DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 10.5 km DURATION: 1 hour 58 minutes
HAPPY TUESDAY! Am I yelling? Of course I am because I absolutely love my Tuesday runs with my peeps but this crazy Calgary weather can.......😳 Mona and Reilly were willing participants in today’s adventure because when we started it wasn’t all that bad. There was a light sprinkle upon us as we headed down the path and to my surprise a deer in all her glory was right there, not twenty feet away and unafraid of me and the gals. She stared at us giving me ample opportunity to get the best picture EVER but my phone was slippery and I dropped it. Needless to say, my chance was over. The gals and I persevered as the rain was coming down harder and sideways so I thought we should head into the trees. Well, by the time we made it in, the rain let up and the mosquitoes decided to visit. Haha, we just couldn’t catch a break today! I half expected to see snow.... kidding. Anyways, despite all that our friend (not friend) Mother Nature threw at us today we three gals managed to have a fantastic time as usual. Thanks for sticking in there Mona and Reilly! Pleasure as always. 2 poos for Reilly, 1 poo for Mona and many pees each. CHEERS!
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #3
DISTANCE: 4.4 km DURATION: 1 hour 3 minutes
Equipped with my raincoat and giant golf-umbrella, Jasper and I strolled through the rainy weather. For the most part, we were caught in only a light drizzle. Yes, the umbrella was probably overkill, but hey at least I stayed dry. Meanwhile, Jasper trudged through the wet grass and accumulated a sufficient amount of water on his underbelly and legs. We passed limited pedestrians this morning, but we did see some rowers, rowing on the reservoir. I dried Jasper off with a towel as best as I could when we got back home. Great job today Jasper! The Scoop: 2 pees, 1 poo.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 6.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 4 minutes
A great day for ducks! Hey Hux!! We headed out while the Rain Gods were on lunch. It did not take long for them to notice the 3 of us out running and came at us hard with rain. Huxley and Aoife did not mind being wet. They seemed to enjoy the cooler temps.. I have a little saying that I repeat to myself these days. ’Once you're wet, you're wet. 💁Just enjoy the run.’ The pups had lots of fun chasing each other around the pond and bounding through the tall grass. The Doggy Business Report: lots of pees, 2 poops and 2 wet towels that really did not make a dent towards Huxley's dampness.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 4 km DURATION: 58 minutes
Good morning little Conor! Oh oh.. it looks like it is a mop-doodle day. Needless to say, we got drenched today! Rain, ️rain go away. Conor was okay with it but Kopek was not a fan! We just concentrated on walking. We didn’t see many people out there. There were only a couple runners who were brave enough to go out with that rain! I didn’t take any picture during the walk as I was worried about the phone getting drenched. So we took couple photos when we came back. The Scoop - Conor had 2 poops and 3 pees.
'Hi Ennis - swoosh he was out his front door and in a flash, in the back of my Jeep. That always just warms my heart. This time it was a bit more challenging because there was also one of his humans vehicle that had the back hatch open. By the time I made it down the front steps I was wondering whose vehicle he would be in. Without skipping a beat, a big grinning Ennis was looking back at me from my hatch. I just love this guy. What a weekend was planned for him! Our house was Doggy Central and lots of fur friends to play with. Ennis is the quiet type so he found his usual spot on Friday and enjoyed just the girls' energy from a safe viewpoint. But first, he had to tease Aoife upon his arrival and nabbed her outdoor bed first. He looked pretty happy with himself. Then, there was Party Overload at Nosehill, I love the pic with Ennis and Sully (the Yellow Lab). They look like they are in cahoots together. Ennis took front and centre in the group photos and was loving it. On Sunday, we kept things rather quiet and recouped. It was a great day for lots of snacks. Ennis walked in from the backdoor and looked straight at the doggy cookie jar. Of course, he got one!! On Monday, it was a chilly day. Ennis was so loving when I wrapped him in my scarf. He just smiled. I hope to pick you up again real soon in the “Michelle Express” and you come and stay for awhile. You are a super doggy house guest.
