I arrived to Zuli & Hunter's home and parked…..not a sound. I came up to the front door…...silence - not even a bark. Hey Fur Kids are you sleeping on the ‘Watch Dog Duty’? 🤣 Then, I was noticed at the front door and the excitement and vocal chords started a harmony. It was so lovely outside today! We decided to take advantage with lots of playtime in the great outdoors. On one of our outings, Zuli & I were playing around with my neck scarf. Zuli is such a gentle sweetheart. I wrapped the scarf around her and gave her a little kiss. Hunter came up to us and wanted a kiss too. That gave Zuli an instant injection of “Let’s Play”. I did not have time to take the scarf off before these two were romping and wrestling with each other. It was very entertaining. After Zuli won the wrestling match, she proceeded to go back into the house. Hunter and I played about the yard for a bit more and then he wanted back in too. The treats in the fridge had a good dent made in them. No worries, you won’t put on any extra pounds with cucumbers, peas and carrots. We all ate our lunch at noon. Hunter was rather interested in my lunch bag. . The Doggy Business Report: Miss ZuZu had 3 pees. Sir Hunter had 4 pees and 1 poop.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #5
DISTANCE: 4.2 km DURATION: 1 hour 2 minutes
What a gorgeous, sunny morning! There was not a cloud in sight. The girls and I are thrilled to see how green and lush Calgary has become with all of the recent rainstorms. As we leisurely trotted along, Gibbs stopped to sniff a plant and out of nowhere Toki launched forward pulling me with her. She was a foot away from catching a Robin!! It was quite an exciting moment in our outing. The rest of our adventure was fairly calm. I received a bit of bad news this morning and the girls could tell I was feeling a bit sad. At one point, Toki turned around and wrapped her arms around me and held me tight (Gibbons quickly joined the group hug). It was just the pick-me-up I needed for my Friday. Thanks girls for being the best running pals around. The Scoop: 7 pees for G and 2 pees for T.
I can hear you kiddos! I was talking to the humans too long outside the house and the Fur Kids wanted to be part of the conversation. Now how do you know that it is me, who is visiting?? Because Zuli & Hunter are ‘Smart Dogs’. Our time together today went by way too quickly. To start with, Zuli did something that made both Hunter & I stop, stand still and say what just happened. We were all outside and enjoying the sunshine. ZuZu was soaking up some rays near the evergreens. Hunter wanted to see what might be happening in Zuli’s part of the garden, so he trotted over. All of a sudden, Zuli jumped at him, in a puppy spring and then downward dog pose. Then, Zuli ran over to the other side of the backyard and laid down without blinking an eye. This happened twice today. Hunter stood like a stone and was not sure what Zuli was wanting. Huntie, I think she wants to play? Ha Ha. Hunter was harassed by a big black fly in the house today. How dare that intruder ‘buzz’ around Hunter's sleeping quarters. Hunter went back and forth from the patio doors to the front door. “Ummm Michelle……get rid of that thing that is disrupting my rays of sunshine and siesta.” Poor Hunter, maybe he/she wanted to be friends?? Hunter has enough friends and that black fly had to go. These Fur Kids are so much fun. Today's nutritional snacks were sugar snap peas for my Sweet Peas. One at a time was not an adequate dose, 2 and sometimes 3 needed to be doled out. Lunch was at 12:05 and The Doggy Business Report: 5 pees for each pup. Hunter had a poop also. Watch out kiddos, you may see me sooner than you think.
Pet Sitter: Michelle
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 8.1 km DURATION:
Kahlua and I had a blast together! The weather was just right and both of us were ready for a workout. Kahlua’s favourite was when we did sprints through the open parks - freshly cut grass must’ve felt so good on her paws! Since we were running at a faster pace, a water break was needed. She spent some time splashing in the icy river bank. The Scoop: 2 pees, 1 poo.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #3
DISTANCE: 4.6 km DURATION: 1 hour 1 minute
What a lovely morning! Conor and I had a really great walk today. We had a little bit of excitement in the form of a mom coyote so we had to turn around early and take a different way back to avoid her. Conor was super good and definitely was aware that she was around so she didn’t catch us by surprise. Can’t wait to see him next week! The Scoop: 1 pee, 1 poo.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 8.8 km DURATION: 1 hour 16 minutes
Good Morning! Miss Lucy was a delight this morning! On our run today we ran past the fence mural in Coventry, which was lovely. Lucy got to see the Calgary Tower, the Northern Lights and other interesting landmarks. Due to the weather, Lucy and I slowed our pace and took water and shade breaks to cool down from the heat. Lucy also rejoiced in some belly rub sessions in the grass. Lucy was wonderfully behaved and excited to be out and sniffing new smells. The Scoop: 2 pees, 1 poop.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 5 km DURATION: 1 hour
This blonde beauty was so shiny after his bath last week. I did my best to keep him out of all the puddles today. My friend and I started out on the usual dog pathway near home and then we veered into the wide and quiet neighbourhood streets for a little jog. My friend dictated not only the course but the run/walk ratio and pace. I provided him with water and he seemed to appreciate the intermittent slurps of refreshment during our travels. When Marley sits down and looks up at you with those loving eyes and a smile you can't help but kiss him. boop his nose and play with his ears and offer a treat. He is a sweet boy as well as a strong and determined chap with his own ideas. I'm always looking forward to Fridays when I can see his playful smile. Today, I left him pooped on the porch with mom and dad. Have a good nap, Mr. Marley! The Scoop: 10 pees and 2 poops.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #8
DISTANCE: 5.1 km DURATION: 1 hour 25 minutes
