DISTANCE: 5.84 km DURATION: 1:01:40
We were in the river a lot today. Ennis is such a beautiful big black dog, but that can come at a cost. Luckily, I headed over early on this lovely happy holiday and we went out before the sun got really intense. I think he might have been a little tired from yesterday’s run because we went a full kilometre less than our last run. It’s been awhile since we’ve run together though, so that makes a lot of sense and I’m glad we went at a pace comfortable for him. Luckily, we just had an easy jog through the dog park which was absolutely full of other dogs but they never bothered us. Ennis is a pretty old guy, but he is a fantastic runner and always has this cute smile on his face. I always enjoy running with you buddy! The Scoop: 1 poo, several pees.
DISTANCE: 6.86 km DURATION: 1:02:11
It’s been such a long time since Ennis and I ran together, but a couple of treats early on sweetened the start so he wasn’t as hesitant as he normally is when new/people who’ve been gone for awhile show up at the front door. I know how much he loves his trails too; much like any other dog, so we were quick to skip off the pavement and head straight to Sandy Beach where we probably did just about every single trail the ravine had to offer. There were plenty of things to sniff. Ennis isn’t particularly fast when he is sniffing, but that means he’s going at his own pace and I really enjoyed the nice loping jog we went for this morning. Good to see you again buddy! The Scoop: 1 poo, several pees.
I had another lovely stay with my besties Ennis and Stella! Since the weather is nicer now, it was even better. Ennis is a hoot! He was so excited when he saw me. He jumped so high that I wouldn’t be surprised if he reached above my head (okay, I know I am short 🤣). It was a relaxing stay but we had no mountain time this time. We decided to stay in town and enjoy the surrounding parks. Since there is now no snow on the ground, everything looks new to me. Haha! They loved sleeping by my bed at night. Ennis was at one side and Stella was at the other. I bet they kept an eye open all night long. I heard a noise at night and it didn’t take long for the two to get up, bark, and have a quick looks around to make sure all was good. They are awesome! Thank you for an awesome stay kiddos! See you soon.
Pet Sitter: Fab
DISTANCE: 8.13 km . DURATION: 1:09:47
Well, what can I say... I got the royal treatment when I arrived at Ennis' place. He sure knows who I am and why I am here. He went happy crazy; barking, jumping, and carrying on. His excitement was to the max. It was so nice to see my buddies Ennis and Stella for sure 😍. We got ready quickly and out we went. Ennis was so excited that he was a bit mouthy with other doggies. I had to let him know he needed to behave. 🤣. He got much better after a couple kilometres and he was very polite to other pooches; especially if they were gals! He was so happy to go for a run. We went to Sandy Beach and since it was bright and sunny (and warmer) everyone (people and doggies) were out and in a happy mood! The time flew by, 8K went in a blink of an eye. Ennis had one poop and few pees.
They say time flies when you are having fun! This is true with Ennis and Stella. These two kids are hilarious in their own way. I can say I have become a part of their family. When I walked in the house, Ennis bounced so high that he literally jumped above my head. He barked and whined asking for a run already.. haha. Ennis has no fear of cold weather. If anything, he loves it. We ran about 50km this week and Ennis had a smile on its face all the way. Stella is more relaxed so little strolls around the block make her happy. She loves sleeping. They both love to sleep in my room with me, and Stella's little snores are the cutest ever. They sound like little songs. Thank you for another awesome stay kiddos. See you soon 🐾😍!
Pet Sitter: Fab
Cold cold cold! -17C feels like -22C😃🐾🙏🏻 Looks like each time Mom goes away, cold weather moves in. We managed to get many walks and some runs in during the week so it was nice. Every morning, Ennis would walk into my bedroom with his “it is time” face on. If I didn’t respond, he would wag his tail against the armoire making that plong, plong noise. No time for any coffee as we would be out in 10 minutes. It was always refreshing to walk/run early in the morning like this. Ennis managed to steal some bread again. I also took good care of Stella's hot spot. It seems to have healed nicely 👏. I got to assist in a siren concert. They are so cute when they sing along. I sure am going to miss the kids but know they will be happy to see their mom. Everyone drank and ate well. The pups were very happy!
Pet Sitter: Fab
I just had the best 3 days pet sitting Ennis and Stella! Those two are a hoot!! Both so comical in their own way, Stella Bear Bear (as I call her) is so cute that she can’t do a thing wrong..lol. Ennis, on the other end, is a little mischievous boy. First, he was after me the minute I got up to go for our walk, I barely had time for a coffee and out we went. He knows how to remind us that it is time to go run, time to eat, and time to sleep. Talking about eating, Mr. Ennis got into my smoked tofu and a loaf of bread. He took it from the kitchen counter and went to hide it in his “man cave” in the basement. He is a little clown! haha! Then, Ennis wanted to play hide and seek in the kitchen; running full speed around that kitchen island. I am sure Stella thought we were crazy. 😆 He had time for a lot of walks and runs. It is always a pleasure to enjoy their neighbourhood. Both kids are such wonderful souls. I can’t help but love them. Thank you for a such great time Ennis and Stella. I am looking forward to seeing you soon 😍🙏🏻🐕🐕.
