DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 7.2 km DURATION: 1 hour
How do you find the best decorations with Kona and Winter? I will start off by saying how much of a difference it makes having no wind as today was way more enjoyable for Kona, Winter, and me. Last week. I said we would save the best decorations until closer to Halloween so today was the day. We found spiders bigger than Kona, a cat that Winter did not like at all and some spooky witches cooking up trouble. We went to the best decorated house in Auburn Bay. The owner used to be an imagineer at a California theme park so day-time pictures don’t even do full justice for it but the cool thing he does is ask for donations to a charity as a thank you for his hard work. This year he chose AARCS which us dog lovers can probably appreciate. I even took Winter over to see the decorations in our tree, including that creepy doll I wish had blown away in the wind yesterday. We had a great run today and both pups seemed to have a great time and were pretty pooped by the end of their turn. The Scoop: 1 pee for Winter.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #3
DISTANCE: 7.5 km DURATION: 59 minutes
Today Kona, Winter and I went out looking for the best/spookiest Halloween decorations we could find in Auburn Bay. Now full disclosure we didn’t use a picture from the best one as they were still setting up so we’ll save that for next week. But we found lots of other fun decorations. Both Kona and Winter were so brave staring down the ghouls, dragons and what not that I could barely get a picture of the front of their face. The Scoop - nothing from either of them, makes for an easy run for Scott.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 8.1 km DURATION: 1 hour 4 minutes
Coffee with Kona and Winter. Now I’m not a real coffee drinker but the two ladies were sure going for that vibe. We had some Kona blend snuggles and Winter was providing more energy than a caffeine boost. We kept the coffee theme going right into the run as did a loop I’m now calling the “double double” where we got pictures of each in two of the same spots. Had a great run with both Kona and Winter, especially enjoying this great weather although Winter was quick to point out what was coming with one of the only snow patches we went by. Only had 1 pee from Winter otherwise nothing.
DISTANCE: 6.7 km DURATION: 1 hour 10 minutes
Long time no see Kona and Winter. It was so nice to get reacquainted. I was greeted by 2 happy and energetic puppies today. Kona and Winter have house guests so they were outside enjoying the backyard. Kona and I took to the streets first but she wasn’t really into running today; all Kona wanted was snuggles. In between, we did find a new path and got a few doggy jogs in. Next was Winter and boy she was ready to RUN!! Winter and I hit our old route to the pond and back. It’s amazing to see how much fall weather is starting to change the scenery already. The scoop: no poops or pee for either puppy.
DISTANCE: 6.0 km DURATION: 1 hour 6 minutes
Kona was way faster today! We made it down the the alleged trailhead in no time. It turns out it just leads to a little pond. Oh well, we got to look at all the little duckies for a while. We didn't take a very inspired route but I wasn't quite sure how much Kona would be willing to give'r today. I'm glad I did because she laid right down in the grass after 30 minutes or so. We took it easier the rest of the way home. Winter, though small, has a lot of speed in those little legs! We sprinted our first couple of blocks to get all the beans out and had a really lovely walk around the neighbourhood. We seem to have made it home just before the rain came. Thanks for an awesome afternoon! The Scoop: 1 pee.
DISTANCE: 4 km DURATION: 59 minutes
Kona had just as much interest in running today as yesterday! She laid down in the grass before we had even left the cul de sac, & wanted lots of love & pets, and to smell everything! We found what looked like a really nice pathway but by the time we got there, we had to turn around, so next time we will check it out! Our journey back was much faster though, so Kona got to play a little with the neighbours dog Grizz. You gotta love it when you have friendly neighbours! Winter on the other hand had sssooo much enthusiasm, as per usual. We had a quick little sprint down the block and then walked around the park. I let these two have a little more yard time again at the end. They are SO FUNNY playing together. When I left they both looked pretty tired, and happy (I hope!!). The Scoop: 5 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 5.0 km DURATION: 1 hour 3 minutes
Kona's interest in running today was very minimal, there were ssoooo many distractions! I imagine it was still quite hot for a big black dog too, even though it was a perfect temp for me! Someone left a little accident on the mat at the back door, I cleaned it up as bestI could but left the mat outside. Kona peed and pooped in the yard before and after our run. It was great to see these two again! They had a lot of beans left so I let them played in the yard for a bit before I left.
