DISTANCE: 7.75 km DURATION: 48:00
Happy Sunday, Nell!! It was a very soggy run for us this a.m. It was pouring!! Now, usually we would have waited out the rain, but I was up and at it and figured what the heck, let's the go! It was very refreshing running in the pouring rain; despite the wet clothes and soaked socks. It was lots of fun. It was crazy to see how high the river has gotten over the past week or so; it was moving very fast. The high water levels led to a few pathway closures, but with a few slight detours, we were smooth sailing. Lots of squiggly friends accompanied our lovely raining run, the number of worms we dodged was insane. They are fascinating little creatures who thrive on the wettest of days! Thanks Nell for having a smile on your face the whole time this a.m, You made my day!! See you on Wednesday! The scoop: 1 pee, no poops.
DISTANCE: 6.10 km DURATION: 58:04
With yesterday’s rainstorm « mom » and I decided it was best to postpone the run to a better day, and thankfully, today was full of sunshine. I brought along Robbie, seeing as it was Saturday and he did not have to work. The girls were thrilled! The girls’ mom mentioned that Gibbons had been on squirrel duty all day; barely leaving the backyard. This ‘squirrel mindset’ carried over into today’s run, and had her dragging Robbie around like crazy (Toki and I couldn’t help but giggle). Gibbs would occasionally halt under a tree, staring up at the squirrels, not fazed by anything else around her. All in all it was a beautiful day for a run, with great company and so many kisses. We had such a blast! The scoop: 2 pees for Toki, 1 pee for Gibbons.
DISTANCE: 8.88 km.DURATION: 1:09:59
Happy Saturday, Nell!! What a wonderful SUMMER day for a run, wahoo!!! Summer has finally arrived. Although yesterday was the official day, we are celebrating today because neither one of us were wanting to brave the cold wet day yesterday. Today was so much better. It was hot and humid which led to lots of breaks in the shade. Slow and steady, enjoying the beautiful afternoon. The Stampede Grounds are coming together nicely. All the music and testing of the sound for the rodeo made for a very cool running atmosphere! I'm ready for the Stampede Nell. How about you?! I am looking forward to another run tomorrow! See you then!! No scoop today.
DISTANCE: 8.30 km DURATION: 1:10:33
Today I met Lincoln. He was very excited and even though it was pouring rain, he wanted to get going. We ran out towards 17th Avenue and zig-zagged back through the community. We crossed Bow Trail and continued on. I have not seen so much rain come down at once in a long time. We had the paths to ourselves and got used to getting soaked. For 7 years old, Lincoln’s energy is tremendous. He led most of the way and got a burst of energy whenever he saw another dog or person. Thanks for the great run. Hopefully the next one will be dry! The scoop: 1 poo, 7 pees.
DISTANCE: 3.97 km DURATION: 59:39
Gogol and I had a real slow run. he was super preoccupied with EVERYTHING. Smells, birds, gophers, rabbits, you name it, he wanted to chase it. We never really got up to our usual speed, between dodging giant puddles and examining interesting smells in the grass. He was particularly fascinated with all the school kids running to their parents' cars after school. He wanted to play and chase soooooo bad! He is such a lovely and friendly guy, if he wasn't so wet I'm sure he would have made a couple new friends today. Of course, right when we got back home the sun came out and the rain died off. Too bad Gogol was already super wet at that point. He was SO stoked to get back inside, I think he was hoping to see a familiar face. I'll be back Monday! The scoop: 2 poops, 5 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.76 km DURATION: 59:48
Oooohhh Charlie there wasn’t a whole lot of motivation to get outside and run today! It was a nasty one out there! We headed down the golf course hill and lo and behold a coyote crossed our path! He was not a shy fella! Once we passed him, he stopped on the road and howled at us several times so we got the heck out of there! We continue on into Fish Creek and even though it was raining, the sun came through a couple times making the world a brighter place ☀️ Then we came across a crane and a pelican in the river! The weather improved as we started to approach home and you were ready to be back for a good afternoon nap! See you Monday Charlie ....for our last run together. I am sure going to miss you buddy! Charlie's Scoop: 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 7.01 km DURATION: 48:50
Today I repeatedly told Lucy that 'rain is a good thing!' to get us through this VERY wet run. The skies just opened up and we were both soaked within the first half hour. As a result, we didn't take many pictures but I promise, she was smiling the entire way! We also found a very nice man in his garage who agreed to take our picture from the shelter of the garage. She loved all the puddles and little streams in the gutters and would very happily run through them every now and then. We turned back early because the wind was getting chilly and I didn't want either of us to get sick, and I think it was the right call because the look on Lucy's face once we got back home makes me think that maybe she's a water girl but not a rain girl? Poor Lucy! Inside we had lots of towel time and she felt so much better that she did a solid minute of zoomies! She acts like such a puppy sometimes! Once she calmed down and our hour was up, we did our usual 'obedience for treats' routine and I tucked her into her room, nice and dry. I hope she had a wonderful time and is all warm and cozy! Thanks for the run Lucy! I can honestly say I would not have run without you! 1 pee and 1 poop.
