DISTANCE: 9.51 km DURATION: 1:12:55
DISTANCE: 2.08 km DURATION: 30:48
Mira was a little over the top speed-wise when we left the house this morning. 😳 I kept up but all I could think was isn’t this a holiday? And then she slowed down.👍🏿 Mira and I had another fantastic run today. We leisurely made our way through the streets, and then into the coulee we headed. Why? Because we can and both Mira and I need a little escape once in a while 😁 There were a few free-ranging pooches out today and for the most part everything was good. Unfortunately, Mira and I came across a cantankerous pooch and the momma bear came out in me. 😶 It doesn’t happen often but when it does LOOK OUT! All good as no one was hurt except for the other dog's ego. Apologies were made and we carried on. I was so proud of Mira today. We made our way back to Mr. Mulligan and hit the streets for another 2 km. Well done Mully! Thanks for such a pleasant run today Mira! 1 poo and several pees for Mira; 3 pees for Mulligan today. Cheers and thanks again for the present! 😃
DISTANCE: 10.18 km DURATION: 1:21:04
Today was supposed to be a solo run to give Toki some distance but I got news that Gibbons had been showing no signs of a limp lately and when I arrived she was fairly keen to come along. I watched her and we started slow but she was trudging along as usual. We went down to the river and along the dirt paths to avoid hard concrete on her joints but (with mum's ok) we managed a run/walk 10k. Hope you’re still feeling good tomorrow Gibbs. The scoop: Toki pooped once and pees for both.
DISTANCE: 8.11 km DURATION: 1:03:14
Polo was a last minute run and what a pleasure it was to meet this wonderful, pretty boy! As soon as I saw him, I fell in love with him. Running with Polo is such a pleasure. He listened very well, he always stayed at my side, never pulled on the leash, and focused on our run from the start to the end. Since I didn’t know about the neighbourhood, it was a discovery run for me. Bridlewood area offers so many possibilities for us runners. Polo and I ended up running along some sidewalks as well as some trails. We stopped for a couple minutes to look at some geese and other birds by the ponds. Polo posed to have his pictures taken. We were blessed with some great weather, not too hot with a little breeze. I think Polo liked that kind of weather. Thank you for a great run Polo. You are such wonderful boy!! Poop scoop: Polo stopped only to have couple pees.
DISTANCE: 7.70 km DURATION: 1:00:51
Blue skies watch over me. Nothing but blue skies do I see. That was our theme song today as Skye and I took to the trails high above the Bow River this windy, sunny, Saturday morning. Skye was a little more assertive than usual today, insisting we take the winding singletrack trails -- up and down the hills -- that thread their way through the river valley rather than the paved pathway. She also favoured the soft grass whenever that was an option. Still, we had a wonderful run, the wind in our hair/fur and the sun in our faces. She was glad, though, when we reached the turnaround and headed back for home, where she knew a soft bed and a cool drink awaited her. Thanks for an awesome Saturday run, Skye! The scoop: only one pee for Skye today.
DISTANCE: 6.41 km DURATION: 1:04:14
Lots of friends in the park today. Everyone was out to share the sunshine and go for a run. A Dalmatian, two black Labs and a German Shepherd all joined Marley in a run and chase. There was wet grass so I towelled Marley down. He got a good run and was happy to be home. Two poos and many pees.
DISTANCE: 8.09 km DURATION: 1:01:18
How did I get this lucky to start my day with this excited and energetic boy!!?? His excitement to go outside is so contagious!! Who needs coffee when you have buddy Lincoln to keep your adrenalin going!!😉 We had a fantastic run and the weather was amazing!! It was cute when he needed to cool off, he would brush against the bushes and the rain drops would fall on him! He is so smart!! I love how attentive he is! He looks at me at times as we run kinda like how are you doing? Just adorable!! We saw some pretty birds along the way and noticed how green the grass got after the needed rain!! Linc enjoyed the grassy areas of our run! We had an incredible time today and I cannot wait to go running with this sweet buddy of mine!! He had one poop and 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 9.40 km DURATION: 1:20:42
DISTANCE: 1.53 km DURATION: 25:19
Hurray it’s Friday! I’m convinced that Mira and I have been trying to escape the hustle and bustle of the city all week! Today was no different. Coulee Crawl #3!😁 Today Mira and I hit a zen-like state. The coulee was so peaceful today that we were both in a trance, hence the name ”Coulee Crawl!”😜 My friend and I only came across 2 other people in our little slice of heaven and they both commented on happy we looked. I’m going to say Mira looked happy and myself a little crazy! Good times! Anyhow, after Mira and I snapped back into reality we made our way back to grab our oh-so-handsome friend Mulligan🤗 who was patiently waiting by the door. We all hit the streets for another 1.5 km and said cheerio! Thanks for hanging with me on this fine day Mira and Mulligan! 2 poos and 100 (seriously) pees for Mira; 1 really long pee for Mully today. Cheers and have a fantastic weekend!
