There were some spooky sightings this week that makes us realize that Halloween is around the corner. Check out our pups and all the pumpkins, ghosts and skeletons!
DISTANCE; 10.2 km DURATION: 1 hour 17 minutes
Oops, Kali, I had Doggy Logs on Check-In Mode. My bad!!! No map today. This is one of our special routes. Hawkwood Drive onto Arbour Lake Dr onto John Laurier. Then up Hawkwood Hill (OMG puff puff). Our distance just over 10 k. Once again, it was like floating with this sweet gal . We definitely have kicked off our long weekend! The Scoop: 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 11.4 km DURATION: 1 hour 31 minutes
Bam!! Another 10K down with my gal Kali. Today’s was just magical. The weather temp was perfect for us cool weather running girls. Kali is so light on her feet, that when we run I feel like we are floating on the dance floor. The Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire of running. And yes, Kali is the Ginger in this comparison🤣. This one was just perfect today. Thank you Kali. The Scoop: 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.91 km DURATION: 1:02:46
The temperature and shady skies made both Kali and me very happy on our run today! With the rain making everything so fresh, I’m pretty sure Kali enjoyed all the new smells. We stopped for a couple minutes to investigate a clump of raspberry bushes, in particular. I couldn’t find any ripe berries but Kali thought the smells at the bottom of the plants were delightful! The community flowers are still gorgeous for so late in the summer, but Kali thought taking a rest point in a green space of thistles was the best place! Thanks for running with me, Kali! You’re always a joy! 0 poops and 0 pee breaks.
DISTANCE: 8.21 km DURATION: 1:01:03
Today is green-space mowing day in Kali’s community, and the smell of fresh cut grass is so delightful! I’m not sure Kali cares, although she definitely has ideas about her favourite routes! Today, we headed towards a mountain view and they were clear and crisp on this pleasant morning. Kali was super helpful in running up the small hills towards home, although I’m not sure the squirrel she was chasing agreed! Fortunately, the squirrel kept his bushy tail well out of the way on the wall/fence. 1 surprisingly large poop and one stop for a pee. Thanks Kali!
DISTANCE: 10.02 km DURATION: 1:35:30
What a way to kick-off the long weekend! A run with Kali🐾. After a nice visit with the humans of the household, Kali and I were off. It was an endeavour to get a good stride going at first. It seemed much hotter at the beginning of our run. I was wondering if we would reach 8K. Kali had a couple of stops and then she had a lie-down. I could relate. I was so tempted to sprawl out on the sidewalk too. Well, the weather gods must have taken pity on us, because a breeze came up and the clouds came out. That was all us gals needed. We also did some walk-run intervals. The true magic was when we hit the lush green grass. My little running friend loves the soft grass to run on. Next thing we knew - we were home and had done 10 k!! Bravo Kali, what a way to bring in the long weekend. The Doggy Business Report: 3 pees and 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 8.65 km DURATION: 1:08:54
I was so excited this morning when I woke up because my morning included being reunited with Kali. I opened the front door and said "Good Morning Girls" and within a second I heard the pitter patter of paws meeting me with happiness and lots of tail wags. Kali was so excited she HAD TO HAVE belly rubs before we even left the house. It was warm outside and once we hit about 5K we needed to take a couple of walk breaks. Kali actually put the brakes on twice during out outing to remind me she wanted to rest. Kali was not as keen on my water bottle to rehydrate, so water in my hand seemed to temporarily fill the need. No worries sweetheart - I am heading out after our run to find another carry bowl. We did get in a very respectful 8.65K today, which we both should be proud of. See you in two sleeps. The Doggy Business Report: 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.87 km DURATION: 1:01:40
It was already a warm day. I definitely sympathized with Kali when she decided she needed a few breaks in the shade as we trooped through the pathways of Edgemont and Hawkwood. Kali showed me a few back ways and hidden pathways along the way and there were beautiful gardens throughout the community! There was almost no wildlife to entice Kali today; just one of this year’s jackrabbits not yet hiding from the heat. Kali did great on this hilly run! Zero poops and two little pee breaks.
DISTANCE: 8.01 km DURATION: 1:01:04
Kali is proof that good things come in small packages! Those little legs carried her through winding pathways and park land as we explored the north side of Hawkwood. She promised she’d try the south side on Friday! There were lots of crows watching us, and one very excited hare munching on clover flowers and maybe someone's well-kept garden flowers. Kali was fairly convinced that she should help out the homeowners, but left it alone when he hopped away. Even with some dark clouds to the north, it was a pleasant morning. Thanks Kali!
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.