DISTANCE: 7.01 km DURATION: 1:21:43
Hello Freckles and Archie!😊 I haven’t seen these poopers in a while, especially Archie! I took him out first and we followed the frozen bunny nugget trail.. Seriously, it was a there and back. He knows the route well!😂 Freckles, let’s hit it! My friend was in the mood to run until she wasn’t! Again with the bunny nugget trail, it must run in the family.😜 We also had some lengthy decision-making to do at every corner - open field or street crossing? You get the gist. She’s so cute! I love it when Freckles looks up at you to see if what she’s doing is okay. You be you, Freckles, that’s why we luv you!😁Anyways, we rounded out our adventure with one last romp across the field and back to the comforts of home. Thanks for hanging with me this afternoon Freckles and Archie! I had a blast! 1 poo and several pees for Frecks; 4 pees for Archie today. Cheers! Looking forward to seeing you kids in the New Year!
DISTANCE: 8.36 km DURATION: 1:12:50
A few key words to explain my time with Archie and Freckles: The first, EXPLORE! When Archie heads out for his break, his nose is focused almost completely on the ground; desperately trying to take in everything he missed. I could be a six foot squeeze toy and I'm sure he wouldn't notice. For Freckles, the word is RUN. As usual, her first kilometre is taken at a sprint. But after that initial rush out the door, her word is WONDER. Freckles can't help but take in all the happenings of her neighbourhood. We jogged underneath graceful geese heading to warmer temperatures. We ran beside excavators continuing their busy work. We tried to run past several trees, signs and hydrants but they all smelled too delicious or curious to pass quickly. Freckles took every opportunity to stop and enjoy today. And considering the ominous warning of an upset tummy before we left, I was in the mood to accommodate. Maybe we should all explore our runs with wonder. The scoop: Archie had 6 pees, no poops. Freckles had far too many markings to count, 1 poop.
ARCHIE: 1.56 km DURATION: 27:24
FRECKLES: 5.44 km DURATION: 59:14
Oh Archie! Oh Archie! What is wrong...? I have never seen you like this before. Archie had a hard time with other dogs today, and used maximum power to lunge towards them, barking and carrying on, which is not his usual personality. We had a difficult walk/pee break because there were a lot of other dogs out and this did not make Archie happy! And then there was Freckles. She was in a great non-exercise mood, stopping and sniffing, which was just fine with me. Every time I tried to speed things up, she reminded me who was in charge... the one with four legs, not two. Oh girl, so much Pitty attitude for such a cute dog. It was beautiful out today, so just being outside was great. Frecks had 1 poop, 7 pees. Archie had 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 2.03 km DURATION: 17:54
Oh Hello Mr Archie. This pretty boy was happy to see me. He ran to the door when I opened his cage. We went on a 2 km trot and it was great to stretch Archie’s legs. He surprised me when he decided to lunge at some dogs who were playing in their yard. I managed to stay upright as we were running on a slippery path at that moment. I got Archie heeling again, but we stopped for a time-out session and a talk😁. On the way back, we saw those same dogs but this time Archie stayed at my side, looking at me with that..”ya,ya.. I got it” kind of face. 🤣 I made sure I gave him some treats and dried the paws once back home! Poop business Report: Archie had only few pees.
DISTANCE: 2.54 km DURATION: 31:33 Archie
DISTANCE: 5.23 km DURATION: 41:05 Freckles
Today turned out to be a beautiful sun shining day. I got to Freckles' house a bit early so that I could take Archie on an extra long pee break to enjoy today’s weather. When I arrived, it was plus two degrees and so sunny! This will be perfect for an outing. As requested, Archie’s was first, attempting to put Archie’s booties on with him pulling them off as soon as I got one on, I made the decision to go without. Next up, Freckles. It was so warm out. I took off a layer before my next outing, and that is why I decided not to put Freckle's winter outfit on; if I am hot so will she be. We had a great run. We were determined, focused and had only a few sniff breaks. What a great day for a doggy outing. Have a good one guys. Archie had 4 pees, 0 poops. Freckles had 1 poop, 6 pees.
