DGR RUN OF THE DAY #6
DISTANCE: 7.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 38 minutes
FREEDOM • FUN • FRIENDS That sums up these pups outing today. Just look at that picture of all 3 perfectly in line on their way to Nosehill. The ’horsepower’ behind this trio is amazing. At times I feel like a chuckwagon driver.🤣 The focus is unwavering when this pack gets the scent of Nosehill. Our serious face is on. We enter the gates and freedom flies free. The fun meter start smoking and is far in the red. Huxley, Sully and Aoife had lots of fun during their freedom portion. Then it was back on the leash to fly down Edgemont Hill. During times like this is when friends pull together. Our serious speed face came back on. These 3 athletes could keep up with the best of thoroughbreds. They just fall into place and move like a well-oiled machine. Well done Huxley, Sully & Aoife. The Doggy Business Report: Huxley had 2 poop, Sully had 1 poop. The pee business was very competitive today.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 7.6 km DURATION: 2 hours 17 minutes
Last Tuesday was such a fun time for these 3 DGR friends that it was almost a must to do again. EXCEPT the Tuscany Creek fire-water was not part of today's hydration. 3 litres of fresh filters H2o that Michelle brought and carried. Huxley, Sully and Aoife were ready to conquer today. We parked at the 14th Street Nosehill entrance and headed west. Boy Oh Boy, there were hills!!. Once we came upon Shaganappi, the Fur Babes were thinking that was it. Nope, my furry friends back to the Jeep. Let’s just say the hi-jinx was at a minimum and the pace at a very slow saunter. Did you have fun Pups? Pant pant and smiles. The Doggy Business Report: many pees for all 3. Huxley had 2 poops and Sully had 1. Each dog consumed a litre of water each. Time for a summer afternoon snooze.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 10.4 km DURATION: 2 hour 25 minutes
Hot Diggity Dog!️ That was one tongue danger today. Sully & Huxley had a blast today. These Blonde Ultra Athletes let Aoife join for a portion of their outings. Huxley and Sully torpedoed through Tuscany. Then the 3 hooked up and went to Scenic Acres. There were lots of new smells and the Canine Energy Meter was still registering high. Then it was mud bath time. Huxley and Sully appeared in a new suit of dark grey. OMG , Aoife was now a black dog. Even their tongues were black - like when you eat black licorice. We are headed straight to the creek kids - you all need a wee wash-down. Needless to say by this time, the energy meter was more on moderate. Sully was the most successful in transforming his coat back to white. Aoife started to shake off the mud. Hux Pup and those curls held that ’grey’ all the way back home. Sorry Mom, we had just way too much fun. I hang out in the backyard until I am back to blonde.🤣 The Doggy Business Report: the boys had comparative pees. 1 poop for Huxley and 2 poops for Sully.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #3
DISTANCE: 5.3 km DURATION: 1 hour 7 minutes
Sully, I have a game plan for today! Upon arrival and seeing those two happy Labs in the window I just knew Sully was up for some training. We did an easy jog over to Confluence Park. Sully had a blast playing with a stick he found. Then on the homeward bound portion, we did some speed work. Every block we sprinted full out. Then at the cross-walk, we would walk. Sully seemed to really like these sprints of speed. Plus, he can move when he wants too. This did tire him out and it was getting hot. Kenny & I strolled two houses down and had a rest and chat. The Doggy Business Report: all that was recorded on Doggy Logs was Sully. Kenny had no business to do at this time.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 8.7 km DURATION: 1 hour 1 minute
Sully and I warmed up quickly on this not so warm day. Even though the sun was out and about, so were some pretty heavy clouds, and it wasn’t as warm as I thought it would be. Nevertheless, we were covering distance quickly. Especially since Sully had fewer pee breaks than usual. Close to the the end of our run, I ran into a friend from junior high who was doing some landscaping. We quickly caught up, before Sully and I continued but it was nice to see a friendly face from the past. In the last 10 minutes of our adventure. We cooled down with a walk around the block. Great job today Sully! The Scoop: 3 pees, 1 poo.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #6
DISTANCE: 8 km DURATION: 1 hour 20 minutes
