DISTANCE: 5.1 km DURATION: 59 minutes
Hurray, Marley and I just beat the downpour. When I arrived Marley was in the backyard so I got to have a visit with his dad and admire the clematis. We then headed wherever Marley wanted to go to keep him moving along which he did except when he had 2 rolls in the wet grass. He had some liver snaps to motivate him as well as some “Good Boy” encouragement. We saw a few dogs and some nice gardens but I think Marley and his garden were heads above the rest. Thanks to his mom for the donations to AARCS. The Scoop: 8 pees, 2 poos.
DISTANCE: 4.15 km DURATION: 57:53
What a perfect day for an adventure! Cooler than it has been so we set off at a good pace to explore the winding trails of Lakeview. Marley thought it was lots of fun, and enjoyed following along and sometimes even being the fearless leader! Enjoy your nap now Marley! Business Report: 4 pees, 2 poops.
DISTANCE: 2.29 km DURATION: 55:47
It was a lazy kind of Friday morning today! The sun was out, and he was truly enjoying smelling (and rolling in!) the roses. He wasn’t quite feeling the run this morning, so we took a meander around the neighbourhood and met some new friends (including a 3 legged dog!). Enjoy your long weekend in the sun Marley! Business Report: 2 poops, 8 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.44 km DURATION: 1:01:59
Marley and I had a busy day in the dog park as we met up with a whole pack of dogs who were out enjoying the morning. From a big Black Lab X to little miniature guys - everyone was happy to see Marley. It was hot so we stayed in the shade as much as we could. That keep both of us motivated and cool. One poo and 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.89 km DURATION: 1:03:37
Good morning Marley. It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m so glad it worked out for me to run you today. I think you were surprised not to see your usual runner Gabi. I love exploring new neighbourhoods and yours is a beautiful one. We set off west and you weren’t very keen to get running right away. We did a lot of sniffing and dilly-dallying until we bumped into RUTH from DGR and a bunch of dogs that you know!!! That was fun! After that we headed into Glenmore Park and ran along the reservoir. I gave you lots of opportunities to sniff everything and we kept our pace nice and slow. You seem to know the way back home better than I did as we zigged and zagged through the neighbourhood looking for a secret path way to get home. I think you were pretty happy when we arrived! Have a great nap this afternoon Marley! Marley's Scoop: 1 poop, 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.37 km DURATION: 1:01:15
Marley was a hot boy this morning. We enjoyed the sunshine and did a loop down the dog park where we met up with four happy dogs who stopped to visit with Marley. A little introduction to the owner who thought Marley was a very good looking guy. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.89 DURATION: 1:01:20
It was a perfect day for a run with my friend Marley as it was overcast and cool. These are perfect conditions for a big guy to be out and about. There were lots of other dogs out today. We had a visit with a pair of Poodles followed by a couple of Black Labs who were also enjoying the wet and cool day. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 8.30 km DURATION: 1:30:51
Good Morning Big M - I was looking for you in the window. Oh, there you are. All ready to go, and waiting outside adding little squeaks of delight. You must know it is the Friday to kick off Canada Day long weekend. To celebrate, let's head over to Doggy Playground (aka River Park). Marley put his speedy gear into motion when he heard 'Off-leash'. Everyone loves Marley! He plays with young, old, big, and small. He does fantastic at the off-leash. On the way home, we met up with lots of people & pooches that wanted to visit. What do you think Marley? Can we start the Long Weekend Mode early?😂 Let's just say our return home portion was not in a 'speedy gear'. The Doggy Business Report: 1 healthy poop and about 7 pees.
DISTANCE: 4.67 km DURATION: 1:07:57
Happy Friday Big M! Great day for Ducks & Fish!! Better even for Big Marley 🐾. I was outside changing my wet outerwear from the last run. When I caught a glimpse of Marley welcoming me at the window. ” You came!!...... Hip-Hip-Hurray! ......Let's go!!.” I get the picture, rain is no worries for you Marley. It really started to come down and when Marley hid under a tree, I could tell this may be a day to just enjoy the rain. We headed to the lovely alpine trail to get shelter from the rain but I did not calculate for the swimming pools along the pathways. Marley looked at me and smiled. ”We get to swim too! Fantastic 🤣. This guy makes everything great. The Doggy Business Report: 2 poops and 6 pees.
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.