DISTANCE: 4.08 km . DURATION: 1:14:24
I had a nice stroll with Kenny and Sully this morning! The weather was fantastic! Such a perfect time to go on a run! We started off slow and went with a steady pace for Kenny, then went for a dashing run with Sully! I could tell Sully had a lot of energy because we sprinted the rest of his run. Their smiles revealed that they had an awesome run. Lots of pees, no poops.
DISTANCE: 9.71 km . DURATION: 53:25
Happy Friday Lincoln! Everyone has their quirks,, patterns, and traits that are uniquely theirs, and dogs are no different. After running together consistently for over a year, I have learned all Lincoln's little nuances. For example, I know that Lincoln will ALWAYS poop about 1 km into our run. I also know that until he goes, our pace is all of the pace as he sniffs out the best place for a nature break. So our runs are very much a "before and after" scenario. After the business is taken care of, Lincoln settles into my pace and we have a great run. As you can see from the handy pace graphic Runkeeper provides, today was no different! We had to make some route adjustments because there were lots of other dogs out enjoying the mild conditions, and there were signs warning us of coyotes in the area. I cannot even begin to imagine the reaction Linc would have to a coyote. We immediately turned around!! A roll in the snow is another quirk of Lincoln's that is standard in the winter, and it's hilarious to watch, as long as I don't get tangled in the leash! Have a great weekend buddy, see you Monday! Dog Business: 1 poop, 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.06 km . DURATION: 1:00:46
Miss Byrdie is a very social gal so I knew she would be excited that I was bringing along another DGR Runner with me. It was Adham's first DGR run and he I think he was smitten by Byrdie right away! Outside the front door, we ran into a neighbour who also had to comment on how social Byrdie is. Most of the run was spent walking and discussing the various aspects of dog running with Adham but we did get in a few little sprints of speed. I love how Byrdie kept looking back at me when Adham was running her. Teddy also got the ball tossed to him and life was good! Thanks again to Byrdie's family for the generous gift card and the gift of spending time with Byrdie. Happy Holidays! The Scoop: no business to report for Byrdie. We had to be creative when Teddy pooped as I forgot a bag (signs of being too busy) but was able to use a tattered bag blowing in the wind.
DISTANCE: 7.38 km . DURATION: 1:01:16
My Friday run with Charlie was amazing! He was excited to see me when I arrived and he kept up a really great pace today. Sometimes Charlie prefers exploring over running but today he was ready to go. It was so nice out but the sun did not make much of an appearance so the paths were still covered in some snow and ice. Charlie loves the snow so this is a bonus for him. I, on the other hand, am trying not to hit a patch and slip and Charlie is always watching to see where I'm going so that keeps him on his toes as well. It was also very windy here this morning which added another challenge when you are running against it. Always a great time when I get to run with this guy so I can't wait till Tuesday! Charlie stopped about 6 times to pee and had one poo.
DISTANCE: 7.69 km DURATION: 55:25
Today was a run for sisters, as my sister Carolyn joined me and the Junos. And the Junos are pretty much sisters from other misters. They're very compatible and enjoy each other's company. Sometimes, they like to have a little bit of fun with other. Other times, they are just content to be near each other. I told Carolyn I just wanted to do an easy 7K run, and we ended up running that plus a little more. True to form, there was a little bit of stopping on the first half of our run. And then we fell into this "tight formation" as Carolyn put it; where any one of the four of us could reach out a hand (or paw) and touch someone. I tried to take a picture of this but somehow my angle was all wrong and the only face I caught was Juno F, looking like she was photobombing! Thanks for the great run ladies. It was the perfect way to end my week! Scoop: 1 poop and 4-5 pees.
DISTANCE: 8.78 km DURATION: 1:04:22
Running with Rossi is so much fun. Not only was he incredibly excited to get going this morning, he was practically prancing like a horse. We did the exact same pathway that we did last time with the exclusion of the trail runs to get a better lay of the land. Rossi is always very excited to be moving. He also has this habit of looking like a muppet whenever I toss him a treat which is always funny. Thanks for checking up on me when I slipped on the ice. Rossi, you're a lot more sure-footed than me! The Scoop: 2 poops, several pees.
DISTANCE: 8.26 km . DURATION: 1:11:43
Oh, hello my fav gang! How is everyone doing today? The Portie Gang were happy to go for their trot as usual and today's weather was absolutely amazing! We also got to enjoy the most amazing sunrise! We started slow, very slow. Weight or no weight, the gals didn’t want to do much today. Shadow was sticking at their flank, Two days ago, Shadow and I did an amazing 7km. I did not think it would be only a January 1st type of commitment 🤣. But no, to my surprise, Shadow was full of energy for his 2nd loop. That or he resigned himself to follow me😂). We ended up run a whopping 8km! Hurray 😃👏 He made sure to review all the pics of him that I was putting up on the blog! 😄 The Poop Report: Shadow had 1 poop and few pees. Mocha had a poop and 3 pees. Java had 1 poop and 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 9.27 km . DURATION: 1:04:45
Kahlua and I hit a new distance record today! She was in a really great mood and was smiling ear to ear when I picked her up for our run (I think someone is excited for the weekend!). We decided to do our classic loop: residential, river pathway, park, river pathway and back home. Kahlua couldn’t get enough! We even encountered a handful of dogs and she wasn’t fazed - such a good dog. I’ve come to notice that Kahlua LOVES running uphill, but going back down is not her favourite. Because of this, we had a few incline sprints and then took it nice and slow when it started to decline. What goes up, must come down! We got home sooner than expected, so we even did an extra loop just for good measure. Great job today, girl! You definitely earned a good rest this weekend. Xx The scoop: 1 poo, 2 pees.
