DISTANCE: 1.82 km DURATION: 58:01
It was another lovely morning with this group. The sun was shining and the lilacs were blooming. It was a typical walk. Kaiser was going crazy chasing his ball. Pink tried to chase it too and then gave up. Kacie was plodding along, slow and steady; smelling the grass. The park was surprisingly empty for such a nice morning, but we took the opportunity to throw the ball extra far and enjoy the peace. Mostly everyone there was commuting. There were a few moments where I thought we might have really lost Kaiser's ball, but inevitably he finds it and we continued on our way. I think Pink enjoyed the warm sun today, but it might have almost been too warm for Kaiser! He took a lot of breaks to lay down in the shade. The scoop: lots of pees for everyone, Kacie had 1 poop, Pink had 2, and none for Kaiser.
DISTANCE: 3.86 km DURATION: 55:09
Jasper, Indy and I headed to the off-leash area where Jasper chewed and chased after some sticks while Indy explored some bushes. After we got enough off-leash time, I took the boys up by the hospital. The pups appreciated that the paths by the hospital were more shaded, and they both found some grass to lay down and cool off in. Bugs are back in business, but today we didn't come across any pesky ones. A beautiful blue butterfly danced around then let us pass. When we sat down on a bench to admire the view of the reservoir, a grasshopper clicked and hopped, as a pollen-covered bumblebee buzzed between dandelions. Thanks for another great time boys! 1 poo each, many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.37 km DURATION: 58:06
Due to some foot issues I’ve been having, the girls and I have had to shorten our runs and find a different route rather then the steep down then steep up on concrete that going to the river demands. So we’ve been meandering around Crestmont and the surrounding fields, making up for distance with quality time and cuddles as well. Neither of the girls seems to mind as we trotted along in the sun; all three of us wearing smiles on our faces. We looped around to head back home, where we ended our run as we always do with some time spent outside in the backyard then some treats for the girls. The scoop: 2 pees for each girl and a poo for Gibbons.
DISTANCE: 5.40 km DURATION: 1:08:42
Freckles’ favourite game today was...Stop, Drop and Roll!😂🐶. We enjoyed the gorgeous day running throughout Freckles' favourite spots in the neighbourhood and when she had enough of running it was time to play her favourite game! She had no problems dropping mid-run for a quick roll in the grass! Freckles was such a happy, exhausted girl by the time we finished our day together! I look forward to our next outing! The scoop: 2 good poops, 1 runny poop, and lots of pee breaks!
DISTANCE: 4.30 km DURATION: 1:00:18
The old man takes another walk with the young man. We did our usual stroll through the park. Molson brought along his ball, just as a memento of home for it was not thrown. We walked out 2 km, then turned around in proper out and back fashion. It was a good walk. The Scoop: 1 poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 4.16 km DURATION: 33:36 Huxley
DISTANCE: 4.38 km DURATION: 1:10:57 Huxley and Marley B.
Huxley's total: 8.54 kms. 1:43 for time.
Huxley came out speeding for his run portion today. I could tell he was excited to see me. Then after our run, off we headed to get his BFF, Marley. Then Hux Pup was really excited. These two are so hilarious to watch 🤪. They checked out where the other one had explored, smelt and of course peed on the exact same spot. They both would have added an additional 1.5 k onto Runkeeper with all the swimming and in and out of the trees. These two are getting so comfortable with each other. When they are checking out a scent, they are crazy glued together. It is my pleasure spending time with these two happy bums. The Doggy Business Report: Huxley had 2.5 poops and many, many pees. Marley had 2 poops and 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.17 km DURATION: 1:29:17
First can we have a moment of silence for those who sacrificed themselves (2 mice and a breakfast sandwich) to make Reilly and Mona’s adventure complete.😳 Okay! Why should today be any different?!???? The gals spent the first 10 minutes or so checking things out thoroughly! Then, while preserving their energy we nonchalantly made our way to the party spot of the day. Did I mention this is where Mona hoovered up her first mouse and Reilly scored herself a fresh breakfast sandwich. Clearly, Reilly prefers the North American diet!😂 Next I watched as these ladies burnt up all their energy and Mona again slurping up another sacrificial mouse!😶 By this time my friends were hot, tired, and full and in no hurry to get back to the abode. So we perused about until making it back to where it all began. Thanks for such a wonderful Thursday outing ladies! 2 poos and plenty of pees each. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 8.46 km DURATION: 59:16
Rossi and I had an EXCELLENT run this morning. It certainly wasn’t our fastest or longest, but it was absolutely lovely out and we were both smiling from the sunshine. Als, Rossi was very good about being introduced to this cute little Lab and they got along great before we had to go off and continue our run down Edworthy. We took the same path as yesterday so that’s a bit redundant but the best part about going that way is there are a ton of access points to the river and the little ponds in the area. Rossi was very pleased by this and he was smiling the whole time. All in all, a great run! The Scoop: several pees, no poops.
