d try to get a picture he’d hear the zipper and come running back thinking it was snack time.😁 I had to give him something, and off he’d go again. This lasted until we made it out of Confluence Park and back to the shackles for Loki. That’s okay, he doesn’t mind. This way he can keep an eye on me. 😜 We headed home and partied in the backyard with the snowmen and as I was leaving I had to get a picture of the frozen pumpkin. Halloween is definitely over!!! Thanks for the entertaining adventure today Loki! 1 poo and lots of pees today. Salut!
DISTANCE: 7.59 km DURATION: 54:55
I arrived to an extra bouncy Sam this afternoon so we wasted no time to get going! One of our standard off-leash area these days has been claimed by toboggan go'ers and Sam just desperately wants to race with them which to strangers can come as a shock to see a massive black pooch barreling at them. So, we decided to head to a different area where he could release the beans! No wonder he likes to chase rabbits, I think he might be at least part one too for his epic bounce. Today was a funny run with his extra beans and all the funny things we saw like a whole ton of Halloween decor. More funny was that I was listening to Xmas tunes in one ear while taking photos with tombstones. I've had to nickname him Scandalous Sam today for his X-rated posing that I discovered at home. Had to do a little strategic photo cropping today to keep the blog PG! It's -17 Sam - aren't you uhm a little chilly?!? Haha, onward home we went and I'll see you later alligator! One poop, lots of big pees.
DISTANCE: 2.95 km DURATION: 47:33
Gibbons and Toki were cozied up inside today upon my arrival. The fireplace was on and they had their blankets out. After a quick cuddle and kiss, Gibbons headed back to bed! But to my delight, she got up to get dressed and come out today! I realized shortly after getting them dressed that I put the wrong coats on them. Gibbons' was a tiny bit snug and I had to tighten Toki's up. I know I'm always comparing these sisters to me and my sister but I profusely apologized to Gibby as I know personally how frustrating it is to try to squeeze into the "skinny" sister's pants 😂. Anyways, mid-run we sorted it out. We had a great outing today. They were clearly not into the huge distances, but had a few good sprints interspersed with lots of good sniffing. Gibbons had a nice solid poop, and there were lots of pees for both. We ended as usual with some snuggles and playtime in the yard.
DISTANCE: 8.5 km DURATION: 1 hour
Oh Jessie. It was good to run with you again. This sure isn't Mexico, though, is it? Proof of that is the dumb phone battery froze again and only logged half our run. Grrr! Jessie was very curious today, checking snow banks for what? Not sure. The day was overcast and the pathways were very icy. Jessie was so sweet, slowing down for me on the hills so I could make it safely down. Not much exciting to see today -a few joggers, one bike and just one dog, a friendly Golden Retriever. The scoop: one poo and two pees for Jessie. See you Thursday! The photo is one for a run a few weeks ago.
DISTANCE: 8.21 km DURATION: 1:06:27
Gogol has brand new boots and boy, did he need them today! There were cold and powder covered paths! We covered a great distance in a short amount of time trying to stay warm! Gogol was his usual playful self. He always says hello to me before we really get moving (or looking for treats, can't tell which it is). We ran reverse of our usual route to switch it up and got to Roxboro Park where I set him free! Made it to Elbow Park later where he lost a boot but I was able to put it back on, although I struggled a bit.. Gogol had some nice icicles forming under his chin, so I cleared them off, checked his ear tips (warm) and we were off again! I feel like we are due for a Chinook soon! I hope Gogol stays warm indoors after our run, I know I will! Gogol had 1 poo and 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.46 km DURATION: 57:50
Good morning Sunshine! I had to scrape myself out of bed this morning (bumps and bruises)... it’s going to be a long winter🤐. As soon as I saw smiley Reilly all the pain went away. My friend headed out with such determination, nose to the ground and then we stopped. I see Reilly you're in search of the golden nugget!😬 That’s what our adventure was all about... frozen bunny poo! So funny! Reilly was grinning from ear to ear. She said hello to a couple of passersby but moved on quickly looking for her next snack.😳 We headed up the path, meandering along nicely and then SCORE! I think there was a bunny party going on in the park and they left some evidence behind. Reilly was pleased. After that we made our way back to the homestead as we were both getting a little chilly (okayI was) but Reilly was starting to lift her back paws and I figured it was time to hit the heater! Thanks for cheering me up today Reilly! Fantastic time as always. 😊 1 poo and many pees today. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 5.22 km DURATION: 1:01:28
There were lots of four legged friends out this morning with a meeting of another Golden Retriever and two Bernese Mountain Dogs who were out for a play in the park. Molson and Roxy were happy to join them in a roll in the snow and a chase around the park. A first for Roxy as she peed at least five times leaving Molson (3) in the dust. No poos for either on this fine morning.
DISTANCE: 8-8.5 km DURATION: 60 minutes
Mav buddy!! Long time no see! I had no idea the windchill would be so cold today, I definitely underestimated the amount of layers I would need. My phone also was not a fan of the cold and actually shut off due to temperature issues, something I have only seen when it has been too hot!! Mav however, LOVES winter! Bounding in the snowbanks and frolicking through the flurries! With a warm coat like his, I am sure he remains nice and hot during our runs, no matter the temperature! We ran into a dog named Jessie today on our run who was a Red Heeler and looked a lot like DGR dog Kamber!! We did an actual hour and 5 minutes and I am guesstimating about 8-8.5 kilometres! See you Thursday Mav (with more layers)! 1 poop and 7 pees!! Thanks for making the cold bearable sweet boy!
