DISTANCE: 4.13 km . DURATION: 1:05:27
It was another fine spring day for a walk with Andorra. She was happy to see me for her outing. She was very well behaved again as we wandered the streets. Not many other dogs for Andorra to visit. She got a little treat at the end. She had a poop and 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 3.98 km DURATION: 1:05:07
I got to meet the lovely little lady, Andorra today. She is such a beautiful and soft-hearted sweetie. It was our first walk ever so I was hesitant on where to take her. We went to Elbow Island Park which isn’t all that big but is very nice because it’s separated from any foot or car traffic by a river on both sides. It was a very secluded spot and Andorra was very calm and gentle so I let her off- leash and she was lovely! Well done, pretty girl! We also met an old Black Lab named Jasper who was a very handsome guy and very mellow so Andorra had to say hi! Just as we were leaving the island, she did have a ‘bath’ in the snow which warranted a good drying off when we got back. Andorra was very patient while I dried her off. However, that towel is going to need some major washing! It was a pleasure to meet you! The Scoop: 1 poo, several pees.
DISTANCE: 4.18 km DURATION: 1:01:49
It was a beautiful day for a walk in Mount Royal. Andorra was happy to be out and walked along nicely. I will see her again Thursday. She had a good poop and 3 or 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 3.86 km . DURATION: 55:06
Andorra and Kahlua greeted me at the door with their doggy smiles, friendly barks and wagging tails. Today's walk was a lot of fun. The two girls would nudge each other playfully and they'd always try to smell the same bush or lamppost or tree at the same time. Kahlua barked and tried to chase tons of little vermin today. We saw about 4 squirrels and 1 white rabbit. Andorra wasn't too bothered by the creatures. She just kind of looked at Kahlua like, "what the heck are ya doin?" At the end of the run, I stayed for a couple minutes to pet both pups after I gave them both a wipe-down with the towel. 1 poo each, and many pees each.
DISTANCE: 4.34 km DURATION: 1:05:27
What a better way to be inspired for Spring than to follow the famous song by George Harrison of the Beatles. "Here Comes the Sun"? He wrote the song one spring day in Eric Clapton‘s garden after a long English Winter. No doubt we can all relate to a long cold brutal winter. And "Here Comes the Sun" is certainly the theme of the day. I can tell you with authority that both dogs were having such a nice time 20 minutes into our walk that I contacted DGR to see if both of them could stay out for the whole hour! Our wish was granted and that allows us to venture further and longer. An amazing time was spent wandering with a significant amount of their time and attention with eyes and nose is pointing up to the sky to breathe in and serve the magnificent blue sky and brilliant sunshine. Here’s to the sun and here’s to the sunshine and as George Harrison Road, Little darlin’ it’s been a long cold lonely winter....😎 Poop business: 2 for Andorra and 1 for Kahlua. Pee business: 2 for Kahlua and many for Andorra.
DISTANCE: 5.69 km DURATION: 1:11:27
I was ready to take out my dog Teddy and his brother Keno to the park when DGR Runner Paige let me know her doggy Remington had an emergency visit to the vet, so I took out two lovely Black Labs instead. Andorra and Kahlua are sisters (I think from another mister). Kahlua who usually is not a big fan of other dogs sure likes her sissy! They walked right next to each other matching each other's strides and would have an occasional kiss. Such sisterly love! I had my dog walker hat on so instead of walking Andorra for the first 30 minutes, I had both girls together and we just took our time enjoying the sunshine. My two favourite moments are as follows: 1) Andorra and Kahlua found a snowbank and they were both doing some belly slides to cool off; and 2) we visited Lole where I am a fitness ambassador and the crew there gave both girls lots of TLC. The Scoop: 1 poop each. Every time Kahlua peed, Andorra peed; it was kinda cute! Now, time to take out the boys!
DISTANCE: 5.2 km DURATION: 57 minutes
While some of us may not love the rain, Andorra sure did. Yesterday, she was pretty chill but today, she was like a new dog. I decided to take her through some nearby urban trails and give her some off-leash time. She was very happy and such a good listener. At one point in our outing, she even had the case of the zoomies where she playfully did circles around me. It was fun to see her loving the trails! It was also wonderful to meet her pint-sized human today as well as her grandma who commented that Andorra is almost human (as she is so intelligent and sweet). I agree! The scoop: 1 poo and 2 pees. Have a wonderful weekend. We hope to see you again soon Andorra!
