DISTANCE: 11.03 km . DURATION: 57:43
Today, Gogol and I completed our longest run. We ran along the river pathway behind the Stampede Grounds and all the way to Memorial Drive. The sun was out, the birds were chirping, and it was just a far too beautiful day to slack. Gogol got to see many bunnies and squirrels by the Repsol Centre (which will always be Talisman Centre AKA "Tali" in my heart). If I ever let him off-leash in that area; oh boy, it would be chaos. Anyways, my legs are sore already, and I can tell tomorrow's run won't be as far. 1 poo, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.87 km . DURATION: 1:01:13
I actually managed to take some decent pictures today! Although Rossi looks like he's saying 'What are you doing? Put that phone away, we're running!' Sorry Rossi, I know how you like to keep focused! We didn't have a particularly long outing but it was a truly beautiful December morning and a t-shirt was all that was needed to keep warm. Lots of action on the train tracks going parallel to our trail and lots of beautiful scenery to work with! Sorry Ross, you were too majestic to not take pictures of. In the future, I'll try to limit them to only a couple! The Scoop: 1 poo, several pees.
DISTANCE: 4.17 km . DURATION: 1:00:16
Today was a beautiful day for a run. I decided to take a different route; something more close to the home so they would feel safer and have more trust in me. Toki was absolutely easy today as she was so eager to run. Gibbons, on the other hand seemed to not want to leave the house at all. After a few treats and tricks, I got her going and she was just as happy as Toki ! I know this is my very first run, but Toki and Gibbons made it extremely fun for me and boosted my energy! Can't wait to run with you guys again!! Both girls had 1 pee and no poops.
DISTANCE: 8.12 km . DURATION: 59:29
Today was our last run of the year, girl! Kahlua and I run together two times a week, but we never "run" out of excitement or new routes to explore. Today, we headed South. There was more vehicle traffic where we ran and this made Kahlua a little nervous. Easy fix, we just turn a corner and head for snowy tracks and a park. This immediately calmed her uneasiness. Unfortunately, this particular neighbourhood had so many rabbits bounding around that Kahlua definitely got excited. We ended up by the river on our way home, so we decided to check out some icebergs that were in easy walking distance to the pathway. Kahlua LOVED this! And even better, there were geese she could interact with. Happy Holidays, my sweets! Can't wait to see you in the new year. xx The scoop: 1 poo, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 3.22 km . DURATION: 55:16
Happy Monday Gang! Trainer 'Mom' has asked for an extra workout for you all! Yes, even you, Pinky! So we loaded ourselves into my truck and headed to our favourite 'gym', Nosehill Park. We started with some ball-inspired lines and sprints. Kaiser and Pink were all over this exercise. Kacie and I were tired just watching them chase after the ball. This was followed by ball-inspired hill repeats, both with uphill starts and down, so that we could recruit both our quads and glutes. (Wait, do dogs even have quads?) We finished our set with some ball-inspired burpies. Kai was definitely the star of this exercise, leaping up high for his ball, then crouching down low with it, pouncing on it to add the optional push-up. Kacie definitely shines during our cool-down stroll. That girl doesn't even break a sweat for our workouts! The score today: one poop each and countless pees.
DISTANCE: 10.59 km . DURATION: 58:21
Happy Monday Lincoln! What do you say we head out for a run on this gorgeous winter morning!? I thought we would head out on a new route today, going under Crowchild and towards the 14th Street Bridge. I've been weary of taking Lincoln this way before because it is such a well traveled bike path. Linc and bikes (or other dogs) are not exactly a good mix, but Lincoln has been pretty well behaved as of late and winter means less bikes! So off we went, trotting merrily along Memorial, passing Scouts Canada and the old CBC building before crossing at 14th. It was on this side of the river Linc earned his Scouts "Good Boy" Badge. Two cyclists came towards us on separate occasions, and I had Lincoln sit and focus on me. Both times the bike passed us with no reaction! Good Boy!! On the remainder of our run, Linc was a little less of a good boy as passing a large pack with a dog walker was just too much for him. The usual over-exuberant reaction ensued. Still a badge to aspire for!! Great job today. See you on Friday! The Dog Business: 1 poop, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 2.64 km . DURATION: 44:20
I haven’t seen these two for a little while and was very excited on my drive over! Lucy and Nikita gave me such a warm welcome that it made my day!😊 Lucy was the leader today, Nikita was mostly interested in how much bunny poo she could find (it was a lot😆). These gals were up to their usual antics. It’s just a little hard to play when you're on the shackles.... until they weren’t! 😳 My friends took me by surprise and suddenly took off! My butt was on the ground and the girls had the leashes, my phone, my keys and let’s not forget about the treats!!!😂 The leash broke! All was good they didn’t get far. Lucy and Nikita really have something against magpies.....😁 Once we all got back our composure, the three of us happily carried on back to the abode. Thanks for another exciting adventure ladies! Approximately 3 pees each today (no poops) Cheers! See you tomorrow.
DISTANCE: 9.02 km . DURATION: 58:57
Today as I approached Bouy’s house, he was barking and jumping around at the front window; so excited for my arrival😊. He knew what we were about to do and his toenails were a ’tappin’ on the hardwood floor. We set off for Cranston today. The sun was warm and there was hardly any ice on the sidewalks; which is great for me when running strong boy Bouy. There was a lot to sniff and mark as we cruised through the neighbourhood. We had a brief encounter with a big striped house cat and Bouy whined as we worked our way past the cat. He so badly wanted to chase it! Bouy is consistently running on my right side now and rarely crossing in front of me. Between eating snow and sniffing everything, he worked on maintaining a bit of slack in his leash while we ran. I love running on these Chinook days. See you on Wednesday for another sunny run Bouy. Bouy's Scoop: loads of pees, 1 big poop.
