DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 8.5 km DURATION: 1 hour
Benji was a little hesitant to start running, so we mixed in a little bit of walking. Once we were far enough away from home, we were running with no issues. We took a little stop at the river for Benji to get a drink of water and we saw a team of kayakers doing some sort of training exercise on the Bow. We continued on towards Edworthy Park, and we were crossing over the railroad when we heard the train coming. We couldn’t see it yet, but we sure could hear it. As soon as it started passing by us, the tremendous sound of it gave us a little shock of excitement. We began to head home after the train had gone. Benji knew it was time to go home which gave him some motivation to run a little faster. Great job today Benj! The Scoop: 1 poop.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 8.2 km DURATION: 1 hour 2 minutes
In the beginning, there was one or two times where Benji was hesitant to get going, but once we were past the bottom of the hill, we were doing great. We almost made it to the Peace Bridge, but I decided to turn around a little early so we would have time to stop at the river. Our river stop sure was an eventful one because Benji managed to slip out of his collar when the leash got snagged on a bush. He ran a couple meters away from me, then looked back at me to see if I was gonna chase him down. I knew I was gonna lose this game of chase, so I didn’t move and I just called his name with some authority. I kneeled down on the ground and patted my hand on the grass, then he sulked back to me and bowed his head so I could put his collar back on. Thanks for your cooperation Benji! The rest of the run home was excellent. Good job today boy! The Scoop: 1 poop.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 10.3 km DURATION: 58 minutes
Benji wasn’t too sure about where we were headed off to in the beginning of our adventure, but neither was I. At around the 10 minute mark, we were running together in harmony and there was no stopping us. We stuck to the Bow River path, and followed it all the way past the Peace Bridge and through Eau Claire. We turned around at the 5km mark, which was about 26 minutes in, so we could get a walk/cool down in at the end. Our overall time was something like 58 minutes, and moving time was around 52 minutes. Not bad for a 10km! Great job today Benji! The Scoop: 1 poo.
It was lots of fun having some puppy energy in The Everett household in the form of a Whoodle named Benji. I have to say that Benji's biggest wish was for my older dog Teddy to play with him but Teddy was not so keen so I became Benji's companion. I tried to get him tired with various tug toys, a walk, and chase in the backyard. He has 2 modes: full on and off so this seemed to get him settled in for a late afternoon movie. In the morning, he also did his own form of exercise while my middle son did push-ups. Then, Benji and I got to do an hour neighbourhood walk. Sometimes, it is hard to get good photos of black dogs so we found lots of colourful backgrounds to take nice shots of him. My youngest son then got some play-time with Benji while I took Teddy to the park with his Chuck-it. When we arrived home, Benji was laying by the door waiting for our arrival. I could see the air bubble from his head that was saying, "Teddy, will you play with me now?" Well, maybe another time Benji as this was just our warm-up adventure. See you soon.
Pet Sitter: Ruth
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 2.7 km DURATION: 54 minutes
Today's outing with Benji was in an effort to see how Whoodle Benji and my dog Teddy would get along on a walk. Since pre-school Benji's boy and my son have been best buddies so it was like organizing a playdate but with dogs. Benji is still a pup so was learning how to cruise on-leash while I think he would have preferred to just wrestle with Teddy. Teddy tried to ignore him and keep occupied with his orange Chuck-it ball much to Benji's chagrin. As you can see from the above photo with the braided leash, both dogs were switching positions. We did some short sprints in the snow to get out some puppy energy. As a result, Benji got a cute snow beard. I think with future play-dates, Teddy and Benji's relationship will blossom into a lovely friendship/bromance. The Scoop: 1 poo each and lots of pees. Welcome to the DGR pack Benji!