DISTANCE: 6.2 km DURATION: 58 minutes
Beautiful days like these are ones to savour. Especially because Calgary has gotten so much rain and sub-par weather this summer. Kahlua and I lightly jogged to the Elbow River in the sunshine. On our walk back home, we passed a tennis tournament where the dramatic groans of the tennis players could be heard from a block away in either direction. What a nice day. Good job Kahlua! The Scoop: 3 pees, 2 poos.
DISTANCE: 6.7 km DURATION: 1 hour 10 minutes
Bowie had a nice evening walk in addition to my run with her today. A double does of Bowie, what more could I ask for. She also got to eat her dinner from her Kong. She is quite talented. Thanks for the twice the nice time together Bowie!
DISTANCE: 8.7 km DURATION: 1 hour 6 minutes
Happy Monday!! What a way to get rid of the case of the Mondays - a run with Nell cures everything! We had a great workout tonight. The overcast and breezy weather made it even more enjoyable! The Scoop: 2 pees.
DISTANCE: under 1 km DURATION: 10 minutes
I had a nice visit with Nikita and Lucy this afternoon. Though it was short, I feel Nikita and I made a lot of progress. Today I was able to leash Nikita without a peep from her. I'm very happy and can't wait until our next visit!
Today was a tiny step in the right direction. No doggy business to report. Photos from archive.
DISTANCE: 7.7 km DURATION: 1 hour 8 minutes
Guess who is back? Well, Mira's regular runner Tracy is away after running 50K in Squamish over the weekend so I got to be Mira's running buddy today. Mira had a great run and it was fun reconnecting. The Scoop: one poop lots of stops to pee. Thanks for getting me out on this gorgeous day!
DISTANCE: 8.01 km DURATION: 1:32:18
Today Lucy looked like she was ready to do our usual 10km! I however, was not, so we compromised. We go as fast as I can until we hit 8km and then see how we both feel. We headed into the park to get some trail 'running' in while it's still dry, and Lucy loved the slower pace because it meant she was able to sniff more things! We ran a little bit, but mostly just power walked. We enjoyed what turned out to be a gorgeous morning, and even got a little hot out there! Two big exciting things happened today: 1) Lucy found a GREAT stick but it was too big and awkward for her to carry so she had to leave it, and 2) we ran into a herd of deer! They were right beside the path in some bushes and neither of us saw them until one jumped up and ran away! The other one was more curious and stayed around watching us before jumping off as well. It felt like like we were in a Disney movie! We hit 8km near home and by this point it had been an hour and a half and she was pretty hot, so we went inside and had lots of water and pets. Thanks for taking it easy on me Lucy! Be ready to run on Wednesday! 2 pees, 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 8.4 km DURATION: 1 hour 10 minutes
Rossi the stair master! I started with really sore quads and Rossi let me ease into it; enjoying running by the river and taking the occasional drink. When we got over to the Douglas Fir Trail however, he set a cracking pace up and down the stairs, he wasn't letting me off the hook today and made sure I climbed and descended at a respectable pace! He had me praying he would need to stop for a pee 🤣. I love the energy of this dog and the smiles you get with that tongue out when he's really hitting his strides!! Of note, his second poo was runny. He was otherwise moving well! The Scoop; 8 pees, 2 poos.
DISTANCE: 8.6 km DURATION: 1 hour 15 minutes
Another great run today filled with sun and comfortable temperatures. Bowie had lots of excitement with many other dogs out enjoying the paths. The Scoop: 4 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 7.4 km DURATION: 51 minutes
I had a fun run with Gogol! There was lots of sniffing and rolling around to start with, before we settled into a great pace. 3 pops and 2 pees. The icing on the cake was getting this great skyline photo of Gogol!
I have been looking forward to my turn pet sitting this great pair. Hello Ennis (Inny, as I like to call him as a term of affection️) and Stella Bear. We had so much fun over ‘our' long weekend together. Thursday night was a reunion dinner which included lots of Stella Bear hugs. Friday being a damp and cold one, we had a few little walks around the neighbourhood, just enough to get some exercise and get our business done. That evening was movies and more cuddles. Ennis also let me give him cuddles and then after that, everyday he woke me up and we started our day with a hug. Saturday was a much better day for a longer river walk. These two are such great companions and company. They listen to you as if you are telling them the most interesting thing in the world. Thank you two for a great sleepover. Hope to see you both real soon.
Pet Sitter: Michelle
DISTANCE: 2.5 km DURATION: 1 hour 5 minutes
Lola, you give the best ’Hello’s’. We are all set for our full hour outing today. The water bottle is totally full and we have some treats. The puppy play started only two blocks from home where we met up with Lola’s Jack Russell friend. He was at the end of his walk and pretty tired. No problem, Dad gave us the okay to check out your community off-leash doggy park. Lola had so much fun chasing a mini Bulldog. The perfect pairing in size. We spent the rest of the time in the park where Lola sprawled out and chilled after all that fun. Time for home sweet pea. Great to get some Sunday Lola love.
Kenny and Sully got 3 different adventures at my house tis weekend. We did Edworthy on Friday once the rain let up. On Saturday, we did an early morning outing at Nosehill and on Sunday, we went to an AARCS event called Paws in the Park. This event is significant to me because not only does it support rescue dogs but it is where I first learned of Dog Gone Running 5 years ago. I met a DGR Runner and shortly thereafter became a runner and 3 months later I co-owned DGR. I now fully own DGR and have been with Kenny and Sully for several years. This weekend was a first though as it was the first time Mr. Biggelsworth came to my house. Well, let's just say Biggles owns the place. My dog Teddy likes to lick him but basically he keeps a curious safe distance. Biggles also had my sons Ryan and Eli wrapped around his feline paws. Our days were filled with outdoor play with the dogs followed by doggy naps. Teddy, Sully and Kenny actually make a triangle when they lie next to each other. Thanks again to this fur family for helping me celebrate and anniversary with Paws in the Park, One never knows what moments change the course of one's life.
Pet Sitter: Ruth
DISTANCE: 7.7 km DURATION: 1 hour 3 minutes
Wow! What a beautiful day. A wonderful Sunday Fun Day Run with Nell. A few river breaks and stops in the shade but all and all, we survived the warm summer day! Thanks for the fun! See you tomorrow, Nell!
DISTANCE: 6.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 7 minutes
Leo and I haven't run together in forever! I was happy to see his smiley little face again and I think he was happy to see mine! We were joined with Steven, my pup, to try and liven Leo's enthusiasm for running and I think it worked! He ran pretty much the whole way with us as we weaved in and out of scooters, bikes, and LOTS of people. Turns out this is the night to be out and about in town. There were SO MANY things going on. The Scoop: 5 pees, 1 poo.
DISTANCE: 5 km DURATION: 55 minutes
Zenna and I always seem to get stuck in the wet and rain! But even with the rain a run with Zenna is just what the doctor ordered. I was feeling a bit stiff and her gentle and relaxed running style suited me just fine. She seem to really enjoy the refreshing rain, and was especially happy to see her mom when she got back home! The Scoop: 9 pees, 1 poo.