Pet Sitter: Michelle
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #3
DISTANCE: 9.7 km DURATION:
Rossi's energy for a Monday morning did not disappoint. He charged our of the house insisting on wrestling as we ran. We high tailed it over to Karl Baker to see if we could find the park free and we were not disappointed! We had a great run in and around the smaller trails. Rossi loves the coolness of the long grass and every now and then I have to call him along so I know where he is because the grass is now over his head! 😂 Although it was cooler Rossi was content to run close to me while offleash, it was a different story however when we leashed back up. Running down to the river Rossi was on a mission and was not slowing up until he got a drink. After a nice paddle and drink we climbed back up the bank to the path. Luckily I was tied to Rossi because the footing was loose and wet and I couldn't really get much grip so Rossi diligently went slow and pulled me up the bank! Thanks bud!! Back on the trail, running into the head Rossi was givin-er. I had to turn my legs over faster and faster, we were running so fast that when he stopped abruptly for a pee I barreled straight into him. 🤣 He was full of beans and desperate to say hi to every dog we passed, he had so much energy that when I didn't let him say hi he decided we should wrestle while we run again!! We popped down to the river one last time before heading for home. Rossi definitely had me start the week on a fast note!
The Scoop: 6 pees, 2 poos.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 8.6 km DURATION: 1 hour 4 minutes
Good Day! It was a wonderful run with Miss Lucy this morning. The cool weather was a nice change that Lucy and I enjoyed. In light of the weather, we took less breaks today. However, we kept a steady pace. Lucy greeted me with enthusiasm as I arrived for our run. Her tail was wagging. We hit a couple trails this morning and ran hills. As well, we stopped to admire some wildflowers and some artwork along the path. On our run, we did cross paths with an off-leash dog in an on-leash area. Lucy and I stopped and ask the owner to put their dog on leash as Lucy can be anxious with other dogs. The owner put their dog on leash and we kept a distance between each other to avoid any conflict. I talked to Lucy's mom about this upon returning Lucy home. Thank you for the advice explaining Lucy’s anxiety around other dogs due to Lucy being bitten as a puppy. Poor Lucy! As we headed back towards home, Lucy enjoyed some rolls in the grass and belly rubs. All in all, it was a excellent run with Lucy. Lucy always has a spring to her step, it was a pleasure spending time with her today. The Scoop: 3 pees, 1 poo.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 8.3 km DURATION: 1 hour
Murphy gets a super A+ today! His energy is correlated with the weather so today's cooler temps meant we could really boogie and get some extra kilometres in. And, most importantly, he didn't try to get any snacks! He was really happy to keep up with his running buddy Grapes and liked when we stopped to admire some flowers. Thanks Murphy! Such a good boy today! The Scoop: 1 pee, 1 poo.
Oh my heart was so excited for this weekend to come. Quinn was coming to stay at our home. She is one of my longest running DGR dogs that I have had the pleasure of running and pet sitting. We have a very special bond indeed. I can say without hesitation - Aoife & Quinn have a ‘Girl Power Bond’. It was a full ‘doggy’ house at our home this weekend and Quinn kept all in line. She has always taken good care of me. Quinn remembered Aoife, but I think her size took Quinn by a bit of a surprise. It has been a few months since these gals have seen each other. Immediately they had fun. Quinn remembers, the guest bedroom is her bed. I always find it humorous that she waits for me to open the door and zoom, she is on the bed in a nanosecond. On Friday night, it was just her at the house so we shared the bed. On Saturday night, she let Sully also sleep on the bed! I was completely framed in. Sully stretched out crosswise and Quinn on the other pillow. I was not going anywhere. Saturday was one big party at Nosehill. Ennis, Sully, Aoife, Quinn, Henry and I hiked over to Nosehill. In another nanosecond Quinn dove straight into the pond. She knew she would need to cool off to enjoy all the shenanigans that the pups were going to get up to. Also, Quinn has the fluffiest fur. On Sunday, because of weather it was a perfect baking morning. Quinn supervised the kitchen. She is always so alert. We walked Quinn home so that the gang could have one last play-date before almost everyone headed home. Quinn, my dear, you come over anytime you feel like it. It was so great to have you back.
