It was lots of fun having some puppy energy in The Everett household in the form of a Whoodle named Benji. I have to say that Benji's biggest wish was for my older dog Teddy to play with him but Teddy was not so keen so I became Benji's companion. I tried to get him tired with various tug toys, a walk, and chase in the backyard. He has 2 modes: full on and off so this seemed to get him settled in for a late afternoon movie. In the morning, he also did his own form of exercise while my middle son did push-ups. Then, Benji and I got to do an hour neighbourhood walk. Sometimes, it is hard to get good photos of black dogs so we found lots of colourful backgrounds to take nice shots of him. My youngest son then got some play-time with Benji while I took Teddy to the park with his Chuck-it. When we arrived home, Benji was laying by the door waiting for our arrival. I could see the air bubble from his head that was saying, "Teddy, will you play with me now?" Well, maybe another time Benji as this was just our warm-up adventure. See you soon.
Pet Sitter: Ruth
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 4.4 km DURATION: 1 hour 19 minutes
Good afternoon kiddos. Oh oh.. cold wind tonight.. don't tell me winter is coming back, with all that melting, am ready for spring. Took Shadow out and didn't take me long to see his wasn't as comfortable walking in his left paw. Nothing drastic, but it is there. I then decided to keep Shadow on leash and just walk him once around the lake. He was feeling the same on his way back home. 🥴 Have a nice rest tonight Shadow.. 🥰hope you fell better tomorrow ! Girls were exited to go out. Soon outside, they got very busy getting big bites of snow🤣 Ladies.. I don't think it is ice cream time yet.. lol The scoop - Shadow had a poop and few pees. Mocha and Java had a poops and few pees. Pinky had only couple pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 10.2 km DURATION: 1 hour 10 minutes
Today, Lucy and I had another great hour! I tried to keep her clean, so we spent most of our time in Confluence Park. Lucy is a water and mud magnet though, and still somehow got completely filthy and wet. There were lots of other dogs and people out today, but everyone was so good about leashing their dogs so we could pass. I think the warmer weather has lifted everybody's spirits! Lucy was pretty sure that she could swim in the creek, but no fun Laura had to tell her 'no, not allowed yet, plus they are still frozen anyway!' Aside from that, Lucy loved running through the snow, and rolling in it whenever she could. She had lots of water when we got back home, and lots of pets! Thanks for the great run Lucy! The Scoop: 1 poo, 2 pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #3
DISTANCE: 3.9 km DURATION: 50 minutes
What a beautiful day girls! How lucky are we? We made our way out into the neighbourhood with the hopes of finding some adventure! Throughout our outing, we encountered several dogs basking in the sunshine, in the comfort of their backyards. Gibbons was particularly interested in a young Weimaraner that wanted to play. Both of the girls were on their best ‘hunting’ behaviour today, tracking scents like it was nobody’s business! Towards the end of our time together, as we looped the pond, Toki froze after seeing a plastic bag rustling in the wind. She must have mistaken it for a rabbit because it took us at least 3 minutes to re-focus on the path and get moving again. A lady passing by giggled as Toki posed on her hind legs with her eyes laser focused on the bag in the distance. The Scoop: 5 pees for T and at least 8 pees for G!
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 6.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 11 minutes
Today's chapter of Running with Ms. Zenna is called 'Thanks for the Love'. I picked up my friend at her house and off we went for another Friday adventure. She was so interested in all my stories today; often looking at me with care and excitement the way a human friend does when you talk about fun plans for the weekend. Zenna was her usual self for the most part though she was absolutely amazing around other dogs today. She isn't usually a social being, but today she gave a few dogs a chance and I was so proud of her! We got in a decent 7k today and when I dropped her off at home she stayed with me for a minute or so, just getting extra pats and looking at me with affection. You are the best secret keeper out there, beautiful. I can't wait to tell you all about the weekend when I see you next week!!! The Scoop: 4 poops and quite a few pees.
It seems like forever since I had time with Zuli & Hunter. Needless to say, I was excited for today to come around and spend the day with these two sweeties. I think today can be classified as “Sleepy Hollow Friday’. Maybe the fur kids stayed up late last night because Aunty came to visit? The morning was very peaceful and even when it was play-time, napping was on both pups' minds. The afternoon sun provided more spunk and energy. Hunter was excited to catch the ball and take it back to the door - haha. ZuZu (Zuli) rolled in the mushy snow and loved having the snow on her belly. Zuli obliged me with many moments of brilliant head shots and expressions. Her eyes and ears tell a story all their own. Meanwhile, Gumby Hunter twisted and basked in the sun while in his bed. You are such a card, Hunter!! It is safe to say, these two are rested up to dance and stay up all night!! Maybe keep that last part a secret from Mom & Dad. A couple of raids in the fridge for their healthy snacks and lunch time was finished in a nano-second. The Business Report: 7 pees for Hunter & 3 pees for Zuli.
Pet Sitter: Michelle
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 6.2 km DURATION: 1 hour 3 minutes
Bowie's Final Run with Me.
My short but oh-so-sweet time with Dog Gone Running has sadly come to an end as I prepare to move out of Calgary, and my final run was with none other than the lovely Miss Bowie! It was 10 gorgeous degrees and sunny which meant I was running in a tank top in February. Pretty wild! That also meant lots of puddles, but Bows is a clever girl so she did her best to dodge the water when she could. We both still got pretty soggy despite our best efforts! With it being beautiful weather and also a Friday, this meant that there were also a huge number of other dogs out for walks. This had our poor girl extra stressed, so we did have to do a lot of weaving around and creatively moving out of the way. We did a really good towel dry when we got home and Bowie immediately flopped onto the floor ready for a nap! I guess all of the action exhausted her. Well, goodbye sweet girl! I miss your beautiful face already. Thank you for the happy memories and for sharing so many miles with me!
