DISTANCE: 4.19 km DURATION: 57:01
It was another pretty mellow day with Gogol, From his happy, excited face when I picked him up, I thought it might be another faster day. He seemed super happy to be outside, and there were soooooo many ducks and geese to entertain him. He had his nose to the ground the majority of our walk; trying to find whatever creature it was that caught his interest. All in all, it was quite a smooth brisk walk for the most part. There were a few little faster stretches but he did not seem too keen on running at all. 2 poop, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 3.90 km DURATION: 58:05
Gogol did not have as much pep in his step today, so it was much slower going. So we played a little game of sweet and sour with all the people out running and walking on their lunch break. I don't think I need to say most people were sweet, smiling right back at Gogol's happy face. He was great company on our little walk and certainly always provides the entertainment. He always looks back with the smiling Retriever face to check in (especially when we got near the dog park). Not too many birds, squirrels, and rabbits out today though. Bummer for Gogol but he seemed to enjoy it nonetheless! 2 poops, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 4.96 km DURATION: 59:45
What a happy dog! Gogol was practically bouncing off the walls when I met him at the door to go, he could not wait to go outside. On top of that, we ran into dad on the way out, and OH BOY if he wasn't excited before, he sure was now! He was absolutely full of beans. To think I caught some of his funny faces on camera. I had a lot of short jogging intervals with him today. He just wanted to go go go! We made our way through Lower Mount Royal to look at the crazy big mansions and play in the little grassy parks. It wasn't until we found the MOTHER of all sticks (there probably will never be one quite as good) that Gogol finally seemed to have lost some energy. We played a bit and headed back home. He was a pretty chill dude for the rest of our walk. We went down the stairs of doom and through the magical secret pathways. He kept a big smile plastered on my face the whole time! 3 poops, 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.16 km DURATION: 1:01:52
Aaahhhhhh, what happiness to see a dog so excited to go outside. Gogol was raring to go today to check out lots of beautiful sights and interesting smells. We passed by the dog park and Gogol knew exactly where we were, but I'm not sure we are quite ready for off-leash yet. Sorry Gogol! The sun and the clouds made the river soooooo pretty. We stopped for many, many photos but Gogol was feeling a bit camera shy. Gogol shared the pathways very well, and didn't make much fuss when we happened to see another doggy. We had a few little sprints on grassy patches with Gogol leading the way with fantastic spurts of energy. Woo hoo! What an awesome Wednesday. Thanks Gogol. 2 poops, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 4.46 km DURATION: 1:03:00
Gogol was super excited today! He was ready at the door for a great walk it was so cute I couldn't help but have a little cuddle before we left. He tried to smell almost every campaign sign (tried to pee on a few as well) perhaps he's trying to show us who should be elected! It was a lovely stroll through Rideau Park. There were lots of leaves to kick up and grass to try to munch on as dogs do. We took the adventurous route on the gravel path through the trees and up the stairs to see the squirrels and the birds. Gogol was so into the scenery. He got super startled when someone passed us from behind! Gogol was busy looking for critters most of the way, but had no interest in the magpies. 3 poops, 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 4.42 km DURATION: 53:27
Oooohhhh, today was quite the adventure! Gogol and I decided to explore a few places together. There were critters, squirrels, geese, birds and rabbits all running around. We would start getting a comfortable brisk walking pace going, but barely made it a dozen meters before Gogol had to stop and sniff around. Gogol always wanted to *try* and chase the critters forgetting about his leash evvvvvvvery time Then, we zig-zagged through the Lindsay Park neighbourhood in search of another special stick. It was a gorgeous afternoon and Gogol gave me some big smiles. He was a tired happy boy after his outing today. The scoop: 2 poops, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 4.12 km DURATION: 1:02:50
Today was nice and easy for Gogol's freshly freed paws. I think he really enjoyed the leisure pace we took with our "run". We jogged in a few spots where it was nice and grassy, but barely broke a sweat! Gogol was not impressed with the skateboarder who decided to zoom on past, or the geese taking up space by the river. But overall, it was a great little stroll. He really got to see the sites around Lindsay Park. We even found another super awesome stick! I let him lead us around a bit, and he took us on some interestingly windy routes. There was never a dull moment! 5 pees, no poops.
DISTANCE: 6.37 km DURATION: 56:19
It was another enthusiastic run today with Gogol. We had our fewest stops and walking breaks ever but somehow, we didn't break 7K! It probably had something to do with the serious slowing down Gogol did in the last 20 minutes. I don't know if he was tired, thirsty, hot, or all three of the above but as we swung by home, he did not want to keep going. But he's a good sport so he kept trotting along. I let him walk the last 5 minutes or so for being such a trooper! We tried a new path today. I wasn't sure what it would be like since it is so nice out and everyone is out with their dogs, but we avoided confrontation and enjoyed this new route a lot. Even the booty remained with us today and I hardly had to readjust Gogol's his boots at all. 1 poop, 4 pees.
