DISTANCE: 6.75 km DURATION: 57:22
Kenny was pretty excited to see me and head out in the light rain for an adventure. We settled into a very light jog mixed with speed walking. I did get a glimpse of his former youthful self when he ran off-leash and I got a video clip. He is such a sweet boy and I already consider him a loyal friend as he sticks to my side. It was also fun to see what funny pose his sibling cat (Mr. Bigglesworth) was doing on the stairs upon our return. They look like good buddies. The scoop: 1 poop and countless tree markings.
DISTANCE: 8.45 km DURATION: 1:01:09
Huck and the spirit of horses. There are many similarities between Huck and horses, especially on our runs. Of course he has the shape and stature of a thoroughbred and runs with lots of horsepower (haha ). There are two distinct factors that I realized this afternoon, all I have to do is slightly touch the lead in any direction and Huck responds and turns or stops etc. The slightest tap with one finger and he moves in our new direction, it takes more energy to pause Runkeeper. The other distinct factor is when Huck is off-leash he runs with his head high just like a horse and you can see their free spirit. Love watching that. Today's run was all about up hills and down hills - fast pace then slow pace and repeat. The Doggy Business Report = 1 poop and lots of pees.
DISTANCE: 6.04 km DURATION: 52:44
The sun came out for my lovely run with Violet today. She was wearing her signature collar and looking very lady- like today. We ran out to South Glenmore Park and back at a leisurely pace, but she did have a smile for most of the run. It was just what I needed to brighten my day and loosen up my weary joints - so many thanks Miss Violet!! 1 poop and 1 pee today.
DISTANCE: 8.45 km DURATION: 58:59
Oh my.....we must have had a fun run because we all got dirty. So today was a run down to and around Baker Park. It was the perfect day, or so I thought. With the rain, the air was clean & fresh plus Abby & Reilly liked to 'pick the pace up' on this route. There is something about water that makes you feel happy and running along the river leaves the effect of Perma-Smile on everyone. As we headed back up into Tuscany from leaving the park and I looked at my pants covered all the way up with mud splatters and then I looked at, or more to the fact 'looked under' at Reilly and Abby's bellies.....oh my.......they where muddy!! (Sorry Jean). Two wipe downs where required, one in the garage and second one inside the house. Mud makes the run even more fun. The Doggy Business Report: Abby 1 poop and 1 pee, Reilly 1 poop and the usual several pees.
DISTANCE: 8.51 km DURATION 1:07:44
Sometimes our familiar running route feels like a comfortable blanket. Jasper and Teddy know all the spots to turn, pick up speed or just run at a steady gait. The route we travel has a variety of terrain, swimming holes, bridges and lots of dogs to meet so it is never dull. We ran into a fit man with a beautiful golden and it turns out to be Molson & Roxy's grandpa. See- there are always surprises around the corner. No poops for golden Jasper but 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.04 km DURATION: 53:02
"Hi, my name is Ria and I have a milk bone addiction". I think the day I don't have milk bones in my car door will be a HUGE disappointment for Ria. The routine of having one milk bone pre-run and one milk bone post-run is such a part of our run. I break each one in half and she sits for the first half and then shakes paw for the second half. Today's run was full of visits and socializing with people on the stairs and dogs along the pathways. We didn't cover a great distance but had lots of fun! She pooped 3x!
DISTANCE: 8.64 km DURATION: 55:50
Today's run with Kayto and Mona reminded me of running on the West Coast. It was kind of a misty morning and as we were running beside the river, it felt like I was running in West Point Grey in Vancouver. The other reason why I was reminded of west coast running is this. When I lived out there, you couldn't wait for a sunny day to get out for a run. Similarly with dog running, we head out no matter the weather. And Kayto and Mona were happy as always to be out running! I loved the second pic as it demonstrates how good they are when I call them to come and sit. Look at them smile! It makes my day! One poop each for these awesome dogs, and several pees for both.
