DISTANCE: 8.29 km DURATION: 1:07:47
Oooohhhh, today was quite the adventure! Rona, Gordie, and I made an effort to walk a few streets we had not explored yet so Gord got a little longer of a walk today than usual. There are a lot of fat squirrels running around (getting ready for winter I assume) and the dogs both seem to enjoy chasing them up trees! After we dropped off Gordie, Rona and I zigzagged through her neighbourhood. We found our way to Fish Creek and tried to stay on as many unpaved trails as we could. It was a gorgeous afternoon and just the right light for photos. Rona gave me some big smiles for the camera. She was a tired girl after her run today. It was great to see you two pups this week! Rona’s Scoop: multiple pees. Gordie’s Scoop: 2 pees, 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 8.29 km DURATION: 1;02:48
Gordie and Rona were SO excited to see me today! Both barked with glee and Rona ran circles around me at the door. Usually, I take Rona for her run first and then we walk Gordie but today we did it in reverse. This duo barked the first few minutes of our walk and had fun chasing a squirrel back up a tree together. When we dropped Gordie back at the house, I think Rona thought that was the end of her exercise. She howled at me in protest haha and was very happy when we took off again at a faster pace. We ran one of our old routes down to Fish Creek and climbed two very steep dirt trails just for fun. What a beautiful fall day and a heart warming welcome from these two pups 😊 Rona’s Scoop: several pees, 1 poop. Gordie’s Scoop: 3 pees, 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 8.76 km DURATION: 1:03:58
It was another beautiful day in Calgary and another lovely run with Rona. Today, we picked up the pace and headed straight to Fish Creek Park to enjoy the fall weather. We saw some crazy construction on our way to the park which made Rona a little bit skittish and she kept wanting to turn around to go back home. Once we hit Fish Creek Park, she was happily running beside me. We made a pit stop by the creek so she could have a big drink. I swear Rona knows the halfway point of every run, because she always picks up the pace in the second half and leads me back to her home. Smarty Pants!! Gordie was all about the treats today... expecting one before he put the work in. He had a pretty long conversation with a big dog through a fence. I’m not sure what they had so much to talk about? 🤷♀️ Rona’s Scoop: several pees, 1 poop. Gordie’s Scoop: two pees, 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 7.13 km DURATION: 1:01:06
Hi Gordie and Rona! It has been a while! It was wonderful to be greeted at your door today! Rona you were a little shy of me but you just had to remember who I was. You were ready for a run on this beautiful fall day. Rona and I both overdressed for this run. She INSISTED on wearing her big winter fur coat! Because it’s been a while, I decided to do a run-walk adventure instead of an all out run. I added an unexpected twist by dropping my car keys in the grass along the way so we had to backtrack a couple times before we found them. We still got in over 6K together before we headed out with Gordie. 🙌 Both dogs had their super sniffers on today and seemed really happy to soak in some sun! Rona’s Scoop: 1 poop, numerous pees. Gordie’s Scoop: 3 pees only.
DISTANCE: 8.50 km DURATION: 1:00:56
What a glorious day! Today Rona and Gordie got their sweat on earlier in the day and thank goodness we did as it’s 21C as I write this! Gordie had a nice walk around his neighbourhood and he was in full on “sniff mode”. It’s much easier for his little legs to get moving now that there is no snow for him to climb through. He had a nice roll in the last bit of snow in his backyard before I dropped him off and headed out for Rona’s run. Rona was hesitant to run this morning and it took us about 10 minutes to settle into an easy pace. We headed down to Fish Creek again and I could tell she was HOT so I made sure to let her dip her paws in the water. We did an out-and-back route and she was happy to roll around in the snow when we returned home. I let Gordie out again to bask in the sun while I wiped Rona’s feet. Thanks for a lovely morning you two! Gordie’s scoop: 1 looong pee,1 poop Rona’s Scoop: 8+ pees, 1 poop *I’m sorry I forgot to take any photos of Gordie!
