DISTANCE: 2.67 km DURATION: 30:49
A lovely evening stroll with Nell around the river followed but tug-o-war and fetch! She and her feline sibling were fed and watered and both did their business! I'll be back to check up on you guys tomorrow. The scoop: 1 poop, 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 8.11 km DURATION: 1:45:37
Oh happy rainy Saturday! The Kiddos was very happy to see me until.... oh wait! What are you doing here Aunt Fab? We didn’t get the memo. It is Saturday, it is pouring rain outside, and the house like delicious bacon and here we have to go exercise? Really?? Must be a mistake.. Mommy!! We want to talk to you!!! Oh no, Shadow, this is not a mistake. We are going for a nice long walk. With the pouring rain, Shadow tried to cut many corners and put his brakes on many times 😁. He then finally accepted and went on with the program. 😍 The Girls were excited to see me too, I doubted they watched the weather channel, but then when Shadow came back and they saw his wet little face, their mood changed. Nope, nope and nope. But 3 nopes weren't strong enough to win against mommy and my “yes” 😂. Shadow had 1 poo and a few pees. The Gals only had 1 pee each.
DISTANCE: 9.05 km DURATION: 1:04:27
Happy Saturday, Nell! And outing 1 of 2 for the day, lucky us! We were very fortunate this morning for our rain, it was pouring on my drive over but thankfully, stopped as soon as we left Nell's house. I am not going to lie, my legs were a little sore from our run yesterday, hence the slower pace today. It's incredible how fast you fall out of a running routine when you take a couple of weeks off! That's okay, we are back at it again in full force, and I will make sure I run extra speedy on my vacation so when I get back, it will be as if we never skipped a beat. Thanks for the morning Nell. It was the perfect way to kick off the day. See you again in a few hours! The scoop: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 11.10 km DURATION: 1:06:28
Today was ideal Lincoln running weather and we made the best of it. 11km was a little tiring as he kept laying down and rolling in shady grass for the last km, so we took our time and made sure he got a nice cool-down. The big excitement on this run were all the dogs! We must have passed 6-7, on leash and off, in cars, in yards, on sidewalks, you name it there was a dog on it or in it! This was a little much for Lincoln, but he was really good about listening on the leash and not pulling too hard. The wind started to pick up towards the end of the run which made it a little cool, but that was great for Lincoln. We ended our run with lots of pets and belly rubs on his front lawn. I hope he had a great time today! I know I did! 1 poop and 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 9.65 km DURATION: 58:29
Happy Friday, Nell!! It's been a couple of days since I've seen you, and I know I am definitely in need of a run together, Nell seemed like it too! We hit the pavement hard today; cruising at the speed of light. It was like we hadn't skipped a beat. It was so fun. We ran through the Stampede Grounds, back on our usual route. It amazes me that for ten days hundreds and thousands of people are walking these grounds and all of a sudden, everything is gone, and it's like nothing ever happened. No litter, no leftover tents or anything - everything was gone, and Nell and I were back to having our little oasis for our Friday evening jog. It looks like we have a big weekend ahead of us of, I see you again tomorrow! The scoop: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 5.89 km DURATION: 1:03:37
Good morning Marley. It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m so glad it worked out for me to run you today. I think you were surprised not to see your usual runner Gabi. I love exploring new neighbourhoods and yours is a beautiful one. We set off west and you weren’t very keen to get running right away. We did a lot of sniffing and dilly-dallying until we bumped into RUTH from DGR and a bunch of dogs that you know!!! That was fun! After that we headed into Glenmore Park and ran along the reservoir. I gave you lots of opportunities to sniff everything and we kept our pace nice and slow. You seem to know the way back home better than I did as we zigged and zagged through the neighbourhood looking for a secret path way to get home. I think you were pretty happy when we arrived! Have a great nap this afternoon Marley! Marley's Scoop: 1 poop, 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.01 km DURATION: 57:08
I just adore Zenna so when I found out her regular DGR Runner Gabi was injured in her soccer game, last night, I was ready to step in those shoes and take Zen out. This summer has been cooler than usual but this makes a black dog like Zenna quite happy. We alternated between light jog and brisk walking pace with a stop here and there for head pats. We also snuck off the main pathway for some time in green grassy areas and I noticed Zenna becoming more peppy in these areas (as evidenced by the top photo with her big grin). The Scoop: 1 poo and 3 pees. Now that I do not have a Friday run with Byrdie, I may have to schedule myself for a run with Zenna from time to time. Loved my Friday frolic with this beautiful Bouvier.
DISTANCE: 4.46 km DURATION: 1:18:08
Gogol! It been a long time since I’ve seen this happy-go-lucky fella!😊 He showed me what casual Friday’s are truly all about.😜 Gogol had absolutely no interest in hitting the pavement running and I was ok with his decision. We meandered down the path without a care in the world. I haven’t been down to this neck of the woods in a while and it’s always interesting. We ran into some people having a really good time down by the river.... I thought the Stampede was over?!?!?😂 Well, it is Friday! My friend put a lot of smiles on the faces of many Calgarians out and about today; it was rather sweet! Thanks for hanging with me today Gogol! 5 poos and several pees. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 5 km DURATION: 1 :05:00
It was really nice to take Sasha and Molson out together. I also had prospective DGR Runner Tara with me so it was officially a party. We went through the back woods of Lakeview enjoying our casual pace. Once we popped out on the green space, we ran into DGR Runner Nancy out with Marley. It is always fun to explain the family tree of these 3 related Golden Retrievers. As the saying goes, the more the merrier. A little bird also told me to expect another baby Golden Retriever in the near future. Well, this breed is definitely AWESOME! The Scoop: pees and poos by all. Thanks again to Tara for joining in the Golden fun!
