Wow, how the time flew with Aoife’s new summertime friends that came to stay with us for 10 days. Brock & Tegan stayed last fall with us, but something BIG was different this time. We introduced Aoife, our newest family member, a 10-week old Irish Wolfhound Pup to them. There could not have been any better dogs, to be Aoife’s first time friends. Tegan was the favourite because her quiet nature was so gentle but also she was a great mother figure to teach and play with our young pup. These two played tug o' war and chase which Tegan's wisdom of standing still and making Aoife do all the work was brilliant. Brock was like the grandpa figure. He would let Aoife share his space and bed when it was nap time. It was so cute, because Aoife knew she had a cuddle partner for naps. Brock was the parent who also took on the night shift. If there was a peep from the crate, Brock went to her side to make sure she was okay and that we ‘humans’ got up for her. We older humans & canines hit Nosehill a couple of times and had daily walks around the neighbourhood. I do think the bed-time walk, when the pup got to join the pack seemed to be the most enjoyable for our doggy visitors. Brock and Tegan, we ALL miss you already. I hope that you can pack your suitcases soon as our door is alway open.
Pet Sitter: Michelle
DISTANCE: 4.34 km DURATION: 1:00:00
Hello Tegan and Brock, long time no see! When I was in the crazy traffic jam near your home, I realized I was with Tracy years ago for one of your DGR runs. Well, we have all gotten a little bit older, but we all look great! Cheers to aging gracefully! Slow and steady with many breaks was the name of the game today. We didn’t go far, but we sure had a good time. Brock is so happy to be outside, and Tegan wanted a siesta in the grass! The duo did get tired easily, which makes me think they need more time with DGR to get their summer bodies back. Tegan had 1 poop, 4 pees. Brock had 1 poop, 5 pees.
I had the privilege of pet sitting these two love-bugs for the past week. What gems they both are!! Brock the Boxer or ’Brock Babes’ my pet name for him or ’Broccoli’ as my husband called him. Brock knew when he heard my husband talking to him that it was treat time😊. Miss Tegan, the quiet soul, also had pet names. ’Teggy Teeg’ was used for cuddles and belly rubs. ’Tiki Teak Run Run’ was used on our runs and she enjoyed being in the lead. This gal enjoys her outdoor time!! We had some great adventures trail running; running through new neighbourhoods and checking out all the local dog spots in the NW. I must admit my favourite time was when we had snuggles and TV time. Who wouldn't enjoy the attention & affection of two great dogs?! We miss you guys already!
Pet Sitter: Michelle
DISTANCE: 6.38 km DURATION: 1:05:14
I had a lovely run with my two new furry friends. Today was my first time running with Brock and Tegan. First, I was welcomed in the most vocal way I could ever imagine. Brock could be one amazing singer.. haha. This pair of happy doggies started with a lot of energy. Brock showed a keen interest in “Rabbits TV." Each time he saw a rabbit, nothing could distracted him from it. Since it was my first time in the neighbourhood, I counted on my friends to show me the area, and they were good guides. They even showed my a doggy park nearby. We enjoyed trotting all around it. Today, we were very lucky weather-wise. When I thought it would be so hot, it ended up being cloudy with a nice breeze! The kids came back home happy and went for a big drink. Brock had 2 poops; the second one was looser then the first one. He also had 4 pees. Tegan had a poo and 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.22 km DURATION: 1:00:33
There were two very happy dogs today. Brock was bounding with energy. I couldn't find Tegan's collar nor harness, so I used Brock's collar on her instead. We started off running fast, Tegan was a different dog...but this didn't last long. There was a lot of fast running, then a lot of sniffing and rolling, and a lot of big pooping and peeing today. Two each, and of course at different times. Once the clouds cleared, the sun felt hot. I had a small water bottle for Brock as he gets hot and thirsty very quickly, and he gulped this down on the way out. On the way back, I spotted a fresh puddle of water. The dogs did too, as they quickly steered me over to it and enjoyed drinking and walking through it. As we did an out and back route today, we were quicker on the return run, so I spent the extra time letting Tegan roll around in the green space. She really enjoyed this. Good fun had by all. Scoop: 2 big poops each and lots of pees.
DISTANCE: 7.27 km DURATION: 1:05:51
Good morning Brock and Tegan. Wow, there’s a lot of construction around your home. I have an idea! Let’s take a field trip to Fish Creek! They thought this was a brilliant idea. Tegan, of course, had to sniff around and suss things out to begin. And Brock, well, he’s pretty easy going with everything that comes his way. Eventually, we were earning those sniff breaks with some fast trail running interspersed between breaks. Other breaks were for some creek wading and duck chasing. These two had a ton of fun as can be seen by their smiles at the end. Thanks for the fun run. Scoop: one poop and a couple pees for each.
DISTANCE: 8.81 km DURATION: 1:09:11
Perfect running conditions today - not too hot and not too windy. Tegan and Brock were really easy to get organized today, with Tegan being super friendly to me. We started running well, but when Tegan did a few rolls in the park I didn't know whether this was going to be a run or a jog/roll day? I soon managed to get her going again. Brock was eager to run. He was setting a nice pace. Once we got to Anderson Road, with all the traffic, Tegan was a bit reluctant to continue on. She doesn't seem to like going on a route that she isn't familiar with, but I was determined to make it to Fish Creek today. Brock was giving her those "hurry up" looks. He has to be a patient male with this lady. Once we made it across Anderson Road, all was great. Tegan had a steady pace for most of the run. We made it to Fish Creek and we set a new record of nearly 9km. I tried to run around the street a bit further to get to the 9km mark, but Tegan was having none of that, so 8.8km it was today. Scoop - 1 poop each.
DISTANCE: 7.23 km DURATION: 1:02:49
Good morning Brock and Tegan! And what a beautiful morning it was for a run! This time it was Brock the Barker when I arrived and Tegan was as quiet as a mouse? The first bit of our run, Tegan wasn’t into it at all. All she wanted to do was lay around on the grass and roll! Eventually, we got moving a little faster and we had a lovely time exploring the neighbourhood. We went a little further north and kind of got stuck in a park.... there was just no way to get out of it! That’s OK because there was a lot to sniff in that park! As we made our way back home Tegan picked up the pace.... and practically lead the way. I think she was excited to get home and back in the cool house and have a big drink of water. Thanks you two and stay cool! The Scoop: both pups had #1’s and #2’s.