DISTANCE: 7.95 km DURATION: 1:33:16
I am not exactly sure what was going on when Mona, Reilly, and I first started. Actually I don’t think they did either!😂 There was some confusion as there was sniffing and a lot of leash tangling going on. But once we (they) got things sorted, the consensus was that we were headed to the river. I guess sometimes you just have to let the poopers figure things out for themselves.😜 Happily, we trotted on down to the drink for a refreshing dip and a little fun! Next, we moved along to the pooch park; hobnobbing with our friends Kip and the gang. Then one last dip before heading on back to the abode. Thanks for the good times Mona and Reilly! 2 poos for Reilly; 1 poo for Mona, and plenty of pees each. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 3.83 km DURATION: 54:42
It was decently sunny for most of our walk today, but we could see dark skies not too far off - slowly coming in. We headed up to the ridge and we came a cross a spruce tree where a murder of fat crows cawed at each other non-stop. There was a friendly Black Lab that we met at the ridge. Teddy and the Lab chased each other around while Indy observed. We walked up by the hospital where there was a big barbecue going on with lots of people, tables, tents and delicious smelling food. There was even an ice cream truck. We walked on by and turned around after we reached 30 minutes. Indy was excellent today; he didn't drag behind at all or really resist going farther from his house. Good job Indy! 1 poo, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.00 km DURATION: 1:05:07
Hello Boys🐾. It is always great to see ’Kenny Bear & Smiley Sully’. A few raindrops fell on the first portion of our outing which does not faze Sully. Sully came out of the house with the determination he was going to break ALL speed limits😊. Hold on Michelle, here we go!! I admired the thought and determination! By 2K, Sully’s tongue was almost dragging on the ground. Okay Sullivan, it time to walk a bit. That’s Sully Motto ” Live Big”. I know Sully was just as happy as Kenny was when we got back home. It was now Kenny Bear's turn and Sully could rest and cool down. Kenny & I strolled over to the playground and found lots of enticing smells. Why rush, when life is perfect at this speed. The Doggy Business Report: Kenny had 1 poop & 5 pees. Sully had 2 poops and lots of pees.
DISTANCE: 2.43 km DURATION: 40:24
Zeke only wanted treats and to play pick-up sticks, when asked where are we going for our run today. We ran to visit his friend's but they weren’t home. Instead we played pick-up sticks in the park, strolled around the neighbourhood, and made a quick dart for home! 🤣🐶 Oh Zeke, I understand! Lol. He’s always such a good runner, just today he’d rather stay close to home. The scoop: lots of pee breaks but no poop. Looking forward to our next date Zeke!
DISTANCE: 7.54 km DURATION: 1:00:11
I would like to begin by mentioning (because I haven’t yet) how great Toki and Gibbons look in their new collars. Very cool and fresh! The girls greeted me with lots of love and kisses after almost a week of not seeing each other. Our Tuesday runs always go very smoothly and today was no exception. As we ran past the pond, I noticed a bunch of birds circling around in this coordinated routine-like manner. Now thinking back on it, I think it must have been due to nature's incredible response to abundant life. That being the swarming bugs and various insects that bloom around that pond. Moving along, we made our way up into the country- side of town where I took some pictures of the girls with some views. The scoop: Toki peed once.
DISTANCE: 8.42 km DURATION: 1:06:33
After catching up with Juno's mom, Juno and I started our run in the rain and headed for the Douglas Fir Trail. As always, she loves to lead and be in the trees. We hit the path at the bottom and crossed the train tracks, over the bridge and past Angel's. She was very interested in the squirrels and baby Canadian Geese today and we ran a couple kilometres before making our way back to the hill. We decided on the road up to the top today. She did great. The scoop: 1 poo, 10 pees. Thanks for the run Juno.
DISTANCE: 5.74 km DURATION: 1:02:38
Lots of friends for Molson to visit this morning. His favourite treat lady was out in the park and we stopped for a visit and a treat. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the morning and we had a nice run through the trees and explored the trails. One poo and 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.15 km DURATION: 1:02:21
Wow, Bella you really showed me around town today! Thank you for such a lovely day💕. Ever wonder when you might need to slow down or take a break? Well, Bella let me know by dropping flat out in the grass or rolling around in it! Too funny, I never had to guess what Bella wanted to do. The baby geese crossing was a funny experience too as Bella wanted to join the line but momma wasn’t interested in Bella’s plan!🐶🤣. I’m looking forward to our next date Bella! The scoop: 2 poops and lots of pee breaks!
DISTANCE: 5.80 km DURATION: 1:04:14
The cooler weather was very welcoming for our run today. Kona didn’t seem to want to run that much today, so we took it a little slower. She wanted to sniff everything along the way. There was a lot of activity on the streets, from street cleaning to construction vans. We ran past some well-maintained gardens, We went back home to let Ruby out, then it was Winter's turn. She wanted to chase every bird in sight and I’m pretty sure she would have taken off if she could. Winter had 1 pee and 1 poo. Kona nothing and Ruby had 1 pee.
