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.)
DISTANCE: 8.5 km DURATION: 1 hour
Pulling up for today’s run, Jersey and Dodge seemed to have recognized me as they were barking their tails off as I was walking up to the house. Or maybe they just bark at everyone? Either way, they were very happy to see me demonstrated by Dodge’s licking and Jersey's howling. I wasted no time putting their leashes on and got on with our run. As per usual, Dodge wanted to go super fast right off the bat, but I had to resist a little to pace myself for our run. Unfortunately, my phone died 15 minutes into the run because of the cold winds. There were many moments I wish I could’ve captured. One of them being Dodge having a stare off with a cat and another of Jersey with the biggest snow beard I’ve ever seen. Although I’m sure most people can imagine how both of those moments looked. We went on the same route as last time but this time it seemed a lot shorter, maybe because we were running so much faster! The scoop: one poo for Jersey and too many pees to count for both.
DISTANCE: 6.90 km DURATION: 1:01:11
Hello again friends! It's a pretty nice day outside. Dodge, would you mind pulling me around the neighborhood while Jersey wraps me up in leashes? (I thought you might). Speaking of leashes... After smelling the snowman at a playground, these two had a leash wrap-up pulling party. Jersey pulling on the purple one and Dodge gnawing on the green one. It was funny to watch, but I couldn't retrieve my phone at the right time to capture a photo. Scoop Score: Dodge had #1 x, Jersey had #1 x2 and zero #2. I am looking forward to next time.
Today I had the opportunity to pet sit two of my favourite dog breeds. What could be better? I started the day off by taking them for a walk at around 8:00 a.m., followed by a little fetch in the backyard hoping to kill off some of their energy. It was a bit overwhelming how energetic they were, Dodge wouldn’t stop licking me while Jersey was howling, it surely woke me up. I went off to school and came back at around 1 p.m. to take them for a second walk. This time they were even more excited to see me, I could barely get Jersey’s collar on because she was running around so much. Once I got it on, we were on our way. This walk was a lot longer than the one this morning and also 10 degrees warmer. The sun was shining and the three of us were very happy. After our walk, I left again to go for a workout and watch some of our school basketball, but I wasn’t gone for long. At around 4:00 p.m., I came back and we all watched some TV. It took quite some time to get them to relax but that didn’t last for long. The smell of the pizza man riled them up. I felt bad making them watch me eat my pizza so I gave them dinner a bit early. I enjoyed my stay and the opportunity to spend my day with Jersey and Dodge.
Pet sitter: Owen