DGR RUN OF THE DAY # 1
DISTANCE: 8.5 km DURATION: 1 hour 4 minutes
Mowgli & Pippin - the pocket rockets! Wowzers, I was not prepared for Mowgli or Pippin to take off out of the blocks with such gusto! These two are energetic little guys. I needed rocket sneakers to keep up 😳! Mowgli ran quite well though he did the occasional dart to chase a few birds and tried to bark a few squirrels out of their tree but otherwise he ran consistently for his time! Pippin gave me an excellent tour of the area showing me the canoe slalom course and the super cool fort by the river. He certainly loves chasing small birds and squirrels but if you keep him moving he's an excellent running partner. Thanks for showing me around Mowgli and Pippin! I hope you two love your new family member as much as you love chasing squirrels 😁 (Congratulations 🤱🍼). The Scoop: 2 poos, 8 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.77 km DURATION: 53:56
It was a breezy, sunny day with the furry boys. I learned my lesson by taking them out together that it’s best to run separately with them. They are darters - zig-zagging on the sidewalk; following their noses to an enticing smell and taking me with them. So it’s best to focus on one at a time! Pippin had an adventure in the big field east of the house, but we cut that short due to some deer on our path - making Pippin very excitable! So we turned back to the sidewalks. Mowgli had the better route, with the pathway going by the river so he could take a nice dip. And he didn’t tire as quickly, so good job little dude! The Scoop: 1 poo, 4ish pees each.
DISTANCE: 7.30 km DURATION: 1 hour
Today, we switched it up a bit, I gave these two cuties some more one-on-one time. Sweet Mowgli and I started off first and settled into a very nice jog. He found a pretty great stick to carry around on our run. It didn't take too long before Mowgli was tired, so we circled back. Next was peppy Pippin! He and I set off at lightning speed along the Bow. Boy, do these pups have some real nice pathways to run on around there! We saw lots of people enjoying the sun and the views. There was a couple getting their wedding photos, others kayaking in the river, and lots of people picnicking & helping out at the community garden. As Pippin started to slow down, we took a quick dip in the Bow before finishing the last few kms. I think they both loved their solos runs, and I hope we can run together again soon! The Scoop: 1 poop, 6 pees for Mowgli. Pippin had 1 poop, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.40 km DURATION: 1:03:21
These guys are some cutie patooties! Pippin and I took off first and got a solid few kms in before he was looking a little pooched and we circled back to get Mowgli. We then went in search of water! I read how much these two love the water and figured we had to try to make a stop in the Bow. After our little dip, they seemed a little more tired and our run turned into a jog and then into a walk. They may have been able to push harder but I'd rather be safe than sorry! Maybe it was the heat but the last 15 minutes were turbulent! These two can be a bit of a handful. They didn't seem to want to share the sidewalk with each other. I stopped and gave them a talk; it's always a good time when we get along! I loved running with these two. They certainly are a good looking pair. I can only hope I fit it with them! The Scoop: 1 poop each, several pees.
DISTANCE: 7.71 km DURATION: 1:04:51
Today Mowgli and Pippin were super excited to head out into their new neighbourhood again. Pippin and I went on a quick 2 km power burn before fetching Mowgli. Today I wanted to see how far into Pearce Estate Park we could go in our hour. We ran along the wild area first, and then it pretty quickly became a tour of all the swimming holes along the Bow 😅 Pippin wanted to swim out deeper so badly! Sorry boy! We toured through some wetlands and checked out the rapids before turning home. This was a good set up for the boys - Pippin can easily do a quick couple km and 4-5 slower ones, and Mowgli blasted through his 5 km and only started to slow down when we were a couple blocks away from home. It was a super fun run with these two! Thanks boys! Pippin - 1 poop, 3 pees, Mowgli - 2 poops, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.59 km DURATION: 1:02:10
Today I got to see my pals Pippin and Mowgli again! They were quite excited to explore their new neighbourhood! While the old one had lots of yards and people and cars to sniff, they seem to like the wild spaces of this one. I bet they'd just LOVE to go into the bird sanctuary! Pippin and I started off solo for just under 3km to get all of the jitters out and we scouted out a place to get to the river for when we had Mowgli with us. We picked Mowgli up and boy did they ever want to swim! All they wanted to do was go deeper into the water, but I was securely attached and No Fun Laura only let them go as far as their leashes. Sorry boys! We then found that the path is actually part of the Bow River Pathways so we headed towards the zoo until we had to turn around. We found one more really nice river access point (a boat launch) and enjoyed all the new sights (me) and smells (Mowgli and Pippin) of the neighbourhood. We went a pretty long distance, but when I dropped them off and was leaving, I heard barks from way above my head and saw Pippin in the window! Sorry boy! One hour in this heat is enough! I had a great time (as always) with these two. Thanks boys! I hope they had a great time too! 1 poop each, 3-5 pees each (I lost count).
