Friday, August 22, 2014

IT'S DOG WEEK! Furry Feature: Meet Kimberely & Calypso (The Wonder Mutt)

I am so excited! As you are reading this, I am on vacation! Hubby and I are celebrating our nine year wedding anniversary and are off to La Jolla California to celebrate and relax. Don't worry, we have a house/dog sitter/walker for Ollie while we are away. Ollie sure would have loved the beach, but I think the plane ride would have been awkward. :)

Since my schedule will be jam packed with swimming, relaxing, dining, and sun bathing, I just won't have time to blog this week. Instead, I have decided to host an entire week of furry features called Dog Week!

I usually do Furry Friday Feature once a month, and people seem to love meeting other runners and their favorite four legged running partners. The problem is that I only do the feature once a month and the submits have been pouring in, so I am a little backlogged. My vacation week seemed like the perfect week to feature some of these cute furry faces that have been sitting in my inbox for so long!

Seven features in seven days! Seven furry faces, seven runners, and (pulls out the calculator) 28 paws! 

Let's meet our first Friday furry feature of the week, Kimberley and Calypso (aka the Wonder Mutt) from Black Dog Runs Disney.

Hi, Kimberely. Tell us a little bit about your favorite running partner.
Calypso is a rescued Lab. She's 3 years old and is lightning fast!

Where is your favorite place to run with your pooch?
Our development has a great 2 mile sidewalk path around a 65 acre lake. Little traffic and lots of other pooches to visit along our way. We also have a dog friendly path at the park right across the street from our community, complete with ducks, storks, and turtles!

Have you ever raced with your dog?
No, but there's no doubt we would kick some doggie butt!

Tell us about a running moment that made you proud!
Thanks to Calypso's rocket engine, I ran my fastest mile time since high school - 7:17!

What important running (or life) lesson can we learn from our dogs?
Enjoy the run and your surroundings. It should be nothing but fun!

Do you want to tell us anything else about you or running with your dog?
Pay attention to your dog! If you even THINK it's getting to be too much for them, slow down and get them some water. Their tolerances, especially for heat and dehydration, are much lower than ours can be.

You may surprised to find your perfect running partner is languishing in a shelter right now. Check out your local shelters and rescue groups. You never know where may come across your next BRF (best running friend!)

You can follow Kimberely and Calypso over on, Twitter @Vixen1267
or Instagram @szzllips.

If you're a runner who would like to be featured with your favorite furry four-legged running partner just fill out this form to be considered for a future Furry Friday feature. (Bonus points if you can say that five times fast.)

If you want to check out some other great running dog blogs, check out Top Dog Running Blogs (spoiler alert: clicking on link will lead to cute pictures of running dogs).

You can check out past Furry Features here!

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  1. Thanks so much for the shoutout Auntie Lea! I hope you have a blast on your vacation!
    Love, Calypso

  2. My running partner is also a rescue!! :)


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