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 hour 4 minutes
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: 1 poop each, 2 pees for Sasha, and many, many for Molson. Thanks!
DISTANCE: 5 km DURATION: 1 hour 5 minutes
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.
DISTANCE: 7.56 km DURATION: 1:04:28
Molson has decided that running means starting by rolling over on his back and requesting a tummy scratch before he agrees to put on his leash. That starts his day off in just the right frame of mind and I even think he runs better after that fun start. Two poos today and many pees.
DISTANCE: 4.44 km DURATION: 1:01:20
After not seeing Molson for a few months, we started our day out with a toy and a belly rub. After I convinced him to stand back up and that the belly rub was all over (for now), we headed out. We took a ball with us and headed for the off-leash area. Along the way, we met a 9-month old Lab named Briar that Molson played with for a while. We turned home and Molson knew the way; taking us back for some more belly rubs. The scoop: 1 poo, 7 pees. Thanks for the great start today.
DISTANCE: 5.74 km DURATION: 1:02:38
Lots of friends for Molson to visit this morning. His favourite treat lady was out in the park and we stopped for a visit and a treat. Everyone seemed to be enjoying the morning and we had a nice run through the trees and explored the trails. One poo and 5 pees.