DISTANCE: 3.3 km DURATION: 1 hour
Sasha and Rusty were a little tired this afternoon, so our walk was a little bit more of a meander than anything else, but I was more than ok with this as that meant more quality time with these Goldens. Today was all about ear scratches, sniffing around, greeting other dogs and truly taking the time to enjoy ourselves. Some highlights from today include a visit with another Golden Retriever, whom Sasha and Rusty were more than happy to greet, and a visit with an excitable seven-month old Black Lab puppy, who was greeted with a little less enthusiasm. Our walk wasn’t long, but what we lacked in distance, we made up for wth quality time spent. The scoop: 1 pee for Sasha and lots of pees for Rusty.
DISTANCE: 3.60 km DURATION: 57:02
Oh, hello Sasha and Rusty! Today was my first official DGR outing with these two Goldens so that I could get to know them better before I spend next week hanging out with them. So the three of us set off; going slowly so we could spend lots of time acquainting ourselves with each other. I learned that Sasha is both feisty and sweet at the same time, as she definitely has a mind of her own but is also a sucker for belly rubs and ear scratches. Rusty seems to be just a dependable and happy-go-lucky guy, and he just stuck by my side the entire walk; occasionally stopping to sniff out a tree and to pee. My outing with Sasha and Rusty was a lovely walk and I am excited to spend next week with them! The scoop: 1 poo and lots of pees for Rusty and 3 pees for Sasha.
DISTANCE: 5.85 DURATION: 1:05:31
I was so happy that I got to repeat the Golden party that Ruth and Bob had yesterday. With four such beautiful dogs, I think we really must be quite the sight! I even tried to capture it with a selfie. Amazingly I have all six faces in there, or at least most of Sasha's and my face. I also took a close-up of Roxy's face as she must have gotten into something green... Maybe it will bring her good luck?? We also got a great photo of litter-mates Sasha and Molson. Our happy pack walked through the green belt off-leash area, and surprisingly all four dogs were fine with staying on leash. We veered off and looped back via the Aspen Trail. And other than the odd moment where it felt like we were playing Twister, or maybe because of that, we all had a lot of fun at our Golden Party of Six! Doggy business: Rusty: one pee Sasha: one pee and two poops Molson: 2 pees and Roxy: 2 pees.
Runners: Ruth and Tammy
DISTANCE: 4.77 km DURATION: 1:01:51
What do you call a beautiful autumn stroll with 4 Golden Retrievers? The answer is a Golden Event. Today, Bob and I got to take out Molson and Roxy and their owner's parent's Goldens named Sasha and Rusty. As we traveled through the Aspen Trail, the dogs were very pleased with all the scents and Bob and I were thrilled with the sound of crunching leaves. With 4 gorgeous dogs at our side, we were quite the spectacle and we received many compliments like "Beautiful!." "What a crew!" "Impressive!" One gentleman commented that we had a lot of dog food to buy. We also ran into a family with a 4 month old Border Collie/Lab cross who inquired about our Golden companions. Coincidentally, their puppy was named Roxy so we got a photo of her with our Roxy. Today, Bob and I also had a great time catching up. Our DGR runners are amazing people! Good luck on your upcoming half marathon in North Carolina (#20)! I think Bob would agree, it was a real treat spending time with this foursome. The scoop: 1 poop and 1 pee (Rusty), 2 pees (Molson), 1 pee (Roxy) and 1 pee (Sasha). It was a bit challenging counting with so many Goldens.
Runners; Bob and Ruth