DISTANCE: 1.20 km DURATION: 18:25
Things were exciting as soon as we left Fred’s yard today. A big white rabbit raced in front of us which caught both me and Fred off-guard ! Thankfully, I had a good hold on Fred because he was ready to chase that white furball. We also had a black cat cross our path... but it crossed left to right, (which is considered good luck) so we are in the clear Fred 🙌. I do not think the cat appreciated Fred's barking. Hahaha! This was our last walk today Fred.... I hope I get to run you again soon! Fred’s Scoop: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 1.18 km DURATION: 15:03
What a beautiful warm day to take Fred for his final walk. He was really sweet and we had a lovely time in the sun. The big moment was when Fred stopped in the middle of the street (no traffic anywhere) to look skyward. I could not see what he was looking at until it was a tiny speck. The other evidence was a little boy pointing up to the sky, saying, "My balloon!" The scoop: 1 pee only. Take care sweet Fred!
DISTANCE: 0.48 km DURATION: 13:42
Fred is one strong dog! Today for our pee and stroll, I wore casual walking shoes with very little grip! It was not too smart on my part, with Fred’s strength and icy sidewalks, I was on full alert trying to stay upright. Seems like Mr. Fred is doing very well. Happy and energetic! Have a great day! 1 pee and 0 poops.
DISTANCE: 0.87 km DURATION: 14:36
Good morning Fred . Your paw is sure healing up nicely! That silly boot you have to wear now is a floppy one and will soon be a thing of the past for you. The short walks are not enough for you but you will be back doing nice long walks soon. You took a little cruise around the neighbourhood, saw some squirrels, smelled lots of stuff, and took five pees. Have a great day Fred!
DISTANCE: 1.05 km DURATION: 15:19
Fred and I hit the streets this afternoon for a little jaunt. He was very eager to get some fresh air and explore the neighbourhood. He was even stylish for the occasion with his boot and all! Fred is an excitable pup who loves to take in his surroundings. This was the perfect break in the day for both of us. The weather was beautiful and it’s always fun making a new friend. Happy healing, Freddy! The scoop: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 0.87 km. DURATION: 15:37
Hey Fred! Aww, this foot is a bummer! You just want to GO when we get outside! Thankfully, we had a really nice sunny morning so the sidewalks were mostly free of ice. There were a lot of birds and squirrels 🐿 getting you riled up on our walk. You’ll be back to chasing those little guys soon enough. See you tomorrow Fred! Scoop: 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 0.78 km. DURATION: 12:30
What can you do in ten minutes? Get a tattoo? Well, Fred and I just went for a short walk on this balmy day and enjoyed 10. minutes of fresh air. He also rolled in the snow, ate some snow, and peed once. It was a pleasure Fred. He sure is in good spirits and is being patient with his recovery. See you on Thursday!
.DISTANCE: 1.02 km DURATION: 19:17
Hey Fred. You seem your happy self despite your bummed foot. Taking you for short walks is a big difference from our usual running adventures. This morning I discovered you like to have a chat with dog in the alley behind your house. You also got a little spooked by a community library house haha. Our second pee break was less eventful although we did stand outside of someone’s house for a minute or two because you wanted to hear what the dog inside was saying. Have a great weekend Fred and see you next week. Fred’s Scoop: just pees.
