#100 of our
we did a lot of stuff. we started
Jake’s precious day with some off leash
fun somewhere popular. can you guess where we went?
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since we began our commitment to walk Jake for at least 30 minutes every day.
the first big thing was that we finally have a name for what we’re doing:
we’re calling it “Go4aWalk?“
this name stuck because that’s what we usually say to Jake just before we take him for a walk . . .
and yes he almost always does a head tilt when we say that.
over the past 100 days Jake has experienced -30 to +19 degree Celsius temperatures
winds from dead calm to gusts up to 70 kilometres per hour and
lighting conditions from morning sunrise to several hours after sunset.
( no animals were harmed during this time . . . can’t say the same for the humans.)
having folks take an active interest in our journey has given us the motivation to continue . . .
day #62 complete . . . to walk or not to walk?
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we always appreciate every comment and the words of encouragement we receive . . .
several pep talks were required to screw our courage to the sticking place . . .
& we were thankful because several times we enjoyed beautiful sunsets.
through it all Jake remained our faithful companion
always ready with a head tilt of enthusiasm,
a few licks of gratitude and
a sigh of contentment.
here’s to the
last night here in Calgary
wreaked havoc on the power grid.
our power was out from about 03:05 until almost 03:30.
Jake, the littlest bobo, quickly grew tired of hearing the fire alarm chirping.
when we went out for his morning ritual a thin glazing of ice covered everything. this made
for some interesting moments as Jake skated across the sidewalk straight into the grass . . . think Bambi.
we waited most of the day for the temperatures to climb & the ice to melt which meant keeping Jake occupied with games until . . .
. . . the magic words were spoken . . .
“Jake . . . go for a walk?”
day #94 complete . . . walked for about 45 minutes with 67 check-ins . . . the power poles were humming from all the freezing rainfall thawing . . . we heard, then saw, fifty songbirds in a bush . . . Jake seem particularly interested in them but they were not interested in him. as we walked back we stopped to listen to the power pole hum again. this time Jake seemed to be more intrigued, he was happy to be out.
was the Easter holiday
long weekend which meant
some extra challenges during our walks.
there were loads more folks out enjoying the warm
Calgary weather & taking advantage of the opportunity to walk their dogs.
day #89 complete . . . began with a beautiful sunrise so we enjoyed a relaxed 30 minute walk with 46 check-ins. when you’re a dog it’s just nice to stop and smell the pee-mail. later Jake got to meet one of his favourite humans on the planet, our friend and former NASA rocket scientist.
day #90 complete . . . was a casual 30 minute walk with 47 check-ins. decided on a leisurely pace after a fun night of math problems with our NASA friend. it was a quiet Easter Sunday with a lovely brunch with family.
day #91 complete . . . although it was very sunny there was a cool wind blowing. we all walked (pack walk) for 1 hour with 69 check-ins. we stopped often to talk and catch up on our week.
day #92 complete . . . summer had arrived in Calgary…for today only. the temperature reached 19 degrees Celsius during our 37 minute casual walk. there were 47 check-ins with mostly low distractions. then sat on porch and did a bunch more check-ins with moderate distractions.
day #93 complete . . . so winter’s back in Calgary. last night saw about 3-5 centimetres of snow in our neighbourhood. the 40 minute casual walk had 69 check-ins and had mostly low distractions with occasional periods of moderate (teen girls screaming) to high (city bus releasing air brakes). got Jake to ignore a bus using a higher value treat…he even sat for it…that was a first.