DISTANCE: 10.64 km DURATION: 1:21:12
Good Morning Asha & Kali. As morning pleasantries were being exchanged, Kali did her signature move. She gets so excited when I arrive (because she knows she is going for a run) that she cuddles up super close and tries to make herself really small. Like she was trying to fit in my pocket. Hence, My Pocket Princess!💕 I also think she knew it was our last run for a while. Dogs are very smart!! There was a chinook coming, which produced various terrain conditions. No problem for us Monday Gals. We like to run and love being together. A first for today was that Kali took the lead for the entire run. I knew I was in good hands and we slowed at all slippery patches. I'm going to miss my Monday get togethers with these canines & humans. Have a very Merry Christmas & all the best for 2019. Thank you so much for the gift🎄. The Doggy Business Report: 1 super small poop.
DISTANCE: 10.42 km DURATION: 1:20:37
Rumour has it that Miss Kali is more than ready for a run. If that be the case, how does a trail run sound? Kali was so excited (in her quiet gentle way) and gave me lots of kisses to show her agreement🐶 Lucky for us, the entire route was 90% trail and only 10% pavement. The pavement was slick this morning with the frost. 🐾 Kali loved all the smells in Nosehill and I could sense on the long climb back home she was getting tired. I will take that as a job well done. The Doggy Business Report: 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.69 km DURATION: 1:01:33
Hip Hip Hurray! My Pocket Princess has been all cleared to run. 🐾 Miss Kali has had an injury to her back paw so today was her first run back in a couple weeks. Let’s go and have some fun. On the note of paws, I am breaking in new shoes so my ‘paws’ may be loving me or hating me at the end. We two gals are kinda in the same boat today 🤣. It was a crisp one and the winter season undoubtedly is upon us. Miss Kali's mane is getting thicker and fluffier. We headed over to Arbour Lake and did a loop plus Kali was feeling really good and enjoyed the outdoor fitness area. I can tell we won't be holding back on our runs for long. Kali is itching to get out and go!! A successful first outing back and no paw problems to report. We stopped 3 times but there was no tenderness or limping. The Doggy Business Report: just 2 quick pees.
DISTANCE: 11.37 km DURATION: 1:20:20
Kali?.......Kali are you home? Tap Tap of 8 little paws and then lick lick. Hi Girls🐾 Come on Little Princess, it's time to make up some distance with this great day. Kali always likes to take the first 3K and sniff and check out squirrels. She caught me twice today with a quick direction change to chase a squirrel. Then the next 4 - 5K meant run run!! Kali’s focus was totally unwavering and she was side-by-side with me. If I slow down, Kali gears me up, if I speed up Kali is right there beside me. Today both our tongues started to hang out the side of our mouths around the 10K mark. We made it back to Kali’s home and it was nap time. Even treats were eaten lying down. You make my Mondays Kali. The Doggy Business Report: 1 quick pee.
DISTANCE: 8.20 km DURATION: 1:05:04
Happy Monday Kali😊. You are my 7th dog this morning so I guess that is the reason you are giving me the once over ’Sniff’. As we left the house, Kali was giving me the sideways look. Don't worry Sweet Pea, it's just you & me and the scent of a few others 😘. This morning was the perfect temp for Kali PLUS great for hunting. There were rabbits to practice speed with. Then mysterious squirrels that meant sudden right turns and under trees. Well, I can tell you are having some different fun besides running. A flock of pigeons that she had to slink and pounce towards. Finally, I just gave in and let her do some mouse hunting in the tall grass close to home. Is this company not called DGA!! Dog-Gone-Adventures. The Doggy Business Report: only time for 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 7.21 km DURATION: 56:16
Kali got me out of my blues. There’s nothing like seeing a happy dog to put a smile back on a face -like mine ! Grey skies sort of cleared up so I put on a happy face - lol. So back to DGR and Kali - I have been away for a month and as such wasn’t sure how rusty I would be at this. When I walked through the door, I was nicely welcomed which made it super easy to get out the door. Kali is one of the great running dogs, beside you all the way with the exception of seeing critters - SQUIRRELS!! So in keeping with some of the earlier posts, we stopped and attempted to get the critter out of the tree but alas to no avail (big surprise 😂). Life goes on and we run, down down, down then slowly up, up, up and further up. Killer hills and Kali didn’t even miss a beat unlike her running companion. Super fun run girl. Hope to see you again. Doggy Business: a few pees, no poop.
DISTANCE: 9.50 km DURATION: 1:07:00
Rumour had it that Little Miss Kali may have lots of pep to her step today. It is always so great to get out with her, and I could use some zip today. We were motoring along fine when Kali thought she should have belly rubs. The thing is, our location was not really conducive for this action. We were crossing the street at the school cross-walk and in the middle of the road when Kali laid down. With some extra coaxing and promises for BIG belly rubs, once we got to the other side of the street (as a wee traffic back up was occurring) 🐾. When a poochie wants a belly rub, they Want A Belly Rub!!! After a big cuddle and lots of rubs, all was good again, and we motored along. The Doggy Business: 1 pee today.