DISTANCE: 0.76 km DURATION: 22:01
Hi Fred. I was so sorry to hear you cut your paw yesterday. At least, we got one good run in together! Sticking to the doctor's orders, we will just have to go for some short walks now. The sidewalks were very slippery this morning so we stuck to walking on the snowy grass as you had more grip there. Your boot is slippery for you on ice. We had a little visit in your big bed after your walk. See you again tomorrow Fred! Fred’s Scoop: 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.20 km DURATION: 1:01:22
Hello Fred! I’m so happy to have you on my run schedule these next couple of weeks! I haven’t seen you since the summer and you were your playful self when I arrived. We tossed your ball around the yard before we set off today. Boy have you ever grown into yourself in the last several months . You are much more chill but still love to chase all small critters that cross our path! The sidewalks were a bit slippy this morning, but you ran right beside me for most of our run. Thanks for not pulling at all!!! We stopped a few times to have a snow snack and to say 'Hi' to another 4-legged friend. We took it nice and easy today and finished off with some more ball play in the backyard. See you tomorrow big guy! Fred’s Scoop: 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.29 km DURATION: 1:29:31
Hello Fred! Fred likes cats! Fred likes rabbits! Fred likes birds! And Fred is strong! Off for the chase of all living things friendly Fred got away from me in the first two minutes of our run. All of a sudden the bungee leash was wiping me like an old school teacher. Unsure of what was going on, I realized, Fred was loose chasing a cat under a bush! So Fred, the cat, ad I were covered in leaves and tree parts. Finally I got ahold of the good old boy. We made it to to Glenmore Resevoir taking a ton of breaks; enjoying the trails and the weather. Great to see you Freddy! No bio breaks.
DISTANCE: 6.83 km DURATION: 1:13:54
Hi Fred! Another beautiful day for a run! Today my daughter and I took you out and I let her decide where we would go. We came across an alarming number of dead animals on our run today ....including a squirrel and a magpie? You were pretty curious about these two carcasses but we steered clear of them because I didn’t need you thinking they were your next meal! We also saw a marching band practicing in the field which was a quick blast of entertainment. We also came across a really neat re-purposed tree that was full of bird houses. I think the heat was taking the run out of you towards the end as you wanted to take a few breaks in the shade. That was fine with Sadie as she was getting tired too. Sadie and you were a good pace together.... It was wonderful to meet your human mom today.... we wish her a speedy recovery from knee surgery! Fred’s Scoop: several pees.
Runners: Nancy and Sadie
DISTANCE: 8.54 km DURATION: 1:06:25
Hi Fred! It was wonderful to see you again today. I had a bit of a surprise for you..... my two dog-loving kids who wanted to join in the fun! After a very giggly introduction, we set off on your run. You were really excited to keep up with those kids on their bikes! We tootled through the neighbourhoods and up over big ped-way bridges. The kids thought you were loads of fun and very silly. We even came across a tennis ball.......which you carried for a while until we met some friends to sniff at the dog park 🤣. You should be a tired boy as today we went our furthest distance yet together! It was a great morning for a jog and my kids really wanted to bring you home for a sleepover. See you tomorrow Fred! Fred’s Scoop: a couple pees.
DISTANCE: 9.02 km DURATION: 1:03:40
Happy Friday Fred! Boy was good to see you at the gate today!! I didn’t see you all week and you sure were a happy fella! We played in the backyard with your favourite green squeaky ball before we took off for our run. I wasn’t sure I could get you out running as you were in a very playful mood! Today was my first real run since I ran a double-header Spartan race last weekend in Red Deer. Your pace was perfect for my recovering legs. We had a fantastic run today.... our longest yet! We saw squirrels, robins and two jackrabbits ! As we passed through the Southland dog park you met a “brother-from-another-mother” named Ben.... I think you two would have played for hours if we had more time. I’m super impressed with your endurance today Fred. You’ll be a tired boy tonight. Thanks for the High 5 buddy! Fred’s Scoop: several pees.
DISTANCE: 5.06 km DURATION: 1:02:07
Nice to meet you Fred! After a very enthusiastic greeting from this Doodle, we headed off towards Sue Higgins Park so that Fred would have the chance to run laps and play as much as his heart desired and so that I could rest my legs a little in preparation for my half marathon next week. To say that Fred is energetic would almost be an understatement, and as soon as we got into the off-leash park he was off sprinting in circles and ceaselessly playing with any dog who was willing. He stole a couple balls (which I, of course, retrieved from him to return to their rightful owners), and played with multiple puppies who had just as much energy as Fred. Thanks for the entertaining morning Fred! The scoop: 1 poo and 1 pee.