DISTANCE: 5.04 km . DURATION: 1:20:02
Hello handsome! As soon as we got outside, I knew Briar had no interest whatsoever in partaking in some serious exercise.😆 This little (ha) fella loves the snow and it was hard to get him to focus. All he wanted to do it PAR-TAY!😁 I totally understand my friend, just ask anyone who knows me!😜 Anyways, we casually made our way through the Silver Springs Botanical Gardens...... that’s what they say are there but all I saw was snow.😬 Eventually looping our way around back to the comforts of home. Ending, of course, with a romp in the yard. Thanks for hanging with me today Briar! 1 giant soft poo (two bags!😳) and several pees today. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 6.00 km . DURATION: 1:07:09
Taking Briar out for his run today was a bit of a challenge because the back gate was shut in a way that it would not open. I must have looked strange climbing over the gate but I had to get to Briar. Once we were out and running, we faced a good wind. This did not trouble Briar who had a serious case of the snow munchies today. He had several stops to scoop up snow to wet his whistle. The only other funny moment was when Briar greeted a construction worker and gave his glove a lick. He responded, "this dog treats me better than my wife." The scoop: no poops but 8-10 pees at last count. See you in a few weeks sweet boy!
DISTANCE: 5.83 km . DURATION: 1:00:01
Today Briar was hanging out with his feline siblings. I greeted him and one of the kitties (orange one) started hissing at me and the other one was purring. Maybe, Briar has a protective guard cat? Today's bluebird sky day was perfect for going to Bowmont Park. The weather also unmasked a lot of scents that Briar found irresistible. He sure had lots of stops to sniff and pee. We also walked past 2 men who exclaimed how they love big dogs. Briar was very excited to greet them! I think this may have gotten him a bit jazzed as he started to bite the leash only a few blocks from his house. Maybe, he was also hoping that this walk was a 2 hour tour versus a one hour one. The Scoop; many, many pees and no poo. Hope you enjoy your peanut butter filled Kong this afternoon. xoxo
DISTANCE: 5.11 km . DURATION: 1:19:53
Mr. Briar, I’m back! 😁 It was another social outing today with my friend. He’s such an adorable easy going pooch and a bit of a ladies man.😆 It was so cute! Every one we came across; big and small just couldn’t resist that sweet face. So needless to say, we were a little on the slower side. I wonder if this is what it’s like to be famous and having to deal with the paparazzi?!?!!😜 Anyways, we roamed around the neighbourhood until we found ourselves back to where we started. Again, I couldn’t leave without some playtime in the backyard. I too am a sucker for a sweet face! Thanks for another joyful adventure Briar! Several pees today (I lost count) and no poo. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 6.32 km . DURATION: 1:05:08
Today marked my 4th run with Briar and we feel like old friends now. I feel so lucky to spend my lunch hour with him. We both were also equally excited to explore some more of Bowmont Park. I used to take DGR dog Sam here and I just love the area. Briar did some light jogs today as well as speed-walking. He also had ample time to sniff and mark (his two favourite past-times). It was a bit cooler out but I think Briar liked the temperature better than yesterday as he had slightly less drool. We saw a few dogs along the way but mostly kept to ourselves. We saw a sign for coyotes in the area but the only wildlife we observed was a squirrel. Briar really likes them! The Scoop: no poops but pees galore!
DISTANCE: 5.28 km . DURATION: 1:01:24
The noon hour was a hot one with Briar and I definitely overdressed. What a gorgeous blue sky day to enjoy out on our lunch hour walk. Briar was super keen to get out the door and I was on a mission to go to Bowmont Park. The ridge is so gorgeous and Briar enjoyed all the spots to stop and sniff. I think he is getting comfortable with me as he had his first poo on our outing. In addition, his cats made any appearance when I came to the door. Well, not a lot to report except one very happy Briar who was all smiles today
(except the top photo which was his contemplative look). He was rewarded with a new Kong in his crate post-run. The Scoop: 1 poop as mentioned and lots and lots of pees.
