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: 3.26 km DURATION: 54:22
Teddy sure loves Jasper's treats because as soon as I opened the garage door, he led me right over to the shelf with the bag of scrumptious doggy goodies. When I let them off-leash, Teddy went to explore but Jasper wanted me to pet him. I think he knows Christmas is approaching because, when I sat down on the grass petting him, he sat in my lap like I was a mall Santa and he was a little boy asking for a toy. Possibly a "Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time." Don't you know Jasper, you'll shoot your eye out! Also, look at the chalk wall. That's weird, someone said that they want to run dogs for DGR, I wonder who wrote that? 0 poo and a lots of pees.
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: 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: 5.54 km DURATION: 1:01:34
It felt like a long time since the last time I had a run with both Indy and Jasper so it was great to be reunited today. It was also wonderful to get outside and see their big happy smiles while getting a bit of a sweat on. We went along our usual loop today but it seemed very quiet; perhaps everyone was in a candy coma from last night. I hope Indy and Jasper had a great Halloween yesterday, and I’m sure they greeted all of the kids politely. Looking forward to seeing them next week! The scoop: no poos and many pees each.
DISTANCE: 5.18 km DURATION: 55:17
On today’s walk with Jasper, the sun was shining with a cool breeze. I could sense that today might be one of my last runs wearing shorts for the rest of the year, but it’s Calgary so you never know. Jasper seemed very energetic today and I could imagine the breeze was a nice aid to keep him going. Along our run, a couple with two Beagles asked if Jasper was okay with other dogs as we approached them. I told them yes as their Beagles looked very friendly. Both of their Beagles went in to say "hi" to Jasper, but he was more interested in saying "hi" to the humans. It makes me very happy how friendly he is with people; definitely a great way to brighten anyone’s day. The scoop: one poo and two pees.
DISTANCE: 5.22 km DURATION: 59:50
Today I was lucky enough to have a solo run with Jasper. It was great to get out and spend some time with just him, but we sure missed Indy. It definitely didn’t help walking past his house. Naturally, Jasper started running up his driveway but I had to lead him in the opposite direction. It wasn’t easy. We took our run slow today and played lots of fetch at the off-leash areas. Along the ridge, there is a house with two plastic bubbles on their fence and there’s a boxer that lives there. Jasper loves barking at the Boxer through the bubbles, but he wasn’t there today and I think if I let him, Jasper would’ve waited for the Boxer all day. I hope Jasper and his family has a great weekend. The scoop: one poo and four pees.
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: 5.00 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.