DISTANCE: 4.6 km DURATION: 1 hour 4 minutes
Molson was happy to be out for this morning's walk and got lots of visits with every breed of dog this morning and watched a highly energetic Border Collie do laps around everyone in the park. He managed to ignore a noisy and aggressive dog behind his fence. I almost heard Molson say to him, " Relax, it is a nice day so enjoy it." The Scoop: 3 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 5.63 km DURATION: 1:03:33
A great morning to see Molson but also his little brother Ryder who just reminds us how cute Golden Retriever puppies are. Ryder is definitely a ball of pretty fuss as well as full of energy. Not sure if Molson has decided that is a good thing or not. Molson also met a little Bichon in the park who did his best Ryder imitation just running around and around. Ah youth! One poo and 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.73 km DURATION: 59:26
Molson and I went a little slower this morning. Whether it was the heat or he wasn’t feeling it, he seemed to want to take a few more breaks and we stopped and walked a few times. I will keep an eye on the pace on Tuesday and make sure we don’t over do it. I will keep you posted and it might be a good idea to see how he is feeling over the weekend. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.53 km DURATION: 1:01:43
Molson had a great visit with the dogs in the upper part of River Park. Everyone from very large to very small were out for the day. Molson was his usual charming self and got lots of pets and attention from other owners who love how friendly and approachable he is. One poo and 5 pees on this hot morning.
DISTANCE: 6.76 km DURATION: 1:04:05
It was a great morning; just the right Molson temperature and enough shade to keep us both cool. We visited with a beautiful Great Pyrenees who was out in the forest area. He and Molson had a good visit and then we were on our way. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.78 km DURATION: 1:02:36
A very hot one for Molson this a.m. We did as many cool spots as possible; running through the trees and aiming for the shady sides of the pathways. Molson did great - many many pee stops but no poos. And we had a few visits with the dog park dogs; both puppies and fellow mature guys.
DISTANCE: 4.13 km DURATION: 1:04:40
Double the fun today with two Goldens! It was a hot one today and Molson, Sasha, and I stayed in the shade and the cool grass as much as possible. There was a welcome water stop on the way and the pups ran into their old friend Maddie, whose mom had treats and toys to taste and play with. Every 10 minutes or so, it was time for a roll in the grass and a plea for a belly rub (well, ok, that was always a Molson request!). The two cousins were a joy to walk. They are so sweet, well behaved and did I mention very lovely. A gorgeous day to walk two gorgeous Goldens! The scoop: one poop each, two pees for Sasha, and many, many for Molson. Thanks!
DISTANCE: 5 km DURATION: 1 :05:00
It was really nice to take Sasha and Molson out together. I also had prospective DGR Runner Tara with me so it was officially a party. We went through the back woods of Lakeview enjoying our casual pace. Once we popped out on the green space, we ran into DGR Runner Nancy out with Marley. It is always fun to explain the family tree of these 3 related Golden Retrievers. As the saying goes, the more the merrier. A little bird also told me to expect another baby Golden Retriever in the near future. Well, this breed is definitely AWESOME! The Scoop: pees and poos by all. Thanks again to Tara for joining in the Golden fun!
Runners: Ruth and Tara
DISTANCE: 6.15 km DURATION: 57:09
Molson is one dog who knows what he likes. And belly rubs are at the top of his list! Going out for a mid-day run comes a close second. We headed west today, the wind ruffling our hair. What a glorious morning! As we neared the wide right-of-way, he looked up at me -- for a treat? No, silly. Take me off-leash. And who should we see up ahead? None other than Grandpa, Grandma and Sasha. Hugs all around, and we're off again, Molson leading the way along a narrow, rooty path. Pretty good speed he put on. I had a hard time keeping up. And then he went for his third favourite thing -- a quick dip in the pond to cool off. He came right back when I called him. Good Boy, Molson!. The way back was uneventful, but Molson was a bit tired so he slowed down and then basically announced, "That's it for today." Another fun run with one of DGR's most handsome dogs. The Scoop: one poo and 5 pees for Molson.
DISTANCE: 6.72 km DURATION: 1:00:09
Molson enjoyed the run in the rain. We were the only ones out on the paths which just suited us well. Molson did his pre-run rollover and then enjoyed a dry off, a scratch, and a pet on our return. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 7.47 km DURATION: 1:06:45
Molson had his usual happy guy start with insisting on a tummy scratch before accepting his collar. He does have it figured out and we started just the way he planned it. We met three very noisy Terriers who greeted Molson on the path both coming and going. Molson just seemed to say “what’s the big deal” then we were off. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 7.63 km DURATION: 1:04:40
What's the best strategy for Stampede? Run with a Molson and your day will be outstanding! This morning, my buddy Molson was waiting as usual by the front door. He insisted on a belly rub before our run and I happily obliged. Our planned route around the reservoir was blocked today and we were detoured -- not once, but twice -- from our intended destination. No worries though. Molson and I found a walkway on the east side of the reservoir that featured a Participark and a "wall of inspiration." Live, dream, create, we were encouraged. I'm not sure about Molson, but the wall definitely inspired me. We carried on through Bel Aire and watched all the activity around the new construction of gorgeous homes. Then we came upon a group of my friends playing tennis on the Bel Aire courts. Molson introduced himself to the ladies, posed for a photo, then grabbed a ball as if to say he wanted to play too! We took a similar route back, only this time we ran into a group of campers out for a bike ride. "Can I go with you guys?" Molson asked. Lots of adventures this morning, and many new friends for Molson. Good run too! The scoop: one poop, four pees for Molson.
DISTANCE: 4.50 km DURATION: 1:03:59
It was a perfect Golden Retriever morning with cool conditions and a steady rain - and of course Molson was good to go. It was not surprising that the only other dog we met was a Black Lab who was also enjoying the splashing through puddles. It was fitting that the rain stopped just as we got in - so a quick dry down and Molson was good for the day. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 3.13 km DURATION: 28:59
Molson and I stayed dry this morning as we just took off following the rain and enjoyed the cool morning. A couple of young families with strollers thought Molson was pretty cool so we stopped and said hello before heading around the reservoir. My battery died about 1/2 way but we got in about 6.5 km. No poos but many many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.67 km DURATION: 53:44
Molson was anxiously waiting at the door for me and we made a quick exit; hoping to outrun the rain. In fact the weather was perfect, and we enjoyed a good run along the golf course where there was a tournament in full swing. We also ran along the reservoir. There were no other dogs out today, and very few people,. Molson would run at a good clip, then stop to check out the tall grass along the pathway. That meant I had to run through the wet grass too. Molson knows all the trails around Lakeview and he was happy to show them to me. But as we got close to home, he stopped, looked up at me with those big eyes, as if to say, "Can we go home now?" Just then it started to rain and we called it a day. Good run, big guy! The scoop: four pees and one poop for Molson right at the door.