DISTANCE: 8.35 km DURATION: 1:00:58
Hello Happy Girl🐾. Miss Kali just loves her belly rubs and runs. When I enter the door she does not know whether to stand so we can get leashed up or roll over for rubs. I always get a little chuckle. Today was an easy-peasy kind of run together. We took one of our old time routes and had lots of sniff breaks. Kali was just happy to be out & together so we kept that ’feeling’ going with our run. The temperature was rising a bit but also I think Kali may have sensed some rain showers on the way. Kali was not in the mood to run really fast. You won't hear me protest about taking things easy. Plus one tired and happy pooch was delivered back home🐶. Another successful DGR success. The Doggy Business Report was off-line for this run.
DISTANCE: 10.05 km DURATION: 1:14:26
Monday Morning Challenge - must run 10k so Michelle won't feel guilty about eating 2 pieces of birthday cake😂. No better running partner than sweet Kali to help me complete my goal. We started out so strong and all was great. Then we turned north, heading back into Hawkwood and brrrrrrrr. The wind stopped us in our tracks!! You can tell the wind is fierce when Kali’s ears are blowing straight back. Let's duck into our slice (just like birthday cake) of green space we call heaven. Wow, that's better. Now to defrost and head home. The green space has lots and lots of smells so we took it easy on the pace and started our cool-down early 🤣. Thank you my Pocket Princess for being by my side on the mission. The Doggy Business Report: 1 & 1.
DISTANCE: 9.11 km DURATION: 1:04:16
After a nice chat with Kali’s humans and many belly rubs, it was time to head out for our run. We only got about 750m and ’boom’ full on prey drive kicked in. As you can see from the photos, there was a squirrel to catch!!! There was no moving at all from that tree. Kali perked into high gear and was in the zone. She was having so much fun trying to get that squirrel that the dog we had just passed, 2 doors down desperately wanted to have his owner let him partake in the action too!! After about 5 minutes of negotiating the ’Hunting Squirrels vs. Running’ theory., Kali resumed running. There was a caveat on her side, which was, ’I will run but remain in hunting mode.’ Okay Kali, agreed. Warning ALL squirrels in the NW, Kali is on a mission😂. I just love this gal💕. The Doggy Business Report: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 10.50 km DURATION: 1:14:43
Kali.....Kali......are you awake? Tick tick on the floor is what I hear of fast little feet. Miss Kali appears from her slumber. I wish I could awake with so much energy. Quietly, we head out on this early peaceful morning. ’Mondays were made for Kali & Michelle to run.’ I think I will keep that as our slogan. We both had a grin on our face this morning because the temperature was perfect and we haven't seen each other in a few weeks. While waiting to cross the street, Kali plopped down on her back and wanted belly rubs. Well of course, I obliged 😂. This was at a busy intersection (Country Hills Blvd X Nosehill Drive) and all those commuters stopped at the lights had a big old smile on their face when this happened. Kali, you are the best🐶! The Doggy Business Report: just a single pee.
DISTANCE: 8.45 km DURATION: 1:05:35
Today was super hot, so for a cooling-off period Kali and I walked under some shady trees and then ran the rest of the way to a little pond in Edgemont. I had to be extra wary because there were some ducks nearby that were nearby. Kali never went after them, but she did take a little dip in the reeds and on the rocks where she paced back and forth for a bit. There was a ton of shade around this area too which was lovely. Thanks for another great run, Kal! I hope you enjoyed our water detour. Scoop: 1 pee, no poops.
DISTANCE: 8.45 km DURATION: 1:03:10
I got to run the lovely Kali again today! She was as affectionate as always and her fur sibling Asha even came by to say hello. Because it was our first meet up in such a long time, I thought it would be good if we did the two favourite routes Kali likes to run (the strip along the backyard for dogs and the little island of forest down the hill from her home). I think I may have spoiled her with tummy rubs because every time we stopped, she laid down and rolled over. It made for a pretty good break as long as we had some shade. Love you Kali! ️ I hope you have a great day. The Scoop: 2 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 7.72 km DURATION: 1:05:11
Hello Sweet Pea🐶! The thermometer is rising! We are going to test out our ’heat’ tolerance and make sure we are all good. Kali is a great little runner, but I could tell the heat was starting to affect her at 5km. We had made one stop earlier to wet our toes in the sprinkler. Change of plans - we made a loop through the green space and head straight back for the sprinklers. 😂 On the way home, Kali would lie down to rest on the sidewalk and I would sit with her and she daintily sip water from the bottle. We took lots of walk and rest breaks today. The most fun was getting to relive my youth and visit the sprinklers. Thanks Kali for bringing the ’child’ out in me. The Doggy Business: just a pee.
DISTANCE: 9.58 km DURATION: 1:10:00
Kali and my Reunion Run was fantastic and the perfect way to start the Canada Day Long Weekend. My little friend had about 4 stop breaks in the beginning. She would just lay down and roll over and want her belly rubbed. Oh Kali, you're so cute. It took until about the halfway mark when all of a sudden Kali was remembering all the fun we used to have on our runs. Boom, this girl was focused and all up for this running stuff. We may have started out a little soft. Maybe that's why the first 1.25 km from our run to and through the green space was missing. We finished solid and strong. Kali, I have missed you and your gentle way. Happy Canada Day 🇨🇦 sweet girl. The Doggy Business Report: 1 pee.