DISTANCE: 5.74 km DURATION: 1:02:36
Kona saw a clear pathway and was ready to venture out today. Winter was highly motivated with a treat to sit pretty for the perfect picture! Lol. It was such a nice day with these girls. The weather wasn’t too hot or pouring outside, so everyone was out enjoying the day. The Scoop: both dogs had a few pees but neither dog had a poop.
DISTANCE: 6.96 km DURATION: 1:15:22
Kona was a lovely girl just cruising around the neighbourhood, sniffing and watering all the trees! She was in the mood for an easy jog/walk today and would stop me when it came time for a break. Winter was just excited to be out for a walk and couldn’t wait to put her harness on before dashing outside. The Scoop: a few pee breaks for both, no poop breaks for Kona but one poop for Winter.
DISTANCE: 6.13 km DURATION: 54:59
I missed running these girls. I was greeted with excitement and enthusiasm this morning. Winter was the first to head out the door and was full of endless energy and spunk. The weather seems to agree with her a bit more then the high temperatures of recent past. We ran our usual route to the pond and back in record time. Next was my loving giant Kona. Kona was way more interested in cuddles today than running. We still managed to sprint a few minutes in between each snuggle. The Scoop: Winter had 2 pees and 1 poop. Kona had no pees or poops.
DISTANCE: 3.48 km DURATION: 45:30
I had a wonderful run/walk with Kona and Winter this afternoon, and they are ooh so cute! They are both such well behaved doggos. It was hot today so little Winter needed lots of breaks every time we hit the shade. It was an absolute pleasure meeting these two today!
DISTANCE: 7 km DURATION: 1 hour
Today we took it easy. Kona was very inquisitive as we walked our way around the neighbourhood – she kept stopping to sniff everything and laid down a few times in the shade to cool down.
Winter is always happy to see her sister, when we return. She greets her as if she hasn’t seen her for about a week. Winter was next. She cant seem to contain herself with excitement and is always eager to head out the door. Since both dogs hadn’t pooped or peed I let them out in the backyard – but they didn’t seem too bothered and wanted to stay in the cool of the houseBoth Winter and Kona didn’t do a pee or poo today.
DISTANCE: 5.30 km DURATION: 1:03:32
Today was a hot one. It was super nice to see Kona and Winter today after my vacation. I think Winter was really happy to see me as she jumped all over me when I arrived today, I took Kona out first. It must have been hot as she kept wanting to stop and lay down in the shade. Winter did the same thing as well. She actually found a parked car and wanted to lie down under it; silly girl! Winter had 1 pee. Kona had a pee and a poop.
DISTANCE: 6.24 km DURATION: 1:07:43
Hot is the first word that comes to mind to describe today’s run. Kona was first out the door and raring to go. We ran for a short period before the incredible heat hit this black beauty and we slowed right down to do a bit more sniffing and neighbourhood supervision. After returning to the house and filling the water bowls to the top, it was Winter’s turn. Winter has so much spunk and energy even with the heat she pushes my pace. After approximately 15 minutes though, she decided that shade was going to be a comfortable option. We ran between each cool shady grass plot. It was such a pleasure running with these 2 puppies! Puppy water bottle: Kona 1 bottle and Winter 1/2 bottle
The Scoop Report: Kona had 1 pee, no poo, Winter had 1 pee and 1 soft poop.
DISTANCE: 6.53 km DURATION: 1:07:31
Hello Winter and Kona! I came through the door to two very excited girls eager to get outside. After a quick kitchen floor clean-up, we leashed up Kona first and took to the streets. It is very hot this afternoon but Kona jogged very well today keeping me to a good pace and taking her signature cuddle breaks every so often. How I love this gentle giant!! After our loop of the neighbourhood, we headed back for Winter’s turn. I couldn’t find Winter’s running harness so we used the collar she was wearing. We thought it would be best to stick to the route we knew and stay on shady side of the street. Winter enjoyed every shady cool grass spot and 2 sprinklers on our run today. The Scoop: Kona had 1 pee, no poo, Winter had 1 pee and 2 soft poops.