ARCHIE: 1.96 km DURATION: 19:16
Hello Mr Archie, It's been so long since I have seen you! Archie looks even taller now... he is becoming a big boy! The sunshine was out and Archie enjoyed his little mid-day trot. We went about 2 km. Poop scoop: Archie had no poop but had about 2 pees.
FRECKLES: 5.13 km DURATION: 47:33
Today, we were blessed with some great weather. After yesterday's fast run, I warned Freckles that there wouldn’t be any speed work today. She was so disappointed... NOT! We decided that we would go explore some of the neighbourhood trails. I haven’t been in the area for a while and I found a lot of changes, and we almost had a hard time finding the trail. When we did, we had a blast.. We trotted up and down some hills and it was really relaxing. Freckles remembered the stream and was so happy to dip her little toes in it as well as have a big fresh drink. Of course, Freckles wanted her picture taken near the stream! Poop scoop: Freckles had one poop and 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.20 km DURATION: 1:05:02
Oh sweet Freckles. Every runner periodically has a day that just doesn't go their way. After taking your little brother out for a quick jaunt and bathroom break, Freckles shot like a cannonball out her front door. She raced and sniffed and raced again. The paths were quiet and dry and we were having a really great time until... splat. The first spit was more like a hiccup, but we immediately slowed regardless. The second was a full display of upset stomach. Well, that earned Freckles an immediate walk home. The third time it struck, we sat for a moment to be sure we didn't need to call for help. I think Freckles decided that a cool drink of snow sufficed. And after a clean-up in her foyer and a lengthy ear scratch to be sure the drama was over, I left my running partner, feeling sorry that we didn't have more fun. Running is supposed to be the best part of our day. I'm sorry that Freckles didn't share that enthusiasm. Feel better, sweet girl. The scoop: Archie had 1 poop, 2 pees. Freckles had 1 poop, 8 pees.
ARCHIE: 2.59 km DURATION: 35:41
FRECKLES: 3.61 km DURATION: 35:49
Today, I had the pleasure of seeing Archie! It’s been awhile and you are much taller than I remember! As per Freckles and Archie's 'mom's request, we split our time evenly between these two darling dogs. Archie and I walked the pond and enjoyed having the whole area to ourselves. Birds and cats piqued Archie’s interest, but he has excellent recall. When you say his name you get immediate attention. Freckles not so much!😂🤪 Frecks wanted to make an off-leash wiener dog her lunch today! As Mr. Long-body ran towards us, I asked the owner to not let him run at Freckles. No luck. I guess she thought they could play. Situation adverted, I closely hugged Frecks until the Wiener was gone. Everyone survived. All in all, we had a fun adventure. Thanks Guys! Enjoy your day! Archie had 4 pees, no poops. Freckles had 1 poop, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.95 km DURATION: 1:00:25
Archie! Good to see you on the mend, angel. In all my years of corporate banking and communications, I've never walked into a meeting with someone so utterly excited to see me. What an absolute treat. In fact, I wonder if there is a business opportunity for Archie to head downtown and just greet people who need a pick-me-up. And I thought that couldn't get any better, but then it was Freckles' turn. The kisses in my ear just made my day. And we hadn't even started running yet. Freckles and I zipped off on our regular tour of the neighbourhood in perfect run conditions. Sun, a slight breeze, and a gorgeous path in front of us. She smiled when I rubbed her belly, because of course there were times when she flopped in the grass. Mostly Freckles just kept a fairly even tempo today. But nothing was nearly as exciting as two dogs splitting with excitement at the front door. Thanks, guys. You've genuinely warmed my soul. The scoop: 1 poop each and several pees.
