Ollie is by far one of the easiest going dogs I have met. He really fits in well into our household and makes himself at home. He and my dog Teddy play but also respect each other's boundaries and lie next to each other while I am working. They also both love playing fetch so took turns with the Chuck-it and orange ball. We had lots of great outings including a trip to Canmore to get fresh air along the river. Ollie also did a 12K with me and Teddy over the weekend and probably could have gone further. He did really well on a few car rides. We went to Cold Garden Brewery to get items for the Doggy Dash and he was really well- behaved with all the other dogs there. I am sad to see him leave so am glad to know we have some funs together in our future.
Pet Sitter: Ruth
DISTANCE: 10.03 km DURATION: 1:22:01
The perfect recipe for today's run was adding 1 dog (Teddy) and 1 runner (Colton) to the mix. We had such a great time that this 10K literally flew by. I also got distracted so I think we went past Ollie's house on the way home for an extra loop. Ollie and Teddy did not seem to mind. Ollie is so light on his feet and Teddy just took a stop or two to rest in a snowbank. The Scoop: 1 poop for Teddy. 2 poops for Ollie, and lots of pees (they are boys after all!) Written by Ruth
I met Ollie and Teddy for the first time today. Teddy already knowing the drill was focused and prepared to run. Ollie was very excited hopping all over; not a care in the world. The boys had lots of energy and pulled for the first few kilometres but settled Into the run after that. Two squirrel sprints, one stick grab, and a roll in the snow later and we were backed home with only one detour around the block to find the house. I’m convinced Ollie knew exactly where to go but just wanted the extra time running. The Scoop: Ollie had 2 poops, 3 pees. Teddy had 1 poo, 3 pees. Thanks for the run guys! Written by Colton
Runners; Ruth and Colton
DISTANCE: 8.69 km . DURATION: 1:00:53
Oh what fun to see Ollie and get a chance to do a run with him! Ollie is a Golden Doodle (who looks a bit like a Duck Toller). I pet sat him over Thanksgiving so it was fun to see him again before our next pet sitting gig. I was going to do a walk/run with him but he decided we should run and who am I to say no. It also was an amazing outlet for me as my car got towed this morning from the gym. Ollie enjoyed prancing in the snowbanks and trotting along the back streets. We did the Glencoe stairs, ran along River Park and went past the library in our 1 hour tour. Thanks for being such a good stress reliever for me Mr. Ollie and doing a wonderful job on the almost 9K. The Scoop: 1 poop and 1 pee.
Wow, this has been an epic weekend with weddings, guests, Thanksgiving and puppy Ollie. I think he had a really good time with all the activity happening at my house. He enjoyed the extra attention from 20+ relatives in my home who wanted to throw the stick to him, pet him, and make him work for a treat or two (like my nephew Oscar). When Ollie got tired, he would lie down on the floor while we played board games. I think he enjoyed the sound of the conversation, the aroma of turkey and feeling like he was part of a big family. He also had another outing to River Park where he met a pup around his age and there was lot of chasing and wrestling that ensued. Ollie became quite good at holding the frisbee in his mouth and had great recall. The house is starting to empty as kids return to university and guests fly home. Ollie too will be on his way home tonight. It will be quiet but I will have some great memories. Thanks Ollie for being part of the fun and being such a good boy! The more the merrier!
Pet Sitter - Ruth
Ollie got to go on an official DGR run/walk today with DGR King Charles Spaniel Byrdie (read Byrdie's blog for all the details). He had a great time except for the car ride home where he lost some of his breakfast. Sorry Ollie, I was trying to drive as smoothly as possible. Most of the day was spent playing in the backyard with Teddy followed by visiting inside with lots of new faces. My nephew is moving to Banff so he was in town. Unfortunately, his car was broken into at his place in Kensington so Ollie was there to give him some TLC. My son's buddy Max also stopped by as he is at UVic but home for the holidays. Ollie was very excited to meet him. I think Ollie will be our Official Greeter this weekend as we have various relatives in town for a wedding and Thanksgiving.
This morning we had our first off-leash experience with Ollie and he was amazing. He loved catching the ball, playing with the Frisbee and meeting other doggies at the park. It was a great outing with Ollie, Teddy, my son Noah who his home from uni and my husband. Stay tuned for the next episode entitled "The Birthday Party,"
Pet Sitter: Ruth
With Thanksgiving weekend approaching, I have so much to be grateful for including the opportunities I get to pet sit dogs like this lovely Doodle pup named Oliver (Ollie for short). His family dropped him off last night and we took him for a walk right away to our nearby park. He romped in the snow while my dog teddy chased the frisbee. I think this tired him out and he slept extremely well in his crate. The morning started and I had a run with another dog so Ollie got some extra playtime with my son Ryan. I must say though, Ollie's favourite chew toy is Teddy. The photo above shows Teddy looking ferocious but he and Ollie play pretty gently with one another and Ollie lies down when he senses he is pushing Teddy's too far. He sure is one smart and easy-going dog. Teddy got a long trip to River Park with his brother so I took Ollie on his own private walk. He is easy on the leash and we enjoyed the scenery including my neighbour's cool snowman! More adventures to come.
Pet Sitter: Ruth