DISTANCE: 3.68 km DURATION: 56:37
I found Jasper in the backyard today but rather than meeting me at the door, he was basking in the sun on the patio. I think this set the tone for our walk today. It was a chill, laidback kind of stroll. The sounds of busy city life were all around us. The sounds of cars zipping down Glenmore with people in them off to complete the next task, and the next task after that and so on. Some engines puttered, some roared, and if you listened closely enough you could almost hear the dialogue within the cars. Passengers conversing, a voice talking into a phone that shouldn't be on, and even the singing from a car karaoke soloist. Indy, Jasper and I were submerged in more simpler conversations: the panting in agreement from both boys. The gentle breeze saying hello. The shriek of a blade of grass when I blew on it between my thumbs and the head tilt and immediate eye contact from both dogs when they heard said shriek. Thanks boys! 1 poo each and many pees.;
DISTANCE: 3.28 km DURATION: 56:03
Jasper, Indy and I had a great walk today. We headed straight to the ridge and I let the boys roam free. I did a few pull-ups in the outdoor gym while Jasper took a poop. The morning sun was warm, but hadn't yet shared it's heat with cool air. Fresh grass still held onto morning dew, and both boys searched for the freshest and sweetest blades. Butterflies fluttered around in the sea of dandelions. As Indy and Jasper moved through this sea with their snouts down, and their tails wagging, seeds from fertilized dandelions flew up in the air and fell slowly like tiny paratroopers. When we were heading back, I we stopped by the chalkboard where the boys took a rest in the shade. Thanks for the great walk today boys! 1 poo each, many pees.
DISTANCE: 3.70 km DURATION: 1 hour
Today, we did a Beat the Heat Run and got Indy and Jasper out earlier than usual. It was ideal conditions for a dog like Jasper who has a permanent winter coat on with his luxurious fur. Teddy joined his buddies and we mainly made use of the green space on the ridge. Indy has slowed dow quite a bit but he always bring his smile along on our outings. He also always tries to bring his Panda but we left that at the back door. The only other excitement was an Australian Shepherd who tried to herd all three dogs. It felt like we were at Stampede watching the Stock Dogs herd the sheep. The Scoop: poops for all boys and plenty of markings!
DISTANCE: 3.78 km DURATION: 54:25
Jasper was waiting for me patiently at the gate in his backyard. He sure was eager to get going. Indy was the same. As we were walking towards his house, he must've seen us through a window because I could his his barks of excitement and he was waiting for us at the door as well with a big Indy smile. I had both dogs off- leash as we walked along the ridge. The wind blew the tall grass making it look like waves in an ocean. It was quite hot up on the ridge, and there wasn't much shade or protection from the sun, so we headed up the path to the hospital. Jasper was thrilled to go up to the hospital because he is a local celebrity there. A few people we ran into knew him by name and looked pleased to see him. Indy also received lots of love. Great job today boys! 1 poo each, many pees.
DISTANCE: 3.30 km DURATION: 52:37
It was a mellow walk today. The heat has begun to turn up, so we stuck to shady areas. We cleared our 3k around the community and back. Jasper lead us most of the walk. He has this route memorized now. Indy pulled up the rear, but was enticed to stay close by for treats. All in all, a nice walk. 1 poo for Indy, many pees for each dog.
DISTANCE: 3.86 km DURATION: 55:09
Jasper, Indy and I headed to the off-leash area where Jasper chewed and chased after some sticks while Indy explored some bushes. After we got enough off-leash time, I took the boys up by the hospital. The pups appreciated that the paths by the hospital were more shaded, and they both found some grass to lay down and cool off in. Bugs are back in business, but today we didn't come across any pesky ones. A beautiful blue butterfly danced around then let us pass. When we sat down on a bench to admire the view of the reservoir, a grasshopper clicked and hopped, as a pollen-covered bumblebee buzzed between dandelions. Thanks for another great time boys! 1 poo each, many pees.
DISTANCE: 4.25 km DURATION: 55:40
A light rain did nothing to deter our three protagonists today. We marched undaunted towards our respective destinies with shine eyes and full hearts. We took a familiar, and yet somehow unfamiliar road chasing fortune's haunting mistress. And by God, if it wasn't the proudest moment of each of our lives. No amount of pain or discomfort could stop us. It was as if we were sailing of the back of an angel whose golden wings were delivering us straight to our future. 10/10 walk. 1 poo each, and a sufficient amount of pees.
DISTANCE: 4.02 km . DURATION: 1:01:48
Theodore was acting like a complete lunatic at home so I decided to bring him along today. We picked up Jasper first as per usual. Then, Indy joined us. Jasper and Teddy were shoulder to shoulder leading the way, while Indy was following closely behind. I felt like I had my own personal bodyguards. Once we got to the park, I let all of the dogs off-leash. Indy watched as the other boys went wild; running and rolling around in the wet grass. When we were finishing up our journey, we ended up stuck on the corner between Indy's house and Jasper's house while I was looking for a garbage to toss a doggie bag. Jasper proceeded to lie down. A few minutes later, I convinced Jasper to get up by taking him home first. Great job today boys! 1 poo for Jasper, 0 poo for Indy and many pees for both boys.
