DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 7.0 km DURATION: 60 minutes
I always get a bit sentimental and teary when I know it is the last time I will run a DGR dog. Gogol’s official last run will be with Destiny on Friday but today I got the honours along with prospective DGR Runner Ashley. Gogol was doing his best imitation of Prancer as he galloped into the snow bank with his blue booties! He also enjoyed being on bunny patrol and finding a stick to carry! His blue booties were coming off left and right but we made sure to take good care of those paws. Gogol sure does make me smile and I will miss him! He did leave a present close to the tree that I sent an email to his dad about. Maybe he got into some Christmas goodies. Well, Go Go Gogol, stay true to you and take good care! We took some Calgary city photos so you don’t forget us! The Scoop: 3 poos in total and 1 pee. Today. I will celebrate all the good Gogol times.
Runners: Ruth and Ashley
DISTANCE: 4.7 km DURATION: 60 minutes
I had a nice walk with Gogol today, my favourite part was our race down the stairs. He tried to get frisky with me a couple times but thank goodness he ended up getting distracted by bunnies. The Scoop: 5 pees, 3 poops.
DISTANCE: 5.5 km DURATION: 55 minutes
What a great run Gogol! We saw many rabbits and squirrels. The path by the river was busy on such a beautiful day like today. See you next time. The Scoop: 1 pee, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 8.1 km DURATION: 59 minutes
Gogol was very frisky today. Several times on this stretch we had to stop to correct this behaviour. Then he paused to roll, catch his breath and pick up a stick, There were several stops to try to distract him and calm him down. He enjoyed rolling in the grass, and just laying down watching cars and people go by. Not the speediest or longest run, but I think he really enjoyed his time outside today! The Scoop: 3 pees, 2 poos.
DISTANCE: 5 km DURATION: 1 hour 2 minutes
I had a really nice walk with Gogol today. He is so funny! He found a stick and basically carried it the whole way! He did pretty well in this heat. Way to go! The Scoop: 3 pees, 2 poos.
DISTANCE: 7.4 km DURATION: 51 minutes
I had a fun run with Gogol! There was lots of sniffing and rolling around to start with, before we settled into a great pace. 3 pops and 2 pees. The icing on the cake was getting this great skyline photo of Gogol!
DISTANCE: 7.1 km DURATION: 55 minutes
It was my first time meeting Gogol and we had fun. We ran along the river where there were lots of rabbits. Gogol chased so it was a great workout. It also was perfect running conditions! See you next time Gogol. The Scoop: 2 poops and 0 pees.
DISTANCE: 5 km DURATION 1 hour 1 minute
I had a nice run/walk with Gogol this afternoon. He chased many rabbits. His belly was a little upset today, but by the time I got him home he was tired and ready for a nap. The Scoop: 3 poops, 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.19 km DURATION: 55 minutes
I had a wonderful brisk walk with Gogol today. He had 2 poops and some pees today. He also chased after many bunnies. He got a bit frisky but with a few corrections, we were back on track. This was my first time running Gogol but hopefully not my last!
DISTANCE: 8.04 km DURATION: 1 hour
Today Gogol was a running machine! He was eager to go and wanted to go fast. Okay boy, ask and you shall receive! We headed to the Elbow River pathway system because it's beautiful there, but quickly got distracted by all the really nice houses! So, of course, we had to go check them out! This was great because: 1) there were lots of new smells and dogs for Gogol, and 2) I got to go 'house shopping'. Gogol's big highlight was a stick he found and could not get enough of. Before we knew it, we were home. I was really impressed with how good he was around other dogs. We still gave them a pretty wide berth, but he didn't bark or try to go after any of them. I kept telling him he was a good boy and he kept looking at me like "I know!" Thanks for the great run boy! I hope you had a great time! The Scoop: 3 poops, 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.11 km DURATION: 56:53
It's been over a year since I last ran Gogol, so I was looking forward to seeing him again. What's this? A cone of shame. Awww! Poor Gogol. As soon as we got outside, he headed for the window washing people's water cannon and he drank greedily as though he couldn't get enough to satisfy his thirst. We had a lot of stops early on -- there were bushes, grass, and other dogs to check out, including DGR Runner Laura and Kahlua. We then picked up the pace and headed to Stanley Park, where Gogol happily laid down in the cool water. From Stanley Park, we headed up the ridge and came back through Mission. Gogol was really booting it now, cone and all. There were so many bunnies out feeding on grass in the cool shade, I know Gogol would have LOVED to take chase. Not today, big guy! The scoop: one poop and two pees for Gogol.
DISTANCE: 5.00 km DURATION: 1:00:14
Today was an adventure with Gogol - he was just loving life!!! There was a lot of time spent sniffing around, checking out the bunnies & gophers, and rolling around. So. Much. Rolling. After trying to coax more running out of Gogol, I just went with it, and we enjoyed a great walk/run with many stops to just chill in the grass and enjoy the sunshine and breeze. There were two poops and a pee today.
DISTANCE: 8.54 km DURATION: 1:04:04
Today was a wacky weather Wednesday! We started our run with sun, and in the first ten minutes, it started to pour and get super windy! Gogol spent the first few blocks stopping to sniff everything. He chased some squirrels, bunnies, and birds, two poops. After that, we were off to the races! We ran a few blocks before finding the perfect patch of grass to flip down on and roll around in, which made quite a few people who were out on a walk laugh! After that, it was a very focused run despite the bursts of rain, and gusty wind. The Lime Scooters seem to interest Gogol, but the bikes he doesn't seem to mind. We also passed a few dogs and some other runners, none of which bothered him at all. A quick fill up of the water bowl at home, and I was on my way. A neighbour dog, Hunter passed by whining as I was leaving, so Gogol let out a few barks of acknowledgement. The Scoop: 2 poops and a few pees.
DISTANCE: 8.44 km DURATION: 59:11
I was greeted with a lot of excitement by Gogol this afternoon! We leashed up and I was shown the way to the elevator and out of the building. We had a great run, with a few bursts of excitement due to bunny sightings and sneaky birds in bushes. Then we passed a few other dogs on leash, who got a bark or acknowledgement from Gogol. We were also ambushed by a larger female off-leash dog. Luckily, her recall was good and she headed back to her owner quickly. Gogol was very respectful and just stopped and waited for the other dog to leave, and there was thankfully nothing that happened. Gogol is a treat to run with. He is very focused and has a nice pace. Today, there were a couple pees and 1 poop to report. There was some water consumed outside, then more inside (I filled the water bowl again before I left).