Thursday, April 30, 2015

A quick 5 miles to start the day.......

April 30, 2015-

Pam and I started out on a 5 mile run this morning, it was a really nice day today. Along the way, we met with a few friends along our course for the day. I waited with Lilly and her companions for the bus for a few minutes. Then we came across our Schnauzer friend that we met before.  We continued running after our meetups.....

After we finished our 5 mile run, Pam brought me into the vet office, where we dropped off my stool sample (Pam double bagged it for them and then took a coffee cup and put the bag into the cup and covered it for them....just so that they wouldn't have to handle it before it was time to do so- she thought it was kind of her, I hope they thought so too!)

Anyway, before my vet visit, we had enough time to check out the local dogpark right across the street. So, we headed over to the dogpark. There I made a few new friends....here is the video to show a few of my new friends......

 
We only got to stay a few minutes because we had an appointment at the vet BUT Benji and I ended up going back to meet another dog after my vet visit......
 
After a quick romp at the dogpark, we headed back over to the vet office, before going in I had to check to see if there were any bagels (you never know within a few minutes or so they can throw out the bagels.....) There weren't any BUT I ended up getting my bagels away!
 
 
Here I am at the vet, I really like my vet and the vet technicians there......I highly recommend them....I like them so much I was licking them the whole time.....and when the vet tech went into the other room I wanted to follow her. If only Pam didn't have the leash on me!  They really talk to their clients and their two legged companions that come in with them, oh I have to mention they do a through exam and ask all the questions to really get to know me, Skyler, Sandy, Candycane, Benji.....etc.....
 
I think I can guarantee Pam that I will still pull her to go into the vet everytime we run past. As well as dig the bottom of the door to try to get in! Yes, I fight to get into the vet office NOT out! Pam still cannot figure this out....ok, she can but it's the oxymoron of the dog world! Good job, Dr  Amy Maguire, DVM and vet techs ( excuse me for not having your names here, BUT as a hound dog- I have your scent instilled in my nose- so I know you are good people!)

Oh I have to say I went to the vet to get updated with my shots/vaccinations!.....To include my distemper, my Bordella, etc....and to have my heartworm test done, tested for parasites, etc....oh I also found out my weight- I weigh 53.80 pounds!  Not bad, I nice weight for the type of dog I am.....I weigh just about what Skyler weighed , wait, I think she weighed more.....but she was perfect for her breed type too. Pam keeps us in really good shape- no, we keep her in good shape and we therefore keep ourselves in good shape!

Once we left the office, Benji was waiting outside so we decided to get Benji and walk home, but before going home we decided to also stop off at the dogpark one more time for a romp and to meet new friends! There we met a dog named Stanley, and got to run and have fun!
Once we ran around and sniffed some butts, we put our leashed back on and headed home.
 
When we got home I got my bagels, along with Sandy and Candycane....Benji had a half a bagel of course we couldn't forget him!
 
Don't forget about our fundraiser for the shelter that helped me find my furever home!
You can help us help them out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam
 
 

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

8 miles of running.....

April 29, 2015-

Today Pam and I set out to run 8 miles and that's what we did.......we did enjoy every step along the way as well....I set a great pace for Pam as well. She even complimented me on the choice of pace.....a pace that we can just run along and enjoy everything along the way, as well as each others company!

We ran up to St James FD, the sub station, that is to finally pickup our tshirt, and wouldn't you know it, we got TWO! Ha, the awesome fireman gave one to Pam for ME! I will be sporting my tshirt soon!.....I do love this tshirt and one I get really be proud of, it was Skyler's favorite as well, as it has St James (part of the town of Smithtown or rather OUR TOWN!) on it, as well as being a running shirt, and from a great course- oh yeah did I mention it has a dog on it.....I mean heck yeah, this is our type of shirt!



Skyler and Pam along the course at the St James 5 mile Run, at their favorite spot to chill out at! Especially before heading up Corwood Rd!



