Kenny and Sully - welcome back to The Everetts' B and B! I am not sure if that stands for bed and breakfast or bones and barks. We have had a lot of company lately but that is what makes a house - a home! The boys have had some fun going to Edworthy for their usual daily exercise. When Sully has a stick or ball, he is so playful but well behaved! Kenny has enjoyed these walks as well and just takes his own sweet time. I have a new toy and the boys seem to enjoy it (a Donald Trump chew toy). Well, I guess I am showing my political leaning. Sully likes to take this toy and put it right into Teddy or Kenny's face and then they play tug o'war. We have had a fair amount of quiet time too and I have to smile when there are these two gorgeous Labs nestled at my feet. Last night, I hosted book club and Kenny took front and center in our circle. He was asleep most of our discussion so am not sure he read our book. Both he and Sully were big hits with the gals! This morning we awoke to snow so we are about to head out to romp around in the white stuff. Stay tuned.
Pet Sitter: Ruth
DISTANCE: 9.02 km DURATION: 51:20
Gogol, it's snowing so it's going to be a little bit slippery out... oh... go faster? Ummm, okay. No breaks today. We were putting in work in the snow and in the cold. In the beginning, my hands were freezing cold and I had to tuck my fingers inside my sleeve to keep them warm. However, 20 minutes later, the gloves were off since steam was practically coming off my body. Gogol, as always, was enjoying every minute of the run. When we were at the park, he met some other dogs including a German Shepherd and a black Shiba Inu. Gogol was kind of trying to flex on the German Shepherd but he got along swimmingly with the Shiba. 2 poops, 4 pees.
DISTANCE:10.23 km DURATION: 1:11:43
Today, Lucy and I had our first winter run together. I'm recovering from yesterday's physio, so we went a little slower than usual but I still made sure she got her 10k. We also tried to find a path with the least hills, or at least hills less aggressive than in Confluence Park;, so we had some urban running until we got to the park just at Panorama Hills. Lucy enjoyed the change of scenery - lots of new smells and sights! She also especially loved the people waiting at the bus station and would prance past them like she was trying to get them to play. She also spotted a rabbit and was quite intent on chasing it. All in all, an amusing run for me and an exciting and energetic new run for Lucy! Thanks Lucy!
DISTANCE: 8.02 km. DURATION: 1:10:44
Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me. Getting to know you putting it my way but nicely, you are precisely my cup of tea🎶 That by the way was Lincoln on the first half of our run and then we stopped by Tammy’s house, I didn’t matter anymore. 😂😂 Lincoln was sure happy to see his gal pal! The visit was quick and just like that I was in again!😆 Lincoln and I had a fantastic run this morning despite the beautiful weather, but I got the distinct impression that he loves this and feels right at home in these elements.😊 Thanks for such a great run Lincoln! I had a blast! 1 poo and several pees today. Cheers and have a fantastic weekend my friend!
DISTANCE: 6.01 km. DURATION: 1:09:21
Happy Friday Murphy! It's beginning to look a bit like Christmas out here! So we headed over to Edworthy to look for ornaments in the trees. Success! What were our other successes today? Well, we bumped into another Murphy who belonged to a friend from a long time ago. The two Murphys and Juno played really hard for a good ten minutes while I caught up with Murphy the Sheepadoodle's mom. I was starting to shiver a bit so onwards we went. Other successes included perfect recall and perfect greetings with other pups. Those are big ones for the dog park. Last success was despite the 10 minutes of non-movement (and me forgetting to press pause on Runkeeper), by running through the 'hood afterwards, we ran 6K, which was the distance I was hoping we'd hit today! Great job Murphy! You've earned a nap today! Scoop: one poop and two pees.
DISTANCE: 6.94 km DURATION: 55:48
Two whirlwinds arrived in Calgary recently. The first one was a strong wind that arrived last night and changed Calgary from a balmy autumn to a frigid winter. The second one was Miss Byrdie who showed me how fast she could run this morning. She was actually outrunning my dog Teddy who is 3 times her size (at least). I was grateful that we were going at a steady pace through gusts of wind and snow so we kept warm. We took a new route down towards Nose Creek and past the golf course. On the return, the wind was at our backs and it was quite pleasant. Holy Smokes Byrdie, at this pace, we are going to get close to 7K. We had a few stops to crumble ice caught up in Byrdie's and Teddy's paw pads; otherwise it was go, go go! The scoop: no poo and 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 7.40 km. DURATION: 1:04:55
Charlie was in heaven with the snow on our Friday run. I was very happy that the wind had died down; that would not have been enjoyable. Even though it was cold, once we got going and warmed up, it was quite pleasant. We took a few detours to liven up the route as well, I'm always looking for some new paths to see where we end up. Charlie was in his glory, running and digging in the snow; he had a great time. There were some deep areas to get around and that the wind had created and the snow was hiding some icy patches but we managed. What can I say about this handsome boy - he is so happy to be out and running. It is also the highlight of my day. I had one or two comments from people that they could not believe we were out running but how could you not when this guy loves it so much! Charlie stopped multiple times to pee and had one poo.
