DISTANCE: 8.24 km DURATION: 1:18:28
SURPRISE! Hope you kids had a fantastic Christmas!😁 Well Mira I’m just going to put it out there, I have a small food baby in my belly so please be gentle.😂 Mira and I had a great time today, we started off in our usual speedy fashion but then my friend's nose took over. I’m not going to lie - the way I felt I was thankful for every break she gave me.😜 We meandered about the neighbourhood until I found a spot for my friend to let loose and party. She was pleased.😃 Slowly but surely we made our way back to Mully, who by the way, is looking fantastic and hit the streets for another 1.16km. Thanks for the company today Mira and Mulligan! I needed it! 1 poo and many pees for Mira; 1 pee for Mully today. Cheers and have a Happy New Year!
Kenny, Sully, and Biggles are a big blonde puddle of cuddles! I really enjoyed spending time with these three, and it was so cool to watch them interact with each other! Sully, the youngest of the crew, is a typical puppy; full of energy and always wanting attention and someone to play with. He loves chewing his toys, not to mention orange balls! Always with a toy/stuffy in his mouth, he also loves napping and has quite a funny snore! Kenny, the senior of the house has such a calm, polite demeanour. Always with a wagging tail, he loves being around people, and is always up for a nice bum scratch! Steady and patient, he is such a great friend for Sully to play tug of war with, and a wonderful companion for me. Walks around the block were full of stops for sniffing and pees breaks, and futile attempts for Sully to nibble on edible goodies discarded by humans. Both of these furry friends loved playing in and rolling around in the snow; especially. when there was a toy or ball involved. Last, but certainly not least, is Biggles, the cat, who thinks he's a dog! This guy was THE BEST lap warmer, but did cause a bit of mischief pawing ornaments off the tables... All three together make quite the fur family, and actually play and sort of groom each other; super cute to watch! At bed time, Sully was always the first to join me in bed, curled up super close. Next was Biggles, often tunnelling under the covers, and a couple nights Kenny even made the jump up! It was lovely to spend part of the holidays with these guys!
Pet Sitter: Christine
DISTANCE: 11.01 km DURATION: 1:22:23
Well, I can’t believe this is the last night with my friend Leo! Time flies by; especially when we have so much fun. Last night, Leo behaved and there was no toy in my face in the middle of the night... haha! Since I had to go for a run, we got up early today to go to Fish Creek. Leo loved it there. There were so many ducks. It is funny how he knows the difference between ducks and geese. He doesn’t care much about geese, but when he sees a duck - my oh my!! We did our fave loop and stopped for photos as well as watched all those wild birds. Since it was a bit icy. we went easy. We had a couple pee breaks throughout the day. Our last outing will be around 8pm today before hitting the sack. Leo and I have to get up early tomorrow as we are planning on going to the mountains.. Hurray! So far, Leo has had 2 poops as well as multiple pees.
Pet Sitter: Fab
DISTANCE: 4.45 km DURATION: 1:01:23
Because it was my last walk before the new year, I decided I would treat Jasper to a trip to the dog park. He always gets so excited when he finds out he gets to take a trip in my car. I’d also want to mention how great he is in cars. During our walk, Jasper was full of energy and ready to play with any dog that would play with him. He had a great time chasing another Golden Retriever named Cooper until he got distracted by scratches from another dog owner. I hope Jasper and his family had a wonderful Christmas. Here's wishing them a Happy New Year. The scoop: one poo and four pees.
Hi Byrdie! Are you ready to start our Girls' Weekend? It's just you, me and Juno this weekend as the rest of my family are all out of town! We started by visiting my nephews who have met Byrdie before (on one of our walks last year, and at the Doggy Dash). They were so excited to see this cutie again! We followed that with a nice walk through Edworthy Park, before heading to my home for our weekend. Byrdie went from Ruth's house, where there were lots of people coming and going, to a quiet household. But it didn't mean any less snuggle time. She is quite the little love bug, and if she couldn't be curled up on my lap, she settled for napping at my feet. Here are the other things that made up our nice girls' weekend. Good snacks and food of course. Although both pups were quite interested in my food, and were very intrigued with my Christmas baking. Our evening last night consisted of binge watching TV shows, while doing each other's hair. Okay, I did their hair, but without opposable thumbs they couldn't reciprocate. I'm hoping for another quiet evening in, but maybe tonight we will watch a good 'chick flick' since there are no men around to protest!
Pet Sitter: Tammy
DISTANCE: 1.86 km DURATION: 40:00
Just a pee break for Callie today, she's a senior after all. I was a bit late coming in so I let her take some extra time sniffing around and hunting for rabbits. Much like Elmer Fudd, we didn't catch any rabbits but that didn't bring our run down and we just took our time to enjoy the journey. I've never met Callie before but she is a very sweet girl with oodles of patience. Happy Holidays darling! Scoop: 1 pee, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 9.52 km DURATION: 1:09:02
We were up at a pretty early hour with this beautiful boy. The snow just suits him and he always speeds up whenever we find any slightly snowy backwoods pathways which is always a little scary when there's the occasional ice patch. Nothing too scary though since we were being very careful. We went a little bit longer than the last time we were out together but it was nice to end the year on a run with a dog who loves the cold. Fantastic job Avi and Happy Holidays! You always keep me on my toes! Scoop: 1 poop; several pees.