DISTANVCE: 5.44 km DURATION: 57:47
Hello Gogol, or Google as a few neighbours call you, it's me again! Gogol and I had a great time together today starting from lounging around on the couch to jogging past the Elbow River. We had an absolute blast! This beautiful Golden was the sweetest ever today, and he followed me around wherever I went and had a big big smile on his face the whole time. Talk about puppy face! We went along at a more leisurely pace, which might have been because he got a little bit hot and kept panting to keep cool, and then found a special stick! He got so preoccupied with the stick that he took every opportunity to try and lay down to chew on it Regardless, even though we took it easy today, it was still over 5km. Way to go, Gogol boy! The scoop: 2 poops, 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.47 km DURATION: 54:33
Gogol was looking super chipper again today.; besides the same old "I hate my booties" attitude. Our run would best be described as smell-tervals. We would get such a good pace going, but barely making it a dozen meters before before Gogol had to stop and smell around. We came across the big staircase and I think that was Gogol's favourite part! He pulled me up each flight, looking back at me trying to get me to go faster. We made it through without a single snowflake or raindrop, which is just as well since it was far colder today, but Gogol seemed to enjoy the cooler air much more than I did. However, it is perfect for running in; especially if you are covered in luxurious fur! Our fastest intervals involved inspiration gathered from Gogol chasing after all the geese and squirrels. I could hardly keep up. 1 poop, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.65 km . DURATION: 55:00
Wowza! Gogol was likely a totally different dog today! So much faster & he had so much more enthusiasm for running. We just flew. I thought it might be a bit more relaxed when Gogol ran away to the couch and gave me a "don't even think about putting those booties on ME lady" look. But as soon as I got the leash out, Gogol ran to the door and could not wait for me to hurry up. Our run took us up along the scenic ridge in Ramsay; a perfect place for photos. And we enjoyed a refreshing drizzle or rain in the middle of our run. There was no snow-stops today, and no stick stealing either. Are you sure this is Gogol????! 2 poops, 7 pees.
DISTANCE: 4.39 km DURATION: 52:05
Wow, is Gogol ever a bouncy boy today! He was such a good good boy initially and it was such a breeze to get his booties on. I think the sun put the extra spring in his step! But, boy oh boy, he got too jumpy as I was picking up his poop and he lurched hard when a passerby came round with his Husky. Oh no Gogol, you broke your leash! But then we ran around and around in circles around Lindsay Park. He managed to pass by a few dogs without barking at all! Then, he settled down and began behaving really well when I was agreeable to his more leisurely pace. He seemed more content to walk slowly and lay down on the grass and find a special stick to chew on 😂. Then, after some more meandering about, Gogol decided he hasn't quite adjusted to the warmer weather yet and led us back home. The scoop: 3 pees, 1 poop 💩.
DISTANCE: 5.24 km DURATION: 50:24
The sunshine is amazing, and I think it might be almost too warm for Gogol! I don't blame him, even I was getting quite hot and I don't have the weight nor the warmth of his luscious golden locks! So he did his usual snow-rolling, and shade-hugging. We had a very nice jog around Ramsay. We even jogged past a news crew (keep an eye out for our cameos!!). Everyone smiles at Gogol and his booties, with their noise and his funny gait. It honestly looks and sounds like he desires to go running in flip flops! He seemed more chipper today about the prospect of running. I think he finished happy and tired. 1 poop, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.17 km DURATION: 1:01:30
Gogol did NOT want his booties on! But with a bit of coaxing we got 'em on. Then, he wanted to run equally as much as he wanted his boots on. He was so excited to get out of the house, but when we got going, he put his paws down in the snow and gave me a look. But, like last time, I found a great stick and it seemed to put a bit more pep in his step (or maybe he realized we had turned around & were heading home). All in all, it was a great afternoon. Thanks Gogol! 1 poop, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.18 km . DURATION: 58:12
Gogol my sweet goof, I knew this day was coming! SPRING HAS SPRUNG! 🌸 As soon as I got up this morning, I knew this run was going to be an amazing one. It was the first time Gogol and I were able to run in temps on the plus side. It was spectacular! First, it was splashy slushy for Gogol and he took such joy in splashing around and trying to lay down on the snow. Then, he saw all the little bunnies 🐰 and birdies 🐦 around and woofed to say hello! Gogol, haven't you learned that this just scares them away? No bother, more wet snow to splash around in! 🌨 At the end of the run, Gogol was a happy, tired, dirty, and wet doggo. The Scoop: 2 poops, 2 pees.