.DISTANCE: 4.47 km . DURATION: 47:04
Right out of the gate, Gibbons decided today was all about her! She was not keen on my idea to head to Valley Ridge, so we stuck to this side of the highway. We ran into our neighbour friend ‘Milo’ who was out on his afternoon stroll. Gibbs took the lead for about 75% of our run, deciding when to walk and when to sprint. With all of the pace changes, dare I say, she was having herself a ‘Freaky Friday’. We had to cut today’s run a little short as the cleaners were a bit later than expected this morning, and I have an exam to get to... But as soon as I am done, I assure you we are going to get back out to enjoy the rest of the beautiful day! I am so happy to be back hanging out with my favourite Vizslas! Just 3 pees for T and 2 pees for G.
DISTANCE: 9.30 km . DURATION: 1:06:01
Just as Lucy and I were leaving, one large cheeky rabbit toyed with Lucy’s attention. Wow, they grow them rabbits huge up here!! Lucy’s ears and the little tuff's of hair on the top of her head were on ’interest overload’. Lucy knew it was ’run’ time but I think she was also impressed with the size of that hare. Two of him makes one of you😂. Off we headed to the pond and met sooo many people. Miss L loves people so she was in her element saying ”Hi” to everyone. She soon forgot about the giant rabbit when we had to stop and check in on the duck & goose convention happening in the pond. Wow, again so many ducks!! I think today's run is really Lucy & Michelle in Wonderland. Alice got lost. Even Lucy thought - that’s a lot of ducks!! Okay, sweetheart lets get back to reality. We found our way to the quiet pathway by the golf course for a reality check. All clear and all good🐾😊. Another great adventure with Lucy Lou. Just as we entered the front door - guess who was back!!! Mr. Gigantic Rabbit😳. Merry Christmas Lucy and your Humans. The Doggy Business Report: 1 poop & 2 pees.
DISTANCE: 5.72 km . DURATION: 58:40
Today, Zenna was in charge. She started out at a reasonably steady pace, while surveying all the new smells in her neighbourhood. But whenever she wanted a moment to sniff, we stopped. Whenever she wanted a break, we paused. Whenever she needed a drink, we waited as she took a mouthful of snow. We had a lovely Friday outing that felt more like we were earning a restful weekend with family, rather than crushing an end of week workout. I talked, Zenna listened. And we just wandered while we kept our eyes on the horizon. And what a gorgeous horizon it was. We eventually slowed to a stroll as I could tell Zenna was finished with trotting. Back at her home, we took a few minutes to clean up her wet feet, hand over a good scratch behind the ear, and possibly a liver treat or two. After all, Zenna was in charge. The scoop: 7 pees, 1 poop.
DISTANCE: 6.08 km . DURATION: 1:05:28
It is great to be back to see Marley . He seemed to be happy to see me and we had an energetic run down to the dog park and around the reservoir. And even better, we had a visit with Molson who was out with Lindsay. So much fun to see them chase and roll in the snow and do what dogs do best. One poo and many pees.
DISTANCE: 6.30 km . DURATION: 53:32
Dang Gogol, you're looking fly with those new booties on. Blue looks great on you. When I was putting them on, he was acting all shy and embarrassed, but once I got them all on his paws, he was totally feeling himself. Today, I was just walking, while Gogol was off-leash playing in the snow for most of the run. I wanted to make sure I did at least 6km to feel better about myself but Gogol did a whole lot more than that. Occasionally, I had to jog a little, but for a majority of the time I was exercising my speed-walking skills. 2 poos. 4 pees.
DISTANCE: 6.85 km DURATION: 1:22:47
I’m giving our run 2 thumbs up today👍🏿👍🏿! I think we killed it! We went farther in a shorter amount of time and I’m just going to say that’s a win-win in my books!😁 I did however have a couple epiphanies today; 1) Polaris won’t put on her harness until Kobe has a leash attached to him😂. 2) Polaris and Kobe are good for 4 km and then all focus is lost (we are working on that) and finally DON’T look them in the eyes when you're running or else they stop and won’t move until you give them a treat!😆 So in a nutshell, I’m going to say that they know me well and have me wrapped around their paws! Fantastic work today kids! I had a great time as always. 2 poos for Polaris, none for Kobe, and several pees each. Cheers!
DISTANCE: 4.56 km DURATION: 1:00:54
It's the last edition of ’Thursdays with Marley’ for a while. Miss M. and I chatted our way through Griffith Woods and I was not going to rush my time with her. We have this game we like to play. Marley is off-leash having a sniff-about and I call ”Missy Moe Moe” (my pet name for her) and she comes barreling back with such a big grin. I then proceed to tell her how ’fast’ she is, with lots of praise. We do this over and over again. What I was not aware of today was a couple who were walking far enough behind us that I did not notice them. They could hear and see Marley & me playing our game. We gave them a good chuckle for the day. Dogs understand human talk much better than humans understand canine lingo. 😊 Going to miss you bunches Marley. See you in March😘. The Doggy Business Report: 5 pees & 1 poop.