the joys of Go4aWalk? days #168 to #171: the calm before the storm


joys of

Go4aWalk? day #168 to #171 . . .

days #168 to #171 complete . . . an hour long pack walk on Monday where we explored a different side of the street in our neighbourhood.

Tuesday had us going for some off leash fun then a long Go4aWalk? GuessTination . . . more to come on that. 😉

on Wednesday we had just a short 30 minute walk and did a route backwards . . . Jake was pretty tired from the day before.  then a major rain storm hit southern Alberta later that evening . . .

. . . we tried to walk during breaks in between the torrential downpours.  today’s walk was about 45 minutes.  we passed a section of a road that had about 6 inches of water on it and Jake got to watch vehicles go through it kicking up lots of water.  one of the natural storm ponds had extensive flooding in it which was to be expected during this monsoon storm. 😉

for all those wondering how Jake has been handling the numerous thunder storms:

he is doing well and isn’t hiding under the sofa or bed at all.

mostly he is staying pretty close to us.

his pupils are not fully dilated.

his whisker beds are good.

his tail is not tucked.

our work is




photographed with the iPod Touch

the joys of Go4aWalk? days #164 to #167: the purple iris


joys of

Go4aWalk? day #164 to #167 . . .

day #164 to #167 complete . . . 65, 30, 60 and 48 minute long walks in the neighbourhood to end this week.  the rain returned with a vengeance to Calgary on Friday.

we walked to the bank on Saturday on a busy street.  Jake did very well. 🙂

during Thursday’s walk Jake’s nose was working overtime.  he had scented this amazing, lone purple iris . . .

. . . it’s always good to stop and

smell the purple