DISTANCE: 6.00 km DURATION: 1:08:06
Andorra is such an easy-going gal and I adore walking her. On our walk today there were lots of critters who would have easily drove some dogs crazy but not Andorra. A beaver in the river? No. A squirrel up a tree? Nope. Several bunnies? Nada. What did jazz Andorra was getting some scratches and pets from some of the clean-up crew along the Elbow River. I stopped to say hi and check to see how the fecal count is in the river. They said it was not safe so unfortunately there was no swim today for this water-loving pup. As we left the workers, I heard them say that this day could not get any better as they clearly enjoyed their visit with Andorra. We also ran into DGR Dog Indy's mom who was out for a run during her lunch hour. The scoop: 1 poop and 3 pees. I am excited that I get to see this black beauty tomorrow.
DISTANCE: 5 km DURATION: 1:00:54
It was lovely walking with you this week. Andorra and I walked back to the river and again skipped rocks. She performed an intricate rescue mission of some drowning rocks. I managed to skip a rock 12+ times. It's was really a nice day to be down at the river. Thanks for walking with me, Cheers! (1 poo and 3 pees)
DISTANCE: 5 km DURATION: 58:27
Andorra and I walked to Elbow River today. We found a nice spot where the river was really calm. I skipped rocks and Andorra chased after them. It was very serene. Andorra is a lovely dog. (1 poo, a few pees)
DISTANCE: 5.02 km DURATION: 56:22
There and back again. Up the hill, zig zag, down the hill, along the river path, turn around, back along the river path, up the hill, down the hill, home. On our walk I got the chance to let Andorra off-leash at the dog park and on a short trail behind the Glencoe Club. She loved doing her own thing and she stayed close by me the whole time. On the way back, the first thing she did once we climbed our last hill was find cover from the torching sun under a trailer on the grass at the park. I, being larger in size and less agile than Andorra, sadly was unable to take cover under this trailer as well. The Scoop: 1 poo, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.24 km DURATION: 59:56
Today Kahlua and I went a little farther than last time. We stopped a little less and worked a little harder and went wherever we felt like it. Kahlua consistently kept the pace as she ran just slightly behind me. She's a smooth, go with the flow type of girl and today that's what we did. We followed the wind although there was no wind. 1 poo, 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.12 km DURATION: 57:47
Rivers are definitely a favourite venue for dogs on hot days. It was the place that Andorra and I chose to visit today. Andorra enjoyed the cool of the water and was gracious enough to spray some on me. She found a tennis-ball-sized rock and it became her tennis ball, although it wasn't great to chew. Next time, I'll bring a real ball. Anyways, Andorra, I'll see you on Thursday. (1 poo and 4 pees).
DISTANCE: 5 km DURATION: 1 hour
Andorra is such an easy-going dog. It was a super laid back dog walk. We walked up the hill and passed the Glencoe Club. We made it down to the Elbow River to enjoy a nice little swim. Periodically, we'd see Andorra's cousin, Kalhua and my brother who were running at the same time as us. It was hot, but we managed to stick to the shade. I'll be seeing Andorra tomorrow, so cheers. (2 poos and a healthy number of pees). The stats are an estimation as the phone lost juice.
DISTANCE: 4.01 km DURATION: 40:46
I have a soft spot in my heart for Black Labs having had one in my family, so it is always fun to meet a new one like this sweet gal named Andorra. She is related to DGR Dog Kahlua so I knew she would be a sweetheart. She is also incredibly smart and I was told she can walk without a leash through Mission and is a perfect lady! We took a stroll through Rideau and along the river pathway. We saw a girl selling lemonade (50cents - a bargain!), people out riding their bikes, and we saw a very cool Free Library that looked like a home. I could tell that Andorra is a runner but due to an injury she needs to take it easy these days. She did get a quick dip in the river and that brought a smile to her face. I rewarded her with treats and she gave me a paw-shake! Like I said, she is quite smart! The scoop: 2 poops and 2 pees. Welcome to the DGR team Andorra!