A girl in my house during the holiday season! This girl is none other than Byrdie, a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel that oozes with personality. She walks regularly with my dog Teddy so she fits in the family quite nicely. Teddy and Byrdie are like the Odd Couple with little in common but a genuine toleration and respect for each other. We got into a normal rhythm of morning play, brushing teeth (Byrdie's favourite activity), and mid-day and evening walks. We also had lots of traffic in and out of the house with visitors coming for holiday cheer and teens coming to "hang out," Byrde who is super social enjoyed every second of this extra attention when she heard squeals of "Oh, how adorable." She had lots of cuddle time with me in the evening and she has a special spot close to me on the floor
(the Byrdie Spot) where she goes when I am working on the computer. I learned that she does not like Country music from her dad but it was not an issue as I am not a fan and my household is more about Hip Hop and Rap (which she didn't mind). She also enjoyed chasing Teddy with his orange ball and frolicking in the snow. Thanks again cutie for bringing some joy into this holiday season. Scroll down for all the other lovely photos!
Pet Sitter: Ruth
DISTANCE: 10.89 km . DURATION: 57:01
Happy Friday Lincoln! Santa comes in 4 days, and I hear that Rudolf has come down with a cold. Last minute auditions are being held for a replacement. Don't worry about the whole shiny nose thing Linc, Santa's magic takes care of that. In order to fill in for Rudolf, you only need 2 things; the ability to fly, and lots of Christmas spirit! Linc has the spirit thing in the bag, have you seen him greet other dogs!? And as far as flying goes, take a look at our run today... fastest ever!! Linc and I were both flying, and other than 1 minor dog-related detour, not much got in our way of running today! I'd say that Linc nailed the audition, and judging by the photo, Santa seems to think so too! Lincoln got the job! Have a great Christmas Linc. See you in the New Year! Dog Business: 1 poop, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 9.06 km . DURATION: 54:30
Today's run with Gogol was a special one! That's right, it was our last run together in the eventful year of 2018. On our journey, quite a few dogs walking on the other side of the path passed by us. I held Gogol close to me and he didn't bark once whenever one would go by. The only time he barked at a dog was when we got back to the apartment. The elevator doors opened, and a small dog on a leash was waiting inside. The two dogs stared into each other's eyes for half a second in silence then broke out into a barking frenzy. Yup, we'll take the next one. I calmed down Gogol quite easily but we could still hear the other dog's barks as it traveled down to the parking lot. See you in the future Gogol. Happy Holidays. 1 poo, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.11 km . DURATION: 1:02:09
Oh oh oh!! Santa has arrived today for the 4 amigos! Yep, I made sure to ask Santa if the pups were on the nice or naughty list... I wasn’t surprised when I was told that the 4 of them made it to the nice list no problem! So today, gals didn’t want to go very fast.. they kind of did let me know that today was their last run of the year so it should be an easy day! Not sure I agree with that .. 😂. After dropping off the gals, my man Shadow and I went for our 2nd loop.. Shadow loves running. Mommy even got to see us running as she drove to the office and she was very impressed with Shadow.. 😃. We even got a text telling us how great we looked! So hurray for Shadow!! 👏👏.I am going to miss the kiddos until next year! So don’t eat too many cookies. Leave some for Santa. 😃 The Poop Scoop: Shadow had 1 poop and a few pees, Mocha had 1 poops and 3 pees. Java had 1 poop and 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.53 km . DURATION: 1:03:00
I made a gratitude list today on my run with Juno. Feeling cluttered and flustered, I was looking forward to an opportunity to breathe deeply and focus only on the path in front of me. Juno is the perfect running partner for that task, and I'm happy to say that she outdid herself. We paused only a few times to sniff and investigate the neighbourhood, but for the most part, we listened only to her toenail clicks on sidewalk, and my rhythmic in and out breath. Our gratitude list included our time together, the good shoes on my feet to keep us moving, the perfectly enticing liver treats in my pocket for Juno's enjoyment, and a good leash to keep us both safe. With thanks, I thought how important a good run is for a clear head, and I know Juno was thinking about a good warm home as she sensed we were wrapping up and instinctively pointed her nose in the right direction. Thanks for a perfectly peaceful and clarifying run, Juno. I'm grateful for that. The scoop: 6 pees, no poops.
DISTANCE: 9.11 km . DURATION: 1:33:15
Lucky me my last DGR run of the year is with one of my favourite part time pooches Charlie!😊 We both knew that today wasn’t going be all about serious running 😆 It started out that way but as soon as we got to the off-leash area, all bets were off. There wasn’t anyone for Charlie to play with so stick (more like twig) toss it is! Okay Charlie, let’s run to the next party place! Round 2, this time we found a real stick.😜 Time to move along my friend and on to the third and final round. By the time we made it through the last game of fetch Charlie was pooped😂 So we took our time heading back to the abode. Thanks for hanging with me this afternoon Charlie! I always enjoy your company. 2 poops and several pees today. Cheers, Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you and your family! Looking forward to running into you again at some point in the future cutie pie.😊
DISTANCE: 6.73 km . DURATION: 51:03
What a great day for a run with two of the loveliest doggies! My first run ever with Gibbons and Toki was a blast. The girls held a strong pace for the entire run, with a couple stops here and there to check if there was anything fun under bushes. Toki got momentarily excited over a magpie that flew across our path. The three of us fell into a good formation, with Gibbons loping beside me and Toki leading us on with a strong trot. The run was mostly downhill for the first half, and then we powered up the Crestmont Hill to finish. The girls’ enthusiasm to get home helped us get up that hill fast! Back at the house, it was great to meet and chat with their mom while the dogs happily chased each other around the house. We also had time for pets and cuddles. I can’t wait for more runs with these two doggies! The Scoop: 1 pee for Toki.
DISTANCE: 6.65 km . DURATION: 58:39
What an amazing way to start off the weekend!! Lucy was full of energy today I've never ran so fast before! I loved this run especially because I was raised in Coventry Hills and also had a Golden Retriever growing up !! We definitely had a strong connection!! Lucy only had 1 pee and 1 poop today. Have a great weekend everyone.