Runners: Ruth and Tara
DISTANCE: 4.49 km DURATION: 55:14
Kahlua and Andorra were two peas in a pod today. They walked shoulder to shoulder and side by side for most of the time. When one went pee, so would the other. When one stopped to smell the flowers, so would the other. This made it so much easier to walk two dogs, and I rarely ever got tangled up. Andorra was so happy to be outside with us! In fact, I was pretty stoked too, since the last time I walked with her was quite a while ago (other than Wednesday). When we in the first stages of our journey I felt a couple of tiny raindrops land on my head. I was thinking to myself, "Oh no, it's gonna start pouring isn't it," but to our luck the most we got was a few droplets. Phew! Great job today girls. See you next week! 1 poo each, many pees each.
DISTANCE: 6.34 km DURATION: 54:00
Kenny and I went down the block and the most annoying thing happened. Right after I put my phone in my fanny pack, my RunKeeper app paused. I noticed it hadn't tracked our distance or time when I pulled out my phone to take a picture. At least Kenny and I weren't going too far. Sully and I headed in a new direction today. We did a mix of running and walking, and we saw a lot of new sights. We saw a memorial where Sully went up to a metal statue of a soldier and gave him a good sniff. I redirected him before he could pee on the soldier's metal leg. We saw a crowded playground that looked brand new. It had a metal airplane, big swings, and tall green tower with a lookout and everything. Instead of gravel, this playground had sand, "Woahhh, cool," said my inner child-self. Great job today boys!
DISTANCE: 8.61 km DURATION: 1:44:05
Happy Friday my furry friends! It was another wonderful day 🥰. Shadow was happy to go especially since he was allowed to take one of his favourite toy along. Today, he got to see many of his furry friends. We enjoyed a brisk walk and Shadow got to practice his “WalkieTrot” move 😃. We got to see so many birds too. There was a cute little robin on a street sign, little babies by the lakes, and a crane. We took many pictures but didn’t post them all. Shadow enjoyed some ball catching by the lake and I think he got his mojo back 🤣. The Gals were ready to go as soon as we arrived back home. Since my own pooch was in the car waiting for me, the gals were curious to see who that handsome looking dude (Malvyn) with that crooner voice was 🤣. The Girls enjoyed their walk as always. Shadow had 1 poop and few pees. Mocha and Pinky had 1 poop and 2 pees. Java only had one poo and 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 7.64 km DURATION: 57:59
Happy Friday Toki and Gibbons! Once again Gibbons was very hesitant leaving the house due to dark clouds and and attachment issues (Haha!) I spent about five minutes cuddling and convincing her to cooperate this time. Not even treats were persuading Gibs today. One of the girls' neighbours whom we've met before has a magical ability to get Gibbons to run with me with just a few pets. Luckily, he came out of his garage just in time to save the day offering some manly pats for both girls. "I don't know how you do it but THANK YOU!" I exclaimed as we all strolled away. Toki and Gibbons sure got their weekend hype on following the run. They were playing together, destroying toys, chewing squeakers, letting out the zoomies, and being absolutely adorable. The scoop: couple pees each.
DISTANCE: 8.14 km DURATION: 1:00:13
Well Rossi, we’ve had some pretty amazing runs in our time together. We saw all types of days ranging on all the spectrums, from the very coldest at -34 in February to a lot hotter just last week. Today, we went early while the sun was still out and the weather was lovely. Rossi didn’t need too many drinks in the beginning so we took his favourite route for our sort of last run together. Make sure to lead a couple of the other DGR runners that way! It’s almost like stepping into a secluded forest on the side of the a mountain, and although you have to be careful about the roots of trees and the occasional boulder poking out along the path, it’s well worth the ‘trip’ down. We ran all the way down to the train tracks and then headed straight back after a couple of minutes off=leash where we played in the long grass. Rossi doesn’t get too many chances to be off-leash, but when he does, he goes full tilt! I might see you again buddy and be good to your other runners! The Scoop: 1 poo, several pees.
DISTANCE: 6.89 km DURATION: 1:20:11
Here’s the dog poop for today.😜 All was quiet in the village. Mona and Reilly were up to their usual antics as the three of us nonchalantly made our way to Party Central. The gals hit the pond then took to some gopher stalking. With no luck, they bounced around for a bit and back in the pond for a quick cool-down before we carried on.😊 Mona wasn’t convinced that going into the coulee was such a good idea and she was right! The creek had flooded where we went in so back up the hill we went. Mona smirked at Reilly and me.... touché my friend😬 On our way back to Reilly’s, the gals suddenly took off! My belt snapped and they were gone!😳 Thankfully, they didn’t get far as whatever it was disappeared and they waited for me to catch up. 😅 Thanks for another great adventure Reilly and Mona style! 1 poop and several pees each. CHEERS!