DISTANCE: 6.01 km DURATION: 1:00:23
It was a great morning with Marley who bravely met a young and goofy Black Lab pup who thought Marley was just the coolest guy. For Marley, it was kind of a tolerance exercise but he was. as always, a perfect gentleman. He also met a young lady who gave him lots of pats - so much so that he just flopped and wanted more! One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 5.33 km . DURATION: 1:07:28
It was a very brisk morning but Marley was totally game to head out and enjoy the morning. His first plan was a full face-plant in the snow followed by his traditional full body roll. He is definitely a winter loving dog. A couple of stops to chew off some snow and away we went. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.51 km DURATION: 1:00:35
It wouldn't be a proper Friday run if Marley didn't drag you someplace exciting. Marley had clear expectations for our route. Me: Hey, let's turn left? Marley: Not a chance, lady. Marley dug in all paws until I understood that we were going straight. Alright sir, I am but a servant today to your every wish. Me: Should we head right, Marley? Marley: Not a chance, lady. We're going to hide under this spruce tree. I can't argue with that one either. The wind couldn't reach us under there. But it did feel a little odd to be stashed away because, well, now what? Marley, we're outside to run! I had to override my friend on that decision. We found a few paths to run down and a few other cozy groves to keep us from the cold. We eventually burst into North Glenmore Park to see the sun trying to poke through the clouds. But by that time, we needed to turn our noses towards home. The last, best place that Marley could have dragged me today. Have a good, warm weekend, bud. The scoop: 2 poops, 7 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.41 km DURATION: 1:02:56
It was a beautiful snowy morning and while it was brisk, we had a great run. We saw lots of other dogs in a big variety of boots and clothing, and ways of keeping warm. Marley was nicely insulated as was an English Sheepdog who looked much warmer than his doggie buddies. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 7.09 km . DURATION: 1:07:51
If you look carefully, you can see thoughts forming in Marley's mind. "If you give me a treat, I'll get up." Or, "I bet you can't itch your back as I can." Or, "I know, did you see how fast that Spaniel was running? That's crazy." Yes, it's a typical Friday outing with the king of pre-weekend fun. Marley takes few things seriously, always stops for others to give him a scratch, and never fails to take in the full wonder of North Glenmore Park. No sniff was left to chance; no roll left undone. He's the epitome of living life (and every run) to its fullest. Today was no different. While it looks like we tackled a simple out and back run, in reality, we laughed, stretched, and enjoyed each other's company thoroughly. Have a wonderful weekend, Marley. The scoop: 1 poop, far too many markings to count.
DISTANCE: 5.22 km . DURATION: 1:07:48
It was a brisk outing this a.m. but Marley was happy to lead the way. We had a couple of stops to chew the snow out from his paws but the rest of the morning went great. Not one other dog on our trail but Marley alert me to a pair of coyotes who were watching carefully from the edge of the reservoir. Both of them were curious but headed off on their own way. One poo and three pees this morning.
DISTANCE: 6.8 km. DURARTION: 1 hour
It was a nice morning for a run; cool enough for Marley and warm enough for me. We headed out on the dog path and had a quick visit with Molson and Lindsay before heading around the reservoir. We met up with two Black Labs who were much too interested in rolling in the snow to visit. But then Marley himself was only too happy to do the same. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.17 km DURATION: 1:00:10
It was a big breezy morning and Marley and I ebbed and flowed with the wind. There was still time for a couple of Marley rolls to cool off and flip a little snow in the air. there was no sign of the coyote that was spotted recently in the area. We stopped and chased with a couple of Black Labs. Marley was also surprised by a noisy little doggy but we continued on our way. Two poops and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.78 km .DURATION: 1:03:22
I went out this morning with my favourite snow angel. Whenever we are out, Marley brings a smile to my face. This morning he outdid himself. I am used to his flops and rolls. They are definitely a big part of repertoire. This morning as we were running on the edge of the road by the sidewalk, he made a huge roll, kicked his feet up, and had a look of pure joy. Wow Marley, you are my hero. One poo and about 6 pees. Merry Christmas to all at Marley’s house.
DISTANCE: 6.08 km . DURATION: 1:05:28
It is great to be back to see Marley . He seemed to be happy to see me and we had an energetic run down to the dog park and around the reservoir. And even better, we had a visit with Molson who was out with Lindsay. So much fun to see them chase and roll in the snow and do what dogs do best. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.60 km. DURATION: 1:01:03
Great to see you again, Marley! I haven't seen this big lovable guy in at least a month and I was eager to give him a big hug and scratch. Marley gleefully obliged and somehow a great deal of his furry coat managed to find its way into my mouth. Dog running hazards, I guess. After our reunion Marley and I set off to see what has changed in North Glenmore. We found a perfectly peaceful park with gorgeous views of the reservoir and the sun. Construction work has taken a significant dip and that left Marley and me completely alone. So I took an opportunity to talk out loud with my run partner, not fearing worried looks from passing walkers. Marley seemed to follow the conversation, looking over at me when I asked him questions about how his family was doing (or did he smell the liver treat in my pocket?) Regardless, we did a good job of keeping company with each other on a chilly but bright Friday. A perfect way to start a weekend. The scoop: 1 poop, 8 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.47 km DURATION: 1:39:31
It’s always a treat when I get to visit with Marley; he’s such a sweetie.😊 The two of us were quite the pair this morning. Marley had a limp and my back was out. We may have been on the slow side today but that didn’t stop the party!😆 We hit the trails running (no) they were icy. My friend was doing much better than I was, old lady shuffle here I come! You know it, we’ve all done it before!😂 Anyways, we explored the upper trails and then hit some lower ones; it was nice. Not many people out this early as it was a little chilly. By the time we got close to home, the neighbourhood was alive and Marley found a couple of friends to play with.😁 Thanks for a delightful morning jaunt Marley! Good to see you again! 1 poo and several pees. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 8.17 km DURATION: 1:07:40
Hi Big M........I’m back!!! It was brilliant to see Marley and meet his humans. Marley was pretty happy to get out for a zip around. Today can totally be summed up as ’Party Friday’. Off to River Park we went. This was where all the action for doggies was happening. Marley was smitten with Stella, an 11-month old Bernese Mountain Dog. She chased him like mad. Marley was ’trying’ to play it cool and hard to get. I see you laying on the charm pretty heavy there Marley. Then a 1-year old Golden Lab ran and chased Marley. They played hard together, just like boys🐾. Before we left, a wee young-one had to see Marley. Look how this 4-month old Black Lab is being guarded by Big M, the gentle giant. Marley you are just the best!! Hey Hey, it also was over an 8K Day👍. The Doggy Business Report: 2 poops, 8 pees, 3 lie down breaks, and many forehead kisses given to Marley by Michelle (me).
DISTANCE: 6.43 km DURATION: 1:04:23
Whoever complains about winter just needs to spend a morning out in the snow with Marley. No one shows the sheer joy and pleasure of enjoying the snow and taking advantage of the day like Marley! Marley loves to snowplough, roll, and bury his nose in the white stuff and he is happiest in the winter. Well done buddy! One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 7.92 km DURATION: 58:38
A great run for Marley this morning and a surprise visit with Molson, Sasha, and Rusty in the dog park. Molson came bounding up to see us and Marley was excited to visit the whole family. Marley also did three of his famous barrel rolls in the snow to burn off some energy and cool down. We stopped and visited a very well dressed Boxer who definitely needed the extra layer and who was happy to say hello. One poo and many pees.