DISTANCE: 9.78 km DURATION: 1:23:06
Sunshine and Blue Skies, Finally a beautiful day for Freckles and me. When I entered Freckles' home today, there was no dog to be found... after a minute or so, I heard her excited sprint towards the door. Did I wake you up girl? She seemed excited to wake up to the dog runner at the door. We toured around the construction filled neighbourhoods, checking out all the new landmarks. Many paths and new route are being built. We decided to add on a bit today to make up for the smoke-filled days. Freckles did very well today, only taking a few breaks. She seemed like she really enjoyed the cooler, clear weather. See you next week Buddy! 1 poop, 17 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.94 km DURATION: 1:02:30
I can't tell you how nice it was to be kissed (several times) by Archie and Freckles as I was tying my shoes. Any and all stress just immediately evaporates in a hail of dog love. Thanks, guys. Archie earned a little bit of an extended pee break today as the smoke and Freckle's injured paw threw a wrench into plans. But Archie loved every second of his time lapping the fountains and searching for goose droppings. He tried his best to "leave it". When it was Freckles' turn, I could tell her paw was still in the way as her normal race pace start was more of an easy effort warm-up. Freckles set the pace and I was happy to oblige. I didn't detect any limping in her strides, but the good portion of our outing was spent at a quick walk - except for the rolls in the grass and an occasional stretch in the shade. A good outing for both kissers today. The scoop: each had 1 poop and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.51 km DURATION: 1:06:41
Freckles was very happy to see me today. As soon as I parked the car, I heard some loud barks and here she was at the bedroom window. Today, our run was a bit shorter, as we also had lovely Archie to take out as well. Looks like Archie is growing, and growing and growing.. I think he is taller every time I see him! I took the boy out for a little trot by the trails as he loves to stretch out his legs. Then, it was Freckles turn. We headed to the back trails where we enjoyed some shade. We had it all planned; a little trot on those trails and then straight for the stream. Unfortunately, after last week crazy hot weather, to the big disappointment of Freckles, the stream was completely dry. I couldn’t even believe it myself. The pups got their treats as soon as they came back home and I got a delicious apple that their mom left for me. Thanks to Freckles and Archie;s mom for the daily vegan treats. Archie had 2 pees. Freckles had 1 loose poo and 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.01 km DURATION: 59:44
Another hot day for Freckles and me meant that I had water on my mind. In a bright mood, Freckles clearly agreed as she started with a quick lick on my cheek as I bent down to tie my shoes. And while that was not the kind of water I was thinking about, I can't complain about the greeting. Thanks, Freckles. We found more breeze today and so our first kiss of water came drifting towards us from the fountain. Taking it easy in the heat, we also found sprinklers that Freckles didn't seem to be impressed with, but I appreciated the spray on my calves. Freckles downed a full Gulpy of water on our run, and took every opportunity to roll in the shady grass. Can't blame her one bit as the smile she had on her face while she was on her back enticed me to do the same. Overall it was a great day for this hot gal. The scoop: 1 poop, 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.13 km DURATION: 1:01:40
Well, isn’t Freckles just the most wonderful doggie there ever was! She was VERY excited to get going today and show me around the neighbourhood. We took off at a speedy pace, and headed towards the ponds in the neighbourhood. Once Freckles got in the water, she wanted nothing else! We would start heading up to the path again, and she would decide to roll around in the grass until she rolled herself back to the water. What a goof 😋! After our water adventures, we settled into a quick walk, and took lots of breaks in the shade and water to cool down. It sure was a hot one!! Thanks for running with me Freckles!! Doggy Business: 2 poops, many pees.
DISTANCE: 5.63 km DURATION: 49:52
It has been a little while since seeing you Miss Freckles.. it is so nice to see you again 😃. Freckles was so happy to go out, as she sat very patiently by the door, but her look was more like “oh come on Fab, let’s go..!! Haha! Weather was great, windy, not too hot, Freckles' kind of weather. Today we did a mix of paths and back trail running. Freckle got excited when she saw 2 little dogs running behind some fences. I asked Freckles to sit quietly, and after a minute, we went on with our run. She is such a good girl and listened very well. She got to rest and roll in some shady areas. When we came back home, Freckles got some extra treats and had a big drink. Poop scoop: Freckles had 1 poo and 3 pees.