DISTANCE: 8.19 km DURATION: 57:29
I had planned to bring Bexie with me today but she hadn’t moved since last night and continued to act funny all morning. She wouldn’t eat all night or morning so I am thinking her stomach hurts. She likely got into something on our last walk that she shouldn’t have! I had hoped to get the two playmates out for a long adventure today but I guess we will get another run in before snow falls again instead! Time for Chester and I to soak in the sun while it lasts! Some sections of the path were flooded and iced over. Chester tries just as hard as me to avoid getting wet! Sometimes there is only a small section clear enough for us to pass through and we both end up vying for position in order to stay dry. Chester notices any dog around and does his best to pull me off the path towards them. He had his wish once when a strong Bulldog came over from the off-leash area for an extended sniff. I wasn’t feeling as fresh as our first run this week so wasn’t able to keep up as well, especially having to avoid all the puddles in my nice new running shoes! Thanks for getting me out to enjoy the fresh air today Chester! Time to put the summer bike away for another few days. I wonder how Bexie is doing now, and whether she finally ate her food! See you tomorrow! The scoop: 3 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 8.60 km DURATION: 1:02:28
Hey baby girl! How are you doing today?! I missed you! We left the house with a goal of doing a 10K run, but little did we know, this beautiful weather actually played in our disfavour. The Legacy sidewalks were covered in melting ice. Freckles and I tried our best to keep up the pace, even though we were slipping and sliding all over. At one point I wondered if it would have been easier if I wore ice skates instead of runners. Who knows, I might just try that next time. 😆 We got back to the house had some yummy treats and lots of water. Thanks Freckles for a dangerous/hilarious run!! Love you, sunshine! Scoop: 1 poop; 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.80 km DURATION: 1:13:05
Good morning M&M! What a fantastic day out! It feels like spring (wishful thinking) and on that note with every layer of melting snow brings out a fresh new fragrance😳. I’m going to say that’s why it took us a little longer for Mira and I to get through our usual Wednesday route.😬 We toured the sister hood’ Scenic Acres with a few stops along the way. If Mira missed a smell, she made sure we went back for a whiff (her not me) 😆 Eventually, making our way back to Mr. Mulligan who was waiting patiently for our return. The three of us then did another kilometre, Mira tried to get us to go farther but time was a wasting so I returned these cuties to the comforts of home. Thanks for the casual Wednesday meander Mira and Mulligan! 1 poo and several pees for Mira; 1 poo and 2 pees for Mulligan today. Cheers and see you kids soon!
DISTANCE: 9.32 km DURATION: 1:24:30
Hello handsome! As soon as Kayto found his ball we were off, then two houses down there it was... yup you guessed it! A big stick, I think I recognized it from a past adventure.😶 I’m telling you this because my friend had some stick issues the whole time we were out! It was a mouthful and Kayto is one determined pooch so he insisted on carrying it the entire way😁 I tried to help the best I could. He would grab it on an end and be off balance, that had to hurt. So we’d stop and move it to the middle, again and again and again....😂 Poor Kayto was getting hot so there were a few snow baths along the way, I think we were resting when Tammy and Juno pulled over on the side of the road for a little visit.😊 Slowly but surely we finally made our way back to the abode. Thanks for another fantastic afternoon adventure my friend! You always brighten my day! 2 poos and many pees today. Cheers! See you soon.
DISTANCE: 8.55 km DURATION: 1:08:19
Hi Kaylee! I got the best greeting from this girl today. It was like she hadn't seen me for weeks! But maybe in dog years it was! In human time it was only a few days, but honestly I was just as happy to see her. Juno was too! Our run today was amazing. The weather was gorgeous. The two girls were so clearly enjoying it, plus each other's company. And at one point they gave each other a little kiss. It was adorable. We ran by Sunalta School, which is a run down memory lane for me. Juno couldn't believe the "No Dogs" sign. But Kaylee just smiled. We had such a good time today that she didn't want to say good-bye. She hopped up into my truck, and looked a little sad when I told her she had to stay home. Don't worry. Next week will be here before we know it. Even in dog years! Scoop: two pees.
DISTANCE: 1.61 km DURATION: 27:43
Hi Callie! Today's walk is just a teaser for our sleepover tonight. Taylor is really looking forward to her slumber party with you! You can both get into your pajamas and catch up all snuggled up in her bed! As for our walk Callie has learned our go-to route. It actually works really well as there is a green space where if no one else is there I can give Callie a few minutes of off-leash time, which she loves. It's easy to see if anyone is coming, but we rarely see anyone. It's become our little oasis. And her recall is so very good. Plus her smile when she come running back to me is priceless. Thanks for the smiles Callie! See you tonight! Scoop: just one pee.
DISTANCE: 7.24 km DURATION: 1:00:08
Happy Friendaversary, Kaiser!! One year of running together isn’t that amazing?! We both have come a long way since day one, haven’t we?! Back in the day with your cone head, chewing on the leash, and walking about 3km to now, running side by side, covering some serious ground at some top speeds! We made some incredible memories along the way and have built an incredible friendship. You have truly turned into a runner and have really made me fall in love with running as well. I use to run for fitness but now I run because I love it, especially when it involves running with furry friends like you!! Thanks for all the memories Kaiser, he’s to another year of some more running fun!! The scoop: 3 poops, 8 pees.
DISTANCE: 9.38 km DURATION: 58:46
Good morning NITRO-Nell! Further into the spring, I'm sure you're going to help me crack 10k in 60 minutes... But it seems like you thought that means today, I guess I can use the practice. Surprise, surprise we sprinted to the Stampede Racetrack again, but it's still not race day. Let's keep moving and see how close to 10km we get. Scoop Score: #1 x1 This was all the business Nell had today, let's run instead she said.