DISTANCE: 6.02 km DURATION: 1:03:47
Yesterday, I felt that Mowgli didn't have a long enough run, so today I decided to leave taking both Pippin and Mowgli together for the whole hour. The first half went great! They were focused, energetic, and didn't get tangled up too often. We stopped at Prince's Island for a quick swim, and much to their delight, there were geese in the same pond! Pippin very bravely went into deeper water trying to swim at them, but he didn't leave arms reach because as ferocious as Pippin can bark, I think a goose would win that encounter! Mowgli also enjoyed the geese and swim, although he seemed more interested in barking AT Pippin instead of WITH Pippin. We stopped by the Running Room for pets from some co-workers, and then headed back home. The return trip was one of tangled leashes and distracted dogs! Mowgli got tired, I think, but whenever I slowed down to give him a break, he would very energetically dive into the nearest bushes or clumps of grass, so he may have just been messing with me! Pippin was hyped up on puppy power and zoomed all over. Nothing is funnier or more energetic than a puppy! Once we got back into Inglewood, the run went smoothly and before we knew it, we were back home. Thanks for the great run guys! I hope you both enjoyed it as much as I did! Pippin - 1 poop, many pees. Mowgli - 1 poop, many pees.
DISTANCE: 7.70 km DURATION: 1:08:05
Today I had the pleasure of seeing Pippin and Mowgli again! I heard the Pippin is quite the runner now, and oh boy is he ever! I took him first to wear him down before bringing Mowgli with us. He had so much energy that I decided to take him on a 'bear hunt' i.e. - to the zoo to see the bears! He wasn't super sure what he was supposed to be looking at, so I set him down and made him sit in front of the enclosure for a picture. We were outside on the path so it's not great, but in the very background of the photo there is a black bear, I promise! Then we stopped in the river for a drink and a cool-down before looping back to get Mowgli. On the way, we saw some geese and goslings and Pippin was VERY excited! We picked Mowgli up and headed off to the Elbow River paths to get a change of scenery for Pippin, and they were both so excited to be out that while we were waiting for a light, a fellow pedestrian who was also waiting turned to me and said 'they're very into it!' Yes they are! We enjoyed the quieter, shadier paths of Elbow River and the slightly more sedate pace Mowgli picked for us for a little bit before heading home. They are such buddies, but the way they show it is usually with play growls and snarls! They showed this off to many passersby, much to everyone's amusement. When we got back, they enjoyed some water the painter very kindly left out for them before I coaxed them inside. I had a very fun hour with these two buddies, and I can't wait for tomorrow! Thanks boys! Mowgli - 2 poops, many pees. Pippin - 1 poop, many pees.
DISTANCE: 4.93 km DURATION: 55:09
It was my first time running with both Mowgli and Pippin at the same time. All in all, it was not bad! Pippin was very energetic throughout the run; darting about to every smell; and Mowgli was happy to take it easy beside me. They were so well behaved around other dogs that we encountered on the trail, and both were loving the lawnmower at a condo we passed by. It was a pretty hot day! We did have to do quite a bit of walking - mostly for Mowgli. Pippin has unlimited energy. During the run, we took a turn down to the river for a quick drink. It took all my strength to keep them from jumping in! It would have been a perfect time for a swim. The Scoop: 1 poo each, 3-4 pees each.
DISTANCE: 5.14 km DURATION: 46:34 Mowgli
DISTANCE: 1.04 km DURATION: 16:57 Pippin
I was not prepared for how cute Mowgli and Pippin are! I think I was expecting them to be bigger, because I didn't even see them when I first got to the house, and then suddenly there they were! Big grins and ready to go! I took Mowgli out on his solo run first, and we had a blast exploring the Inglewood area. He took me on a big loop over to the zoo and St Patrick's Island, and he was just a dream to run. The few squirrel incidents were managed fairly easily, although every time we saw another I had to explain to him again that he is a sheep dog, not a squirrel dog! He loved rolling in the snow, and loved sniffing the newly exposed grass along the Bow River Pathway. I loved how well-behaved he was whenever there were other runners, cyclists, walkers, and dogs around. And of course, how cute and wonderful he is! On his solo run, he had 5 pees and 2 poops.