DISTANCE: 6.98 km DURATION: 1:32:17
It was like déjà vu riding to Indy’s this morning. Everything felt and looked identical to last week; frozen snow on the ground, sidewalks cleared, grey sky without a breeze, and a backpack filled with my dog Bexie heading to meet our best pal Indy. Indy’s bark was back this week, loud and proud, and excited to see us again! The two ran laps in the backyard together, playing as if they hadn’t seen each other in months! Bexie didn’t get out as much as usual the last few days so she was a bundle of energy running circles around Indy and I trying to get us to play at the park. She finally got what she wanted when we made it to the other ridge and found some dogs to match her energy. Right away Indy joined in with a Retriever Reunion and latched on to one in particular, Farley (in one of the pics), who followed us for a long while. The two played the entire time; Indy is always so full of love and kept trying to grab Farley from behind. Farley didn’t seem to mind though and would just pull away when he wanted. A couple of times they took each other to the ground like a wrestling match, and I wished I had pulled out my camera to capture it! Farley left his mark in the end with a big glob of drool on Indy’s head that stayed until we made it home to wipe it off. See you next week Indy! The scoop: 6 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 9.31 km DURATION: 1:00:01
On today’s run with Leo, I realized we are starting to gain a much better friendship. I’ve noticed Leo listens to me a lot better and overall, we have a much smoother run with less stops. I’ve also realized that it is next to torture making Leo run next to the dog park, so that was our last time doing that. We stopped a couple times for treats and to allow Leo to roll around in the snow. In the end, he had a rocking snow beard but unfortunately, I didn’t catch a picture of it. I’m so excited to start seeing Leo twice a week and strengthen our friendship even more. The scoop: one poo and four pees.
DISTANCE: 6.31 km DURATION: 57:56
"You've got your hands full!" This is what a gentleman said to me when I unloaded 3 very excited dogs from my car to head down into Sandy Beach. Sully, Kenny and Teddy were pretty excited to go in search of sticks and meet some other dogs at the park. There was a deja vu moment when Kenny, Teddy and Sully started to carry one stick together. Another questions, I received from a lady who had 3 Labs (one chocolate, one black and one yellow) was "How are your monkeys doing today?" She said her monkeys were amped up. Well, it is a good thing I love energetic dogs as the 3 boys played to their hearts content. Sully and Teddy go at full speed and chase each other through skinny birches trees and Kenny joins in the chase in his own time and at his own speed. Thanks again for spending your energy at the park with me. The scoop: all 3 boys pooped at the same time in one spot ( crazy!) and Sully had 1 extra poo. In addition, there were too many pees to count. See you on Friday cheeky monkeys!
DISTANCE: 8.62 DURATION: 1:07:07
The Tuscany twosome greeted me with a little ditty this morning (an oldie but a goody)😊. Mira was on the curious side today. She was checking everything and everyone out. She was so excited! When Mira wasn’t concentrating on the ground (something smelled delicious), she was trying to figure out how she was going to catch herself one of those tree crawlers (squirrels). Not gonna happen Mira! Not on my watch😳. We sashayed our way through the hood making it back to the abode. Mulligan was staring at us through the window; you could tell he was getting a little impatient with us. Mira, of course, took her sweet time heading to the front door..... Siblings😂! Thanks for yet another fantastic adventure Mira! 2 poos and several pees for Mira; 1 poop and pee for Mulligan today. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 3.28 km DURATION: 42:51
Good afternoon girls! I hope you had a great weekend! Well, either they were really active and still riding that energy wave. Or they had a quiet weekend and had some energy to burn. Because both girls were raring to go today. This is par for the course for Toki, but I was so pleased with Gibbons. She got suited up easily, and only went to her bed when she got impatient with her sister playing keep away with the harness. Once we were ready to go, Gibbs started to have second thoughts. It definitely took some coaxing once she could feel the slight chill in the air. But once she got her blood moving and warmed up, she was good to go. Toki was so proud of her; she was giving her sister kisses as they ran side by side. We toured the hood a bit but once Gibbons knew she was close to home there was no turning back. We played both in the backyard and the basement, again with a lot of energy! Scoop: three pees for Toki, a poop (diarrhea) and three pees for Gibbons.
DISTANCE: 6.80 km DURATION: 54:05
Today. I met Lucy, a Golden that loves to run! I heard that she is afraid of small dogs but today only big dogs were out. There were some tugs towards the big dogs but nothing out of the ordinary. It was cold and little bit snowy, but that didn't stop us from doing a big loop around the neighbourhood. First, we went through the nearby park and then we ran all of Harvest Hills Drive. Lucy loves to sniff. She just wants to sniff and run! I captured some nice photos of her. I even tried to take a selfie and ended up getting a big kiss from her! I had a great time running Lucy and would run with her anytime! She is the easiest dog I have had the pleasure of running with since beginning with DGR. Lucy had one pee and no poos.
DISTANCE: 4.41 km DURATION: 1:00:14
Today was a great walk with two very happy Retrievers. When I arrived, I could see both Molson and Roxy waiting for me right at the front door. After finally getting their harnesses on, we were able to start our journey. We walked under the power lines all the way down to Weaselhead, and along the way, we ran into a lady walking her dog who pointed out how happy the two look. Anybody could’ve noticed their smiles from miles away! Once we got close to the Weaselhead area, we took a turn onto a path that went through a bit of a forest. I found both Molson and Roxy a nice stick, but after only a few minutes Molson had lost his so he stole Roxy’s right out of her mouth. Quite ruthless, if I do say so myself. The scoop: 2 poos and many pees for Roxy, 1 poo and many pees for Molson. P.S. Both of their collars are very stylish.