DISTANCE: 6.45 km DURATION: 1:22:46
Hey Archie, did know the Royal Baby was named after you? Megan and Harry chose Archie! The first time I head the announcement I thought of Archie the dog. Isn’t that crazy? Am I turning into a dog loving crazy old lady? Maybe? But how could you not love that face. Looks so innocent... but he got some spice in him too... probably similar to the royal one. We headed out for a long time today, our jog turned into a stroll, with a bunch of grass breaks... Archie had a grand old time so I just went with it. Next, I picked up Miss Freckles. We started off with a run, for one block... then she stopped dropped and rolled. She never has liked the heat or the cold. The neighbour calls her Princess Freckles, so today we have double royalty on our hands. The Prince and Princess! Freckles had 1 poop, 5 pees. Archie had 2 poops, 11 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.12 km DURATION: 1:22:28
Freckles was thrilled to know that we were going outside today in this beautiful weather. She called out to me as soon as I walked into her house. Archie was also looking forward to the run as he sat at the front door waiting for me to put his gear on. Once outside, Archie was a hyper boy; lunging and barking at every dog, which was unlike yesterday’s run. Freckles was happy to go out and started off at full speed, but in the heat today she quickly ran out of gas. Freckles and I had a wonderful bonding time at the pond and watched the birds and kids playing. The scoop: 1 poop for each dog and plenty of pee breaks.
DISTANCE: 6.28 km . DURATION: 58:52
Archie, Archie, you were so happy meeting me at the door. The sun is shining so let’s get outside. I came early today to avoid the thunderstorms. Dogs plus boomers are a bad combination! There were a ton of dogs walking the area today... which did cause us a few issues. I think a running harness would have done wonders today. Next up Freckles, we went old school today and used the pink collar, and we had no problems which was great for me.... She got hot fast, and wanted to lay in the shade, and not run. She kept it going though and we had a great outing. Thanks guys for the doggy jog! Archie had 1 poop, 19 pees. Freckles had 2 poops, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 4.40 km DURATION: 56:42
This was my first time taking Archie and Freckles out. Upon opening the door, I was met with a very warm welcome from Freckles. I knew this was going to be a good run, It was beautiful outside. Freckles loved seeing the hares running around. Her ears pricked up every time she saw one, looking on intrigued. We ran along the pathways and ventured into the wooded area at the back of her house. I went back for Archie. What a sweet guy! He sat so patiently as I put his collar on – then out the door we went. He ran slightly ahead eager to show me his neighbourhood, I had so much fun running these two today. Freckles had 1 sloppy poop, 2 pees. Archie had 1 poop, 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.85 km DURATION: 1:33:43
The kids were in a chillin' mood today. We ran a slightly different route for both Archie and Freckles and they seemed to enjoy the change. Archie found another pile of snow and dived right in today. He must’ve known I was going to take his picture because he jumped out just as I snapped the shot! 🐶😂. Freckles was happy running alongside me and licking the snow. She would look up just to be sure we were still having fun! These two kids bring such great energy; they keep me in stitches! I’m so happy to say Archie FINALLY had a poop in front of me, I guess we’re at that point in our friendship now and he had his usual million pee breaks. Freckles also had a good poop and several pee breaks.
DISTANCE 6.36 km DURATION: 1:03:39
Today was an interesting day! Not every day can be perfect, right guys? First up Archie, we started off smoothly. He seemed annoyed with his nose harness but I adjusted it and it seemed not to bother him too much. It was beautiful out, so that meant there were lots of dogs out. Archie, had a hard time with dogs passing him, even on the other side of the street. Honestly, he acted out of sorts. We made it through with no issues, the only causality was my hand from holding the collar. Next, Freckles! Let’s go girl!!! It is our first time with the black collar for her, and I did find it difficult to get her to go. With her regular gear, I give her a nudge and she keeps going, with this collar I have less control of her. She wasn’t happy with other pups today either! Maybe these two had too much Easter treats this weekend. See you tomorrow guys. Freckles had 2 poops, 8 pees. Archie had 1 poop, 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.02 km DURATION: 1:01:14
Freckles and Archie remind me of strawberries! How can the two dogs with gnarliest bowel movements remind me of strawberries you may ask? Simple - their main floor washroom. I got into the habit of hand washing after our runs and the doggy parents have put a beautiful strawberry scented soap in the main floor washroom. Every time I smell it, it reminds me of these two furry creatures. Besides the strawberries, the runs were fairly uneventful. Archie outran Freckles today, Archie was so easy and kept an even pace. No big deal! Frecks, well - she would have been happy walking, so it took more effort to get her moving. We survived yet another windy Spring day. Thanks for the run fun! Archie had 1 poop, 3 pees. Freckles had 1 poop, 18 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.55 km DURATION: 1:21:18
So many trees to choose from! It was another fabulous day for a great run and playtime at the park! When Archie has his mind set to play at the park well I had no choice but to join in for some fun! Freckles was a girl on a mission! She had her run route already planned out when I got there and she wasn’t havin' it when I suggested we go somewhere else! 😂 These two furry friends brighten my day - thanks for the adventures 🐶💕. The scoop: Archie had many pee breaks but no poop, whereas Freckles had many pee breaks and a poop along her adventures.
