DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 7.4 km DURATION: 1 hour 12 minutes
Ready or not! Today was a day for the books as these two really showcased their different personalities and energy levels. Pippin was full throttle from start to finish. We saw a squirrel early on at the same time, and boy am I grateful I saw it first. Pippin doubled in weight and torque as he tried to chase after it! Mowgli was sad to turn around, but doesn’t run fast enough to travel the same distance as his brother. He took a couple opportunities to roll in the snow, and was a little more casual in his pace today. I had to bribe both of them with treats to get a decent photo of them as neither would sit still or look in my direction when I brought out my phone. At least the weather was nice today! The Scoop: Pippin pooped, and both pee’d lots, practically in the same spots.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 4.9 km DURATION: 49 minutes
Crispy 2nd run with Mowgli + Pippin today. They were both very well behaved and didn’t have a problem with shortening things up considering the cold. Pippin let the neighbourhood know he was happy to be outside, and after that he was running with his tongue out! Mowgli was pumped for his turn and made sure to get his best side in our selfie. Both pups made sure to get a pet break in around the half-way point, and only saw a couple cars to get excited about with quick correction. The Scoop: both took a handful of pees each, no poops.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 5.1 km DURATION: 52 minutes
Run Whiteout Fun! My first run with Pippin + Mowgli today couldn’t have been better conditions… for them! It was enjoyable going with the wind of the blizzard, but against it was sure tough on the eyes. Both pups had a blast and did what I’ve been told they love to do which was bark and run! There were only a few cars out to attempt to chase after, so for the most part the only thing they could heard was me. That was Pippin's way of telling me we were running into a dead end, and Mowgli's way of saying he wanted some pets and feet wipes. I spent a minute melting some ice from one of Mowgli back paws when we got back. Other than that, no issues today. I think both dogs were happy when I left as they went nuts saying “goodbye” as I walked out the door. The Scoop: Pippin had 2 pees, no poop. Mowgli had 1 pee, 1 poop.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 5.8 km DURATION: 58 minutes
T’was the day before Christmas Eve when all through Patterson Hills, not a creature was stirring except Emmy Lou and Michelle. It was a very quiet morning today, and the freezing fog dampened sounds that much more. We started our run off slow and close to the house, we wanted to see if Emmy was ok without her boots. I didn’t want to go too far and have to turn back. She was absolutely fine and took me on an amazing adventure through the trees and up so many hills. She is much happier bouncing through the snow as opposed to the sidewalks. We were almost home when a huge deer bounded out from between two houses and down the hill, right in front of us. I think we were both too stunned to react! I forget that there is large game hanging out in the city! Thanks for the run Emmy and have a wonderful Christmas! (I hope Santa brings you lots of treats) The Scoop: 5 pees, no poops.
Runner: Michelle W.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 8.4 km DURATION: 1 hour 9 minutes
Wind in the willows! It was blustery out there today! 😳 While I was head down, plowing into the stinging wind, Mowgli and Pippin were heads up; letting their fur get the full windswept look. They were only ducking their heads occasionally to scoop snow into their mouths. Pippin was his usual rambunctious self; charging out of the gate and letting everyone know he was out on his run. Last week, Pippin was all business but this week he was playful. Progress was slow at first while he jumped for joy to be outside and made random stops to roll in the snow. These two are definitely tough little runners! The Scoop: 1 poop each and. a few pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 5.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 19 minutes
Good Morning kiddos! Oh oh, looks like we better enjoy today’s weather as tomorrow may be verrrrry cold. Once more, we didn’t see many people out there. Everyone is hibernating already...lol. Like yesterday, we had a very quiet outing. We walked and trotted wherever the footing was safe. Oh my, have you seen the sunrise this morning? It was beautiful! I took some photos with pups to share with mommy. I was curious to see if there was a coyote on the lake. He wasn’t moving. Is he sleeping? No, we realized it was a rock. Kop was running and playing zoom zoom with the kiddos and was happy to get his favourite toy back. Of course, he had no intention of sharing it with Leia and Conor. The Scoop: Conor had 0 poops, 1 pee. Leia went out on an empty tank. Nothing to report for her.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 7.5 km DURATION: 1 hour
Pippin won the honour of going first on this run as he was the loudest. He sure is a little firecracker! He went full speed in search of squirrels and then surprised me with settling at a nice steady pace as we went by the fish hatchery area. Next up was Mowgli who took it at a more steady pace. She too started out fast and then fizzled a bit at the end so we did a nice speed walk home. we even found a lemonade stand but it looks like it is closed for the season. The Scoop: 1 poop for Mowgli and lots of pees for both Mowgli and Pippin.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY
DISTANCE: 7.4 km DURATION: 1 hour 4 minutes
After a big weekend event riding 200 miles on my bike, I was not sure how the legs would hold up so it was good being motivated by Icelandic Sheepdogs Mowgli and Pippin. The workout was less about legs and more about core as both Mowgli and Pippin are triggered by squirrels. Mowgli went first and I braced myself as there were squirrels running in every direction. We hit the pathway and it was gorgeous out. I think these squirrels sprints tired him out. Pippin was up next and he too made sure all the squirrels knew not to mess with him. We also went past what I would say is the scariest Halloween house but that did not faze either of the pups. Great workout with some fun-loving pups! The Scoop: 2 poops each and several pees for both.
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, 4 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.