 
 
Back to today's run, we headed back to Nesconset after we picked up our shirts at a nice easy pace, we headed towards the bagel store.....I had a hard time leaving the dumpster because I knew there were bagels in there, but Pam said they were to far down to get so she said she would get me a treat afterwards so I continued on!

It was a really nice day for a really nice run......3.5 weeks of training left......ya keeping up with us?!??!?!

 Don't forget about our fundraiser for the shelter that helped me find my furever home!
You can help us help them out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam
 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Running long in the week.......

April 28,2015-

Today we ran 12 miles....why is it whenever we run long there are rarely ever any bagels for me?!??!?!....Thankfully I got my treats at home....I have to give accolades to my Veternarian for being open and having water waiting for us. When we got to the Vet office, we were at 9.5 miles or so and dying for something to drink. (I also could have had some treats there but I didn't ask Pam for anything other than water.....silly me, I could've gotten some treats!

I have to give mention to my hydrators of all! Oh,just in case they didn't find out I think we got the last of the water out of the bottle......so I ask you to please replace the water for tomorrow, if you do not get a chance to do before we get there tomorrow, ask Pam to replace the bottle she can do it!

 
So anyway, while I was there I got on the scale, I was standing nice and still when Pam looked on the scale it said 34.6.....this could not be in pounds.....then again if we convert than into pounds from kilograms than would be around 76 pounds.....hhmmmm.....I am wondering now, is this all muscle, could I weigh this much at all......is it correct?.....or is the scale broken?......I know I run a lot and I am building up muscle BUT I hope to find out on Friday when I have my appointment just how much I really weigh?!?!?!.....Oh, if we do in fact come in for water tomorrow, I would like to see my correct weight......maybe we can find out before Friday.....anyway......
 
When we got back home I took over the bed and rested until later when Benji and I took Pam out for a really short .25 mile walk.....just to get Benji's walk in.....
 
Now, I am resting......and getting ready for tomorrows 8 mile run......we are debating where to run right now.....so tune on in to find where we decide.
 
 Don't forget about our fundraiser for the shelter that helped me find my furever home!
You can help us help them out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam
 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Our run today......

April 27, 2015-

Today, We began our 13th week of training of 16 weeks.....this is the PEAK week of our training......so we set out for a nice 5 mile run today!

During our 5 mile run we came across an old friend, who loves to jump really high and to try to get over to our side of the fence to run with us......I told Pam that one day we have to knock on the door and see if we can take him on a run (or part of a run) with us.....He really wants to get his leash on!




After we said goodbye to our old friend, we continued on and came across another dog, a new friend named Digby (I hope I have the spelling right).....Pam asked or yelled down the road if we can come up and say Hi, and the answer was an outstanding YES. Diggs was a very friendly Golden! Take a look .....we got a video of him and me......

 
I have to mention we met back up with Diggs about 1.5 miles further along on our route......and boy oh boy was I happy to see him! I pulled Pam down the little hill and across the patch of grass to get to him, then I let out a howl to say how excited I was.....I guess I don't know my own howl at times as my howl got Diggs (a very friendly dog) to jump back!
 
Anyhow before we met back up with Diggs, I pulled Pam to my favorite spot to run past so that I can carb up!.....And I had Pam dumpster dive for TWO rolls- yes it was a roll day, I wasn't into the bagels today!.....Hey, I'm picky! Check this video out.....You can see me CARBING UP!
 
 
Don't forget about our fundraiser for the shelter that helped me find my furever home!
You can help us help them out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Rest Day......

April 26, 2015-

Today Pam said she wanted to run the course in Central Park. Unfortunately that idea has been changed......due to there being a NYRR race going on this morning, Pam decided to try to run the course on another day.....even though I have run in races with hundreds of people in past and was fine, going all the way to the city then running she didn't want to step into a large crowd in a large city without me knowing a little more about the course. All she wants to do is ease me into the course for July, so ALL are safe and sound! Pam knows I like to be friendly towards ALL and with a leash between us, proper control and knowledge of the course is mandatory. And if there is a race we will not be able to properly get to know the course because I will be trying to be the lead, the big dog if you will!

