DISTANCE: 7.90 km DURATION: 1:08:58
Oh hello, my friends!! Been a while since seeing you and today was the perfect day for it. With warmer weather, we all were excited to get out. Dodge and Jersey have a new harness now, so we took the time to figure out how to put it on and out we went. Looks like their neighbourhood has been hit with more snow than anywhere else in Calgary. So there were a lot of snowbanks everywhere. We tried to stay away from those snowy areas and stayed on drier sidewalks if we could. Kiddos were in great spirits. I had to laugh at Dodge as he jumped aside as he was surprised by a stuffed horse in one of those snowbanks. Dodge, are you not supposed to be one of those who kills the lions in South Africa?? 🤣 Those 2 are so sweet! Dodge and Jersey had no poop to report, and only few pees each.
DISTANCE: 8.01 km . DURATION: 1:07:02
Oh hello, Dodge and Jersey! It has been a little while since I have seen you both! You looks awesome! It looks like you enjoyed the holidays. Jersey welcomed me with her paws around my neck. This signalled that she was happy to see me!! Today was the perfect day to get out for a run. Sunshine, and temperatures above zero. Hey, we can’t ask for any better than that. There wasn’t much black ice on sidewalks either so we enjoyed some clear paths. Both Dodge and Jersey were eager to run today. They were focused and enjoyed their outing in full. The beginning was a bit on the slow side as the kids had to smell and make a full inventory of who came by and at what time 🤣. Dogs are so funny. I sometimes wonder what it going into their little heads! Poop Scoop: no poop today, Dodge had 2 pees and Jersey had 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.41 km DURATION: 1:12:07
Oh, here you are my friends! Been a while since I saw you last! Jersey went crazy when she saw me open the door. She was literally hugging me; her paws around my neck and talking to me! We didn’t take long to get ready and go. With beautiful weather comes its disadvantages. Today reminded me why I am not a figure skater. 🤣 As we ran in some back alleys, I went for a dive on my bum. The 2 kids were worried about me; wondering what was I doing on the ground. Black ice is everywhere these days and extra caution is a must. So we decided to run the city streets instead. It was much safer although some people go crazy on salt. 😝 Today, we did a nice 7K. It was a nice way to get back in the groove! Today’s Business Report.: Dodge had 3 pees, Jersey had 2 poops and 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.12 km DURATION: 1:04:11
It's always such a pleasure to run these 2 amigos! They know me by now and they always show displays of happiness when I arrive. Today was a lovely winter sunny day, not too cold, not too warm. Everyone (including me 🤣) was in a running mood.. We ran right from the get go with not too many breaks. Dodge was having fun running and biting some snow. He is such a playful gentle boy! Jersey was all business. She keeps her mind on the road as well as keeping an eye on me from time to time. We had to be cautious at times as there were some snow-covered ice patches on the sidewalk. Dodge went for his toy as soon as we got back home. 😃 The Poop Scoop: only pees today. Dodge had 3 and Jersey had 4.
Oh hello, my friends! When I walked in the house, Dodge was happy but Jersey went bananas. Apparently, she recognized me and was jumping all over me and giving me kisses! Well, this is how I love to be welcomed anywhere. 😂. Since I am staying with the pups until tomorrow and since I need exercise, we all went for the full hour walk! The weather was sunny and warm. We had to be careful because some of the sidewalks were clear while others were snow. Some sidewalks were icy and others were salted. The last 2 ones weren't our favourite but we were cautious! When we returned home, Dodge went after his red toy. I'm wondering how many of them he has killed this year already 😂 . Both pups are so nice to be around, Dodge is such a gentleman and Jersey knows how to please you. If you want her attention, just whistle... haha.
What a lovely stay at Dodge and Jersey’s home. Last night was hilarious. I wasn’t sure if they were allowed to go downstairs so I closed the gate. Jersey had none of it and managed to join me in my room. Big boy Dodge started crying and barking at anything he saw at the window. The result? He too won.😂 I ended up with Dodge on the bed and he made himself very comfortable, taking 3/4 of the bed and then he started snoring. He is a typical guy, if you know what I mean! 😂 In the end, we all had a good sleep. Since it was cold this morning, I waited a bit before taking them out. We all enjoyed our hour walk and we were back just in time as their mommy walked in only couples minutes later!
Pet Sitter: Fab
DISTANCE: 7.18 km DURATION: 1:01:38
Today, I met Jersey and Dodge for the first time and they showed me all around their part of town. I read up on them in another runner's blog, and I have to say, Leashbeast is an appropriate term! Once they realized that I was their runner and that I had treats, they were off and running! We stayed on leash which was a bit disappointing to them, but we had the canal path to ourselves and had lots of squirrels to chase. They certainly kept me on my toes! I had a great time with these two! Thanks Jersey and Dodge! Jersey had many pees, 2 poops. Dodge had many pees, 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 7.39 km DURATION: 1:00:59
Good morning again you two! It's another pleasantly brisk, almost autumn morning today. Let's go run! Lots of play snarlies and leash tugging every which way, as we bounced around in the grass. It was a pleasantly calm day out and about today, so we took advantage of the lack of distractions to get more distance in than last time. Scoop Score: (#1 - #2) Dodge, 4-0 Jersey, 5-0 Take care until next time you two, I'm off for now.
DISTANCE: 5.88 km DURATION: 1:00:37
It's been a while, but now that I'm back in Calgary the "howllooo" greeting, tongue hanging, grass sprinting, squirrel terrorizing, LEASHBEAST is loose once more. It was good to be out and about with these two mildly silly ones again. We found a skateboard towing Bulldog in one of the parks, and I've never seen Jersey and Dodge look so longingly at the decorative pond (the kind that's definitely not for drinking). Scoop Score: Jersey had 7 #1's and 1 #2, Dodge had 5 #1's. I'll be back tomorrow so there's no need for concern you two.