We are late late late for a very important date. Sorry Marley, we hit a traffic jam that made us an hour late getting to you. I do not know who was more anxious, Huxley or me . Since dogs have the fantastic ability to live in the future, Marley forgave us immediately and gave us one of those Marley smiles. We are in desperate need for a swim today. The mosquitoes thought we were on the ’all you can eat’ buffet. Swimming helped to keep them off the pup's fur. Momma Marley hard two great opportunities to play with pups. At the last swimming hole, she zipped over to the other bank when she thought a pup was being picked on. Everyone laughed and said ’Marley/The black dog to the rescue.’ Hux came back to me after his swim and was wondering what he missed. Haha🐾. The Doggy Business Report: Marley had one poop. Huxley & Marley had several pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #7
DISTANCE: 7.6 km DURATION: 1 hour 16 minutes
🤩Hot Dogs!!🤩 The Thursday Boys Sully & Huxley basked in the sun and smells at 12 Mile Coulee. That rain made the sweet green grass soo tantalizing to Sully. No no Sully, too much of that sweet stuff upsets your tummy. Huxley was showing all the highlights of HIS off-leash park. Over here Sully!! Come to this area.!! This is the best spot to sniff!! Thank you, Huxley, for the great tour. At the half-way point, the ’Hot Dogs’ tongues were out and dangling. By the 3/4 mark - Sully was very happy to stay by my side. Overload on the Fun meter, hey🤣? Let's say they were two happy dogs to hit the air conditioning. Their tongues touched the ground. The Doggy Business Report: a zillion competitive pees and 1 poop each.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #6
DISTANCE: 4.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 1 minute
Today’s adventure started out with a run-in with one of Gibbons’ old puppy pals, Goldie. This really had Gibbs prancing around and revved up for our run! We have been missing our time in Valley Ridge lately, but due to all of the construction we have stayed away. We decided to wander down towards the edge of Crestmont where Valley Ridge begins, just to see what was happening. The three of us gals built up quite a sweat as we ran down the hill. We took it easy on the way back up the hill as we made our way back towards home. Gibbons was not interested in playing in the yard today (the run and sun must have tired her out). Instead she sat by my side and watched as Toki and I wrestled with a few toys. See you tomorrow happy girls! The Scoop: 1 poop and 7 pees for G, 5 pees for T.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #5
DISTANCE: 2.1 km DURATION: 32 minutes
Miss Pinky, how are you this Thursday morning? A little liver treat was required to get her to see who was at the front door. Oh, hi Michelle. Sweet Pea, are you playing a little hard to get? Wink Wink. It was well worth the wait because Pinky's greetings are great. There were lots of tantalizing smells this morning. Pinky was nose to the ground and digging in deep to enjoy every scent. The Geese and families also thought it was a fine morning. When they would flutter out of the water, Pinky would immediately stop sniffing and look. It is always fun to have some outdoor time with Miss Pink. I wore my pink visor today just for our outing. Have a restful day. The Doggy Business Report: 1 poop & 3 pees.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #4
DISTANCE: 10.2 km DURATION: 2 hour 5 minutes
Mona and Gracie took Bowness Park by storm! These two gals had everybody talking about how happy they were. Their mood was infectious putting smiles on some rather grumpy mugs as they partied their way through the park! Mona and Gracie were the “Smile Ambassadors” giving a little hope back to some Calgarians who clearly have a a hard time as of late. It was fun to watch as they bounced in and out of the water many, many (so many) times but as usual Mona is the more responsible one of the pack and lets us always know when it’s time to hit the road.😊 Thanks for a fantastic frolic today my friend! 1 poo and numerous pees today. Cheers and have a great weekend!
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #3
DISTANCE: 10.9 km DURATION: 1 hour 2 minutes
Ella and I weren’t as fast and furious as our last run, but we still sped by other runners out on the paths. We went towards downtown on the river walk in East Village then crossed the bridge to the other side of the river where the paths were a lot less busy. Ella’s Halti seemed to be a little itchy today because she stopped a few times to dive nose first into the grass for a scratch. Besides that, she tried taking it off with her paws a couple times, but it never actually came off. As we made our way back home, we saw some police on horses. The horses caught Ella's attention, and we watched them walk along the bridge. Great job today Ella! The Scoop: 1 pee.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #2
DISTANCE: 4 km DURATION: 1 hour 1 minute
Up to the shaded paths by the hospital we went on this this hot morning. The grass and flowers on the edges of the paths were cool and a little wet, and Jasper enjoyed walking right through them. We took a break at the second benches where Jasper hopped up on the bench, and looked at me, expecting me to sit with him. But, I had to pass because the bench was soaked! We went a little closer to the hospital then decided it was time to turn around, but that’s when Jasper saw another bench. This time he just laid down at the feet of it. I bribed him with one of his cookies to get us going. Then, we made our way home with no more bench breaks. Good job today boy! The Scoop: 2 pees, 1 poo.
DGR RUN OF THE DAY #1
DISTANCE: 8 km DURATION: 1 hour 2 minutes
Juno was all smiles today as evidenced by the photos. And what is there not to smile about on a day like today? The sun was shining, the sky was blue and the trails called our names. The start is always slightly precarious; especially after a rainfall but once we made it down by the train track trails we were in a steady groove. We stopped by the river so Juno could dip her paws. On the way home, we also avoided the big Edworthy Hill on the road and opted for the steep trail hill next to it. Believe it or not but I have never gone on this hill. The shade kept us cool and Juno could not help but SMILE! The Scoop: 1 poo and a few pees.