Pet Sitter: Michelle
I had a lovely weekend stay with Oliver. Ollie is such a sweet pup - full of attention and affection, not to mention a sometimes focused personality! We spent time strolling around the block and the river, and watching people, squirrels and birds go by while resting in the grass. The rain certainly didn't dampen his step! At home, Oliver enjoyed playing with a very much loved duck and fish toy...his eyes turned into those of an energetic puppy, and he could have played tug o' war and fetch with them all day long. Ollie has many soft spots to rest at home, but I was so glad that he was always near me. The sofa at the front window seems to be his favourite, as he can best keep an eye on the neighbourhood from his corner perch. Nighttime was the best though, as Ollie would curl up on the end of the bed ♥️.
Pet Sitter: Christine
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 9 km DURATION: 1 hour 11 minutes
It was rainy out today as Nell and I took on the elements once again on our workout. There were little to no people out today and the rain helped to cool us off along the way. We reached a pretty good distance today and I think with all of Nell’s energy I managed to tire her out at least a little. I love the days where there are not as many people outside when I go with Nell because it gives us a chance to focus on one another and push each other to do our absolute best on the workout. Nell was well behaved today and I think she is gonna have a nice doggy nap after today. The Scoop: 1 pee.
A party would never be complete without having the Lab Brothers attend. This weekend it was a dog party at my house and Kenny & Sully came for the weekend. These two boys are both charmers; just in very different ways. Sully is all energy in. He, Aoife, Quinn and Ennis had their big party at Nosehill on Saturday. Sully had to escort the gals, Aoife & Quinn, one on either side of him!! OMG, he is a Romeo. Then you have the Smooth Senior approach that Kenny has. Kenny is not the wild child, but have no concerns, this boy knows how to get all ages of ladies attention. Our neighbour has an 11-week old female pup named Jasper that Kenny was so good with. Jasper was all over Kenny. Then, on one of our strolls another Senior Gal (canine version) decided she just had to walk Kenny home. You are good Kenny!! Sully jumped on Quinn's & my bed and that was just where he was going to sleep. He gave Quinn one of those Sully smiles and melted any rebuttal that she may have want to give. The party at Nosehill had Ennis & Sully with big grins. Kenny held the home=front down while the young ones partied. I think Kenny enjoys the quiet so he can be extra smooth on his walks. It was so much fun having King Kenny & Sir Sully back for a visit. Keep up the charm.
Pet Sitter: Michelle
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 3.4 km DURATION: 28 minutes
It was nice to finally meet Hunter who is oh so handsome. DGR Runner Dan and I took him for a light jog through his hood to assess his running style and fitness level. It was a warm one and we are new to him but he seemed to enjoy the exercise and warm up to us. Hunter struggles with other doggies so we made sure to cross the street and avoid others. Perhaps, Hunter already excels at social distancing. One dog came dashing out of the car but we were alert and just picked up the pace to avoid any interactions. We are on a mission. Hunter seems to know his commands and was very happy to be rewarded with a treat and praise. Good boy, indeed! The Scoop: 1 poo only.
Runners; Ruth and Dan
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #7
DISTANCE: 1.6 km DURATION: 33 minutes
It was a lovely, warm day to meet sweet Mikka! She was a bit apprehensive of meeting someone new but I think I gained her trust through the use of treats; a very effective strategy! We had a nice, relaxing walk through the neighbourhood with A LOT of smells to investigate. I like to call the kind of walk we had a “sniffari”- a safari in which the dog explores with their nose! My dog loves doing that and I think Mikka does too. She is a sweetheart and I hope to see her again soon. The scoop: 1 poo, 3 pees.
Biggles always is such a lovely guest at our home and our family was craving a "feline fix." With age, Biggles is not so big any more and is quite skinny so our goal was to make sure he packed in some calories and had a chill visit. He stuck pretty close to us and enjoyed cuddle time. We can tell his back side is a bit sore as he hissed from time to time if you put your had in that direction. All good, Mr. Biggles - we will pet your soft forehead. Eli entertained him with a mouse on his computer. He also enjoyed under the cover time and lying on the heated bathroom floor. Biggles was great at flopping himself around on our navigation maps for sailing. Thanks for your help. We had a great time with this sweet boy!
Pet Sitters: Ruth and Ryan