DISTANCE:10.08 km. DURATION: 58:58
This was my first meet and greet with Rona and I really tested her, but not on purpose. She failed the 'stranger danger" test as she was at the door waiting, and happy to be leashed up and go for a run with me. She was probably confused by my smell. I had run other DGR dogs this morning, played with our two kittens, and then had lunch, from all of which I probably had lingering smells. I was familiar with running to Glenmore Reservoir from this area. I did, however, test Rona very well choosing this route as: (1) due to all the construction, there were plenty of trucks, loud noises, and workers. Rona was not bothered at all; (2) the path along 37 Street is part of an off-leashed area, with no fencing. Numerous dogs came to say hello and Rona was such a lady, not taking/making any advances and not barking; (3) water on the path...not an issue. She ran through it. Rona is such a sweetie and was a pleasure to run. The Scoop: 1 poo, numerous pees.
When Rona and I returned from our run I leashed up Gordie and we all headed out together for a walk. Rona walking in front and Gordie pottering behind, but the three of us walking at Gordie's pace. Gordie is such a cutie. We stopped and Gordie did a HUGE pee...for such a little dog. We walked up a hill and around the neighborhood streets, stopping to give the dogs some sniffing time in the grass, before heading home. Once back, the dogs dove into the remaining snow at the side of the house. This was so fun to watch them, their heads disappearing and their tails wagging high in the air. What a great way to cool off after a nice walk. Scoop: Gordie - 1 poop, 4 pees. Rona - 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.43 km DURATION: 1:06:11
Oh boy, oh boy, was it good to see these pups again! Rona was yipping and jumping around ready to run when I came through their door. We headed out to walk Gordie first. He was a little slow to get going today and had a lot of sniff breaks. The sun was shining and the ground was dry which meant clean feet for Gordie’s walk. We dropped him off at home and Rona and I headed towards Fish Creek Park. Today Rona and I ran for 10 minutes and walked for 5 minutes as it had been a few weeks since we ran together and it was quite warm out. We explored some trails in Fish Creek and Rona was really into the ground squirrels. We managed to find a spot of snow where she dove in to cool down. All in all, it was a beautiful day for a run with Rona. Gordie’s Scoop: 2 pees, 1 poop. Rona’s Scoop: 7 pees, 1 small poop.
DISTANCE: 8.05 km DURATION: 55:53
Rona wants to RUN! And so we did! This was my first meet with this gorgeous girl, I was warned she may be shy! Not today! She was excited by the door and ready to go. She led the run, taking me up the messy trail on Anderson Rd. It was a dirty one. I was trying to head towards the reservoir, but somehow I ended up back at 24, which ended up being completely okay. Rona decided to take a lay down break half-way through the run. Sometimes I feel like doing that too.😂🐾. Rona is an outstanding running partner; never pulling and never tangling herself. She is an amazing little runner. When we headed home, we got cleaned up then took Gordie for a pee break. Believe it or not this is my first time meeting Gordie. So adorable. Nice to meet both of u, thanks for the great afternoon. Rona had 5 pees, 1 poop. Gordie had 1 XL pee. no poops.
.DISTANCE: 8.59 km. DURATION: 1:02:23
Looks like Mother Nature has a few more tricks up her sleeve! It was a blustery run with Rona today. It felt like every direction we ran, the wind and snow were coming straight at us. We saw a funny piece of art on someone’s fence today as we headed down to Fish Creek. We enjoyed the twisty trails along the river before we headed back home to pick up Gord. As soon as we headed out with Gord, the sun came out (briefly) and the snow stopped. It was a glorious few minutes! Both dogs had their token “rolls in the snow” and at one point Rona bowed down and got playful with Gord. It was super cute! Happy Easter Rona and Gord and I hope to see you next week. Rona’s Scoop : 1 poop, 7 pees. Gord’s Scoop: 1 poop, 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.36 km. DURATION: 1:01:19
When I rolled up at Gord and Rona’s house, their two little heads were peeking at me from the front window. Once again, they were super excited to get out today. Rona wasn’t keen to run in front of me, she stayed behind me for a lot of our run........except when I surprised her with 5 grassy hill repeats down in Fish Creek Park 🤣. I thought we’d get in some new terrain today and work some different muscles. She was pumped to run up and down in the tall grass. The wind and snow picked up halfway through our run so we started our way home. Rona had her super-sniffer nose on today, stopping lots to check out the piles of snow. We took Gord on a bigger loop today. He really needs to come up with some new moves for me other than rolling in the snow. Haha! I think he was happy to get back home and out of the wind. Rona’s Scoop: 1 poop, 10+ pees. Gords scoop: 1 poop, 1 very long pee.
