DISTANCE: 8.44 km DURATION: 1:09:02
Hello Moxie Girl! 😊 Who also came running to the door? Hey, hey Ziggy🐱! What a fantastic greeting. How is the gang doing? I truly feel that Ziggy thinks if he gets to the door before Moxie, he will get to go on the run. Maybe one day we can incorporate a little spin around the block. 🤞Happy 10th Birthday Moxie, you are looking magnificent. This gal has the body of a 3-year-old or 21 year old for us humans. Let's go for a celebratory run. I think Ruth may have worn Moxie out this week. Once we hit the first watering hole, Moxie was in vacation mode. I don't blame you Moxie, I understand you have some pretty fun celebrations going on this weekend. I must admit, I just love ’Senior Canines’🐶. Rest up, you are going to have lots of fun with Mom. The Doggy Business Report: 3 poops and 7 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.30 km DURATION: 56:48
By the time I reached Moxie's house at 1:30 p.m., it was close to 23C so I knew I had to build in a quick dip in the water for this black beauty. Ziggy was at the door pawing at me to let him come on the run but I don't think we would get too far with this fluffy kitty. Moxie and I retraced our route from yesterday with only slight variations through Confederation Park. Whenever it was possible, we stuck to the grass and shade to keep cool. Once of my favourite things is when we go through the painted tunnels that are extremely cool and dark. It is a small respite from the heat. The scoop; 2 poops and 2 pees. I heard that this is your 10th Birthday weekend and you get to go to one of your favourite places with your mom! I must say you are in great shape Miss Moxie! Happy Birthday sweet gal. I hope you have a fantastic celebration!
DISTANCE: 9.00 km DURATION: 1:00:52
The last time I saw Giant Schnauzer Moxie and her kitty siblings Ziggy and Felix was right before Christmas so with the warm weather today, it felt like many seasons ago. Moxie was very patient with me while I said my hellos to Ziggy and Felix. We started out slow and steady and once we weaved our way through the cemetery to Confederation Park, Moxie's only focus was going into the creek. Boy, was she a happy camper with a quick soak. I think the cooling effect also helped her pick up the pace for our run home, We saw so many friendly people outside today and everyone had joyful greetings for us. How nice! We made it home and once again I spent a little more time with the feline family while Moxie drank from her water bowl. How cute is her body position when she eats and drinks! The scoop: 2 poos and 3 pees. The good news is that I get to run with Moxie tomorrow.
The gang Zig-zag, Lix, Moxinator and I had one heck of a week. I think I’ll start this blog by saying that before this Friday, I was not a bog fan of cats, but after this weekend it’s all changed. I am now a cat lover, and a little head over heels for Ziggy to be honest. It all started the first night, I was sound asleep after a night of movie watching and 7–11 candy. A young Ziggy hopped up onto the bed with Moxie and me, and started cuddling with me. It was then I realized his gentleness and dog-like features. From that night on, he would watch TV on my lap, wait outside of the bathroom door for me and ask for a tummy rub on a regular basis. Like Gabby and Ruth have said, Ziggy is just like a dog. Speaking of dogs, my good friend Moxie and I were able to go out on a nice long, freezing cold walk every morning after breakfast. Although, since I didn’t sleepover on Christmas Eve I thought I’d make it up to Moxie the next morning by taking her on an extra long walk through the neighbourhood. Moxie was such a sweetheart the whole time I was there, always in a relaxed mood but able to play at any moment. Towards the end of my stay, I was pretty fast at getting her food ready. Last but not least, I’d like to talk about my buddy Felix. I feel like he was competing a bit with Ziggy. Every time Zig would leave the couch, Felix would take his spot. When I would stop giving Ziggy a tummy rub, it would be Felix’s turn. Kind of like a love competition, although no winners because Ziggy and Felix are both so loveable. Overall, I had a great weekend that consisted of lots of movies and snuggles. I hope to see these guys sometime soon!
Pet Sitter: Owen
Twas' the night before the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse... Wait a sec, it was actually 3 night before Christmas and I was lucky to spend time with three stirring creatures: Moxie the Giant Schnauzer and his fur siblings Ziggy (a fluffy Persian) and Felix (an orange tabby). It was so nice to have these 3 sweethearts to snuggle with and help me wrap presents. Moxie and I went on some nice long walks through the neighbourhood to get fresh air and then when we returned both Felix and Ziggy were keen for some attention. Ziggy (I believe may be part dog) because he loves attention and followed me around the home. Felix kept more of a distance but whenever I pet his head, his purring motor started. We watched the "I Love Lucy" Christmas special and I got most of my gift wrapping done. I must say it also was a nice escape from the Christmas rush and time at the malls shopping. I hope there are more opportunities with this trio soon.
Pet Sitter: Ruth
DISTANCE; 7.53 km DURATION: 58:34
I thought the last time I ran Moxie, about three weeks ago was the last I'd be seeing of this gentle giant for a while so you can only imagine my excitement when I learned I'd be reuniting with her. Even though a few things have changed in those weeks (mainly the weather, it even started snowing on our run), she greeted me like an old friend and we fell into a familiar pace running. We made our way through the cemetery, stopping to do some sniffing and to pee, then went to our old haunts in Confederation Park. Thanks to the weather, the park was quieter than we had ever seen, and so the two of us enjoyed a peaceful little jaunt around the park before we made our way back home. One poo and two pees for Moxie.
DISTANCE: 8.29 km DURATION: 1:02:23
The weather today was perfect for a run! It was chilly and sunny! Moxie and I ran at a good pace and ended up doing 8K in just an hour! She had two scoops and four pees. I had my camel-style hydration pack with me this trip, so we both didn't get thirsty! Until next run 😎...