DISTANCE: 9.37 km . DURATION: 1:08:48
Happy Monday, Lucy!! It sure is nice to finally meet you. Every time Michelle posts a photo of you, I just die, I sure do have a soft spot for you Goldens! Now finally, it’s my turn! Lucy and I had a great time exploring the neighbourhoods of Harvest Hills and Coventry. It was a first for me up here so I’m sure glad I had Lucy to show me around. The sun was shinning and views from up here were spectacular. It was a crystal clear day to see planes flying into YYC and the beautiful downtown skyline. Even though the wind caused for a bit of a challenging run, Lucy’s pure determination around our loop today really kept us going. I’m so happy I got to spend my morning with this cute girl, I am already so excited for Wednesday! See you then, girl! The scoop: 1 poop, 2 pees. P.S. I noticed Lucy’s mom had Canadian Regional plaque of her sitting in the cockpit of one of their planes! Small world, my dad and step- mom flew for them too! ☺️ ✈️
DISTANCE: 6.05 km . DURATION: 1:22:00
Polaris and Kobe were so happy today; it was fantastic! But then again, when aren’t they?😃 Due to an unfortunate mishap earlier, we had to slow things down because my leashes were broken and it’s really hard to run when your holding on to everything!😳😂 We did our best and still had fun. My friends weren’t all that interested in serious running anyway today. I’m thinking the weather may have played a huge part in that because it was so nice out. Polaris and Kobe just wanted to PAR-TAY! No worries, sometimes you just have to stop and smell the roses.😊 Thanks for another delightful outing Polaris and Kobe! 3 poos for Polaris, 1 poo for Kobe, and several pees between the two of them. Cheers! Looking forward to our next adventure!
DISTANCE: 6.13 km . DURATION: 1:02:16
Oh oh! Here we go again.. -8 ... Brrrrr! But since it was another sunny morning, the 4 of us survived.. haha. Well, today wasn’t any speed or distance record. Everyone was extremely slow at the start.. but for a good reason. Java was kind of dragging herself at the back when she had to stop.. she vomited some yellow stuff, very liquid and a good amount. Poor gal 😞I thought about bringing her back home, but she seems to want to go on, so we basically tailored the walk/run to her desire. We walked or trotted when she wanted. Shadow went for his second loop.. but we kept it easy. He did his 6K, so he was happy. Of course, we had our regular photo session; that boy has such a big presence! When he looks at me, I can feel his eyes going right through me. Man, I love those kids! The Poop Report. Shadow had 1 poop and 3 pees. Mocha had 1 poop, 3 pees. Java had 3 pees.
Another fantastic staycation with G and T this weekend! As I am in the middle of my final exam season, Gibbons and Toki were in for a weekend of studying, snuggling and snoozing. As per usual, the girls kept me entertained nearly every minute of every day. Chasing each other around in circles, followed by wiping off our paws/feet, then heading in for a treat by the fireplace, became our go-to ritual. Our favourite outing of the weekend was our late Friday night run/walk. The girls and I loved looking at all the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations in the neighbourhood. We bundled up in our reflective gear, but were happy to find out the weather was cooperative. I may not have accomplished all of the studying I wanted to over the weekend, but I would sacrifice studying for playing with Toki and Gibbs ANYDAY!
Pet Sitter: Jaime
DISTANCE: 8.56 km DURATION: 1:00:15
Happy Sunday Funday, Avi!! I am so glad to see your smiling face again! This happy boy could not contain his excitement for our run today. His happy howls and storytelling as we were heading out the door were a sure sign that today was going to be an excellent run! A different scenery from our last run, we traded in the river for the neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant to Collingwood as well as the beautiful Confederation Park. It was great exploring all the new areas with Avi leading the way! Avi and I zoomed around our loop today; it was the perfect run to kick off my official day one of marathon training. Running with a fun pup like Avi sure makes training that much better! A highlight of our run today was running into a pack of Huskies. This family of three were so excited to see Avi. The tails were going, and the howls echoed through the valley of the park. These instant best friends could have played all afternoon; however, we had some more exploring to do! After saying our goodbyes, we soared around the golf course, I didn't realize how hilly it would be; a great butt workout indeed! Well, thanks for sharing your Sunday with me, Avi. Hope to see you again soon. Happy Holidays! The scoop: 1 poop, ten pees.
DISTANCE: 7 km DURATION: 1 hour 5 minutes
We got out early with Ennis today! It's been a while since we headed out together, so I thought we'd keep the run variable today. I was also 100% aware of where he was because of the cute little collar with sleigh bells. I loved it. It felt like running next to a diminutive reindeer. We had a little time off-leash in the dog park where Ennis saw some ice skaters and we wandered on snowy paths before we had a chance to go to another park where we helped a man find his dog. So there was lots of business to take care of today and it's still just the morning! I hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend, buddy. Happy Holidays!
DISTANCE: 7.12 km . DURATION: 1:02:15
Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to run behind one dog not pulling a sleigh.. ! Oh oh oh! Mister Ennis is ready for Christmas. He wore that awesome jiggling bells collar. I really thought I was in a sleigh. The only difference is that I had to work harder .. haha! Ennis wasn’t sure about me today when he saw me arrive with my big coat! But he forgot about it quickly when we start running! The weather was awesome today and running in his neighbourhood was a treat! We got to admire some of the Christmas decorations. However, there weren't any skeletons left in a garden for Ennis to sniff around. I believe Ennis is more of a Halloween type of guy! Ennis was very playful today, jumping around when he met other dogs, chasing squirrels, and even watched some of “Magpie TV." It was an awesome day for Ennis! The Poop Report: Ennis had one poop and 3 pees!