DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 6.9 km DURATION: 1 hour
Monday blues are definitely not a thing when you get to start your day off with Talus and Bowen! These two peas in a pod were exactly the kind of energy and happiness that I think everyone needs on a Monday! The sun was shining and the mountains were glowing; giving us a beautiful view on our run. Talus and Bowen’s sense of smell was definitely on point today as we had to stop what felt like a million times to have a sniff. And of course as peas in a pod go, when one pup had to pee, so did the other. Photos were a little bit more difficult to get today as all the doggies wanted to do was smell everything. But the sense of smell comes in handy because Tally and Bobo sure do know their neighbourhood well. They knew all of the turns they needed to take on our way home. Thanks for another great start to the day you two! The Scoop: 0 poops, but a million and a half pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 8K DURATION: 1 hour 1 minute
What a perfect start to the weekend with Talus and Bowen today! The two doggies were eager to get out moving as soon as I arrived, and lead the way the whole run! This was my first solo run with DGR, and thank goodness I had the pleasure of running with Tally and Bobo because they sure are sweet gems to spend time with. I could tell that they are true ski dogs because any chance Talus had to make some fresh tracks in the powder, she took! We went for a fun adventure, getting to know the neighbourhood and searching for as much fresh pow as we could! There were so many moments that I caught myself smiling because either the doggies were attached at the hip, or smiling themselves, and that is such a sweet feeling! Happy Weekend Talus and Bowen! Looking forward to our run on Monday. The Scoop: 2 poops for both, and many pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 7.4 km DURATION: 1 hour 10 minutes
The blue skies returned to Calgary this morning in time for a run with 2 of my favourite pups: Talus and Bowen. Prospective Runner Kathleen joined us on our adventure through a few trails and loops around 3 of the 5 lakes in Rocky Ridge. Bowen was in puppy mode and had a few sprinting moments. Tally loved sticking her nose in the snow. Kathleen got to experience why core strength comes in handy when running dogs when Tally and Bobo spotted a squirrel. Hold on! Both doggies and runners had smiles on their faces. What's not to like about this Monday with cool air, exercise, cute doggies and dare I say the promise of a Female Vice President. The Scoop: 2 poops for Tally and 1 for Bowen. Too many pees to keep count.
Runners: Ruth and Kathleen
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 7.5 km DURATION: 1 hour 3 minutes
First time running with Bowen & Talus (B + T) solo, and boy they are strong runners! I felt bad I had to slow them down quite a bit, as the snowy paths were super icy today. I thought I would become a human sled for the dogs down one of the hills. Lots of yellows patches for the pups to sniff, so we stopped and started a lot today. We mainly had the mountain view paths to ourselves this morning, so that was nice. We finished the run with some welcomed treats for B + T. The Scoop: one poop each, and a million pees between the two.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 8.6 km DURATION: 1 hour 13 minutes
Good Morning! A wonderful run with Talus and Bowen this morning. It was a little bit of an adventure for us today. We outran the rain on our way out and as we were heading back home we were confronted with some strong wind and rain. Both Talus and Bowen were energetic this morning and ready to get out for some fresh air. Talus seemed ecstatic for the temperature cool-down. We continued on a similar path as last Friday’s run to see where our path continued to lead. Before turning around, we ran a hill to burn off some of Bowen and Talus’s energy. Talus slowed down as we were heading home. On our way back, I did notice that Talus lifted up her back left paw a couple times. However, I checked and did not see any injuries (I notified her Mom when we returned home about it). As well, I watched Bowen’s right front paw and all seemed good, and I did not notice him favouring one paw over the other. Talus and Bowen were very well behaved and were great listeners today. The Scoop: Bowen had 1 poo, 5 pee.Talus had 1 poo, 5 pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 7.7 km DURATION: 1 hour 14 minutes
