DGR RUN OF THE DAY #7
DISTANCE: 6.6 km DURATION: 59 minutes
It was still a warm one for Kahlua, so we did intervals of walking and jogging! We made a few stops by the river so she could cool off with a cold drink and catch her breath. Since COVID restrictions have been slightly lifted in our city, the downtown pathways are packed with people and their pups! We were forced to dodge and weave our way through in order to stay a safe distance away. The Scoop: 2 pees, 1 poo.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #6
DISTANCE: 8.2 km DURATION: 1 hour 2 minutes
I have to be honest today I was very tired on the run with Nell. I did my best to keep up with the speedster but I needed to take an extra rest today in order to finish the run strong. Other than that, it was a fairly nice day out today and Nell was as happy as she always is when outside doing our regular workout. Hopefully, the weather will continue to be pretty good and Nell and I can continue on our good streak of workouts together! The Scoop: 1 pee.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #5
DISTANCE: 10. 2 km DURATION: 1 hour 18 minutes
Today, Lucy and I switched up our route and went into Coventry Hills to enjoy the newly opened pedestrian street. Lucy's a smart, good girl though and wanted to stay on the sidewalk so after a brief photo op to prove we were there, we stuck to the sidewalks. We then did a loop of the lake behind Country Hills and enjoyed the sunshine with a bunch of other people. Lucy was a star, and was very polite to everyone we came across. The third thing that we did was visit a newly opened playground! It seems like a lifetime ago we ran by it and there was red danger tape all over it. There's are signs of life and both Lucy and I loved it! Thanks for the great run Lucy! The Scoop: 4 pees, 1 poo.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 8.7 km DURATION: 1 hour 5 minutes
Rossi's energy level was on point! After a heavy strength workout last night, my legs were not overly fresh but thankfully Rossi did not spring out of the gates like usual and was happy to get up to pace gradually. We fell into step well today and cruised up the hill. It was warm and Rossi's tongue was rolled out within the first few minutes so we took the time to have a few extra drink and take some wading stops as we ventured around the West Campus Pond. It's a beautiful spot at this time of year and getting to stop and enjoy the bird life while Rossi splashes around is quite special! From the park we headed over to Montalban off-leash, but not without Rossi falling in love with a young women who we played leap frog with on our way to, and through, the park. He had to keep stopping to check whether she was still coming The park was busy today but that didn't matter too much as Rossi is content to run less and spend more time moving slowly through the shaded areas, which I certainly welcomed today! It wasn't dogs that caught his attention but small children in the park; he loves them! While he did get excited and want to charge over to say hello, he responded well to my commands and kept moving albeit a bit disappointed that he couldn't cover them in slobber! Rossi let me know he wanted to leave the park earlier than usual so we took a little detour on the way to our second lap of the pond. Rossi quite enjoyed running through the longer grass and finding some new places to sniff. He was clearly hot today as when we stopped for his final drink, he got in the water up to his chest, almost pulling me in with him. Ha ha. We had a pretty smooth run home from here and I spent some extra time giving him some pats and ear rubs after his treats as he seemed like he didn't want me to go. Ah Rossi, you're such a big softie. The Scoop: 7 pees, 1 poo.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #3
DISTANCE: 3.9 km DURATION: 54 minutes
What a lovely Friday morning! Another week has come and gone and Toki, Gibbons and I are getting back to our somewhat-normal routine. On today’s adventure, we ran into a handful of puppy pals throughout the neighbourhood. We took a 5 minute pause mid-run, while Gibbs stared excitedly at a squirrel (see the photo of her looking off in the distance). After our run-in with the squirrel, we made our way up to a set of stairs leading to the woods. We did a couple sets of stairs and then headed for the pond. I love finishing off our outings with a rip around the pond, surrounded by plants and various birds. Toki and Gibbons also love seeing different animals and sometimes even start chasing them. Happy weekend girls! Hopefully, we avoid the rain and you can spend it outside. The Scoop: 3 pees for Toki and 9 pees for Gibbs.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 5.7 km DURATION: 1 hour 1 minute
It was warm with a hint of briskness this morning. Marley and I started off with a light jog. We had a few breaks for Marley to do his business and off course stop-drop-and-roll in the dewy green grass. After a while, we decelerated to a speed walk. As we walked, the cries of a lonely coyote somewhere beyond the hillside caught our attention. We wandered over to a pair of benches on the ridge to try and spot the talkative animal, but my eyes couldn’t pin a location to the sound. Marley’s gaze however, was fixed starring straight out onto the flats with his ears perked. Maybe he could smell the coyote’s wild scent. Just before we got home, Marley laid down in the shade and nibbled on some grass. Great job today boy! The Scoop: 4 pees, 2 poos.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 4.0 km DURATION: 1 hour 12 minutes
