DISTANCE: 4.30 km DURATION: 1:03:22
Hey Jasper! It's party time at your house, which means it's party time at my house too! Just with a smaller guest list, and with you as the guest of honour! We started our party with a nice, long, albeit wet walk through Sue Higgins Park. I had my rubber boots on, but Jasper and Juno I think were loving the feeling of the mud squishing between their paw pads. There were lots of water features available, including a river dip to wash up though. Jasper's always quite jovial at dog parks, and on this busy Saturday afternoon, there were plenty of people there to smile back at him. Someone summed it up nicely by saying, "Is there anything more joyful than a happy Golden?" I would say very little! We then came to my house for a little down time before our dinner. I'm now writing this after a nice, long evening walk, with two tired, but content pups sleeping nearby.
Pet Sitter: Tammy
Petsitting Gibbons and Toki is always a treat! A few of my favourite parts of my ‘staycations’ with the girls are: the endless cuddles, backyard games, and pulling out all the toys from the bins, over and over again. We were lucky to have beautiful weather and spent lots of time out on the patio, in the yard, and outside walking and running. I never stop laughing with the antics that go down in that house. Toki was full of energy, teasing Gibbons to come play with us and just when I thought she was getting annoyed... she snatched the toy right out of Toki’s mouth! This happened on multiple occasions making me realize that Gibbs has her acting skills perfected! I always look forward to spending extra time with these girls, and spoiling them with all the treats.
Pet Sitter: Jaime
DISTANCE: 3.86 km . DURATION: 55:06
Andorra and Kahlua greeted me at the door with their doggy smiles, friendly barks and wagging tails. Today's walk was a lot of fun. The two girls would nudge each other playfully and they'd always try to smell the same bush or lamppost or tree at the same time. Kahlua barked and tried to chase tons of little vermin today. We saw about 4 squirrels and 1 white rabbit. Andorra wasn't too bothered by the creatures. She just kind of looked at Kahlua like, "what the heck are ya doin?" At the end of the run, I stayed for a couple minutes to pet both pups after I gave them both a wipe-down with the towel. 1 poo each, and many pees each.
DISTANCE: 7.19 km DURATION: 1:10:22
Happy Friday, Miss Zenna! What a beautiful day today for a run, or in your case, a hunt for remaining snow patches. It's no secret that Zenna is a fair weather runner, I don't blame her, I too agree that -10C is ideal for a distance run. It's not to warm, not too cold - just warm enough to have a comfortable amount of layers on and in Zenna's case, a comfortable temperature for her thick coat. I debated on cutting our route shorter, but instead, I figured we just took a little longer to make it back home. We may as well on such a beautiful day. We took things slow and steady; stopping at various ice patches, snow spots, and puddles for a much needed cool-down. The other joggers admired her urge just to sit and watch the world go by as they passed by on their lunch workouts. Zenna has this whole running thing figured out, that is not to run at all and really take it the beautiful spring day. Thanks for the entertainment as always. You are such a sweet girl. See you soon! The scoop: 5 pees, 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 10.01 km DURATION: 1:34:05
Today was another hot one for poor Lucy, and even the presence of her favourite person (Dad) didn't keep her from slowing down and trying to lay down in every mud puddle we came across. Luckily, there were still a few snowbanks around so whenever we came across one, I made sure to stop so that she could roll around and cool off. Even though the paths are mostly dry, it seems like every bit of moisture we passed or went over ended up in her hair, to the point where it was SOAKING wet by the time we finished. She loved sniffing the newly exposed grass, and our 'mouse hunt or poop' game turned into 'try to see what she's sniffing before she eats it'. Luckily, I won all rounds, but I think only because she would get really distracted by Dad and it was easy to keep her moving. Next run I'm definitely going to be alert though, lots of gross things are popping up! When we got back home I gave her another bucket bath.She knows the drill and whereas she usually tries to run right into her house, she went in and stood on the bed sheet and waited for me to get on with it. Such a smart girl! Again, it was a 2 towel and 1 bed sheet walk, although she was much less dirty; just wet. Lucy very helpfully cleaned a small part of my left calf off - I guess I was a little dirty too! Thanks girl! I hope she's having a great nap in front of her fan. Thanks for the great Friday Lucy! See you Monday! 1 pee, no poop.
DISTANCE: 8.40 km . DURATION: 1:09:31
I miss Linc! He is such a sweet pup and has so much energy! What a beautiful day too! We kept a good speed and really enjoyed the sun! We did some climbs! At one point, an off-leash dog came behind us and was so quiet that we didn't notice but Linc was good and both of them were safe. Great time today! 1 poop, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.10 km DURATION: 54:13
It was lovely meeting these ladies! I felt rather posh walking with them with their coordinating collars & leashes. So I recommend that this blog be read in a posh English accent. Kahlua played a bit hard to get when it came to getting the harness on but once it was attached, she waited eager by the door. Andorra was lovely all around; happy to have so much fun company. We walked among the beautiful houses and the sunshine. It was going smashingly, so we all continued on together past the 30 minute mark. Kahlua wanted to chase all the squirrels and Andorra barely noticed they were there. They walked alongside each other content to impress the passerbys with their manners and looks. I took them by some of my favourite places when I lived in the area, and I think they enjoyed them just as much! The Scoop: 1 poop each. Kahlua had 6 pees and Andorra had 3.