DISTANCE: 3.06 km DURATION: 51:25
Good morning Girls! Don your jackets 'cause it's a bit chilly out here! One more day of easy walking says Mom. Well, that was perfect because this was the first of two consecutive dog runs for me today. Also I'm testing out my brand new Icebug boots today. (Yes a bit of a plug... ) I will say that when you have Toki strapped to your waist wanting to run or Gibbons putting on the brakes suddenly, and a skiff of snow covering up ice, the new boots were rock solid under foot! I have this memory from last year completely slipping, arms windmilling, landing on my back, opening my eyes to the sweetest faces expressing their concern with licks to the face. They really are the sweetest dogs! Today thankfully, there were no mishaps, other than the girls needing the odd foot warmup. And again, I was rewarded with Vizsla kisses! Scoop: one small poop and two pees for Toki, and just a couple pees for Gibbons.
DISTANCE: 4.91 km. DURATION: 1:03:15
Zenna Sweetheart🥰, you are cleared to come out and play!! Hip Hip Hurray. Zenna knew exactly what ‘time’ it was when I arrived. After a quick discussion with Mom, our game plan was set. You would never have known that Zenna’s front paw had been giving her grief. She was ready to move. Okay Sweetheart, but we are still going to stick to the game plan. A good warm-up walk first (ha ha Zenna got warm - I’m still dreaming in summer mode) then a mix of a jog/trot. All was going really well. Since this was our first day back to the icy pathways & sidewalks, we slowed it down to a nice steady walk. This gal is such a great soul to be with that I was warming up from just being in her company. See you next week for our play-date 🐾🐾. The Doggy Business Report: 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.43 km DURATION: 1:04:23
Whoever complains about winter just needs to spend a morning out in the snow with Marley. No one shows the sheer joy and pleasure of enjoying the snow and taking advantage of the day like Marley! Marley loves to snowplough, roll, and bury his nose in the white stuff and he is happiest in the winter. Well done buddy! One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.66 km DURATION: 1:15:16 Polaris
DISTANCE: 2.01 km DURATION: 28:47 Polaris and Kobe
Whether it was Dancing with the Wolves or Running with Polaris😜 not too much of those things occurred today. Especially Dancing with the Wolves but I’m guessing you already knew that!🙃 My gal pal was full of energy when we first got out but like the old saying goes ”THINGS happen” 😬 I will however give her two thumbs up 👍🏿👍🏿 for listening and not pulling on the leash as much today. A couple times I had to look and make sure she was still attached! Well done Polaris! Other than that, we sauntered about drooling at all the foodie smells in the air. I could have sworn it was BBQ season again. Once we finished up, Kobe, Polaris and I hit the trails for another 2 km and called it a day. Thanks for coming out on this fine day Polaris and Kobe! 1 poo for both pooches and plenty of pees between the two of them! Cheers!
,DISTANCE: 7.32 km DURATION: 1:10:11
I usually don’t plan my routes but today I had a good one mapped out for these little poopers. Well, Mona had different ideas and of course, Reilly went right along with her because they are as thick as thieves, don’t ya know!😂 Running was also not high on the priority list this morning either, so I decided if you can’t beat em.' join em’ . We made our way through the 'hood, finally coming to an off-leash area👍🏿. Go be free! The funny thing was that they weren’t really into that today. Weird! 🙃 If these ladies had their way, I think they would have rather gone for a short stroll and a picnic! That’s okay because some days I don’t want to get off the couch. Anyways, thanks for coming out. I really appreciated it Mona and Reilly! Pleasure as always.😊 1 poo for Mona, no poo for Reilly, and many pees each. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 5.34 km DURATION: 59:20
Oh my, did my Juno ever have fun today! Not only did she get to hang out with Murphy a second day in a row, her other buddy from the "White Oak" gang, Kona with DGR Runner, Carolyn, joined us. Seriously, some of her very favourite beings ever! Being so close to Edworthy, we had to start there. It's a great place to let the dogs get their zoomies out of the way. So while we only went 5.34 km today, this trio easily did a km or two extra! Partly due to the fact that the boys especially, when called for, no matter how far they wandered or lagged behind, came running! Yes, treat motivation is a good thing! We did give them some time on-leash and this too went very well. The three pups ran in tandem without any tangles. It was an out-and-back day where we finished where we started. But the second time through the park was more subdued. Back home, Murphy needed a lot of treats to motivate him back into his kennel. But once the pink bunny went in, he reluctantly followed suit. Let's do this all again tomorrow Mr. Murphy! Scoop: one of each.
DISTANCE: 5.31 km DURATION: 59:45
Today’s run with Indy and Jasper was nothing out of the ordinary. We went on our usual loop with the usual procedure. I pick Jasper up, he pulls me over to Indy’s where we are greeted by Indy with his panda stuffy, then we are on our way. I am starting to think that we need to find a new route because we have been doing this same one for a couple months now. I will try to make a change in scenery for next week's runs, and perhaps check out some new parks such as the one Ruth took Indy to on Tuesday. It was great to be outside today while enjoying some of this beautiful weather. The scoop: no poos and many pees.
.DISTANCE: 1.02 km DURATION: 19:17
Hey Fred. You seem your happy self despite your bummed foot. Taking you for short walks is a big difference from our usual running adventures. This morning I discovered you like to have a chat with dog in the alley behind your house. You also got a little spooked by a community library house haha. Our second pee break was less eventful although we did stand outside of someone’s house for a minute or two because you wanted to hear what the dog inside was saying. Have a great weekend Fred and see you next week. Fred’s Scoop: just pees.