DISTANCE: 6.82 km DURATION: 1:02:04
Oh Murphy, you are such a goofball! It took a lot of convincing to get Murphy running today. He was much more interested in tasting the leaves, grass, tree branches, sticks on the ground, etc. We did a quick duck into the off-leash area then down the road to the river! Such a beautiful sunny spring day! We jogged then walked then jogged again so we didn’t miss anything! There were a lot of people out and about to say hi to. Thanks for the great run, Murph! The scoop: one poop, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.43 km DURATION: 1:00:08
Today was the perfect day for a run. Murphy and I started out at a good pace and slowed a little along our way. We weaved through the neighbourhood and found our way to our usual turn-around point at the Wildwood Arts Centre. On the way back, Murphy wanted to rest a bit so we stopped and had a few treats before continuing back home. What a beautiful day! The scoop: 1 poo, 4 pees. Note: nothing on top of the fridge for a treat today or the last day. I’m curious if he is somehow getting the bone down before I arrive. Just wanted to double-check. Thanks,
DISTANCE: 6.85 km . DURATION: 1:00:02
It was so nice to see Murphy today! Wow, was it ever windy out!!!!!! We went to the off-leash area first to blow off some extra steam right away! Murphy seemed full of energy and happy to meet some other doggies. We cruised down to the river and enjoyed the view down at the water. Murphy found a stick and wanted to run with it for a while until he decided he better drop it to keep up! Great fresh air time with Murph today. The scoop: one poo, a couple pees.
DISTANCE: 7.12 km DURATION: 1:00:41
I made my way up the stairs to get Murphy and was greeted by the happiest dog in the world. His tail wagging all over the place. He grabbed a toy and we said our hellos before heading out the door. We headed out the same direction as last week. As I thought about where to go, he kept his eyes open for berries! He found some and I had to coax him off of them with a treat. Luckily, he liked what I had more. We made our way down to the Wildwood Arts Centre and headed back through the cul de sacs. He got a little tired towards the end and we slowed down. I still think we did more distance than last week though! Good job Murphy. The Scoop: 1 poo, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.26 km DURATION: 1:00:05
Murphy met my Chocolate Lab named Phoebe today! My sister is in town so she ran with us and helped me to introduce them. We first went to the off-leash area to get out their extra excitement and energy and of course, to socialize with the other dogs! There were many dog packs in the park and we had fun playing around with them. Next, we went down the road to the Bow River. It was a perfect running temperature today - not too hot, not too cold! Murphy loved running with Phoebe and if she stopped, he would stop and wait too! It was not a good day for photos as we were too busy untangling leashes! Hopefully, these two will get to run together again sometime soon! The scoop: 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.15 km DURATION: 1:00:33
Today, I went to meet Murphy. When I arrived at his house, it was very quiet as I walked up to the door and I wondered if I was at the right house. As I opened the door, he was so excited and happy to see me. He went and grabbed a bone to show me! (It wasn’t till after the run that I realized I think he got his post-run treat before I even arrived. Not sure how he got it off the fridge but he looked like he enjoyed it very much. We headed north towards Shaganappi Golf Course. We kept a pretty good pace on the way out but got a bit tired on the way back. We had a good time making our way back; jogging when we could and walking when he was tired. P.S. Murphy sure does love berries! He snatched them up whenever he could. The Scoop: 1 poo, 3 pees. Thanks for the run!