DISTANCE: 6 km DURATION: 50 minutes
Another day in the sun for us three gals! Gibbons seemed to still be recovering from yesterday's lengthier run, asking for a slow start to today's run. As she wished, we began walking and convinced Gibbs to pick up the pace just slightly. It was the leftover snow that seemed to get Gibby motivated to run, as she galloped through the melting mounds. Toki was quick to notice not one, but two rabbits on today's outing. While her excitement levels peaked, she kept all four paws on the ground and calmed herself down (I was soooo impressed). As we made our way around the pond, I went to check how much time we had spent running, and noticed my Runkeeper was paused at 9 minutes and 0.93 kms. I must have paused it without realizing. Once we got home, we played a bit in the backyard, but both girls were rather pooped and decided to lay down for some sun-tanning time instead. Our run was somewhere around the 50 minute mark and around 5-6 kms. The scoop: 1 poop, 3 pees for T, and 2 pees for G.
DISTANCE: 5.10 km . DURATION: 54:13
Good afternoon boys! Kenny and I started off nice and easy with lots of stops to smell (and pee on) the roses. In this case, the roses were big metal light poles. I tried my best to avoid puddles, and whatever leftover mounds of melting snow there were. We saw a few squirrels that Kenny didn't seem too interested in, and we soaked up the sun. Sully's turn! We began with a nice run with Sully leading the way as per usual. Sullivan was more interested in the wet spots than his brother, as he gravitated towards them wherever they were in the early stages of our outing. After that, I kept him on a shorter lead, so he wouldn't get too muddy. Back home, I gave him a needed wipe-down. 1 poo each, many pees.
DISTANCE: 8.40 km . DURATION: 1:35:08
When you can’t have ice cream, have a snow cone 🍧! Both of these kids wanted snow cones today, so that’s what we had! After all it’s Friday Fun Day! Archie and Freckles always greet me with excitement to go out. It might be because they wanted to hang out at their usual watering holes or is it the Spring air? Either way, I enjoy our time together! By the way Audra, I asked Freckles if I was her favourite DGR runner and I received kisses -that’s gotta mean I’m definitely “maybe” her fav!🤣🐶💕. The scoop on these two: Archie had a lot of watering to do and Freckles had just as much watering and a poop.
DISTANCE: 5.02 km . DURATION: 57:31
Byrdie got an extra friend to run with today. She has met Ollie (A Golden Doodle that I am pet sitting) before so I decided to take him along with Teddy to meet Byrdie and formed this trio. We started as a hot tangled mess but once we got moving, we were in fine form. The pups enjoyed some time down by the pathway and we ran into a Maltese/Poodle X named Oscar who seemed to like Byrdie. I must say with Teddy, Ollie, and Oscar - there are a lot of men in Byrdie's life. Our only excitement was when a taunting hare kept crossing the street in front of the dogs. The Scoop: poop by all (yes, Byrdie actually pooped on a run) and pees by all. Have a lovely weekend!
DISTANCE: 6.31 km DURATION: 1:02:57
It must be spring! Marley took every chance to find some snow and do his favourite barrel roll and dug his muzzle on the wet snow. Nothing like spring to get a guy excited about the great weather to come. It was also Bernese Mountain Dog morning as Marley got to visit with three. Everyone is out for the day. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 10.01 km . DURATION: 1:34:05
Charlie, I think my brain is turning into mush. I’m so sorry I was late! I actually went to another dog's house and it’s a good thing I snapped out of it before I went in😳😂 Then to top it off, I couldn’t find his collar.... HAPPY FRIDAY! Anyways, after we got that “ bleep” out of the way Charlie and I were off to the races! I’m not sure what was going on with us today but our inner athletes made an appearance.... miracles never cease!😜 We ran to the very bottom of the hood’ and had a party! There’s always time for a party is Charlie and Tracy’s motto.🥳 It was a long way back to the top of the hill but my friend and I pushed forward and conquered it with determination and some snow rolls along the way.(Charlie not me😆) Thanks for making my day, handsome! See you when you get back. You will be missed. 1 poo and many pees today. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 8.05 km . DURATION: 1:28:25
Before we could even get started, there was what sounded like a newborn having a bad day and Mona wouldn’t leave Reilly’s driveway until there was silence. Clearly, Mona was more concerned for the child’s well being than Reilly and I were.🤭 To the river ladies! The gals were pleased with that choice but when we got down there they expected to go swimming. Especially Mona! Safety First Ladies and they had to enjoy it from afar.... for the most part.😬 So Mona took to the puddles and Reilly took to the snow, squirrels, and anything else that moved.😂 I had planned on doing the whole entire loop but these ladies weren’t in any hurry today so we shortened our route. Maybe next time. Thanks for another fantastic frolic Reilly and Mona! 2 poops each and many, many pees between them. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 5.62 km . DURATION: 59:33
Juno and I had quite an adventure and we had a ton of fun together!! I think this was most adventurous run/skate so far!!! We headed to the usual trail but it got quite icy in places. We did our best to maneuver around it. Then half-way through, I thought we should just go back but then at the same time it would have been same distance going back as getting thru the rest of the ice and I thought we would just go back the other way- through Edworthy Park. Anyways, it was tricky in places but Juno was very patient! At one point when I was holding to the metal railing, Juno looks at me and if saying "What's the problem, just use your claws!!" And I'm like " I'm afraid to say Juno, I've got none!!"😭😜 We had a good laugh!! Juno had no trouble at all. I had to take my time but we stayed safe! We saw very big geese by the lake! They were noisy!! We also saw a squirrel eating a nut at Edworthy. It was so cute! It was very adventurous morning and we had a fantastic time!!! Cant wait to go again! 1 poop and 5 pees.