DISTANCE: 9.02 km. DURATION: 1:01:30
And we’re back to running in the snow!! Rona and Gord greeted me at the door jumping around and full of energy. I love how happy these dogs are when I come to take them for their exercise. Rona and I ran a familiar route today through Fish Creek, as I knew the trails would be beautiful with the fresh snow. We heard a very strange bird on our run so we stopped to try and find it in the trees (#failed). Rona was very hydrated today and left her mark in the snow at least 12 times. We picked Gord up and he dove into the fresh white stuff like it was his first time ever seeing snow. After a wet and sloppy walk, these two showed me their best smiles to earn their treats. Rona’s Scoop: 1 poop, 12+ pees and a lot of snow eating. Gord's Scoop: 2 poops, 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.89 km. DURATION: 1:01:05
What a beautiful sunny day. I planned to pick up Rona for her run around 1 p.m. when the pathways would definitely be melted of ice......But I didn’t factor in the WIND that seemed to pick up out of nowhere? Rona and I ran inside an invisible wind tunnel today. 🤣 We headed up north towards Glenmore Reservoir. I love exploring new neighbourhoods with Rona. She was easily spooked today by the wind and random things blowing in her path (garbage wrappers, leaves, empty drink containers.... ) It all made her jump and tuck her tail. Rona found some clean white snow to roll in and eat. Thankfully, as we headed back to home, the wind was at our backs and we could enjoy the sun a little better. Rona came on Gord’s walk after our run. Today. Gord was super sniffy with all the newly exposed grass. We noticed that the Easter Bunny had left some evidence on one of the lawns and this was a hyper-sniffy spot for both dogs. We sat in the sun after both dogs got their exercise and I cleaned off their paws. Rona 1 poop, 6+ pees. Gord had 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 9.17 km DURATION: 1:10:09
After battling traffic for 45 minutes, I was more than relieved to get to Rona and Gordie's house. It’s been a long week so I was so ready to get outside with a smiling dog to get my heart pumping and the endorphins going. Rona was a bit uncertain when I first showed up, not really knowing what to think of this stranger in her house, but once we started running she brightened right up and the two of us were off at a quick pace. We had a beautiful run, with the sun shining on us as we ran along the ridge of Fish Creek Park. The two of us probably could have kept on going and going for awhile, but we had to loop back to take out Rona’s older fur sibling Gordie on his walk. So we looped back, picked up Gordie and then the three of us trotted along, stopping to sniff and roll in the snow. Thanks for making my first day of spring break exciting Gordie and Rona! The scoop: 1 poo and 2 pees for Gordie. 1 poo and 3 pees for Rona.
DISTANCE: 10.31 km DURATION: 1:01:32
Good afternoon Rona and Gordie. Today Rona and I went a little further and a little slower. We also wanted to discover a new route so that’s what we did. It was a bit sloppy out and it was trying to snow ...but that didn’t stop us from having a nice run. Along the way, Rona caught her eye on a squirrel crossing the path and she was very interested in following it. We stopped to take a look and that squirrel chirped at us the entire time! We made our way home to pick up Gordie for his walk. There wasn’t much action on Gordie’s walk. He did his usual snow rolling tricks but I don’t think it was very satisfying for him. The snow is hard and unforgiving so he had trouble rolling around in it. When we got back into the backyard I let Rona off her leash and she didn’t want to go inside. Ha ha, I get it Rona! I love being outside too! Rona’s Scoop: 1 poop, 6+ pees Gordie’s Scoop: 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.41 km DURATION: 50:16
What a glorious sunny day! I was greeted at the door by two very smiley dogs. I took Rona out first. The sidewalks were clear which means we were able to work on some speed today! . Once we hit Fish Creek, our fast feet were slowed down by the very slushy pathways. There were a lot of other dogs out walking today and usually Rona keeps to herself but today she slowed down for a little Spaniel puppy. They shared a sniff (which was super cute ) before we picked up the pace again. When we got home, I decided to bring Rona on Gordie’s walk to give her a chance to cool down from her run. They both cooled down by rolling in the snow! We sat on the back deck in the sun while I cleaned off their wet feet. It was a beautiful day to be outside. Rona's Scoop: 1 poop, 3 pees. Gordie’s Scoop: 3 pees. I accidentally paused the run app while we were on Gordie’s walk, but I was out with the dogs for a total of 1:03 today (according to my Garmin)