DISTANCE: 9.71 km DURATION: 1:00:45
I am on a safari today on the lookout for the Giant Schnauzer. Based on my intel, I knew to look along the border between Highland and Tuxedo Parks. Eureka! I've found one. The locals call her Moxie. She is pleasantly domesticated, dare I say even affectionate, and responds well to her name. She shares her territory with two felines, one of whom is equally friendly, and doesn't seem afraid of my human presence at all. The Schnauzer is more than willing to accompany me on the rest of my safari, and makes for pleasant company. She is good at seeking out the local watering hole in the nearby wilderness of Confederation Park. She emerges like a wildebeast from the long grasses. Her stamina is impressive. She is definitely a fine specimen of her species. While I did collect two fecal samples from her, I disposed of them in the local trash dispensary. I was unable to collect any urine samples even though she tried twice to allow for it.
DISTANCE: 7.40 km DURATION: 1:11:25
Hey Hey it's Trail Tuesday, Moxie!! 😁 Moxie & I jumped into the Jeep and west we headed. Well, for about 10 minutes 'til we hit Nosehill. We did all trails today and what a great run we had!! Trail running is so different, I thought Miss Moxie would like a little switch up. Lots and lots of up hill and even some stairs but wow what beautiful views we had and so peaceful. I think Moxie had a pretty good time because she was asleep in the back about 3 minutes after we left the parking lot. A stop at home to brush out the burrs from Moxie's beard and also some belly rubs for Ziggy & Felix. Hope to have another Tuesday Trail Day again soon with Magnificent Moxie. The Doggy Business Report: 3 poops & 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.29 km DURATION: 57:34
Met Moxie today! We ran around Confederation Park and saw ducks, squirrels and plenty of other dogs. We made it about 4km before taking a quick break by a creek, Moxie pulled towards there to get a quick drink! She was so sweet and friendly on our run! I gave her an all natural duck liver treat at the end. She had one big bag, a small bag and 7x pees. It was my pleasure to run Moxie and I am looking forward to running her again!
DISTANCE: 7.15 km DURATION: 1:00:08
I've been thoroughly enjoying my runs with Moxie over the last couple of weeks. This gentle giant makes an excellent running partner with her calming demeanour and steady pace. We went out like we usually do today, heading to Confederation Park and stopping at the creek so that Moxie can hydrate and lay in the water, one of her favourite things to do. It was an uneventful run, and we stuck to the same route (more or less) that I've taken her on all of my runs. On the way back, we passed the same lemonade stand that we did last time, and stopped for some water and a dog treat. So it was a nice and uneventful run, which I'm glad for as my run with Moxie this afternoon was my last run of the summer before I head back to school on Wednesday. Thanks for the run Moxie, and here's to a great summer job! 2 poos and 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.04 km DURATION: 56:08
Hey there Moxie! Today was my second run with this gentle giant and we made our way out running quickly as she was super excited to get outside. We started off going towards the cemetery, We went quickly from one end to the other, before popping up into Confederation Park where we stopped for a little swim and a drink of water for Moxie. We looped around the park, periodically stopping at the creek for more water breaks. Moxie's almost like a submarine dog, lying in the water and pushing her snout down into the water. On the way back home we ran by a lemonade stand, ran by two girls who gave Moxie some water and dog treats. As we arrived back at Moxie's house we were happily greeted by one of the cats and spent some time playing before I was off. 2 poos 6 pees.
I'm back!! I decided to check back in at the M.F.Z. Resort for 5 days and 4 nights this week. The hosts as usual were fantastic. Moxie, the Magnificent Schnauzer, was my shadow. She came to work with me and never left my side. She would go straight to the back gate so I would not forget to take her and like lightening she was in the back of the jeep. I think she always thought 'are we going to Nosehill again? Oh I hope so!'. Fetching Felix, the ginger kitty, was my breakfast & dinner bell. I swear he has an alarm clock internally set for 6 (a.m. and p.m.). Ziggy, the zestful fluffy munchkin, finally got me trained to watch TV programs on my laptop. This cat is amazing, snuggles right in and loves to watch TV on the laptop while sitting on the keyboard. I always thought Ziggy wanted to cuddle but I really think he wanted his entertainment up close and personal. Hope to spend some time at this great resort in the near future. Such a super gang of hosts.
Pet Sitter: Michelle
DISTANCE: 7.06 km DURATION: 52:17
Pleased to meet you Moxie. I have some friends who live in your neck of the woods, so running around this neighborhood felt familiar. It was an early evening run with pretty clouds and temps around low twenties, but it didn't feel hot. We made a circuit from running over to Queen's & Confederation Parks, East to Centre Street, then winding a little bit to come back home. A fair amount of activity in the parks and quieter roads between squirrels, other dogs, squirrels, cyclists and squirrels. We even found THREE REALLY BIG & FUNNY LOOKING SQUIRRELS! (bunnies/hares) Moxie didn't seem to mind that they didn't seem scared. After wrapping things up, Moxie's business closed with 2x #1s and 2x #2s. You were a pleasure to run with Moxie, I hope we cross paths again soon!
DISTANCE: 8.31 km DURATION: 1:05:28
Hellloooo Gang😊. I was greeted at the door by Moxie, Felix & Ziggy. So great to see you all. Tonight I have a date with Moxie, we are going for a dinner time run. Instead of 'calories in' on a dinner date, us girls are going to burn up some calories. We headed out to Confederation Park and Moxie knew exactly where the water stops were, It had been a really long time since I had a run in Confederation Park so I was glad to be hanging out with a seasoned pro of the area. We had a nice run with several stops to have some H2o and cool down in the shade and then off we went again. Looking forward to our next dinner outing. I am off to have some dessert😉. The Doggy Business Report: 2 poops and 3 pees.