DISTANCE: 7.26 km DURATION: 1:01:48
Wonderful running day with Dodge and Jersey. As soon as I arrived, Jersey started singing, she loves to vocalize when she is happy! Since the weather was awesome, not too hot or not too cold, the kids really wanted to run today. We started off at a good pace from the get go. We usually run around the park first. Jersey loves that as she can roll in the grass and sniff all those holes. For a Border Collie, she sure loves to use her nose. Dodge follows, he is the gentle giant and whatever pleases Jersey, he is cool with that! Smart boy!! :D After the park, we went running those back alleys. The hour flew by, this is what happens when we have too much fun! Dodge had a big poo and 3 pees. Jersey had a poo and 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.11 km. DURATION: 1:02:22
Oh lucky me! I will be spending some quality time with Dodge and Jersey today and tomorrow. How sweet is that? 😍 I came to Dodge and Jersey's yesterday to meet their human. I had to make sure to know about the pups' routine and feeding schedule. So far, according to Dodge, it looks like today I got everything nailed down. They even got to go for an hour little trot in the neighbourhood as well as in the park nearby. Jersey was very happy gal as it wasn’t too hot. She was playful and wanted to run. She even got to roll few times on the grass. Dodge, on the other hand, is very laid back. This guy is such a gorgeous gentleman.. I love that guy! I am sure he enjoyed the cooler weather as well. Dodge had a poo and 2 pees. Jersey had a poo and a pee.
Pet Sitter and Runner: Fab
DISTANCE: 6.11 km DURATION: 1:02:13
Today, it was so nice to meet my two new friends Dodge and Jersey. I was so impressed with the size of Dodge, almost felt I should be riding him.. lol. But regardless of his size, Dodge is such a gentleman. Right away, my two new friends showed me the way to a park nearby. We ended up running around it and went to explore the neighbourhood from there. We kind of liked the park. Since it was a hot day, especially for Jersey, we took a few opportunities to rest under a tree. The fresh air and cool grass were very much appreciated by the pups. Dodge has quite a long stride, so Jersey and I had to work harder to keep up with him. I love the playful attitude of Dodge and Jersey and they were both very attentive to me. They almost played a trick on me as they passed by a puddle.. I could feel they would love to lay in it.. lol. I really enjoyed my first outing with my two new friends. Dodge had 1 big poo and 5 pees. Jersey had 1 poo and 3 pees.
,DISTANCE: 6.15 km DURATION: 1:02:45
Another two-dogger day today! Jersey and Dodge were a delight to run despite the very hot weather. There was really no pulling at all, no barking, and they were just amazing. We did loops of the local area because I'm new to the area and new to Jersey and Dodge. We came back every 2K to gets drinks and play games with the ball. I didn't actually get any images but Jersey is awesome at catch. She did some amazing stunts while Dodge took a break in the cute kiddy pool in the back. Jersey was doing fairly well but it looked like she needed a little break so Dodge and I went out for the last ten minutes and chased some gophers then headed back home for water and more play with Jersey. I had a great time and I hope you guys are well rested. The Scoop: Jersey had 1 poo, several pees. Dodge had 1 poo, several pees.
DISTANCE: 8.95 km DURATION: 59:08
Hello Dodge. Today I expected Jersey to tag along with us but when I came to pick you guys up I was told it would just be us today. This was good news because I prefer running with just one dog, but also bad news because I love Jersey and she always makes me laugh. Rhodesian Ridgebacks are my favourite breed of dog so it’s always a pleasure to take out Dodge. The sun was shining today and so was my forehead with sweat. It was so hot out and I felt a bit out of shape because I had strep throat last week so this wasn’t the best combo but Dodge pushed me and we ended going a great distance. We started running along the ridge, then looped around on a trail that’s down by the water. I stopped for a few minutes to let Dodge cool off in the river but I didn’t join him as tempting as it was. We continued through the neighbourhood, passing by many kids, dogs and families that he would’ve loved to stop and say hi to but we were running on the clock so there was no time to waste. Overall, I had a great time and I could tell Dodge did too as he looked quite bonked towards the end. The scoop: no poops and four pees.
DISTANCE:6.72 km. DURATION: 56:51
I forgot my saddle today. I had the pleasure of meeting Dodge and Jersey today. i was anticipating the typical greet from a Collie, but not expecting a small pony in the kitchen. It took a minute to figure out the puzzle collar for Dodge (I will practice some Sudoku tonight) but once we were all attached we were off! Both dogs did great; there was no pulling or being pulled for us! I think they knew I was new and took it easy on me. Thanks guys! There were a few sudden stops (of course) to smell some intriguing scents! We found some snow and made a couple of dog angels, held a nice sit on a bench for a picture, and carried about on our way! We didn't see any one on our run but heard other dogs in their yards but these doggies didn't even flinch! The leashes remained tangle-free until the very end when we came around a corner to a rascally rabbit! Chicken treats were given thanking them both for not chasing it! Once we returned home, everyone had a water break, then we played some catch in the yard! Great run guys! Dodge had 5 pees, no poops. Jersey had 10 pees at least, no poops.
DISTANCE: 6.53 km DURATION: 1:05:09
One belt Two arms Two leashes Three heads And ten legs.. The Winter LEASHBEAST, which is what happens when I try and get these two to run through the snow. These two silly leash nibblers twirl about tethered to my waist snarling away, between digging through the snow for treasure scents. It's kind of awesome, but nearly impossible to capture good photos while I'm in the center of the chaos. Dodge: #1 x4 #2 zero Jersey: #1 x8 #2 x1 Take care you two, I'll see you soon.
(Photo credit to Owen.)