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.
DISTANCE: 2.93 km . DURATION: 21:49
It’s been a long time since I last saw this sweet girl! I don’t know if she remembered me, but after all the anticipation hearing Archie get out, she cooperated really well getting her boots on so she could get out ASAP! Just as I was told, she started out with guns blazing; full speed ahead. But after the first km, she started to slow up and enjoy the sights and smells. Again, I headed toward the pond so we weren’t constantly jumping over piles of snow. This area of town definitely seemed to have more snow than the other areas I have been lately. As we neared home, Freckles kept stopping and delaying - I guess she wanted to spend more time outside! It looks like we will have more time together tomorrow! Hopefully, the weather will improve as well! I made sure Freckles got a sweet potato treat before putting her back upstairs. See you tomorrow! The scoop: 3 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 7.45 km DURATION: 1:01:30
Running outside in winter is not crazy! Contrary to external appearances, today's run with Archie and Freckles only needed a few modifications to keep us all safe. We split time between the two dogs to make sure no one was outside for too long. Between the three of us, we were likely wearing about $800 worth of technical gear to keep us securely tethered, firmly gripping pavement and ice, and reasonably warm. "Tish tosh," we said aloud. We're Canadian, put on a toque and booties! We kept an eye on each other to be sure no one was limping with a funny, "too cold" stride. That includes Archie's suspicious glances because I was wearing ski goggles - "who is that crazy thing," he seemed to suggest. And we kept reasonably close to home in case anyone needed to make a quick dash back. Lastly, we all finished off our time with a few extra calories to get our blood sugar back up. Archie and Freckles from the doggie treat jar. Me from the human treat jar left to warm my heart. Thank you! The scoop: Archie - 3 pees and Freckles - 6 pees, 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 7.08 km DURATION: 1:00:13
Happy Wednesday kiddos! Today was my first 30/30 with the kids. So Archie got a longer run and Freckles got a shorter one! All went super well, although I had to trick Archie to come to me a bit with a treat. He knows about his halter and I am not sure he is fan of it. But since he is such good boy, no pressure was applied at any given moment. If anything, he had some nice rubs and treats along the way 😃🐾. Freckles had an awesome day as well.. She is well mannered. I just have to say “hey”, and she goes by my heel. We stayed on the road mainly. It looks like that ice is here to stay. There was not as much sunshine as yesterday but the weather was awesome regardless. See you tomorrow Freckles!! Poop Scoop: Archie had few pees. Freckle had 1 poop and 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.02 km DURATION: 1:02:27
Oh, hello Archie and Freckles! It's been a while since I have seen you both! You look amazing so I take it you had a great holiday season! Archie was the first one to go out. It looks like Santa brought you a nice halter/collar? I don’t know if Archie loves it but I know I do. He was a completely different pup; so respectful! I loved it. Since you are so good, you get extra treats Archie. Now this is a good deal...right? Then I took Freckles out. We went off trail to avoid some icy sidewalks, but I am not even sure it was a good choice. Ice is everywhere and looks like it is a day to be extra careful! We had a great run still. And since the sun was bright and shiny, it really made today a perfect one. Poop Scoop: Archie had 3 pees, no poop. Freckles had 3 pees and 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 5.09 km DURATION: 1:07:30
Today was chilly, and the neighbourhood sure is icy, first up was Archie. I spent today’s walk trying to understand Archie. Some days he is so easy to walk, not giving other dogs a second glance. Other days his sole focus is on the other walking dogs in the area, pulling me, barking and carrying on. Why can two days be so different? Time in his kennel maybe? His sister Freckles maybe? Who knows, but today was a challenge for Archie. Freckles was in a great mood until the booties had to be put on. We made it work, She tried after her bathroom break to kick them off. It was quite cute how hard she was working... See you tomorrow guys. Hopefully before the snow. Archie 3 pees no poops Freckles 1 poop 4 pees
DISTANCE 4.02 km DURATION: 39:40 Freckles
DISTANCE: 2.15 km DURATION: 30:08 Archie
How did Christmas go Freckles and Archie? You both looked very happy to see me and to get outside to enjoy the sunshine. First up ARCHIE... Archie was feeling fine today watching curiously the birds as they sang a song for us on our stroll. Being admired by other humans, Archie is popular around the neighbourhood. Now, Freckles turn and off like a sprinter she went for :30 seconds and then it turned into more of a sniff-about. We couldn't ask for a better day on Jan 3. Wow@ T-shirt weather; that is amazing! Thanks guys. See you tomorrow. Archie had 4 pees, 0 poops. Freckles had 1 poop, 8 pees.