So today we are resting and tomorrow we'll hit the local streets and do a 5 mile run as planned before.
And today we are watching the IIN Conference in the comfort of our own home!.....Gotta love technology sometimes, although Pam vows she will be SPEAKING at the November conference or a future conference soon!

Oh, of course, I do want to mention our fundraiser....you can help us help out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Long run days....

April 25, 2015-

Today we ran a short 13 miles, it was a nice easy run. Once again enjoying every step, Pam allowing me to stop and sniff every so often. Around mile 3 or so, we ran past the bagel shop and thankfully I could carb up a little more, woo hoo!

When we got home, I spent sometime in the backyard with my counterparts Sandy, Candycane, and Benji......Benji took a mile walk with Pam as well!

Then we joined in on the IIN Conference for IIN health coaches, authors, and students. And we learned a little more about helping the world around us. Paul Pitchford, author of "Healing with Whole Foods" spoke and talked about the WHOLE FOOD experience......and how we today find it more difficult to eat WHOLE foods because so much is refined!......Personally I think we need to fix this! He spoke about giving certain foods to us the dogs, and keeping the rest for ourselves (in our dog foods that is) I mean come on, we deserve the best too PEOPLE!.....So PLEASE watch what you feed your dog as Pam does.

An IIN health coach is not just anyone, it is someone who studied to be a healthcoach, and is in fact certified. Whereas there are others taking on the role of healthcoach that have no true certification, so when choosing a healthcoach please look for that badge of IIN approval on their websites.

Tomorrow we will be hitting Central Park to test the waters for July and to possibly meetup with some fellow healthcoaches before the conference! So we hope to have some great videos and photos of Central Park and NYC for tomorrow's blog so tune back in tomorrow for more.

On Friday, Sandy will be taking Pam back into the Doga experience, on an everyday practice, using Skylers guidance over the years! Sandy will also be going over some important recipes for HEALTHY ONES for people and their dogs to share together to fuel themselves for their entire day and nights ahead!

Oh, Pam has also taken on the GoodBelly 12 day reboot..... www.12day.goodbelly.com, using VEGAN probiotics....She started yesterday and it continues until May 9th.....can you believe May starts the end of next week?!?!?!? WOW!....Hopefully this will make a difference in Pam! We'll update on how things are going in the next 12 days!

Oh, of course, I do want to mention our fundraiser....you can help us help out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam

Friday, April 24, 2015

Scheduled races/ runs....and training.....

April 24, 2015-

Today we ran a nice 5 mile run. We started a little late in the day, or morning. We ran our usual local course. When we got to the bagel store, there were no bagels to be found. So we continued on......as we crossed the Blvd, we ran into Nesconset Park, and I got to spend some time at the Dogpark. While here I came across a few dogs, one dog who had the same coloring us me, named Rocky and I ran around the dogpark and had some fun before Pam and I continued on. So we continued to run shortly after I had my romp at the dogpark.

I did want to mention today some up and coming races and/ or runs that Pam and I will be participating in. And if by some chance I do not participate I will at least be there to help my two legged companion train for the event. There are not a lot of events BUT we chose these so that we can train for each of these individually!

Here we go, of course on May 24th we have our very own marathon that we have been training for all this time. Then we start training for the NYC AMC Doggy Dash (run at the same time as the NYC Tri on the same course (the last 5 miles at least) as the triathlon on July 19th.

After that we will be training for the Suffolk County Inaugural Marathon which supports the veterans, a cause I can get behind! On Sept 13th, Pam will be running the event BUT of course due to insurance issues DOGS will not be allowed on the marathon course. I gotta work on this!

The next race is the Running of the Bull 5k in Smithtown. Here I will be running the race with Pam once again......yes, I ran this with Pam last year it was miles 13 to 16 of a 19 mile run.

And then to round out the year, will be training for the Myles Standish Marathon in Plymouth, MA. And on Nov 15, 2015, Pam will take to the course in MA!.......

On Thanksgiving, I hope to run the Nissequoque River State Park Turkey Trot as well, once again with Pam. (Pam said we will see about this one because I saw another dog last year and I slipped my harness to get to the dog, and apparently the dog wasn't as friendly as me!, nothing happened BUT Pam got mad at me!)