It was a Boyzzzz Day for sure. I do not know who was who's wingman? There were tongues wagging the whole time. The first pick up today was Sully. Sully could hardly contain himself. He grabbed the beach towel that was at the backdoor and was ready for another ’Party’. First off, I hate to say but there will be no swimming today. Sully, you indulged too much last time and your tummy was not happy. Off we headed to get the other partner in crime, Huxley. These two boys had so much fun on this muggy Thursday. Scenic Acres was not the doggy hot spot this morning. Maybe it isn't the hip place to be for Thursdays. The boys made their own fun and I think they have already made plans to hang-out for next Thursday. We will check out Sully’s neighbourhood then. The Doggy Business Report: neither boy pooped! But both had lots and lots of pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 9 km DURATION: 1 hour 2 minutes
Kenny and Sully were waiting for me by the window. They greeted me with friendly barks and tail wagging. I’ve missed those boys! Kenny watched out of the window as Sully pulled me down the steps and lead us out of the backyard. I wasn’t really sure where we’d be going today, but I knew I wasn’t going to let Sully tire me out. I was going to be the one doing the tiring today. It was hot this morning and Sully lead the way for the first half of our run. When we we across Crowchild, we faced some pretty mean hills. I’d hear Sully’s pants briefly stop so he could swallow his slobber then he’d resume panting heavily. He was a happy boy. It didn’t feel like we covered 9 km this morning, but I guess kilometres fly when you’re having fun. Great job today Sullivan! The Scoop: 2 pees, 1 poo.
We've had a very smiley houseguest for the past 24 hours... none other than Mr. Sully! It's pretty special when you've known a dog ever since he was a little puppy. That's Sully for me. And the thing I've always loved most about him is his constant smiling. He and Juno had a lot of fun playing for the most part. At one point he did get a little too rambunctious for her taste, but she barked her message to him, and he read it loud and clear. What a good boy! Now Sully, being still on the younger side, does like his fair share of attention. So if I'm sitting down trying to get some work done at the computer, I can feel his eyes bearing down on me. But the second I turn my attention his way, out comes that smile! And if I actually give him a belly rub or a scratch behind the ear, he is over the moon happy. I wish it was that easy to make people happy... like genuinely happy. It's true what they say about happiness and smiling, the more you give, the more you get back. Thanks Sully!
Pet Sitter: Tammy
DISTANCE: 5.38 km DURATION: 37:40
Here I was expecting Sully to be hard work, but I had an absolute ball with him. I laughed as he collected stick after stick. Seeming to get bigger & bigger sticks, which meant I was consistently stopping to break them in half so he could heel beside me. After returning Kenny, the snow was falling, but it stopped shortly thereafter, resulting in a slick & slippery run when I went out with Sully. I did not put traction aids on my shoes today...rookie mistake. I did fall once, but Sully stopped and by no means was this Sully's fault, just the conditions on a corner. Sully greeted other dogs extremely nicely and stopped to explore various smells. Lucky for me, I was holding on to the leash tight when a pika ran across our path. Sully did not jump up once, was beyond expectations, and was a pure pleasure. The scoop: 1 poo and 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.82 km DURATION: 1:03:40
I decided to change things up today and run Sully on his own so he would get better exercise than last week. Kenny was exploding with excitement and I felt bad leaving without him. “Don’t worry I’ll be back for you soon Kenny,” I tried to tell him, but I doubt he understood. He was a little frustrated with Sully on our way out as he kept trying to nudge him and get in his face. Sully is so happy-go- lucky. I don’t think he even notices when Kenny is warning him to stop, so I have to make sure to separate them before anything further transpires. Kenny brought out his red toy and as soon as I let Sully out he snatched the toy away for himself to show off. Sully really seems to idolize Kenny, but also loves picking on him in a playful sort of way. The sidewalks had improved drastically from last week - most areas were cleared or at least packed down enough you could keep your footing. I immediately regretted not changing into my running shoes, especially with the pace Sully was setting for us! I did my best to keep him at my side whenever possible, which meant I had to keep up! He loves to pull but I can handle him easily, especially on his own. I can’t foresee needing to use the shock collar at all when he is on leash. I quickly met another runner to give him keys for his run, and while we waited for him Sully had positive interactions on leash with a couple of other dogs! Great job today Sully! Now it’s Kenny’s turn, you can stand guard and bark twice as loud to make up for him. The scoop: 5 pees, no poo.
