DISTANCE: 8.46 km DURATION: 1:28:13
Big M?......I’m here!! Ah, I see you were hanging out with Dad. Let's ramble over to River Park for some Canine Fun. We made great time getting to the park. Marley is a fan of the cooler temperatures. There was so much fun to be had at the off-leash. Then, Marley locked eyes with another dog off in the distance. Wait a minute? Am I seeing double?! Poof, Marley ran over to see his twin. Kobe was also very excited to meet another of his kin. Oh my, these two boys were two peas in a pod! Kobe is just one year younger. After several photos, because that was a must by myself and Kobe’s mom, and lots of snacks we had to move on. These two searched each other out again on the return portion. No doubting they are related somewhere down the line.😊 Homeward bound was not as quick due to the fact, Big M rolled in a very unpleasant substance. OMG - what are we going to do?! I found a water fountain on the trail back and Marley loved me trying to scope enough water in my hand to wash him off. I know Marley had a great chuckle with all this carrying on. You got me good Big M. Big M - 1 and Michelle - 0🤣. The Doggy Business Report: 1 poop and 5 pees. 2 showers required.
DISTANCE: 5.72 km DURATION: 1:03:37
Well, Marley it was a pleasure to meet you today! Marley was excited to show me his neighbourhood and all his favourite hang-out spots and when it was time for a break, Marley let me know by either rolling in the grass, sitting in the grass, or by finding a mini puddle to lay in! Oh Marley. you’re such a funny character!🐶😂 Marley had several pees but no poop breaks today.
DISTANCE: 7.30 km DURATION: 57:01
Marley and I started off our run with a light jog against the headwind, which picked up on the ridge where the trees opened up. We still managed to keep a steady pace all the way out to our turn-around point. The rain was very gentle this morning; like it was afraid to get us wet. It's touch kept us cool, and brought out the smells of the grass, the trees, and of course, the wet dog by my side! Marley and I had a few short stops today, either to chew on some grass or go to the bathroom. When Marley had to go poo, he timed it absolutely perfectly. I saw him squatting down, so I pulled out the doggy bag and immediately dreaded carrying the darn thing to the next disposal bin. Then I looked behind me and saw one right beside us. Marley, you're brilliant. 1 poo, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.79 km DURATION: 1:05:18
M stands for Marley who was a walking companion for Molson and me today!! M stands for Molson who was not super excited to see us at first but we quickly won him over. M stands for Mosquitos and we got our first bite of the season 😪 in Marley’s backyard. M stands for Minutes and we did approximately 65 minutes in total of pure enjoyment. M stands for Moving at a nice pace so we could stop and smell whatever was appealing. 🌺🍃🐶 M stands for Masters of their own universe. Each doggie had a poop and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.02 km DURATION: 58:34
Marley is such a BIG LOVEABLE BOY! It has been a long time since our last outing so I was so happy to see his smiling face. After reading about his fondness for stopping to lie in the grass, I decided to take the paved pathway system by the Glenmore Resevoir to curb our stop and start time. That said, I did give him two long stops to roll so he could cool down as well as receive some belly rubs. I also love how he stuck close to my side and looked at me frequently to check in. We kept a decent pace as we had a lovely breeze blowing our way. The Scoop: 1 poop and 3 pees. Thanks for a bright start to the day!
