DISTANCE: 8.39 km DURATION: 1 hour 18 minutes
Spring tobogganing without the sled....that’s what was on Archie’s mind today! Every hill with snow found Archie, like a kid, sliding down on his back! 🤣. I’m so proud of him today, he wasn’t set off by the neighbourhood Huskies yelling at him. He was cool as a cucumber 🥒. Oh Freckles, aka Princess, was excited for her outing today too and I could hear her from outside; she was so happy! Once it was her turn to go though, she decided she MUST eat right now!😂 It was my turn to wait for her now! She was such a good girl today, so well mannered. The Scoop: both dogs had one poop each and lots of pee breaks!
DISTANCE: 5.41 km DURATION: 1:15:33
I was looking forward to meeting Polaris & Kobe today. All those fun pictures that Tracy posts, I knew I was in for a treat. After entering their domain and letting them feel comfortable with me, we headed out on this cool day. These two were so well behaved, it was like having Doggy School University Graduates with me. I got lots of Kobe smiles and little dances. Polaris informed me today was ’Carry your Ball All the Way Day.’ I must say I was rather impressed with Polaris’s concentration and
willpower. As we walked over to Crowfoot Shopping Centre, I looked to my left and there was a coyote strolling along the new pathway. Girls, time to change direction! We turned out doing a nice big loop and finished up back at home as the wind picked up and the temperature seemed to have dropped. It was a true pleasure having your Gals' company today. The Doggy Business Report: Kobe had 3 pees and 1 poop. Polaris has 3 pees, 1 good poop and 1 very runny. I let Polaris' human know.
DISTANCE: 17.50 km DURATION: 1:05:08
Well, I’m sure anybody reading this blog is thinking - oh my goodness - how on earth did they run that far that fast? Then they will realize that I clearly did not have enough coffee today and forgot to turn off Runkeeper! Oh well - sometimes in my dreams I run that fast. I’m sure Toki could actually run that fast if she wasn’t attached to this show human. It was a bit chilly to start our run today - and I was almost going to turn around and grab them a windbreaker - but then the sun came out. On our way back, we went under the bridge and it was like a time warp tunnel. We were transported back to winter. Sigh. We enjoyed our run nonetheless. The scoop: a few pees each, no poops. The actual distance was closer to 7K in 54 minutes.
DISTANCE: 5.77 km DURATION: 58:23
As Jasper and I headed out to pick up Indy, the weather was looking grim. Snow was falling and I was praying we wouldn't have to run in a repeat of Saturday's snowstorm. Luckily, the snowing stopped quickly, but unfortunately it didn't get any warmer. The three of us had a nice speed-walk today. Jasper led Indy and I as per usual and as our heart rates increased, so did our body heat. We made it further along the golf course path than last time, and turned around at the bridge. On the way back, we had time to spare so we walked a little bit towards the hospital. We met a lady on a bench who recognized the boys. We took a little break and the boys received some pets from this friendly face. Then, we were on our way home. Great job today boys! 0 poos, 2 pees each.
DISTANCE: 2.20 km DURATION: 41:08
The temperature was much chillier today than previous weeks, thanks to the late April “gift” from Mother Nature this weekend. Kaiser sure loved frolicking in what was left of the snow. I always seem to forget to mention such a critically humorous part of every walk... Kaiser’s deer-like hops. This guy could jump fences, hurdles and cars with jumping skills like that! Not to mention, the elegance that he displays as he bounds through the air. We ran into the other infamous Karl Baker off-leash trio, that we play with on a weekly basis. ‘Larry’ the largest of their pack has created quite a bond with Pinky, ironically the smallest of our pack. Kacie usually pairs off with the calm Black Lab, who’s name escapes me, and the two meander around while the rest of us watch the dog park madness unravel. Thanks for the fantastic little walk around the park today team. You sure helped brighten my spirits and reduce my headache for a short while. The scoop: pees for all, 1 poop for Kacie and Pink, no poop for Kai.
DISTANCE: 8.41 km DURATION: 1:25:32
Happy Tuesday kiddos! It was another beautiful morning on the coolish side. I don’t want to complain as soon we will wish for cool days when it gets too hot in the summer! Shadow was happy as we got to do the big loop. There was some deep snow but the path was good overall! Shadow really enjoys snow and he like to nibble on it while running. He is so funny! The girls were waiting for our return. Pinky is always the one ready to go while I have to persuade Miss Java who loves her chair😁. Today, I felt I was surrounded by little mountains goats. The girls wanted to graze on Spring grass on the hills. 😃. Beside that, their walk was uneventful. Shadow had a poop and few pees and so did the girls.
DISTANCE: 4.51 km . DURATION: 59:14
Hello, my Thursday Marley Girl. Wait a minute, it is Tuesday!! It’s my lucky week - I have two outings this week with Marley. Out the door to the Jeep. ’Come On Michelle. Stop talking to my Mom.’ Oops I forgot to put the doggy treats in the cupholder where Marley can help herself. My bad! Rumour has it you were training every day on your vacation. I missed you while you were gone, I just hope I can keep up with you🤣. Griffith Woods was our destination today. There was still lots of snow but at least it was not snowing! Miss M was not in the mood to run all over the place and smell. She kept pretty close to me while we walked. I would like to think she was missing me too. She had a couple fast bursts and spurts of speed and I cheered her on. She likes to show me she still has the moves. You still got it, girlfriend. The Doggy Business Report: 5 pees, 1 big poop, and 1 little poop.
