DISTANCE: 7.44 km DURATION: 1:00:04
What a gorgeous morning! Linc was extra energetic today and we had a great time! We both noticed right away that green grass has appeared and he sure enjoyed some of It along the way!!!! He chased a squirrel up a tree, sniffed a lot, and overall, got a good workout! I was glad no cyclists were in our way. Some people do have dogs off-leash even in areas they are not supposed to - so what works is me screaming in a strict voice to not come close. It scares them to approach. I guess it is better safe than sorry. Great times and I look forward to next week! 1 poop, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 2.25 km DURATION: 50+ minutes
Runkeeper was playing tricks on me again today... delaying our start, and beginning our route in the community below the off-leash park. Our actual time was over 50 minutes, and somewhere around 2.25 kilometres if I had to guess. Today was definitely a wacky Wednesday, starting with Kaiser hiding his usual ball from me prior to my arrival. After settling on a red ball from the backyard, we rushed to the park to soak up this sunny morning. I don’t think we have ever seen so many dogs at the park before! Kai even had a bit of competition today, chasing his ball alongside a friendly Bull Terrier. The laughs were endless, and I even ended up taking off my jacket, only sporting a t-shirt, by the end of the walk. Kacie was full of life today, bouncing and showing how much the sun affected her energy levels. Pink was the one who made the final sprint to the car - an actual ‘sprint’... ahh air conditioning feels so nice. Poops and pees for all, I can’t wait for more fun at the park next week with you three.
DISTANCE: 7.38 km DURATION: 1:06:25
I was very much looking forward to my Tuesday run with Charlie and this cute face never disappoints. I was told Charlie had been a bit slow yesterday so I watched him and yes, he was moving a bit slower so we adjusted our pace. He stopped lots and wanted to check things out and do more of a fast jaunt then a run so that is what we did. Charlie kept up pretty well but was behind me most of the way today. It was a beautiful day so I can't blame him for wanting to soak it in and enjoy. He was his usual gentle self as we greeted a few dogs on the path. A couple were just puppies but gentle giant Charlie is always so careful. Charlie stopped for about 5 pees and had one poop.
DISTANCE: 9.15 km DURATION: 57:35
Charlie!!! It was wonderful to meet you and run with you today! Wow.... you are such a well-mannered boy! Today we headed down into Fish Creek Park. We hit the river early into our run to make sure you were dry before you got back home. I would have loved to have let you go for a swim but we just met.... 😉 Also, we came across a pair of geese that looked like they were going to chase us if we got any closer. We met several people walking dogs while we were on our run. You were such a good guy.... never once did you pull or try to steer me towards furry friends. We just kept on trucking and kept a nice pace for our entire run. I am so happy to have a speedy runner to run with.... I look forward to seeing you on Thursday to run your sillies out. Charlie’s Scoop: 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.25 km DURATION: 1:00:00
It was a good morning with Samantha. She wanted some pets and cuddle time before we headed out for our adventure. We followed her nose to a different route. We took it easy as Samantha wanted to stop and smell the new trails and enjoy the view. We walked and ran side by side and when she got ahead she would always make sure I could keep up with her. We finished off the run with a few loops near her home and head back. Scoop: 1 poop, 0 pee.
DISTANCE: 5.19 km DURATION: 1:00:56
Today I had the unexpected surprise of seeing Kona and Winter again! Kona was so excited to get going that she pretty much put her Haltie on herself! We just did an out and back because I'm still not familiar with this area, but there was lots to see and do. First, we found the first daffodil of this spring! It's very hard to take a picture of a Great Dane and a small daffodil, but I think we managed! Then Kona tried very hard to befriend a dog in a parked car, and they tried very hard to befriend Kona but it wasn't meant to be. Once home, Kona and Winter romped around their yard together before I took Winter out for her walk. She was pretty sure that she was big enough to play catch with two boys throwing a football, she's such a cutie! I let her and Kona have more backyard time before leaving because watching them play is one of the funniest things I've seen. They are best friends! Not much else happened today, just good times and lots of smiles from all three of us. Thanks for the great hour girls! Kona had 2 pees and 1 poop. Winter had 1 pee and 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 6.10 km DURATION: 1:00:12
Today, I met Kenny & Sully. I knew that both were Labs and that one was 2 and the other was close to 12 but when I arrived they were both so energetic I couldn’t tell which was which. In traditional Lab fashion, Sully brought me a toy right away. First Sully and I went out for 4kms with 1 poo and peeing on about 7 things. He pulled me along a bit and settled in towards the middle. Kenny and I took a stroll around stopping to smell which dogs peed on which lampposts. (Him I mean) He had 1 poo and 6 pees. We enjoyed the sun and returned home for some rest and water. Thanks for the afternoon outing.