Good Morning! What a lovely run it was today with Talus and Bowen. Both were excited to see me when I arrived. It was a beautiful morning, and not too hot. Talus and Bowen were on Cloud 9 this run; sniffing out some new smells. On the run, we hit some more trail paths compared to community roads. We found a nice pond area to have a shade break, and some cuddles. On the way back, Talus was slowing down a little, whereas Bowen was eager to try sprinting. In regards to Bowen’s front right paw, I did not notice him running any different compared to the left. The one thing I did notice is when we were taking photos he did lift it up a little. I monitored on the way back to see if it was causing him any discomfort. Bowen appeared to be okay, and did not wish to slow his pace. However, we did take the run slower today to accommodate for Bowen’s injury. Both Talus and Bowen are amazing dogs. It was a great run! The Scoop: Bowen: had 1 poo, 5+ pees. Talus had 1 poop, 5+ pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #3
DISTANCE: 6.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 24 minutes
Good Morning! It was such a treat running with Bowen and Talus this morning! They were both excited to see me; meeting me at the door, tails wagging. On our run, the pace was fairly easy to accommodate for the heat. We took water and shade breaks to cool down. Talus and Bowen were having a blast sniffing out some new smells. We did run into some dog friends which Talus and Bowen were eager to say ‘Hi’ to, but were very well-mannered when asked to keep moving. Talus did slow down a bit mid-run from the heat, we found some shaded grass areas which she rolled around in. Bowen kept a consistent pace the whole run. All in all, it was a wonderful run. Talus and Bowen are such big sweet hearts ; it was great to spend time with them this morning. The Scoop: Bowen had + 10 pees and Talus had + 10 pess. Bowen had 1 poop.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 7.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 16 minutes
Today was a great run with the pups! Bowen and Talus were excited and ready to go this afternoon. We made our way through community paths; enjoying the nice warm weather. Both Bowen and Talus kept a great pace on the run with an occasionally zoomie session here and there. With the arrival of spring, Talus had lots of smells to enjoy. During the run, we were all excited when we found a garbage to unload some “carry on luggage” we acquired along the way. As well, we had fun working on some hill running. On our way back, Talus and Bowen were great helpers in making sure a Yorkshire Terrier found her way back to its owner, who it had wandered away from. We walked behind the Yorkshire Terrier, keeping a distance between us. Talus and Bowen were well-mannered and good listeners. It was a pleasure running with them today! The Scoop: Bowen had 2 poos, +5 pees. Talus had 1 poop, +5 pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 7.5 km DURATION: 1 hour 2 minutes
What a treat to get one-on-one time with Bowen this morning. His sister Talus was at doggy daycare so I got Bobo all to myself. I must say though, it is almost like having a PB & J without the peanut butter. On his debut solo run, Bowen was fantastic! He had some stops for a bazillion pees and sniffs but he was great about running when we got up to speed and in the zone. I had a couple of shoelaces that kept having to be retied and Bo Bo was super helpful by kissing me. He did great with dogs who barked at him from their backyards. We got some fun time on trails around the lake and finished the run with snuggles and belly rubs inside. Say hi to your sissy Talus. The Scoop: 1 poo and a million pees. So much fun as I have missed him!
DISTANCE: 8.01 km DURATION: 1:02:29
Today I had the pleasure of meeting Talus and Bowen! These two were SO excited to go it took a few minutes to get everyone and their leash sorted. We headed out and they were great tour guides of their area - I saw all the exciting smelling bushes and trees! We took it kind of easy so that Talus could rest her leg, and Bowen could stay beyond 5km, and I think it was a success because by the end they were tired (but not exhausted) and super happy doggos! They were great on their leashes, although Bowen would get a little impatient sometimes and by the end was tired of being tangled. He grabbed the leash and just shook it! So funny! I agree Bowen! Leashes can be annoying! Another amusing thing was that while there are some absolutely gorgeous parks and paths in their neighbourhood, all the ones we wanted to go down ended in dead ends! Hopefully once construction is done, they will be completed and we can continue our exploration of the area. Overall, I had a great time with these two sweethearts, and judging from their smiles and our pets at the end, they did too! Thanks B and T! 1 poop for Talus, none for Bowen and any pees for each. The photos are archived ones as my camera phone was foggy.