DISTANCE: 8.17 km DURATION: 1:30:11
Good morning my friends! It looks like summer is really on its way for good, Hurray to this! I received my awesome usual welcome before getting ready with Shadow to go. Shadow was a bit quiet today, I asked him, "what’s wrong my friend?" Well, I saw yesterday blog, is it true that you can see all the cookie I ate last week? Yes, Shadow. Can we take better pictures? Yes, Shadow. What about some fun action shots where you really exercise? Oh yes, yes please! So when we reached the trail, Shadow was allowed to run free so we could have some running shots. He actually ran way more and probably did an extra km that way! 👏👏 Shadow approved of all the photos 😁. Then it was time for the golden gals to go. They were all happy and eager to go. It didn’t take long before they asked for some grazing time 🤣. They are so cute. Shadow had one poo and few pees. Mocha and Java had a poo and 2 pees each. Pinky had only 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.90 km DURATION: 52:44
Easy does it. These are my 3 tips for running Sully effectively:
1. Start slow. If you go out hard, not only will you burnout, but you'll also burnout Sully. In addition, Sully needs to get his pees out of the way before you can find a good pace. Stop and starts are a really drain.
2. Keep Sully roadside of the sidewalk at the start. It's hard to find a groove when running, especially if there are a lot of distraction as Sully will tell you. Until you find your pace, keep Sully on the roadside where there are little distractions.
3. Slow and steady wins the race. Even once you found you pace, keep it mellow. Make sure you go the distance rather than try and hit a certain pace.
Anyways, thanks for listening. No poops for either dog. Many pees for each.
DISTANCE: 7.86 km DURATION: 1:06:37
Today was a great day for a run with Murphy. Not only was the weather amazing, Murphy even passed up some sidewalk snacks (berries) to keep the pace up. We had a wicked quick kilometre somewhere in the middle and slowed down a bit after. We spotted 1 rabbit and 1 squirrel which we left alone and then one black dog behind a fence that he really wanted to play with. Great work today Murphy. The scoop: 2 poos, 5 pees. See you next time!
DISTANCE: 9.05 km DURATION: 1:04:47
Happy Hump-day Mira! My friend had a little more pep in her step today and couldn’t wait to get this show on the road.😁 She was in fantastic spirits and when we were on our way to Scenic Acres we ran into a 4-month old Golden called Casey! What a cutie! Mira was giving this little munchkin some luv; it was so sweet.😊 Of course, I forgot to get a picture as my mind was on the pooches! Anyways, we headed for some free-range fun and made our way back to the hood’. We stopped at Mira’s favourite watering hole before calling it a day. Thanks for a great run Mira! See you soon sweetie. 1 poo and many pees today. CHEERS!
DISTANCE: 10.05 km DURATION: 53:35
Although she was a little nervous at the start, Bella quickly found her pace with me. Bella is a really fast dog; there were a few times where out of the blue, she would pick up the pace ten-fold and drag me along. I believe our fastest kilometre was just below 4:30 pace. Anyways, it was great fun to go for a nice run by the river on a nice day. Cheers. 1 poo, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 1.00 km DURATION: 33:51
Sun sun sun! Woo hoo, finally a nice warm and sunny day! Briar was giving chill beach vibes today as he seemed to have half as much energy as usual. There were a ton of kids in the schoolyard so we opted for a different route today. We made our way to the playground down the block, but it's super small so we hopped from grassy patch to grassy patch. Briar is getting better about pulling every time I see him so our walks have been easier and easier. I could still see a bit of a limp so we kept it uber slow again today; letting Briar smell and pee on each tree, bush and post as much as he wanted. Right near the end, he heard a dog barking from inside a house and nearly dragged me across their whole yard! He was so amped up! Poor guy is probably sick of our slow walks. The scoop: millions of pees, no poop.