DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 5.0 km DURATION: 1 hour 7 minutes
Molson demonstrated a very unique skill that I finally recognized today. Our dog park walk involved a very nervous Yorkshire Terrier who Molson helped calm down and his owner said that was a very positive interaction as he is nervous around big dogs. This was the second time in two weeks that Molson has met and calmed down dogs who were afraid of big dogs. So that cool calm Molson demeanour might just be the road to be a dog therapy expert. Wow to Molson. The Scoop: 4 pees, 1 poo.
My son and fellow DGR runner and pet sitter (Ryan) & I had a blast doing some tag team pet sitting at Golden Central. This pack is comprised of Golden Retriever siblings Sasha and Molson and new pup Ryder. They are probably some of the sweetest doggies I know. Sasha has her special spot by the fireplace and she also loves head scratches. She may seem meek but from time to time, she will let Ryder know she is the boss. Molson steals my hearts as we have had years of walking/running together from time to time. He is a huge fan of belly rubs and his toys. He also is a pretty patient older brother to Ryder. They had so many wrestling moments until Ryder grabs his tail and Molson comes to hide behind me. The youngest pack member Ryder is one beautiful pup and pretty chill except when he wants to chew on Molson or try to see if he can eat Molson and Sasha's food. I had sporadic visits with this crew while Ryan spent the bulk of the time with them. I loved my walks and chill Netflix or Crave watching with the pooches. Thanks for the Golden fix!
Pet Sitter; Ruth
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 4.5 km DURATION: 1 hour
With both Marley and Molson's regular runners away, I get the pleasure of some time with my favourite Lakeview's finest Goldens (Marley and Molson). There were so few dogs and walkers out that I felt comfortable talking to Molson and Marley and even singing in the rain. We weaved our way in and out of pathways behind Lakeview homes and did a lot of puddle jumping. I picked up Marley first and then we made our way to Molson's where I got to meet his baby brother Ryder for the first time. Holy Cuteness Overload! My stay was short as Marley was not as enthusiastic about Ryder's attention. We kept it at a fast walk for Molson who set the pace. Both boys were a dream to spend time so the rain was not a bother at all. I returned Marley home first and then made my way back to Molson's for some extra puppy time and to towel down Molson who loved the extra attention. It was also nice to see Golden Sasha who was chilling under the counter stool. This is definitely Golden Retriever Road (see photo). The Scoop: Molson had 2 poos, 4 pees. Marley had 1 poo, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.0 km DURATION: 1 hour 6 minutes
Molson put on a great display of balancing his chew toy between his feet and rolling on his back so I just had to get a couple of pictures of this great juggling act. He then proceeded to do his favourite back rub so he is definitely feeling good about life. He met up with the Black Lab who once again decided that licking Molson was the thing to do - let’s just say Molson was tolerant. The Scoop: 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 4.5 km DURATION: 1 hour 6 minutes
Now that was a busy day for Molson with lots of visits. We met Audrey, a Bernedoodle - so hard to figure out all these mixtures. She was glad to see Molson and stopped for a visit. Molson also got a visit from a very friendly Black Lab who provided lots of kisses which I am not sure that Molson appreciated. The Scoop: 7 pees.
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: 5.1 km DURATION: 1 hour
Molson and I took it slower this morning - more walking than usual. Once we got going he was alright for about 20 minutes but then became very reluctant to continue and just decided to stop. I don’t want to push him if he his not feeling well or he is just feeling his age. He is such a great guy so slow and steady was today's game plan! The Scoop: 4 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 6.3 km DURATION: 1 hour 5 minutes
I arrived to a house full of dogs and Molson was in the midst of Sasha and Ryder. Molson was happy to be out on his own and had lots of visits on the dog path with a pair of Black Labs and a Poodle to say hello to. A quick stop to get a friendly pat and we were off home. The Scoop: 4 pees, 2 poos.
DISTANCE: 4.7 k DURATION: 1 hour 1 minute
This was the most vocal I have ever seen Molson. I am pretty sure he is just a little jealous of his new buddy (baby brother) who is getting lots of attention. We played in the backyard for 20 minutes, Ryder had some water and peed. Then, Molson and I were off for our run. We said a quick hello to Ryder to finish the trip.
DISTANCE: 5.63 km DURATION: 1 hour 3 minutes
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 minutes
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.