DISTANCE: 5.49 km . DURATION: 1:21:48
Well hello handsome!😊 My instincts are getting better when it comes to some pooches, because when I opened Briar's crate, he jumped up and gave me the sloppiest kiss across my face! 😁 I was prepared....so cute! We got ready rather quickly and headed out the door. It was a bit of a slow start my friend just wanted to play so it took a while to get into the groove. I must say he’s a really good pooch for just being a pup👍🏿 Briar and I meandered about the hood enjoying each other’s company; it was nice. He’s a social pup and this elderly gentleman was just amazed at his size. They said hello and played a little then yoink! Briar had his mitten!😂 We both chuckled, he gave it back right away and we headed on home for a quick play in the yard. I couldn’t resist! It was really nice to meet you Briar. Thanks for coming out! The pleasure was all mine. Approximately 8 pees today, no poop. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 5.99 km . DURATION: 1:10:42
Briar, I am back for another adventure, As I peeked around the corner to find Briar in his kennel, I saw him in the cutest pose; lying on his back with his feet in the air. He must have been dreaming! We mainly did .a tour of his hood and I came up with a new name for him: Marky Mark as he sure likes marking things. I also believe that Mark Wahlberg was an underwear model and I definitely think handsome Briar could be a dog model. Once business was completed, we did a combo of sniff-light jog-walk. He was really a good listener. The only things that distracted him today were: schoolchildren in the playground, 2 doves walking on the ground, and a taunting squirrel. Good Boy! The Scoop: no poo and 7 pees or so.
DISTANCE: 6.01 km . DURATION: 1:10:15
Greetings Briar! This was our first solo walk together and we are both just learning to get to know one another. Briar was really easy to get his collar and leash on and was rewarded with treats. Okay buddy, time for some exercise. Briar started by having lots of pee breaks. He also thought it must be lunchtime as he was keen to eat some berries. I was happy to give him ample time to sniff and do his business but wanted to steer him towards exercise not lunch. We found the Birthplace Forest and then I decided to do a bit of a hill climb. We ramped up the pace to a speed walk and got into a great rhythm. I love how Briar just looks at me with those gorgeous eyes; it made me want to melt. We are just getting to know each other better so it is quite fun to communicate and get into a groove. Back at home, I was hoping he would poo in the yard but he must be shy. We ended our outing with a paw shake and one final treat. He easily went back into his kennel. I look forward to more Ruth & Rottie adventures with Briar! The scoop: no poo and a bazillion pees.
DISTANCE: 4.64 km. DURATION: 1:05:25
This is Briar! I arrived today to both Briar and Tera excited to see me and excited to go outside. I first took Tera out back as requested and let her walk around a bit and she had a pee. Then I let Briar out of his kennel and we had a bit of a tango to try to get his collar and a leash on and then another bit of a dance at the door while I tried to put my shoes back on. This guy has a ton of energy and has no idea how big and powerful he is. We made our way up to the main street and walked down Silver Springs Blvd.. I kept Briar on a bit of a short lead or he would have taken me for a walk. I tried to get him used to keeping my pace and to watch me. He is easily distracted, even by something as small as a leaf blowing by so we had a bit of a tug going on as he like to pull quite a bit.
With some practice he will get used to it I'm sure. We also crossed the road a few times and did some stopping and then starting which he watched and responded to. I wasn't sure how he would react to another dog but we did run into a couple with a small dog along the way and he did great. It was a bit hard to get his collar off to put him back into his kennel but I finally managed to get it. Briar had 2 good pees and a few smaller one but did not poop. We hung out in the backyard for a bit as well to see if he would go but he was just interested in playing.
DISTANCE: 4.04 km DURATION: 36:38
Today, we had the pleasure of meeting Briar, DGR's latest athlete. True to all Rotties I've met, Briar is jovial and good-natured, and so happy to be around people! True to his age, he is a teenager with lots of energy to burn, and tries hard to listen to commands. For 8 months old, he's doing really well on that front. On our run, he took that energy and happiness with him out the front door. He would stop here and there to explore with his nose, but was easy to coax to run. We didn't want to go too fast as he is still a growing boy. About half-way through our run, he settled into a nice pace; happily trotting between us. Once home, it was like he was trying to tell his "mom" how much fun he had, as he still had a lot of energy. In fact, when we went to leave, he came with us to the door, expecting to go for another run! Soon enough buddy, we promise! Scoop: one pee.
Runners: Tammy and Ruth