Saturday, September 29, 2012

A Fun Adventure

John, Paisley, & I decided to go on an adventure today. Lisa told me about a place about 40 minutes from Lethbridge with water, sand, and lots of space to run. We can't go in the summer because dogs aren't allowed as people can swim there.  Wendy went with Coulee & Lacey and poor Lacey was almost attacked by a coyote! Fortunately, we didn't see any animals, just lots of birds. And one boat.

Paisley had the best time ever. She had never been on sand before. When we let her off the leash she sprinted around for about 5 minutes. She ran and ran and ran. She loved getting the ball from the water. She didn't swim exactly as she is still nervous when she can't touch the bottom, but she was closer to swimming today than ever before. We need a dog who will swim so she can follow it out to deeper water. I think that's all it will take.

After the trip to the beach, we went to Waterton. We got some lunch at Wieners of Waterton, wandered through the townsite a bit, visited the Falls, then headed out to see if there were any elk about. We didn't see any, but we could hear them calling. On our way out of the park we saw quite a big bear. I couldn't get a picture of him, but it was great to see.

All in all, a great day's adventure!

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Lost Soul 2012

John & Jennifer signed up for the Lost Soul again this year, but doing 100k instead of 50k. They had a great race! John had a few stomach issues again and stopped eating. I was really worried about him at one aid station. He was white as a sheet, and shaking uncontrollably. We forced him to eat some at that station, and he started to feel much better. The next time we saw him he was completely back to normal. His colour was normal, he was happy, and energetic. I was really happy to see that, as I was a bit concerned that he might not finish.

They came in at 17hours, 39minutes. That was way ahead of their projected time, so they are very, very happy. They also feel pretty good, considering they ran for 100k. John has some nasty blisters and general soreness, but no major issues or injuries. Jennifer has some sore IT bands, and a hole in one foot. John will certainly lose some toenails.

All in all though, a great job! They trained hard, and had a great race as a result. Congratulations!

Here they are with their new rocks. This is the last year for rock prizes, so it's a good thing they finished ; )

Just Pictures

Pupski & I walked around Sunridge a few days ago. I took my camera as I haven't been taking many pictures lately. I'm glad I did as there was lots to see.