DISTANCE: 4.35 km DURATION: 58:32
It was such a pleasure to meet Marley! He was such a sweetie from the moment I walked up to the gate until the moment I dropped him off. I was warned by his babysitter that everyone falls in love with him and I can see why. He certainly made me laugh. We got maybe 2 minutes away from home and Marley was determined to lay down in the grass which he proceeded to do, knowing he outweighed the girl with the leash and therefore, wouldn’t have to put up with much resistance from her. I got him moving again with the treat I brought along and we came across a lady waiting for her friend by the community centre. Marley was DETERMINED to say hello and we laughed for a few minutes. She was so taken with him and he then laid down in the field of grass a few times as I ran him away from her. She was laughing the whole time, watching from the parking lot, and I have to assume I looked pretty pathetic. I found if I kept Marley on the pathways he would keep moving pretty well, always preferring to be running or laying down. Thanks for starting my day off with so many smiles! I hope to see you again soon. The Scoop: 7 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 6.33 km DURATION: 1:03:03
GOOD MORNING Big M. and one very happy boy greeted me from the backyard.😊 I'm back for more Marley time. Today's adventure will take us to a different green space. We outran the morning commuters along Glenmore Trail and headed over onto greener pastures that surround Bel-Aire. I love this area because of the trees and coolness. Marley was all smiles and he too loved the coolness and all the dandelion fluff. Marley would roll and roll in all the fluff. He looked like a stuffed toy at some times when he stood up. As always, on the way home, we had to stop at Molson’s. This time Marley went right up to the window and looked in. He decided to protest that his friend was not home🤣. Big M you are such a character. The Doggy Business Report: 1 poop and 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 4.42 km DURATION: 1:03:00
Hello Big M! I see your happy face in the window 😊. Today is not a great day to exercise our lungs to the max. We are going to walk at a nice pace and spend more time in the trees to filter the air for our delicate lungs. And you Big M, have big lungs so we want to be careful. Our time together was fabulous like being in the Emerald Forest. Marley had lots of off-leash time which makes this big boy smile. Marley had a young Black Lab admirer who wanted to leave his pack and join ours. After several minutes of playtime, we had to walk back to the young Lab's pack because for sure he would have come home with us🐾. See you Monday, Buttercup. The Doggy Business Report: 2 poops and 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.75 km DURATION: 1:01:17
It was an awesome day and Marley and I got to explore the new path extension along the reservoir. He also got to travel through a bit of the dog park and the forest so he covered all the terrain. Marley came home tired but happy and glad to get his favourite treat. Two poops and 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.24 km DURATION: 1:19:15
Big M., I am so happy to see you!! There is no better way to start a long weekend😊. It was rather damp out today and Marley had a few of his famous stops, but all-in-all it was great to be together. Off to the off-leash we headed to romp around, roll in the dirt, and play with our canine friends. Marley is such a magnet to other dogs. Plus, he plays really well with them. We were not in a rush at all. It's ’Long Weekend Mode’. We swung by Molson’s but he was not at the window. Then, we ran past DGR Runner Bob’s house but no one was home. Marley, I think everyone has started the holiday early! We can proudly admit to getting exercise in before the couch and snack-time starts for this long weekend. The Doggy Business Report: 1 poop and 7 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.58 km DURATION: 1:03:18
It was a family affair this morning as we got to visit with Molson at Marley’s house. Both dogs knew the treat plan and had their noses in the bag even before I sat down. I also had a visit with the Irish Wolfhound's owner minus the Wolfhound so Marley was calm and said hello. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.21 km DURATION: 55:44
Pleasant. Yes, that is the word I would use to describe today's run. The temperature outside was neither too hot nor too cold. There was a nice amount of cloud coverage, meaning things were not too bright or too dull. We jogged at a leisurely pace, not going too fast or too slow. And if I were to summarize today's run, with the danger of sounding exactly like Goldilocks, I would say it was just right! 2 poos, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.59 km DURATION: 1:04:55
Marley was the centre of attention this morning with a couple who just had to stop and say hello, give him a hug, and then asked to take his picture. Ah, the life of a crowd favourite. Lots of sun on a cool morning which just adds up to a perfect Marley day. One poo and 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.73 km DURATION: 1:03:23
Marley and I had lots of company this morning. My son Kieran joined us and we all visited with lots of other dogs, runners, and walkers along the reservoir. Marley enjoyed a few of his favourite back rolls and rubs on the grass. All in all, it was a great day to be out!
DISTANCE: 7.61 km DURATION: 1:07:44
It was a beautiful run in the snow with Marley today. He was pleased to have more company as my friend Bill joined us on the outing. I ran Marley but Bill tagged a long and we got this nice photo of them together. Marley put on a good show and enjoyed a few stops to dig his nose in what is hopefully our last snowfall. No poops but many pees.