DISTANCE: 6.38 km . DURATION: 59:18
Murphy was so excited for his run today!! We ran through the off-leash area first. What a beautiful spring morning and so much more to explore now that the snow is freshly melted. Murphy had fun playing with tons of dogs in the park today. When he got excited, he spun around in circles. So cute! So much to smell and to taste!! We went down the Edworthy road next and back up. It is a great hill! Murphy and I went quite slow on the uphill. It was another muddy day. Murphy thoroughly enjoyed his run and some fresh air and I enjoyed the same and his company. The scoop: 1 poo, 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.35 km . DURATION: 1:05:09
Oh hi, Murphy! Happy Monday! So lovely to meet you. I have a very soft spot for Labs, so I am very excited to spend the morning with you. Murph and I took off exploring his neighbourhood of Wildwood. Now, Murphy isn't the fastest of pups out there, but he sure is steady. He set an excellent pace for our morning jog. It was enough to get a sweat on while he pointed out the various hot spots for sniff and pee. On our run, we were lucky enough to see Tammy and have a little chit chat as she drove by! I love spotting fellow DGR people when out and about. We toddled into the neighborhood of Killarney with a few stops for snacks and sniffs, before making our way back to Murphy's home. I loved spending my morning with this sweet boy; he is just the best! Hope to see you again soon. The scoop: 2 pees, 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 6.08 km DURATION: 57:54
As per usual, Murphy greeted me with enthusiasm and showed off his toys! We took a different route today. Straight into the sunshine! Murphy and I went exploring down a new path into Edworthy Park. It was an adventure! Tons to smell and see but it was sure mucky and wet!! It will be beautiful in there once it dries up. Back onto the dry sidewalks, we cruised through the neighbourhood enjoying the lovely weather. Murphy was on the lookout for things to taste. Luckily, no tennis balls were consumed today! I tried my best to dry him off before saying bye. And lucky Murphy will spend his afternoon licking the peanut butter out of his post-run treat. The scoop: one poop, 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.72 km . DURATION: 54:51
Murphy was so happy to get out on this fine day. We started off by going down the road in Edworthy Park that leads to the train tracks. Murphy was a tad hesitant because I think he knew we were going to run back up the long hill. But, we did it! Today, I pushed Murphy a bit and I took the lead for most of the run, but the weather was awesome so he didn't mind. There was only a few icy spots on the sidewalks that we had to be a bit careful on; for the most part it was pretty dry. It was nice not to be slipping everywhere without my Icebug spiked runners on for once. When we got home, he was very glad to have his peanut butter bone. Great job today Murph! 0 poos, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.41 km . DURATION: 59:12
What a beautiful day for a run! Murphy was overflowing with excitement when I greeted him at home. We headed to Edworthy off-leash area first. Murphy met a very nice Golden Lab and they ran and played for a few minutes!! I think Murphy was hungry today... he tried to eat everything he could find! First sticks, then snow, then a broken tennis ball. We continued our run through the neighbourhood and the air very much felt like spring. As we returned home, I could tell that Murphy was tuckered right out. I bet he will have a good nap this afternoon! The scoop: 2 poos, 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.75 km . DURATION: 1:02:21
Murphy was very excited to go for his run today! It was a bit icy today with all this warm weather!! Speaking of the weather, it was perfect!! We had quite the interesting adventure going down to Edworthy Park, Murphy loved seeing other dogs and people! For the last bit of our run, we ran downhill and had a relaxing walk back up the hill. Murphy showed off how smart he is by sitting for treats and shaking a paw!! When we got back to the house, Murphy was so happy to lay in his bed and have his peanut butter-filled bone!! Scoop: 3 pees, no poops.
DSTANCE: 5.88 km . DURATION: 53:45
Murphy greeted me at the door with tons of energy and showed off a few of his chew toys!! We headed to Edworthy Park and spent a lot of time running on the snow in the trails. We took a turn and it was too steep so we turned around and back up the hill we went! Murphy was very eager to see who else had been in the park today and spent a lot of time sniffing around and saying hi to other dogs. After the park, we went down the neighbourhood street and Murphy slowed right down! He was more interested in slow jogging/walking and exploring than he was running this morning. We had a great outdoor adventure together! I said bye to Murphy and left him with his bone filled with peanut butter. Yummy! The scoop: 1 poop, 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.58 km . DURATION: 53:11
What's up Murph! He was incredibly excited to get going today as he greeted me at the door with his tail wagging furiously. We exploded out the door and began our journey with great energy. We took to our regular route; going down the stairs on the way to the bridge that crosses the Bow. The trail seemed to have gotten more icy from the constant melting and freezing that took place in the past couple of weeks. Murphy did a great job today keeping pace; even when we went back up the slippery stairs. He found a few sticks along the journey to chew, but he'd never keep to one stick for too long. Like a kid in a candy store, he wanted to try them all. 1 poo, many pees.
DISTANCE: 8.03 km . DURATION: 1:01:53
Good morning Murphy! It's a beautiful day for a number of reasons! First, the sun is shining and it is considerably warmer today! Second, I have brought two friends. One you know, your buddy Juno. The other is new Dog Gone Runner, Alison! Third, we are all healthy and happy! So with that, as a pack of four we headed to Edworthy Park to start today's run. We zigged, zagged, and zoomed and by the time we were on single track, our nice little pack fell into line. We leashed up and did a loop around the 'hood. Any time the pack was split, the pups let us know and waited for us to re-band. It really was just a brilliant run, for no particular reason other than what's written above! Thank you Murphy, Juno, and Alison!! Scoop: one of each. Written by Tammy
Today, Murphy enjoyed some lunch-time sunshine and warmer weather with his friend Juno! We started our run in the Edworthy off-leash area and stopped to say hi to lots of other dogs. Murphy was full of energy and excitement and did a great job coming back when we called him for treats and praise. We continued our run back on-leash through the neighbourhood where Juno and Murphy sniffed out a cat. There was lots to see and smell as we ran along the sidewalks!! Thanks for the awesome first run, Murphy! The scoop: one pee and one poop. Written by Alison
Runners: Tammy and Alison