DISTANCE: 5.52 km . DURATION: 48:10 Freckles
DISTANCE: 4.81 km . DURATION: 46:29 Archie
Hello Archie and Freckles! What a spectacular day out and we have a special guest joining us! It’s your second favourite DGR runner Audra!😜 Archie and his two gal pals went out first for a nice little cruise around the hood’ . It was nice and relaxing the three of us got caught up and solved some of the worlds problems (no we didn’t😆) Before I knew it, our time was up and it was Freckles' turn.😊 This cutie was ready to go; no time for chit chat. The old Freckles came out and wanted to sprint! All good as it keeps us on our toes, but eventually we settled into a nice pace. Unfortunately, Audra had to leave so we said goodbye and the two of us carried on. Thanks for a fantastic run Archie, Freckles, and Audra! 1 poo for Freckles, none for Archie (or Audra😂) and a few pees each. ! What a great way to start the week! Cheers!
DISTANCE: 7.06 km . DURATION: 1:12:40
What’s that I smell?....It’s Spring (and rabbits)! Archie and Freckles were excited to be outside for a run today, with so much to see and smell, why not. The scoop: Archie had 4 pees. Freckles had 5 pees and 1 poop What joy to exercise with these two 🐶🐶!
DISTANCE: 4.25 km DURATION: 42 minutes Archie
DISTANCE: 3 km DURATION: 25 minutes Freckles
Today was my last run with Archie and Freckles as my new job is starting next week, so we had to make the best of our time together! Freckles had to share me again this time, but I was thrilled to see her brother again! I didn’t hear a peep from her while taking and returning Archie. The sun was covered today, and the wind was brisk, so both dogs wanted to keep moving to stay warm instead of stopping for long sniffs. I only came across one other dog outside so there wasn’t much to avoid. It felt like we had the entire neighbourhood to ourselves! I was surprised how long my phone lasted before finally dying near the end, but this gave me some extra time to spend with the dogs while I let it charge up again inside. I loaded them up with treats, and spent some quality time with Archie down at his level while he rubbed up against me; leaving plenty of hair on my clothes to remember him by. I said my goodbyes and told them I am hopeful to be back to see them again in the near future! It’s never easy saying goodbye to friends. Take care you two! The scoop: plenty of pees for both, no poos.
DISTANCE: 2.83 km . DURATION: 28:35 Freckles
DISTANCE: 5.12 km . DURATION: 55:22 Archie
It was a new day of freedom for Archie being trusted out of his kennel for the day! He stood by the step cautiously while I entered to confirm who it was before rushing to the door to say hi! It looked like the house was still in one piece which was great news for Archie! My body was still too sore for a run today, but I managed to hobble along at a fast pace with him. As we approached a beefy Pitbull, I moved well off the path so it could go past. When in line with us, it began barking and snarling at Archie who returned the aggressiveness. For some reason, the girl walking thought it would be a good idea for them to meet and started coming towards us! I had to ask her to stop and tell her it clearly wasn’t a good idea! Freckles could hardly wait for her turn! Today was warm enough for us both to leave our coats at home (yay!). We did a quick loop of the pond and I struggled to get a face shot of her - she will never look at the camera! Archie is much more photogenic! See you both next week! The scoop: few pees for Archie and few pees and 1 poo for Freckles.
DISTANCE: 2.17 km . DURATION: 20:53 Freckles
DISTANCE: 2.70 km . DURATION: 22:06 Archie
Maui to Calgary in the last 12 hours is not an easy transition of temperatures. Exactly 50 degrees difference. Wow, I had to bundle up for this one. Once Archie was suited up, all went well. We went for a short run to be cautious of the cool temperatures. When we headed back to the house, we had a heck of a time with the door, but finally we got it. Next up was Freckles. She was so excited to go outside, and actually the cold didn’t seem to bother her, until we got to the door! We couldn’t get into the house!!! What! Yep, the door wouldn’t let us in. Poor Freckles was shaking I didn’t have my car keys. And my phone was about to be frozen!!! The garage was the answer to all our problems and we got in! Stay warm guys. Freckles had 1 poop, 2 pees. Archie had 3 pees, 0 poop.
DISTANCE: 3.25 km DURATION: 37.09 Freckles
DISTANCE: 4.93 km DURATION: 1:00:11 Archie
I couldn’t believe how quiet it was when I came in the door today. I thought for a split second I’d come on the wrong day and no one was home! They must be used to me coming in now. I had to do a quick check upstairs before leaving with Archie to make sure Freckles was still alive! I must say I love their taste in music - the rock and roll always gets me pumped up for our runs. Archie and I had a really good long walk, without too much excitement other than running into another dog with the exact same shape as Archie. They were perfect twins except for the colour! Freckles was thrilled when it was her turn. She spent most of the walk marking her territory at every possible corner! This is usually what she does, and I’m sure she thinks she runs the entire neighbourhood! Both dogs received some treats before going back to their designated areas. Time for me to rest my feet over the weekend, although they felt slightly better today in my new runners. The scoop: lots of pees and one poo for Freckles, a few pees for Archie.
DISTANCE: 5.36 km . DURATION: 39:41
I couldn’t wait to meet Archie! I remember seeing his pictures on the DGR blog when he was just a puppy. He sure isn’t a puppy any longer! More like a pony! He is still very friendly and playful like a puppy though. I was given a couple warnings ahead of time, but didn’t have an issue getting his nifty collar and leash on. He was just excited to get outside, and gave my plenty of wet kisses! He was full of energy and we set a good pace. I never really felt his strong pull; even when other dogs barked at us from their backyard. He just stood and stared at them until I gave him a light tug to follow me. The path around the pond had been shovelled so we did a couple loops around that. We finished off with a big sweet potato treat! Great to meet you Archie. See you soon! The scoop: 4 pees, no poo.