DISTANCE: 5.00 km DURATION: 58:35
Today Indy, Jasper, and I went over to River Park for a wonderful walk. The sun was shining and plenty of other dogs were out to play. Jasper was more focused on saying "hi" to all of the humans instead of the dogs. He got many compliments every time he could catch someone’s attention, most commonly being called sweet and gentle. I could not agree more. Indy stayed close to me on our walk, not leaving my side very much. Sometimes, he walks so close behind me that if I were to stop walking he would run right into me instantly. Overall, today’s walk went very well and I had plenty of laughs along the way, I also captured some great pictures along the way. Indy and Jasper never fail to make me smile. One poo each and too many pees to count.
DISTANCE: 4.64 km DURATION: 57:38
On today’s walk with Indy and Jasper, I figured we would stay in the area. I wanted to take them over to River Park but I would have been tight on time so we will save that for Thursday. I had been looking forward to seeing these guys all weekend as I was out of town for our walk last Thursday. Both Indy and Jasper were very excited to see me today, although their greetings to me will never be quite as enthusiastic as they are to each other. I can’t help but smile when I see how great of pals Indy and Jasper are. They always get so giddy when they see each other. Our walk went very smoothly today and the boys were able to get lots of off-leash time throughout. Looking forward to River Park on Thursday! The scoop: no poops and many pees.
DISTANCE: 3.71 km DURATION: 1:09:07
What a Puppy Palooza we had on this sunny field trip to Sue Higgins Park. A turn of events had me taking Jasper and Indy out today instead of Owen. Next, my dog's brother's humans had a baby so I had their dog Keno along with me. Add to our adventure, Tammy and Juno deciding to meet us at the park. You would think this would be crazy but it was actually a really fun walk together. Teddy had a ball to occupy him and we found and lost another ball so all dogs to turns carry the other ball. Indy was really excited to see Tammy and kept close to her and my side. Keno was in hunting mode so he occasionally was focused on the ground (mice?). Keno also played King of the Mountain with 2 Frenchies. Jasper perked up when he met a Beagle. Juno was the only girl in this Boy Band but she fit in perfectly. I was also very impressed with the behaviour of all 4 dogs in my car on the ride to and from Sue Higgins. I would take a road trip with this set of boys anytime! The Scoop: poops by Jasper, Indy & Teddy and countless pees. Thanks again to Tammy and Juno for joining in on the party!
Runners: Ruth and Tammy
DISTANCE: 5.28 km DURATION: 1:00:04
Today’s run with Indy and Jasper was a wet one with all of the snow starting to melt. Of course, Indy and Jasper got as soaked as they possibly could along the way. Indy was dripping in water up to his belly and Jasper was wet all over because of his desire to roll around in snow. When I picked up Indy for our run, he wasn’t wearing his collar and I wasn’t sure where to look for it, so Jasper was kind enough to let Indy borrow his collar despite it being a bit big. It always makes me so happy to see how excited Indy gets when he sees Jasper before we go on a run. It must be one of their favourite times of the week when they get to see each other. Overall, today was a great run! The scoop: one poo for Jasper and many pees each.
DISTANCE: 4.98 km DURATION: 1:00:02
Today I took Indy and Jasper on a trip to River Park. As per usual, they were very timid getting into my car, but once I let them out at the park they were so happy. Indy started barking for no reason and Jasper started rolling around in the grass; they looked like mad men! The weather for our run was ideal. The sun was shining and I was able to stay warm with just a t shirt on; although all of the mud was a downside. At first, I tried to avoid bringing them through any puddles or mud, but that plan came apart when Jasper, followed by Indy, decided they wanted to go for a dip in the river. Luckily, I had a towel in my car. Overall, today was a great outing and I am looking forward to seeing them next week. The scoop: one poop each and many pees.
DISTANCE: 5.27 km DURATION: 58:41
Today’s run with Indy and Jasper was a delight as always. Unfortunately, I was unable to take them out of the area because I was called in early for work. I will make it up to them on Thursday with a trip to River Park. Along our run, Jasper had tons of energy and he was constantly pulling Indy and me to run faster. At one point, we had to stop and catch our breath at a park bench, where I got some great pictures of Indy and Jasper. Today was a beautiful day for a run and I am looking forward to seeing them on Thursday. The scoop: one poo for Jasper, many pees each.
DISTANCE: 5.31 km DURATION: 59:45
Today’s run with Indy and Jasper was nothing out of the ordinary. We went on our usual loop with the usual procedure. I pick Jasper up, he pulls me over to Indy’s where we are greeted by Indy with his panda stuffy, then we are on our way. I am starting to think that we need to find a new route because we have been doing this same one for a couple months now. I will try to make a change in scenery for next week's runs, and perhaps check out some new parks such as the one Ruth took Indy to on Tuesday. It was great to be outside today while enjoying some of this beautiful weather. The scoop: no poos and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.03 km DURATION: 1:09:45
When I heard that Jasper was not joining in on our outing today, I decided maybe Indy needed a field trip and a friend so I brought along my dog Teddy and we ventured to Sue Higgins Park. We gently put Indy in the car for this adventure so there was no jumping. Indy almost brought his stuffed Panda along but I told him there would be lots of friends to play with on this balmy November day. In fact, it was so warm that both boys went into the river in two different spots to cool off. We did a combination of brisk walk, light jog, chasing other dogs, and fetching the orange balls. These chocolate boys sure know how to party at the park! The scoop: 1 poo each and 4- 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.43 km DURATION: 56:58
Today’s run with Indy and Jasper went very smoothly, by that I mean we were able to walk at a consistent pace with very little stops. Indy and Jasper were so great today that I could’ve done the whole walk without knowing they were even there. Well, maybe not because those adorable faces are hard to hide. The sun was shining today and it didn’t feel all that cold. This weather is perfect for dogs who love the snow like Indy and Jasper because the sun keeps them warm, while there’s still snow for them to play in. It was great to get outside on a sunny day like today because we all know there’s only so many left. The scoop: one poo each and many pees.