DISTANCE: 4.37 km DURATION: 53:26
Our Friday jog started out a bit off-balance. Toki was pulling me straight for a group of kids kicking a soccer ball around, while Gibbons was tugging towards the green space ahead. The theme for today seemed to be ’chase’ for Toki and ’stare until my eyes fall out’ for Gibbs. From tiny birds, to garden gnomes, the girls were interested in the same things, they just had different approaches to interacting with them. Since we were keeping a slower pace again today, we spiced it up a bit with some exploring. We crossed the creek and adventured through the bush a bit before returning to the path. Before we knew it, 50 minutes had come and gone and we had almost made it back home. Thanks for sticking with us today Gibbs, and thanks for being patient with your sister, and her injury, Toki. Happy long weekend chickies, remember to drink lots of water especially if you are going to be out tanning in the sun! The scoop: 1 poop, 8 pees for G, 5 or so pees for T.
DISTANCE: 4.32 km DURATION: 1:00:54
Well yesterday's date between Murphy and Juno went so well that we didn't wait long for the next one. But these two young lovebirds are not ready for unchaperoned dates yet. I think their strategy today was to stop and sniff the fabulous smells that yesterday's rain uncovered, in hopes of stretching their time together. I saw right through their plan though and shortened our distance, just by a bit. Well Murph Man, I know we will see you again! Have a wonderful reunion with your human mom! Scoop: two poos and many pees today.
DISTANCE: 5.38 km DURATION: 1:05:58
While the weather was having a hard time making its mind up about what it wanted to do today, there was absolutely no doubt Jamie and Byrdie were ready to run!! I must declare my bias when I say that running these two girls provides me with my quota of cuteness for the week. Byrdie the Bashful has become Byrdie the Brave. She is right up there with Jamie, taking or at least sharing the lead. She stops to smell the flowers and Jamie joins her. Then Jamie picks up a stick and Byrdie comes over to share. We joined in with the lunchtime running crowd, but the pups were in a world of their own, enjoying the sunshine, the exercise and each other's company. What a great way to end the week! The scoop: one poo and two pees for Byrdie.
DISTANCE: 6.61 km DURATION: 1:06:55
As always Miss Freckles greeted me with smiles and wagging tail. She even added a little skating part to her welcome party. She was hilarious. Today was a quiet day for Freckles. Although we both were glad to have a bit of relief weather wise, Freckles surprised me by wanting to walk instead of running right from the start. Feeling her low energy and after a funky poo, I decided to follow her desire, walk or trot when she wanted to (she loved that idea. She didn’t pull at all. We had a nice mixture of pace, just a little bit slower. Once back home, Freckles didn’t go for a drink which made me happy as it confirmed we didn’t overdo it. She then put her happy face on when it was time for treats. Poop scoop: Freckles had 2 poos, both funky, the second one was “looser” then the first one, and 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.42 km DURATION: 1:02:14
Good morning sweet pea! It’s just you and me today kid. The weather's not the best but we’ve survived much worse, so I think we got this Mona.😊 We headed on down to Edworthy Park today and I think Mona was having deja vu. 😜 Our travels took us in the direction of the Doggy Dash which Mona so kindly accompanied me on that day. Thanks again Mona! Except this time we were focused on all the geese out on the paths, Mona and I aren’t too fond of geese, but that’s a story for another day😳😬 .Once we were in the clear Mona and I headed to the old pooch park for some free range time and a dip in the river, of course. When we got back across the bridge my friend wasn’t quite ready to call it quits so we hit some trails and called it a day. Thanks for another fabulous run Mona! You're a doll! 1 poo and several pees today. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 4.74 km DURATION: 1:09:58
Good day Indy! So handsome you are. 😊 I haven’t seen you in a while but you sure greeted me like we were best friends. Speaking of best friends let’s go get Jasper! Another handsome pooch! 😁 Jasper was the leader of our group today, he likes the tall grass a lot (I should have worn my rubber boots!😆). Indy is the strong, silent type but they both have an opinion on which way to go. We all took our turns (not me) in the direction of our adventure. There were some struggles along the way with the leashes, we may have gotten tangled up a time or two (more like 100 times😂) All good it put a smile on my face. Jasper had himself a rather lengthy roll, while Indy and I watched and then he accidentally stepped in Indy’s business while I was pulling out a bag 😳😂 Gross! All in all, my two handsome sidekicks and I had a great time meandering about on this rainy afternoon. Thanks for brightening up this rather dreary day Indy and Jasper! 1 poo for Indy, none for Jasper and several pees for both. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 3.13 km DURATION: 54:55
No surprise to find sleepy-eyed Gibbs all curled up on this rainy day. I didn’t even try and convince her. Toki and I decided to brave the storm. We trudged through the trees feeling like we were in a rainforest. The flowers were blooming and everything had quickly become green. We got back early to let the girls outside but Gibbons was not getting wet. Her mum told me she once held her pee for 17 hours to avoid the rain... for the sake of Gibbons' bladder, let’s hope for sunnier weather. Toki: pees but no poop Gibbons: nada
DISTANCE: 5.35 km DURATION: 59:16
Today I felt like the third wheel on Murphy and Juno's date. I picked Murphy up, and oh my, the greeting these two gave each other! They pranced and tumbled around for a good couple of minutes, before I broke it up to say, "Um excuse me kids... we're actually supposed to be going for a walk..." So was it in my head when Murphy would pull ahead and look back at me to see if I was still there? When he looked a little sneaky as he would go in for a sniff and a kiss to Juno? I don't know. I know they didn't mind or even notice the rain. I do know that Murphy did NOT want to say good-bye to Juno as he pulled me back to her, now tied up to the side railing. And she looked so sad to be left behind when I took him into his home for a thorough towel down. Scoop: three poops and 5-6 pees.