Oh hello kiddos! Happy Friday! Hurray! We love Fridays for sure as it means the weekend is here. It looks like Java gave a bunch of false alarms today. She was barking to tell Mommy I was there when I wasn’t. Lol 😂. Conor got ready quickly and out we went. We saw many dogs on the path today. There were way more than usual. Some dogs we recognized and others not. We did our little tour of the birds sanctuary as always. We pushed a bit further passed the mall entrance by a few 100 meters. We noticed some bird houses on some fence so we had a closer look and yes, we respected the birdies. As soon as we are on the way back, Conor accelerated. This little guy has a compass 🧭 in his head. 😆 We had a great walk as always. The Scoop - Conor had a poop and few pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #10
DISTANCE: 4.4 km DURATION: 1 hour 10 minutes
The DGS (Dog Gone Swimming) Blog - a division of DGR. Marley & Huxley decided today was going to be all about the swimming. The water temperature was perfect, the availability of swimming spots - more than acceptable. The fun level was in the red. A perfect way to spend a Thursday afternoon in June. PS. There was a bit of running too🐾😂. The Doggy Business Report: Both Marley & Huxley had one poop each. The also had several pees each.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #9
DISTANCE: 8.6 km DURATION: 1 hour 1 minute
It was a great run today. We had a little separation anxiety right away but we worked it out quickly and we had a really good run. Did a new route through some trails up by the YMCA. Who knew we had caribou farms right there! See you next week! The Scoop: several pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #8
DISTANCE: 12.3 km DURATION: 1 hour 16 minutes
Today was another great run with Ella! We again tried to stick close to the river so that she could grab a drink when she wanted, but did have a couple of warmer kilometres when we did the small out and back by the Telus Spark Centre. We enjoyed seeing the Bears and Muskox at the zoo, We saw a whole pile of goslings at St Patrick's Island Park. The river was a little high and dirty again, and some of our usual trails were submerged but we found a little stretch of single track by the fish hatchery which Ella really liked. It was another slower and shorter run, but paired with some more obedience work, Ella was more than ready to go home and rest. Same here Ella! Thanks for a great run! No business to report.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #7
DISTANCE: 4.1 km DURATION: 1 hour 7 minutes
Good morning kiddos! Everyone is ready to go today. Mocha is all dressed up to go see the doctor and Conor is ready for his walk. It was not hot at all this morning. I actually had to wear a little jacket. We walked up to the mall entrance and back. It came to my mind that maybe I should include a walk around that mall area for Conor instead of the neighbourhood loop. This would be a better choice for socializing. Let see what mommy thinks about this first. I noticed how Kopek walks much better on leash now. It looks like he needed some schooling from Conor. He sure did enjoy carrying his big stick! The Scoop - Conor had 2 poops and 2 pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #6
DISTANCE: 10.5 km DURATION: 1 hour 45 minutes
After my athletes sprinted down the long and windy road that takes us to Edworthy Park, Mona and Gracie had enough. The partygoers came out and stayed out for the rest of our adventure. It was rather pleasant until Gracie had an encounter with a cantankerous pooch! All turned out okay in the end. We had to walk for a while as I got in the middle of things so my knees have seen better days! Miss Mona gave the pooch a piece of her mind and comforted Gracie while we all shook that ugly experience off. And then the party continued but this time we had to go up that nasty hill and all three of us weren’t impressed! Thanks for defending Gracie’s honour Mona! You're the best and that’s why we ️ love you! 2 poos and several pees today. Cheers!
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #5
8.6 km DISTANCE: DURATION: 1 hour 41 minutes
Tango Thursday 🐾. Aoife and I picked Huxley up and tangoed to the coulee. It felt like we did a variety of dance steps on today's outing. Aoife was in waltz mode. Nothing was really getting her to pick up the pace. Huxley was all freestyle, which the audience loved. I would like to think I flowed and was as graceful like in a ballet. It felt more like it was of the ’stomp’ style🤣. We all had our own way of exercising and expressing ourselves. That is what is all about. The Doggy Business Report: 1 poop and multiple pees for Hux Pup🐾.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 3.8 km DURATION: 51 minutes
Happy Thursday girls! I snuck up on Gibbons and Toki today and surprised them when I opened the door (they must have been napping). We set out for our usual loop around the neighbourhood, led by Gibbs. The weather was mild and we were shocked to see so many people out and about! We ran into our friend and his German Shepherd Maya. She and Toki always greet each other in the same playful manner. When we got back to the house we ran into Milo, the girls’ neighbour dog. We went inside to get out of our harnesses and then proceeded to chase each other around the yard and basement. The Scoop: 5 pees for Toki, 1 poop in the yard and 8 pees for Gibbs.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #3
DISTANCE: 8.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 3 minutes
Juno and I had a nice, consistent and quiet run. I usually listen to music on my runs, but today I wanted to try some silence. All I could hear was our feet on the path, Juno’s panting, and my jingling keys in my pocket. Close to the end of our run, we found a lost dog. A family was outside of their house and pointed out the lost dog to me, but they weren’t “dog people” so they didn’t want to help. So, I sat down with both dogs (Juno was very kind and well behaved), called the number on Olive’s (the dog) collar and reunited the dog with her owner. Great job today Juno! The Scoop: 2 pees, 1 poo.