DISTANCE: 7.54 km. DURATION: 1:04:19
Good afternoon Lincoln! The sky is super clear today, but that can be tough to see if the sun is directly in our eyes. Let's go run through as much sunshine as we can! Lots of other dogs were out walking their people as well. We must have crossed the street & switched directions half a dozen times trying to keep our pace steady. Scoop Score: #1 >10, #2 x1. I'll be seeing you again tomorrow Lincoln. Rest up.
DISTANCE: 7.08 km DURATION: 1:02:06
Rocky, it is so wonderful to see you! It has been a while, have you been keeping up on your running? I was wondering when I picked Rocky up from his home if we would continue on from where we left off? I received a very energetic and excited welcome. On that note, let’s hit the sunshine. We got as far as the driveway and the brakes came on, so out came the ‘toss a small treat forward’ game. We did this for a few blocks and I said to Rocky, “Okay Buddy let's try this running thing like it is day one.” We slowly took our time and had a few more treats and climbed that hill which seemed to last forever. My bad, maybe our route should have started off slightly more level. We are at the top and Rocky was starting to like ‘this running stuff.’ At the 5.5 km mark it was a light bulb moment! Rocky was for sure in the running game and when we got closer to home he wanted to show me the way. Yahoo Rocky🎉🐾. I’m back tomorrow and I know you will be ready for more. I promise to find more snow to cool down in and we will start off downhill. The Doggy Business Report: 1 poop and 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.75 km DURATION: 1:04:04
Howdy Lucy my love ❤️! Ready for a Wednesday Spin? Of course she is. Miss L is always ready for fun and the great outdoors. We hit the temperature timing just right this morning. The further we ran, the warmer it got. Which meant, we must slow down for some ice. I must admit Lucy is a marvel to watch because stopping is really not her thing, Action Jackson is this gal's motto! You can almost do everything on the move 😊 in Lucy's mind. I have noticed since Lucy has been back this year her stamina has increased on holding a pace and also she has a jump on bikini season. You are looking very athletic Miss L! I also had to work pretty hard to take the lead closer to the 3/4 way mark. Thanks for keeping me 'in the game'. See you later alligator. The Doggy Business Report: 1 poop and 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 4.37 km DURATION: 52:32
You have to love your job when you get to start your day off walking with two fantastic animals on a path beside the water....seeing it sparkling and half running/half frozen for many kilometers. Pink was in her element as she got to play with a beautiful 4-yr old Black Lab who appreciated her enthusiasm like her brother Kaiser😄😄. Kacie is always happy to be walking by your side enjoying the scenery and Pink’s antics! I think (really hope) we have turned the proverbial corner and nicer weather will be here to stay Both Pink and Kacie had a poop and about 4 pees each.
DISTANCE: 6.48 km DURATION: 50:46
With such great runs lately, I knew the girls must be enjoying the new adventures and routes the DGR crew has set out for them over the past couple of weeks. I was not about to disappoint by sticking to one of our boring old routes. So off we went, the three of us gals with pep in our steps. On our way out of Crestmont I saw what I thought appeared to be Gibbons and Toki's (and DGR runner Tara) tracks in the snow! By the time we had made it back to this point at the end of our run, the sun had nearly melted the tracks away. Gibbons, Toki and I were not complaining! It seemed that all of the dogs in Crestmont and Valley Ridge were taking advantage of the sunny day that we were lucky enough to enjoy. The sisters sprinted hard on and off throughout our run, so as per our rule of thumb, we got to take it easy on the hardest stretch of the climb back up to Crestmont. Wow G and T! My second fastest 5-7KM run with Runkeeper ever! Look at you girls go! The scoop: just 2 pees for Gibbs and 3 pees for Toki (another private poop day for the sisters, as Tara would say).
DISTANCE: 6.29 km DURATION: 1:15:01
And on Wednesday, the third day together...we walked. The lads were excited to see me and Winger ran off and produced for me his stuffy toy...Aw!! With permission from their mom, I would walk both dogs today. I love exploring the Fish Creek Park trails when I run, especially as every turn and bend sends you in a different direction, with different terrain. So I took them on the trails. Winger, Buster & I just followed our noses. We had no idea where we were going, or how long it would take. We just were enjoying the warm sun, crunchy snow noises and Buster...grass to chomp. The deer were jumping out in front of us, which made it even more exciting. The lads walked so well in front of me on the single tracks. Once home, I let the lads both off-leash to have a run & roll in the snow. They loved this. Scoop: Buster had 1 poop, 2 pees. Winger had 1 poop (first time ever), 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 10.05 km DURATION: 1:08:38
Today was my first full hour run with Heidi, who is an AARCS Foster up for adoption. There are many reasons she would be a lovely addition to a family; especially one who loves Winter. Heidi sure is a snow dog! We had a really steady run but when she took a break in the snow, she was blissfully happy.. She would playfully roll, bury her head and scoop up some snow in her mouth. Once she was done, it was like the snow had these magical energizing powers and Heidi would start to prance and then pick up the pace. That said, Heidi did not pull and respected the boundaries with other dogs we passed. We kept a wide berth or crossed the street and Heidi did not bark or lunge. Way to go! On the way home, we saw a very cool Free Library with built in bench so we posed in front of it. I wanted to go for some 10K bragging rights as well as make sure she did her business so we did 2 loops around her block. It was a success and she had 1 poo and 1 pee. Thanks for the lovely time together today Ms. Heidi!