DISTANCE: 1.50 km DURATION: 31:08
It was another ssllooww day today for Briar, but I do not think he minded it much. Since we don't want him exerting himself and pulling, he got to smell absolutely everything he wanted to. I think he must have peed on the same tree at least 6 times! Even though he is on rest, he had very good manners! I was very appreciative of his good behaviour. Unfortunately, he was feeling a bit camera shy and most of the photos were so blurry! I had a real good cuddle again when we got back. I can't help but give that big goober a hug!! Hundreds of pees, no poop.
DISTANCE: 5.77 km DURATION: 1:02:48
These two crazy kids must have had one heck of a weekend because the need for speed faded fast. Especially after about the fifth toss of the ball! Polaris worked hard trying to run after her favourite blue bouncy ball while Kobe sat on the sidelines in the shade.😁 After our short-lived game, Kobe rejoined us and the three of us happily trotted around the neighbourhood until we finally made it back home. I could tell Polaris and Kobe were pooped because when we came up to the house there was a huge rabbit and they looked at it and carried on. My job was a success! Well done Tracy!😂🥳 Thanks for another delightful adventure Polaris and Kobe! 1 poo and many pees each. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 4.13 km DURATION: 58:09
Gogol was not quite as peppy today but still tried to catch ALL the squirrels, and made a go of chasing the geese. I think the sun, when it peeked out from behind the clouds, made it a smidge hot for Gogol today. Our walk ended being on the slower side. We followed the paths behind the Glencoe Club, and tried to find the routes with the most shade. Gogol cannot wait for the trees to grow all their leaves back! But the bare branches make for some good squirrel chasing! Gogol channelled his inner cow and tried to eat all the grass that we passed. 1 poop, 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.36 km DURATION: 1:01:02
Molson was a happy guy this morning. It took us a bit to get started as he was really focused on a tummy scratch and a back rub before we got out the door. We had a great outing up above the north reservoir then back across the causeway before we headed around the golf course. One poo and 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.60 km DURATION: 1:14:39
I thought we would do one of our favourite routes backwards today because in my head it seemed like there would be less hill work. WRONG! It doesn’t matter which way you head in Tuscany there are always plenty of hills to climb.😳 Mona and Reilly sure had a blast today. We partied her up (I sound like a redneck, no offence😂) by the pond and the girls had quite the time!😊 We then climbed up the hill and perused about until I noticed Mona was starting to fall behind. That’s it, it’s time to head back! Reilly looked a little pooped herself but sometimes you just can’t tell with her. Thanks for the enjoyable outing today my sweets! Pleasure as always. 2 poos and several pees each. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 2.43 km DURATION: 52:11
After a relaxing long weekend, I was prepared to walk off a belly full of ham and potatoes at the park today with my favourite trio. The walk began slower than ever with the dogs finding a plethora of abandoned belongings to investigate. Although the skies were grey, the sun was shining and kept the air warm. The four of us made our way around the park saying “hello” to friends, old and new. Before one of Kai’s hundred ball tosses today, I went to grab a leaf that hung from his mouth. I sure got more than I bargained for... pulling out not just one leaf, but two leafs attached to a soggy twig, all held together in a ball of mud. It must have been tasty! Poops and pees for all three on this lovely Tuesday morning.
DISTANCE: 5.51 km DURATION: 59:13
Today I was so excited to see the Vizsla sisters again! They were so excited that I was there that Toki almost forgot to play her hide-under-the-table game. Almost. It only took about 15 minutes to catch her this time, so I think we're making progress! We explored some of the trails and hills by their house, and found a path that will eventually ring their community. I think they'll like it because it goes by two ponds with ducks in them! Toki really liked that! Gibbons was her usual sweet self and hung back with me for the whole run. We headed back early so that they could play in their yard and Gibbons became a wild woman! She chased Toki around and around and around almost relentlessly once they took care of business - so funny! I had a great time seeing these two again, and hope they also had a great time with me! Thanks girls! Toki had 3 pees, no poop. Gibbons had 1 pee and 1 poop,
DISTANCE: 3.81 km DURATION: 1:05:22
The Three Amigos (Jasper, Teddy, and Indy) became tour guides today as they led prospective DGR Runner April through their neighbourhood. The tour included the chalk wall on the ridge, the Boxer in the Bubble, and even some back alley fun. Jasper was quite excited about a stray chicken carcass but we made sure it was looking only. There was some off-leash time and Teddy found a dirty tennis ball which thrilled him. Jasper enjoyed the stroll though he has a stop due to the heat. Indy put on the brakes a few times but not for long. With a treat and pat on his head, he was motivated to continue his brisk walk. We did not go very far today but the pups got some good off-leash romping around. The Scoop: poops and pees by all!
Written by Ruth
It was my first walk with Dog Gone Running and I got to meet Jasper, Indy, and Teddy - three lovely happy-go-lucky dogs. Indy enjoyed being with his friends. Jasper was feeling the heat with is heavy coat of fur and had a stop or two to rest. Teddy was happy to be out and running around as long as he could chase the ball. It was a gorgeous day and I look forward to more Dog Gone Running adventures.
Written by April
Runners: Ruth and April