DISTANCE: 3.93 km DURATION: 55:50
Three dogs were out to day, and since three is just a big enough number to begin listing, so I'll list them: Indy, Jasper, and Teddy. We walked around the park that separates Bel Aire from the terrors of Glenmore. I tossed a small stick for Jasper and Teddy to chase frantically after while Indy and I pulled through with a steady pace. The weather was a ten out of ten, same as the run. 1 poo per dog, many pees.
DISTANCE: 2.70 km DURATION: 51:20
I came at around 12:20pm to walk Jasper with Indy and I couldn't seem to find Jasper anywhere. I shouted out his name for a good 5 minutes inside. I searched the whole backyard, and when I called out for him, the only response was the neighbour's dog. I decided to run Indy without Jasper. After, I went back to Jasper's house, and there he was in the backyard at the door like he had been waiting for me the whole time. Well, looks like I'm going back out there. We didn't get very very far before Jasper laid down and refused to go any further. No worries, I had a few tricks up my sleeve. I brought him to a park where I walked in circles and threw just about every stick at the park for him. He was as happy as could be! Great job today Jasper. 0 poos, 4 pees. A follow-up note: one of Japer's humans took him on a walk before Ryan arrived so lucky Jasper got two walks! No wonder he was lying down!
DISTANCE: 4.05 km DURATION: 59:14
Indy, Jasper and I made it a little further than last week. Instead of 3K, we added an extra kilometer. Indy and Jasper were more than happy to trot back and forth though the park chasing after sticks we picked up along the way. There was a thorough amount of treats handed out to keep up morale. Nice work guys! 1 poo each and many pees.
DISTANCE: 3.26 km DURATION: 57:06
The blue sky was out today, which made for a quite enjoyable walk. We had a small caravan going today. Teddy and my Mom, Owner and Operator of DGR, joined for the walk and we stormed through Bel Aire, the five of us. You could see the nervous glances through windows as our little gang passed by houses. Anyways, all in all, I would conclude that today's walk was 10 out of 10. Many pees (each), no poos.
DISTANCE: 5.77 km DURATION: 58:23
As Jasper and I headed out to pick up Indy, the weather was looking grim. Snow was falling and I was praying we wouldn't have to run in a repeat of Saturday's snowstorm. Luckily, the snowing stopped quickly, but unfortunately it didn't get any warmer. The three of us had a nice speed-walk today. Jasper led Indy and I as per usual and as our heart rates increased, so did our body heat. We made it further along the golf course path than last time, and turned around at the bridge. On the way back, we had time to spare so we walked a little bit towards the hospital. We met a lady on a bench who recognized the boys. We took a little break and the boys received some pets from this friendly face. Then, we were on our way home. Great job today boys! 0 poos, 2 pees each.
DISTANCE: 4.78 km DURAION: 57:11
Today, Indy and Jasper didn't resist our walk once. We were making our way nice and steady. Instead of a trip to the hospital, this time we walked along Crowchild Trail and up to the golf course. There was a fender bender accident on Crowchild which called for a fire truck, an ambulance, and the police. Thankfully, the people in the two cars involved seemed to be okay. One thing for sure was that our trio was moving faster than the traffic backed up behind the accident. When we were between the golf course and the reservoir, we took a quick break at a bench that was right in the sun and looking out over the body of water. Jasper put his front paws on the bench and insisted on being pet, whereas Indy was satisfied with just enjoying the view. Today was also the first time I noticed the "don't stop believing" stop sign. It made me smile. Great job today boys! 1 poo for Indy., 0 for Jasper, and many pees for both boys.
DISTANCE: 3.81 km DURATION: 1:05:22
The Three Amigos (Jasper, Teddy, and Indy) became tour guides today as they led prospective DGR Runner April through their neighbourhood. The tour included the chalk wall on the ridge, the Boxer in the Bubble, and even some back alley fun. Jasper was quite excited about a stray chicken carcass but we made sure it was looking only. There was some off-leash time and Teddy found a dirty tennis ball which thrilled him. Jasper enjoyed the stroll though he has a stop due to the heat. Indy put on the brakes a few times but not for long. With a treat and pat on his head, he was motivated to continue his brisk walk. We did not go very far today but the pups got some good off-leash romping around. The Scoop: poops and pees by all!
Written by Ruth
It was my first walk with Dog Gone Running and I got to meet Jasper, Indy, and Teddy - three lovely happy-go-lucky dogs. Indy enjoyed being with his friends. Jasper was feeling the heat with is heavy coat of fur and had a stop or two to rest. Teddy was happy to be out and running around as long as he could chase the ball. It was a gorgeous day and I look forward to more Dog Gone Running adventures.
Written by April
Runners: Ruth and April