Oh my goodness, what an action-packed staycation Marley had with us these past few days! Marley is just part of our family. Henry & I are thinking about asking if we can 'Time-Share Marley' 🤣 Marley started her staycation with us on Wednesday evening. The next morning the jam packed schedule commenced. We had Huxley's Birthday party on Thursday which was a hoot for these two Besties. Friday was full on helping Henry organize the garage. That alone was an overwhelming task. Saturday was working in the office with Michelle. Whenever Marley thought I should stop working, she went to the top of the stairs and howled at me to 'Get out of the Office.' This gal is always taking care of me. It was a big day on Sunday with Father's Day celebrations and playdate with Little Miss Lola. Finally Monday rolled around and we tried to beat the heat in a new off-leash area for Marley. I think this gal will sleep for a week when she gets home. Love You Marley See you on Thursday.🐾
Pet Sitter Michelle
DISTANCE: 8.64 km DURATION: 1:07:16
Today, Lucy and I made a deal - for every creek break, we have to do 1 hill repeat. This worked well because she got a lot of creek time, and also burnt off some energy that lounging around in creeks wouldn't burn. We also managed to make some distance on the loop to get our miles in. When it's this hot, I don't worry too much about the distance, but I also know her limits by now and know when she's slacking off to eat grass or swim. She seemed to be full of all the attitude! Lucy's attitude is still super lovely and good though - she's a very good girl. As a result, the vast majority of the photos are either right before or right after she got into trouble for eating grass! Silly girl! Another exciting thing that happened was we saw our second garter snake! The first was seen in May, and in both cases, I was so surprised that I didn't have time to take a picture! Luckily, she seems to only have a taste for mice and birds and she was more interested in grass than the snake. We ended off at our designated 'clean' creek stop before enjoying some single track trail back home. She was still quite dirty so we had a big bucket bath where she very helpfully rolled around on her back while I cleaned her feet and belly. It was a really entertaining run with saucy Lucy! I can't wait for Wednesday! 1 pee, 2 poops, 6 creek swims/hills, and 0 snakes! Almost forgot to mention - today's Word with Lucy is Fun!
DISTANCE: 4.84 km DURATION: 1:05:06
There are always cool signs and sights to see when walking Byrdie and Teddy. This morning we took it nice n' easy and literally stopped to smell roses along the way (see photo). Teddy had a big hike over the weekend and with the early morning heat, I thought both doggies would enjoy the leisurely pace to sniff. We also saw quite a few dog-related signs including one for a lost puppy so we kept our eyes open. Not much to report beyond 2 very happy canines. The Scoop: 1 pee for Byrdie. See you in a few weeks Miss Byrdie!
DISTANCE: 8.81 km DURATION: 1:25:10
It was another fine Monday morning in Pleasantville and Mira was on sniff patrol.😬 Somebody has to make sure everything’s in order! With the wind in our faces, we made our way down the streets to one of Mira’s favourite spots so she could do a little investigating on her own. But soon, we were infiltrated by a gang of hooligans (free-rangers) and we didn’t want any trouble so we moved along. We then went down into the coulee to check things out and everything was good. Those dogs we came across were happy to be out and quite courteous which is always nice. 😊 We went back up to the streets with one last trail before making our way home. Thanks for a very pleasant Monday morning trek Mira! 1 poo and many pees. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 6.40 km . DURATON:: 59:15
It’s been over a week since I’ve last seen the girls, and we were all pretty excited to see each other again. I brought along my friend Callum again, and today being his last day in Canada before he flies home tonight, the girls gave him a nice send-off. It’s a hot day in Calgary, and we were running when the sun was at its peak, so both girls had their tongues out the entire time and both Callum and I accumulated a fair amount of sweat. Gibbons seemed to be a bit tired and was running with a bit of a limp today, so rather then going all the way down to the river, the 4 of us stayed in and around Crestmont, going at an easy pace to make the most out of the nice weather and each other’s company. See you girls on Thursday! The scoop: pees for both the girls and no poops.
DISTANCE: 10.00 km DURATION: 1:06:51
Happy Monday Charlie! Welcome back to my hood!! It was another beautiful sunny day for a run. You were soooooo ready to get running today ! I had to reel you in several times until we settled into a good pace together. We ran through Fish Creek today and saw lots of people out with their dogs. You kept pulling me towards the river but sorry buddy, we cannot go swimming! I think the heat was getting to you towards the end of our run as you slowed right down. We walked for a few minutes in the shade which was actually really nice for both of us. As we neared your Aunty’s house, I accidentally ran past her street 🤣. You knew where to turn but I kept us going straight ahead. Haha . Once I realized the mistake, we turned around and you led us home . We came in at just under 10km so I made us run to the end of the street and back to get us to a nice round number.I think this a runner’s pet peeve.... I can’t leave a run at 9.95km 🤷♀️ Call me weird. Well enjoy your snooze this afternoon and I’ll see you later this week.