DISTANCE: 7.24 km DURATION: 59:22
Look at this handsome guy! Charlie was much perkier today than last week and much faster. He shaved off a good 7-8 minutes from our run last Tuesday! When I arrived, I did have trouble finding his collar so I carry a spare in my car now which I was glad for as it came in handy today. Charlie was jumping around ready to go and we started off great and Charlie kept up a pretty good pace for the first 3K or so then slowed a bit and took his time but still was ready to run when I said go. We had a great day weather-wise. The wind picked up a bit and made for a chill but it wasn't bad at all. I'm hoping the surprise spring snowstorms are done. Looking forward to our next run! Charlie stopped about 8 times to pee and had one poop.
DISTANCE: 5.64 km DURATION: 1:02:33
It was a little chilly this morning and clouds were looming – this time the rain missed us. Kona was super happy to see me at lunch time today. We made our way down to the wetlands; sniffing our way down there. We saw a robin on our way. Kona was intrigued with the ducks on the water, I am sure she wanted to go for a swim with them. Once we got back home. Ruby was happy to see us and wanted to be let out. Then it was Winter’s turn to explore. We went up the road towards Bridlewood Estates and had a stroll around the park, Winter wanted to see everything and inspect everything. All three dogs (including Ruby) had a pee and poo.
DISTANCE: 6.57 km DURATION: 1:00:57
It was all tail wags for Samantha this morning. She was eager to get out and start our run to the journey of the unknown. Samantha was very curious today with sniffing the snow, spotting a squirrel, and meeting new dogs. Samantha wanted to take things a bit slow as pathways were clear until black ice decided to make appearance and slowed us down. She wanted to stop to check out the view and have pets and cuddles. Eventually, our run turn into a walk and we enjoyed each other's company. Samantha was the sunshine this morning when clouds were dark and the sun was hidden. Scoop: no poop, no pee.
DISTANCE: 6.07 km DURATION: 1:03:17
Today, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Mona! What a sweetheart! She's a lot smaller than I was expecting, and is such a gentle dog to run! First things first, we HAD to go see the ski jump at COP for a selfie, and then Mona took me around to some spots in her neighbourhood. I'm not sure if they were her favourite spots - we weaved around and went back and forth a bit, but I know she was a pretty happy pupper wherever we went! She can keep a pretty good pace when she wants to run, but today she mostly wanted to sniff around on all the snowbanks and trees - fair enough! We still had some pretty good running stretches that hopefully tuckered her out a little. She liked running through the parks and checking out all the school yards, but wasn't the biggest fan of the hard-packed snow and only went on it to pee. She also really liked coming back home for treats! I apparently did not take enough for our hour and after she ate them (I only had two on me), she kept looking up for more. When we got home, we had lots of pets and more treats in her house, and I made sure she had a bunch of water for the day. She's such a sweetie, I can't wait until next time! Thanks Mona! 1 poop and MANY pees.
DISTANCE: 7.05 km DURATION: 1:03:37
Molson started this morning with a quick roll on the carpet before we headed off for a brisk run. There was only one of our regular dogs friends on the path today. He is a very energetic Black lLb puppy who just charges at Molson in all his puppy glory. One poo and many pees in the nice bright snow.
DISTANCE: 7.51 km DURATION: 59:38
Woo hoo! Gogol and I not only made it to our 7km goal, but we surpassed it! It honestly is not surprising since Gogol practically dragged me along through several sections of sprints. Even though we had to wait at several lights for the walk signals, we still kept up an amazing average pace. We rarely slowed down or stopped for anything, which is very unusual. Perhaps it is the cooler temp that gave Gogol the extra breathing room to give his best. Who knew Gogol was such an excellent runner? I may have found my new running coach! We passed through Prairie Dog City and that really had Gogol zooming past trying to play a very exhausting game of whack-a-mole. We really only slowed down as went up the hill into Ramsay and the last 5-10 minutes because Gogol wanted to cool down and roll in the snow. 1 poop, 1 pee.
Let me introduce Oliver ’The Great’ to DGR’s pet sitting family. We had the pleasure, of this fine fellow, being our house guest since Thursday. This young pup just turned 9 years of age earlier this year. Age means nothing as he can outplay, out catch, and outrun all the young ones! He is in excellent shape and is as smart as can be. Oliver was like having an intelligent human being with us. He loves you to talk to him. His head tilts and he listens. Henry & I found ourselves asking Ollie ’What did he think?’ We hope to have this fine soul with us again real soon.
Pet Sitter: Michelle
DISTANCE: 2.60 km DURATION: 35:32
There are no Monday Blues for me today. I had the pleasure of taking out Buddha Baby for a little walk. We had lots of snuggles & kisses and some fun in the snow. Buddha, you always make me smile. Look at that happy face!! Plus his greetings are just 'Golden'. It was also really great to catch up with your human Mom. Buddha, you just give me a call whenever you need to have a little play-time. The Doggy Business Report: 2 good pees and 1 poop.🐾