DISTANCE: 1.88 km DURATION: 28:00
I received a lovely message from Sully's human this morning, letting me know that Sully had acquired a new nickname, Sully the Destroyer. This mischievous little guy got into some things that are not meant for dogs and subsequently chewed up some bags, ate his brother's vitamins, and a whole box of cookies! Now I can't blame him for eating a whole box of cookies. I myself have done the same with Oreos... but it was in a dare! Luckily, Sully's tummy was feeling better this morning so off we went on a stroll around the block. Sully is still getting used to the leash thing so we had lots of stops to untangle legs and lots of sudden stops to sniff bushes. Sully doesn't quite have the leash manners his big bro Kenny does but he will get the hang of it in no time! Good job today Sully! Dog business: 1 poop and 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 2.43 km DURATION: 32:24
Sully, are you a gymnast? I ask this because you have a new signature move. It is called the "Sully Somersault." You seem to find some grass, stop, drop and do a few somersaults. There were a few times on our walk that you just wanted to chill in the grass so I had to pull out a few treats and tricks to get you going. We saw a flowing water fountain in a front yard and you thought we should swim in it but I persuaded you to chase me instead. You did get a little walking time to Indy's house so we could drop him off. I must say, he is not as tolerant of puppies as Teddy is. All in all, we had a nice walk looking at blossoming trees and some spectacular homes being built in your hood. I will not see you until you return from your bootcamp so have a good time and learn lots. Hugs! The scoop: 1 poop and 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 2.5 km DURATION: 30 minutes
I got a text from Sully's mom who said that Sully is getting in the habit of stopping and rolling around. With the warmer temps outside, I did not want to leave Teddy in the car after his outing with Kenny so Teddy joined Sully's walk. I thought Teddy could show Sully the ropes and keep him moving so it was pretty hilarious when Teddy drops right away to roll in the grass. He was not the role model I was expecting. Sully was pretty excited having Teddy join him and there were lots of kisses and jumping on Teddy who was pretty patient. Sully sure is growing and it will be fun when he is ready to join his big brother Kenny on his regular walks. Great job today Sully! The scoop: 3 very long pees and no poos.
DISTANCE: 0.96 km DURATION: 31:43
I was such a lucky girl to get to meet Sully today! What a fun, playful, energetic, hilarious, beautiful pup! I must apologize to you buddy, as I now realize I had your harness on backwards....sorry little guy! It was such fun sprawling on lawns, gnawing on fresh cut grass ends and chasing pine cones. A friendly gardener took a break to play for a bit and so did a nice neighbour who had lost her dog due to old age recently. Puppies like Sully make everyone's day brighter. He sure devoured his lunch fast - I barely even got a few pets in with Kenny and kitty while he chowed down! Hope you're having the best puppy nap right now Sully! The scoop - 1 large pee.
DISTANCE: 2.12 km DURATION: 29:45
Hello Sweet Sullivan! I think your humans had to give you a name starting with 'S' because of the 'S' swirled into your coat! (See pic.) And it might also be because you are so sweet, a little silly, and definitely a show stopper! Today a woman came to a stop in her vehicle and rolled down the window to tell us how cute you were. Then she couldn't resist it... she got out of the car to give you some pets and cuddles. There were also some lawn maintenance men who put down there equipment to give you some attention too. You were loving all the attention! As you should! It definitely re-affirmed the notion that everything is more fun with a puppy! Scoop: one poop and one pee.