Pet Sitter: Fab
I have to say I had a lot of fun with Stella and Ennis over the last 3 days! They kept me entertained for sure. Stella has such a cute face, I call her Stella Bear Bear! Ennis is the little mischievous kid. I saw him howling when the fire truck passed by. He was on the table barking at the window, eating things he wasn't supposed to (yes, his poops were full of wrapping) and howling again as soon as I went out to my car and back. He barked at people passing by late last night. This boy can party for sure 😂🥳🎉 Stella is innocent and she is way too cute.. 🤣🐾 We had some funky weather; one day was nice and the other felt like -20C with wind. It was -15C yesterday and we had to deal with a lot of salt on the road and sidewalk. Poor guys; it wasn’t fun out there at times so some walks were cut shorter! We had fun otherwise and we were all very happy. So see you in a couple of days. I can’t wait!! 🐾🙏🏻
Pet Sitter: Fab
DISTANCE: 7 km DURATION: 1 hour 5 minutes
We got out early with Ennis today! It's been a while since we headed out together, so I thought we'd keep the run variable today. I was also 100% aware of where he was because of the cute little collar with sleigh bells. I loved it. It felt like running next to a diminutive reindeer. We had a little time off-leash in the dog park where Ennis saw some ice skaters and we wandered on snowy paths before we had a chance to go to another park where we helped a man find his dog. So there was lots of business to take care of today and it's still just the morning! I hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend, buddy. Happy Holidays!
DISTANCE: 7.12 km . DURATION: 1:02:15
Jingle bells, Jingle bells, Jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to run behind one dog not pulling a sleigh.. ! Oh oh oh! Mister Ennis is ready for Christmas. He wore that awesome jiggling bells collar. I really thought I was in a sleigh. The only difference is that I had to work harder .. haha! Ennis wasn’t sure about me today when he saw me arrive with my big coat! But he forgot about it quickly when we start running! The weather was awesome today and running in his neighbourhood was a treat! We got to admire some of the Christmas decorations. However, there weren't any skeletons left in a garden for Ennis to sniff around. I believe Ennis is more of a Halloween type of guy! Ennis was very playful today, jumping around when he met other dogs, chasing squirrels, and even watched some of “Magpie TV." It was an awesome day for Ennis! The Poop Report: Ennis had one poop and 3 pees!
DISTANCE: 7.47 km DURATION: 1:08:44
HoHo..... slip slide. HoHo and slippen’ slide more. Ho Ho Ho Ennis, it's looking like Christmas. And.....then slip slip and slide. How you doing sweetheart? 🐶❤️ I'm back almost exactly the same time as last week. I chatted Ennis’s ear off, catching up on our week, as we ran. Ennis is the polite, quiet type so he would smile and tilt his head in interest. We finished the river loop in good time and headed over to Sandy Beach. Crossing over the bridge is when a lovely lady took such an interest in Ennis. She knew right away not to rush introductions and was very soft & gentle towards Ennis. I think you have another admirer fine sir😘. After this new boost to our ’happiness’ level, Ennis took the lead. I was very grateful because I was regretting not wearing my Icebugs. I think Ennis knew extra ’paw-power’ was required. We jogged through Britannia and chatted about all the lovely decorations. I chuckled at the T-Rex but I feel Ennis is more of a traditionalist. The Doggy Business Report: 2 poops & 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.06 km DURATION: 1:00:05
It has been a lovely weekend with Stella & Ennis. I arrived Saturday morning and we all went for our morning stroll. Miss Stella is a senior and we go at a relaxed pace. Thank goodness because not all the sidewalks were cleared. Later in the afternoon, Ennis showed me how to plow snow!! This means breaking trail. It was lots of fun and Ennis was one smiley pup with snowflakes covering all of him. A little kid tobogganing thought Ennis was a dog version of a snowman😊. These two poochies are fantastic watchdogs and would let me know when someone was getting too close to their house. We relaxed after dinner and watched some TV. On the topic of dinner, these two switch food bowls constantly. I tried keeping track of who was eating how much, but it seemed like a game they truly enjoyed. Both seem happy and content so no one went hungry. Ennis & I went for a run this afternoon before I packed up to leave. He is a dream dog to run. I hope to spend more time with Stella & Ennis. They are great🐾.
Pet Sitter: Michelle
DISTANCE: 6.79 km DURATION: 58:41
Ennis was crazy fast today! I didn't want to slow him down so forgive the few pictures of this boy. One photo we even took while running. We did our usual jaunt around the dog park with zero issues; no ice falls and no weird dogs. It was perfect! I can't believe Ennis went into the river though. BRRRRRR!?! I cannot stress those capital letters enough. He also guided us home a little early but that's okay because he ran his heart out in the middle. Great job bud! It's always a pleasure. ❤️Scoop: no poos, several pees.
DISTANCE: 7.18 km DURATION: 1:02:47
Today I had the pleasure of enjoying Sandy Beach Park with Ennis. He is a total gentleman to run with, and I loved how his smile got bigger and bigger as the run went on. He was very patient with my slippery human feet on the steeper paths, and loved running along the river, even though the beach isn't very long. I had a great time with this guy today! I hope he did too! Thanks Ennis! 3 pees and 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 6.58 km DURATION: 1:01:28
We were out pretty fast with Ennis this morning. There were tons of dogs out but he was very well-behaved and we looped around the parks down by Sandy Beach a bunch of times. We also played fetch which was very hilarious to watch with Ennis bouncing all over the place. I'm told he's not a great retriever, but he does chase after it at least! It was also crazy dry out so I think Ennis was quite happy with all the stops by the river that we made. Lots of treats made up for the time away and when we got back he plopped onto the ground. I am glad I could make the trip worthwhile. Scoop: one poop and several pees.