DISTANCE: 9.22 km DURATION: 1:05:03
The sky was dark and the wind was biting as I arrived at Sadie and Loki’s place but once we started running, the sun came out. I peeled off a few layers and the three of us cruised along happily! I am so grateful for the opportunity to run with Sadie and Loki. They are agreeable, smart, athletic – just great company in general. Their momma is one lucky lady! There were no surprises or unexpected challenges on this run. It was good, clean fun (in the sun)! Pee= Sadie 2, Loki 1 Poop=Sadie 0, Loki 1.
DISTANCE: 5.08 km DURATION: 1:03:25
Molson and Roxy took to the new puddles this morning. Molson spent a good portion of his time rolling and enjoying the cool wet ice and came home damp and happy. They visited with Jessie, the Border Collie/Lab cross and all the dogs played a quick game of "catch me if you can." 1 poo for each and Roxy had 2 pees and Molson 5 or 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.30 km DURATION: 52:48
An interesting observation was made on my run with Olive this morning. We came upon two sticks! I've not known Olive to be interested in sticks, but today they caught her eye. There was one very large 6 foot "branch" and a smaller stick, maybe a foot long in length. She had a decision on which one she wanted. She went for the "bigger" one! She tugged and lifted each end, trying to figure out how to carry it, with no success. It was the funniest thing to watch! She finally realized it was too much for her to handle, and retreated to the smaller stick. This made me think... Is bigger really better? Many things in life are better in small amounts. I mean, it's good to go wild occasionally. But also good to be quiet and introspective. A good thought!! Thanks Olive!! She peed only today.
DISTANCE: 7.70 km DURATION: 57:49
First time with Maverick and with a few treats to offer, we were pals! We played switch backs and dodge as I got to know the neighborhood. Every time we saw a child or dog, we either switched or dodge. It was a pure delight and Maverick stayed with me at every move I made. He is such a great runner, light on his paws and we did a pretty awesome distance and pace. He even posed nicely for pictures. The scoop: 2 poops and 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 9.98 km DURATION: 1:18:14
There was a sense of urgency to my run today but Domina was not feeling it. You know how the saying goes: "you can't rush a turtle." So, I didn't. We ran happily under the blanket of clouds as Domina sniffed where she liked. A tiny chihuahua came running out of nowhere but Domina didn't seem to mind as they sniffed each other. We ran up and down hills and raced each other. It was fun! At a set of lights, Domina sniffed at a kind, older man who just loved petting her. She is a sweetheart❤️ Pee=lots Poop=1
DISTANCE: 7.61 km DURATION: 1:01:49
WOW! Talus, what a little fire cracker! So much energy and so happy; I love it. Our run today was fairly uneventful simply for the fact I had know idea where to go…. But, we did find an off-leash area and I knew Talus would be in her glory and she was. Great time thanks Talus for playing fetch with me! 6 pee’s today.
DISTANCE: 7.07 km DURATION: 1:02:01
This was my first run back with DGR after taking a little break over the winter, and it was an awesome one. Cooper's a fun loving guy who was bouncing from the get go. Even though the weather was nasty (we got a little wet!), we headed over to Edworthy to run off-leash in the dog park. Boy, his legs fly! Next we hit up some casual trails along the river and stopped to take a drink from a melting stream. We looped back through the neighbourhood, and finished with some good ol' grass rolling and doggie socializing. It was pleasure Coop; I hope you'll have me back! Poop scoop: 2 stops.
DISTANCE: 7.08 km DURATION: 52:00
Jax and I had a great run on this blustery afternoon. I had never really paid much attention to the size and shape of his ears. However today with some gusts of wind I could almost picture him taking flight with a magical pink flower in his mouth ( I hope the Dumbo reference isn't too much). It was quite adorable. An older lady flagged us down from across the street today - to ask if Jax was a Vizsla!! So funny. I'm picturing myself 40 years from now asking the same thing and then wanting to chat about how "I used to run with a Vizsla..." Anyways - 3 poops for Jax and many pees.