DISTANCE: 9.06 km DURATION: 1:00:19
The grey clouds threatened rain and blocked out our mountain views this morning, giving us a chance to appreciate the more near-sighted beauty of Rocky Ridge. Our run started at a strong pace with Bowen’s enthusiasm leading the charge. During the later parts of the run, we slowed down and took some time to stop and smell the roses. The wet summer sure has the flora blossoming with colour! The rain held off and the sun started to break through by the end of our run leaving us (Talus, Bowen, and myself) with big smiles plastered on our faces. The Scoop: plenty of pee breaks and a poop each for Talus and Bowen.
DISTANCE: 8.00 km DURATION: 1:00:50
Hip Hip Hooray! I got to be reunited with Talus and Bowen who had moved to BC. These dogs are true athletes and I always get a workout and huge grin on my face when I see them. They greeted me like I had been lost at sea and then found! Athletic DGR Runner Lauren joined us for our run and we hit some pathways with gorgeous mountain views. I tried to stop for water at Cafe Fresco which normally has doggy H2O bowls but there was a For Sale sign on the property. We slowed our pace a bit and made our way towards home for hydration there. The Scoop: poops for both pups and lots and lots of pees. What a fun time with Tally, Bo Bo, and Lauren; all true athletes!
Runners; Ruth and Lauren
DISTANCE: 8.77 km DURATION: 1:22:47
Today was my first run with Talus and Bowen. Both were waiting at the door when I arrived and VERY excited. There was lots of jumping around and kisses. As we headed out the door both dogs bolted down the street so I'm sure the neighbours had a laugh seeing me being dragged for a good block. We took about a KM or two to get used to each other as both dogs wanted to start at a full run and I was trying to get them into a rhythm. Eventually, they did settle down and stopped quite a bit to sniff and have little pees. The rain was much lighter so that was nice, it was a bit of a comedy of errors as well. One of the dogs had a poop and it took forever to find a bin, with it being so wet the bags split and I had dog poop on my hands and some on my clothes....so I'm doing laundry ASAP lol. Oh well, these things happen. We made our way around some paths in Rocky Ridge and added a bit on to make up for a slow start. Talus did slow down at the 5km mark and stayed beside or behind me for the rest of the run, Bowen was ready to go at all times with loads of energy. We finished strong and I think and hope both puppies were happy and tired....I know I am. The Scoop: Bowen had a poop but Talus did not. Both dogs made loads of stops to have little pees along the way.
DISTANCE: 7.83 km DURATION: 56:02
Record heat meant Talus and Bowen were not going to break any speed records for their final DGR run with me. That is okay as it gaves us time to just be in the moment and a shorter run meant we could have some soccer ball fetch in the backyard. Our actual run had moments of speed, leash tangling, and Bowen wrestling Talus so basically the usual shenanigans! There are so many bodies of water in their hood but a lot of them are stormwater ponds where dogs are not allowed so Talus found a small dirty puddle to roll in and she was in heaven. I had a great visit with their family once back at the house. Bowen even gave me a beautiful 2 paw hug and walked me to the back gate. Silly Tally was too focused on getting another ball toss. Love you poochies! The scoop: 1 poo each and a bazillion pees. Enjoy Vancouver; it is a dog's paradise. I know we will meet again but if you mom wants to send updates; that would be fantastic!
DISTANCE: 10 km DURATION: 1:04:37
I have only 2 more runs with Talus and Bowen before they move to Vancouver and today was one of them. I tried my best to savour the run in this smoky weather. Bowen and Talus were in the backyard when I arrived and they were jazzed! They were both jumping in the air and kissing me. Once we started running, Tally was really on a mission. Both of their speed got so fast I thought I might be dragged down one hill. Woah! Where are you going in such a hurry? I knew the answer to this question - one of the nearby lakes for a swim. I am a water baby myself so I was tempted to join them. Due to our early start, we went a bit longer but a few blocks from home, Tally had a bit of a limp. I am not sure if her paw stepped on a prickly bush or she just pulled a muscle from her early sprint. Rest up girl! Tomorrow is our last run for a bit. The scoop: no poops but every time Tally peed (7-8 times), Bowen peed on top of it. These two make me laugh! I will see you both tomorrow and we can get in some soccer post run.