When we went back to get Pippin, he did not behave like a dog on the mend! If I hadn't known, I never would have guessed that he had stitches - his puppy energy overruled all else! He was so excited to be out that he kept tangling his leash up with Mowgli and me! Luckily, these doggos are just little guys so I ended up just picking them up out of the tangle and putting them down back in order! I was really careful with Pippin when I did this, and to their credit, they only got so tangled up that I had to do that once - all other times I was able to just untangle Mowgli and Pippin would become free. When we got back to their house, we had lots of pets and when I left, they were off romping around in their house. I had to laugh because I was so careful with Pippin on our walk that their wrestling and running looked way more energetic than I was comfortable with. Puppies will be puppies though! I had a total blast with these two today - thanks guys! Pippin - 2 poops and 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.76 km DURATION: 1:50:15
A very good friend of mine told me that dogs sniffing is like human's being on Facebook! Apparently Mowgli was more interested in checking out what was new in his hood’ than running😂 All good as it was a beautiful day and I myself wasn’t in any hurry. The two of us happily ventured out onto the river pathway saying hello to all the geese, ducks, squirrels and rabbits.😜 As we wandered past the zoo, I realized yet again I had gotten lost in the moment so we turned around and made our way back to Pippin. 😊 He was waiting patiently(not really😆) for our return and the three of us perused about for just over a kilometre. Again, we said hello to all the small creatures of the city.😁 It was so nice to meet you Mowgli and Pippin! Thanks for the entertaining adventure. 1 poo and many pees for Mowgli; 1 pee for Pippin. What a couple of cutie pies! Cheers!
DISTANCE: 7.24 km DURATION: 59:01
You guys are TOO CUTE! Hi Mowgli and Pippin, nice to meet you! Pippin was very unimpressed that we were leaving him behind, but I promise Pippin, we'll be back! Mowgli and I headed right to the Bow River Pathway and took off zoomin'! We passed by many other dogs out in Inglewood today; everyone was enjoying the sunshine! Mowgli loved all the fuzzy friends; he could have chased and herded them all day! With some weaving and bobbing through the crowds, we got ourselves on a great rhythm as we carried on with our loop. This fuzzy little guy sure can run! He pointed out every bird, squirrel, and rabbit throughout our run; I was amazed by how quickly he was able to spot them. We looped around 17th Avenue and back home along the zoo. What a cool run it is to be able to peek into the enclosures. Mowgli was very excited about the bison, but they didn't care too much for him. Their loss as Mowgli is a great little buddy! Once we arrived back at Mowgli's house, we strapped Pippin into his little harness and finished off our great run with a cool-down loop. These two are such sweethearts. I am so glad I got to spend my Sunday with them! Hope to see you both again soon! The scoop: 3 pees and 1 poop for Mowgli and 1 pee for Pippin.
DISTANCE: 7.45 km DURATION: 1:01:21
A playful day for me and the boys! It started with Mowgli, who was very happy to greet the sunny day. Today, he took to launching himself into the snow banks along the path, and enjoyed several good rolls in the snow. I did not participate, but it looked fun. Next, speedy little Pippin. There was lots of barking today which startled a few runners and walkers. Oops! He also enjoyed bounding through the inviting snow banks, and of course playfully nipping at my calves. What a great day with these two! The Scoop: 1 poo and 2-3 pees each.
DISTANCE: 1.56 km DURATION: 50 minutes
I was bit late with Pippin and Mowgli today so I decided to break their walks into thirds. They both went out the first 20 minutes where both of them did #1 and 2. It was actually quite funny because every time a car passed, Mowgli would get excited and start barking at it and this would set Pippin off until Mowgli snipped at him. Next, I did Mowgli. We did about 20 minutes of him walking on his own where we met a friendly Great Dane and another puppy. Mowgli was great with them and so friendly. I was a little worried since it's been awhile since we walked together but he was very good with all the other dogs we met. However, when we got back Pippin did NOT want to go outside and hid under the living room table where Mowgli barked at him. Eventually, we gave up. If we see each other again, we'll try Pippin first then Mowgli. Scoop: Mowgli: 2 poops, several pees. Pippin: 1 poop, several pees.
DISTANCE: 6.61 km . DURATION: 56:19
Apart from the brisk east-blowing wind, the boys and I enjoyed the mild weather today! Pippin and I set out first and he was a happy puppy! He happily trotted beside me. But what he really loved, was to run right behind me and playfully nip my calves. It made for a fun and playful run! Mowgli and I also had a good time together. We did the same bridge loop, just the other way around. As we ran along at a good pace, many birds were startled from their trees by Mowgli barking at them. Does he like them? Does he hate them? Tough to say! Mowgli seemed to be losing steam on our return home, so we took our time, and he was happy to sniff about and jump in some snow. I felt so proud to run with such handsome dudes! The Scoop: 1 poo each. Pippin had 2 pees and Mowgli had 3.