DISTANCE:9.02 km DURATION: 1:26:51
Shhh, everyone is sleeping except for the Portie Gang and Mom. Even though it was an early start, and it was raining, it was so peaceful. Shadow convienced me that there was no need to be such a 'Princess' about all the puddles. "Watch me Michelle, you just jog straight through them." Okay Shadow, let's get my feet wet! We did a couple loops of the pond and in that time, we only met Scotty & his Mom. It was the girls' time next. They chose the way and the Clubhouse was today's choice, not to the bridge. Not as keen to walk in the puddles as Shadow, the girls did really well even though their 'Hairdos' got wet. A good blowout maybe in order 🤣. The Doggy Business Report: Shadow had 2 poops and lots of pees. Java & Mocha both had 1 & 1. Miss Pink had just a pee.
DISTANCE: 8.08 km. DURATION: 1:00:15
Today I had the pleasure of meeting Mira! She was so excited to go - I don't think she even noticed the rain! Luckily, it was fairly light for most of our run, so we didn't get too wet. Mira totally welcomed me as her runner, and gave me a tour of some of her favourite places. Place #1 - the off-leash park! Unfortunately for her, I'm a worrier with other people's dogs (especially those I hadn't met before), so we ran by it and continued on our on-leash run. Mira really enjoyed the fresh air and all the smells that rain brings. There are some beautiful wild places in Tuscany that I wasn't expecting, and luckily, Mira knows her way around them otherwise I would have gotten us hopelessly lost. She is a dream to run and I loved how she would periodically look back with a big smile. I'm glad you had fun Mira! I know I sure did! 1 poop and 5-ish pees.
DISTANCE: 4.70 km DURATION: 56:15
It was Dog Gone Raining today! Particularly for Zenna whose curious nose had us walking squiggly paths around the grass in Stanley Park for the first 20 minutes or so. Once we got back on the path though, she happily cruised along beside me; splashing through the puddles and looking longingly at the river. Unfortunately, the rain never really let up so we couldn't snap too many quality photos. But the rain had most people inside so we enjoyed the peacefulness of the quiet paths. Zenna was clearly happy to be back home once we got there. Her patience wearing thin as I tried to towel her off. The scoop: 1 poop, 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 4.67 km DURATION: 1:07:57
Happy Friday Big M! Great day for Ducks & Fish!! Better even for Big Marley 🐾. I was outside changing my wet outerwear from the last run. When I caught a glimpse of Marley welcoming me at the window. ” You came!!...... Hip-Hip-Hurray! ......Let's go!!.” I get the picture, rain is no worries for you Marley. It really started to come down and when Marley hid under a tree, I could tell this may be a day to just enjoy the rain. We headed to the lovely alpine trail to get shelter from the rain but I did not calculate for the swimming pools along the pathways. Marley looked at me and smiled. ”We get to swim too! Fantastic 🤣. This guy makes everything great. The Doggy Business Report: 2 poops and 6 pees.
DISTANCE: 3.45 km DURATION: 31:17
Yes is was a wet one out there today, and Freckles and I tried our best to have a great run. We managed to fit in a 1/2 hour run while still enjoying the outdoors. The scoop: 1 poop and 3 pees.
DISTANCE: 3.85 km DURATION: 40:14
Happy first day of summer Rossi! And what a day! It is supposed to be the longest day of the year but we didn’t get to see the sun, just storm clouds out today. Since we got off on the wrong foot the last time it rained, I introduced Rossi to the umbrella and they became fast friends since the rain is basically his kryptonite. That being said, we really wanted to be out there for as long as possible because Rossi will be sure not to go out again, so we went a couple times around the block and gave him lots of encouragement and treats. Around the 30 minute mark the poor pup was shivering a bit so we headed inside and he got a nice towel-off. The Scoop: 4 pees, no poops.
DISTANCE: 5.43 km DURATION: 1:07:59
So last week’s comments started off the same....weather-related. I think life is testing my mental strength in having my last two dog outings in the pouring rain. It was only kind to worms and birds today. Not even geese were out on the pathways! So Kahlua’s outing was not as exciting as it could have been but she enjoyed the sniffs along the way. By the end, she did look like a drowned rat.. Two towels were used in the drying-off procedure. I hope she was dry enough in the house. Kahlua has 6 pees and one poop today.
DISTANCE: 8.06 km DURATION: 1:34:53
Is it in our DNA or what? I can say this because I’m a female. Mona and Reilly sure took their sweet time as we meandered past Market Mall! Especially when they saw SAKS! The two of them stopped and pondered a while. My, they have expensive taste😂. Anyways, when I finally got them to where we were going, they forgot all about shopping and the fun began.😊 With the weather not being so nice again, we found ourselves alone and it was fantastic! We hit the trails which meant some rather substantial hill climbing but that’s okay because we were all a little lazy today.😜 We hit the river for some water sports before making our way back home. Thanks for another excellent adventure ladies! 2 poos for Reilly; 1 poo for Mona, and many pees each. Cheers and have a great weekend!