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #6
DISTANCE: 13.4 km DURATION: 1 hour 7 minutes
Today was a perfect day to go skyline hunting, aka, run a bunch of hills to get good views for majestic Ella pictures. It was one of our most fun runs yet with a cool breeze, warm sunshine, and clear paths. It was all good news today! Ella was literally squirming out of her skin in excitement when I got there, so we suited up and got going ASAP. She wasn't sure what my plan was today, so there were a lot of path intersections where I had to convince her that I had a plan. Trust me! She loves running hills, and we found some really cool little pathways along the ridge that I want to return to when they're dry. She wasn't super into photos or selfies, but she just looked so majestic with the mountains and skyline in the background that I couldn't resist. We also found a lion! She was more impressed with the melted snow than the statue though. We finished with a fast run along the Bow and through St Patrick's Island Park (setting a Strava course record!) and then had lots of time cooling off in her yard. She had a great time with her hedgehog too! It was an awesome run, as always. Thanks Ella! I can't wait until Tuesday! 1 pee and 1 poop.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #5
DISTANCE: 3.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 13 minutes
The theme song for today’s Jasper and Teddy's run was Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. As the warmer temps start to melt the snow, Jasper and Teddy both steered me towards deep snow so they could cool off. We did the bigger loop by the hospital and Jasper ran into a friend who we must have seen on his walk earlier in the morning because this gentleman mentioned seeing him already today. While the boys were deep in snow, I was deep in thought about how lucky I am to own DGR. The Scoop: 1 poo each and lots of markings.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 4.4 km DURATION: 53 minutes
As the sun continues to shine, the day keeps getting warmer and the snow slowly melts away. Gibbons and Toki were overjoyed to find out it was nice enough out for a « naked run » !! No coats= freedom! The girls sure made great use of the sunshine, starting out strong as we jogged our way around the pond. We met a gentleman who was walking an English Bulldog and said a quick ‘hello’ before heading home. The girls had the « zoomies » as they ripped around the backyard chasing after one another. When Gibbons could not find a toy within reach, she opted for a stick instead and continued on the pursuit of her sister. You two never cease to make me laugh! The Scoop: 1 poop and 8+ pees for Gibbs, 0 poops and 5+ pees for Toki.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #3
DISTANCE: 2.8 km DURATION: 55 minutes
Pink was thrilled to not have to wear booties or a coat today at the park. The highlight for Kaiser on today’s walk was finding an already mangled purple ball, which quickly stole his attention. The thought of his favourite orange ball was long gone! We met a new friend today at the park and if we had to guess, we think the young pup was a mix of Husky and Shiba Inu. He was adorable! Despite a little bit of wind, it was a gorgeous day for a walk. The Scoop: 1 poop and 5 pees for Kai, 1 poop and 9+ pees for Pinky.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY # 2
DISTANCE: 8.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 7 minutes
Vitamin D & full blast fun with Archie and Freckles. What a beautiful day for a run. At the start, there were some pretty strong wind gusts to the point that if Archie was a Chihuahua he would have been picked up off the ground. Both dogs were great company today as we splashed through puddles, ran over ice/snow and most bare pathways which is a nice change. Freckles was really good today as we had a handful of times where we were close to other dogs with no other way around but she listened well and we were able to keep moving. I am excited to what we have in store tomorrow The Scoop 3 pees for Archie. Freckles had 2 pees, 1 poop.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 8 km DURATION: 1 hour 5o minutes
It was another successful soirée with two of my favourite partygoers Mona and Gracie. These gals sure know how to have a good time and their flare for fun was spread throughout the pooch park today! We had to turn back a few times before hitting the trails because we had a few stragglers that wanted to join our pack! 🥳 No one ever wants to be the first to leave. After I made sure there was only the three of us, we headed into the woods enjoying this gorgeous day until the pups had enough. Mona is usually the one to let the rest of us know when it’s time to head back. One last game of tug o' war before leaving it all behind. Thanks for another excellent adventure Mona! You're a peach! 2 poos and several pees. Cheers!
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 5 km. DURATION: 1 hour 14 minutes
Spring is in the air. Today was a real ’3’ part day. This was Huxley 3rd training outing and it included a swim, stretching those legs out and cooling down after the other two workouts. Marley divided this outing. The first third, she kept turning back wanting to go home. The middle portion was filled with some hi-jinx and chasing Huxley. The last third, Marley shook the Spring Spunk and put her engine in smooth and steady. A real ’Tri’ day for them both. The Doggy Business Report: many pees for each. Marley had 1 poop and so did Huxley.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 6 km DURATION: 1 hour 1 minute
What a beautiful day for a jog with Bowie! It felt like full-on spring today, which meant lots of puddles to jump in and squirrels to chase! When I arrived at the apartment, Bowie was very excited to see me, and then she promptly showed me to a very hilarious scene: the roomba had gotten stuck somehow under the kitchen step stool and was bobbing around frantically, unable to free itself. We corrected that issue and then slipped on the leash and off we went. We took a nice lap around two of the nearby ponds today, soaking up the sun. We politely passed a few other dogs with no issues. The melting snow had us both absolutely drenched near the end of our run, but the fun we had was well worth it! I made sure to towel dry Bowie extra well and she gave me the sweetest, most appreciative goodbye kisses. The Scoop: 7 pees, 1 poop.