DISTANCE: 4.36 km DURATION: 55:13
On today’s run with Indy and Jasper, the snow was falling and all three of us couldn’t have been happier. I love going snowboarding in the mountains so snowfalls always excite me. Both Jasper and Indy seemed full of energy and excited to roll around in the snow while growing some snow beards. Although we were happy to see snow falling, the cold weather got to us, as per usual. With about 15 minutes left in our run Indy started limping on his front left paw because it was so cold. We would stop every few minutes so I could attempt to warm up his cold paw until he got home to his nice warm bed. Towards the end of our run, Jasper also started to get cold. Instead of limping he would lay down and try biting the snow that got stuck between the pads on his paws. I helped him out with this as much as he would let me. Overall, today was a great run. The scoop: one poo for Jasper and many pees each.
DISTANCE: 5.74 km DURATION: 1:03:16
It had been a week since my last run with both Indy and Jasper, and did I ever miss this dynamic duo. As per usual, I picked Jasper up first then we headed over to Indy’s. I think if I put a blindfold on and started walking with Jasper I would end up at Indy’s no matter what. I always tie Jasper up while I’m putting Indy’s leash on because I know if I don’t he’ll jump right for the bin of food. We went on our usual loop today and I focused on pacing the run so that we didn’t have to make any stops to re-energize along the way. The sun was shining once again and I could not complain about the fall weather. I am looking forward to seeing these guys again! The scoop: one poop for Jasper and many pees all around.
DISTANCE: 5.56 km DURATION: 56:19
Today’s run with Indy started off as it usually would any other day. He greeted me at the side door with his panda chew toy and his tail wagging at the speed of light. We started off slow then got into the groove of our usual 7-8km pace. We ran the first 3-4km right on track of reaching that eight kilometres run, but all of a sudden Indy started slowing down and when I tried to go back to our running speed he would stay put and refuse to go on with me. I tried my usual methods to get him going, such as pets, treats and changing the direction of our run but he wasn’t budging. After five minutes of trying to get him moving, I figured we would go back into the neighbourhood and finish our lovely five kilometre run off with some fetch, which Indy seemed happy to participate in. I hope soon we’ll be back into our summer run distances. The scoop: one poo and two pees.
DISTANCE: 6.61 km DURATION: 1:00:00
Today’s run with Indy brought me back to the summer days where I was able to run in shorts and a t-shirt, and my only worry was Indy getting too hot. Although it was not quite summer weather, today was a great day to be outside and get some kilometres in. We were both missing Jasper, but it was nice to focus solely on Indy. Our run started off slow as Indy was busy sniffing around, but right as I let him off-leash the energy kicked in and he was running like a mad man! Maybe even running too hard as he couldn’t stop panting for the rest of our run. As we wrapped up our run, Indy was pooped and I could tell he couldn’t wait to get home and finish the bone he had been chewing on when I picked him up. The scoop: two pees.
DISTANCE: 5.00 km DURATION: 1:05:37
What a warm autumn day to spend time with 2 of my favourite poochies! As of late, Owen had become their regular runner so I was missing these boys and wondering if anything had changed. Jasper and I headed to Indy's house and had a bit of an event! There were 2 doggies on the loose (a Daschund and a Black Shepherd) who lived nearby and their owners were trying to corral them. Jasper is a friendly boy but we took a very wide berth to get to Indy's house. This was a change! We were really glad to see Indy who this time brought out a pillow instead of his usual Panda. This was a change! The third change was that as we walked past the Boxer in the Bubble house ( on-leash), I noticed that one of the plastic bubbles that the Boxer peers out from was broken. So after these three changes, I was really glad that most things stay the same with these two doggies. Jasper always finds a skiff of snow to roll in on hot days. Indy always stays close to my side and is so calm and gentle. Jasper and Indy always enjoy a treat and each other's company! And finally, I am always filled with joy after taking these two out to enjoy a lunchtime stroll! The scoop: lots of pees and Indy had 2 poops but Jasper had none.
DISTANCE: 6.29 km DURATION: 1:03:04
On today’s run I was amazed by Jasper’s energy and how fast he was running. He stuck with his technique of going for 5-10 minutes then stopping in the snow to cool down and get energized for the next push. I don’t think Indy is the biggest fan of stopping so frequently because every time it happens, he’ll start pulling me to keep on going. As I said last week, I compensate for these breaks by giving Indy lots of head scratches. After achieving such a distance as we did today, I am really looking forward to getting some even further distances in the future. The scoop: no poos, three pees for Jasper and two for Indy.