So there you have it folks the upcoming years races/ runs......we will be training for and/ or racing......

Oh, of course, I do want to mention our fundraiser....you can help us help out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Update in training.....

April 23, 2015-

 


April?!?!?!? Really??!?!?!.....The temperatures dropped today, considerably! I mean May is almost here......We are in the last days of April! What the?!?!??! Temps dropping, there was a report on the weather that we'd be having FROST in the night tonight, Pam heard a chance of FLURRIES! HELLO Spring, are you mad at us??!?!?!? Why do keep hiding from us?

Outside the crazy weather that the WHOLE country is having.....upstate, and Vermont (and even down south) having reported SNOW! Our run today was nice, no bagels though BUT that was ok, because Pam came home and got me an extra piece of cheese! And before our run I had a few extra treats so I was happy! We did our nice and easy 5 mile run, and had a great run at that!

This is a short update today BUT I hope to report more tomorrow for you.......

Let me share the final two weeks wrote of training from where I left off yesterday....since I have no big training updates to present to you today, I hope for some great story for you tomorrow! Here we go :

May 18th Monday- 5 miles
                 Tuesday- 3.25 miles
                 Wednesday- 7 miles
                 Thursday- 5 miles
                 Friday- 4 miles
                 Saturday- 12 miles
                 Sunday- Rest

Final Week: Marathon Week:
                 Monday- 5 miles
                 Tuesday- 10 miles
                 Wednesday- 4 miles
                 Thursday- 5 miles
                 Friday- Rest
                 Saturday- 2 miles
                 Sunday- 26.2 Miles- MARATHON!

Oh, I do want to mention our fundraiser....you can help us help out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

8 miles....and Doggie Cam......

April 22, 2015-

Week 12 is halfway through.....We ran an 8 mile run this morning. Running through St James today, of course I had to call out to my fellow canine friends and try to go over to each and everyone of them to say hi and sniff their butts, but Pam just wanted to keep going. We appreciated every step of the way, we appreciated the quietness of our time out on the roads.

After we got home I ran around the yard and had some fun with Sandy, Candycane, and Benji.....and a little digging in the yard as well.......

 
 
The rest of the week, here is our running schedule:
Thursday 5 miles
Friday 5 miles
Saturday 13 miles
Sunday Rest
 
Next week is our PEAK week of training,  Week 13
here is our schedule:
Monday 5 miles
Tuesday 12 miles
Wednesday 8 miles
Thursday 5 miles
Friday 5 miles
Saturday 22 miles
Sunday Rest
 
Week 14 we will take things down a notch, yet still maintain the long distance, here is our training schedule:
Monday Rest
Tuesday 10 miles
Wednesday 8 miles
Thursday 5 miles
Friday 4 miles
Saturday 16 miles
Sunday Rest
 
Okay, so there are my next 2.5 weeks of training.....for the rest of my training you will have to tune in to future blogs for the final two weeks of training and of course the big day.....so tune back in everyday for more of my adventures......tomorrow will be a bagel day!....
 
I leave you with me running in the backyard:
 
 
 
Oh, I do want to mention our fundraiser....you can help us help out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Blog of the Day

April 21, 2015-

Yesterday was the Boston marathon and the friends I mentioned in yesterdays blog did Great! They were my inspiration for todays run. One person in particular inspired me to go out and run even in the rain! Yikes!

Stephanie Hoffman, and I will quote her or rather copy and paste her facebook post here:

What an emotional day! Marathon 6 in the books. I don't know where to begin. It was a hard trip to finally get to the start line. From qualifying in 2010 and missing registration cutoff by 30secs to giving up year to qualify in 2013 and finally getting accepted. I thought starting to train for Boston I would be more focused and determined but rather I got in a rut and depressed for the last 6months. Running felt like a job, My training was horrible and my attitude was just to... get it over with. I will never forget today. I still have to hold back my tears from the start to the entire course. It was AMAZING!! The people from Boston are awesome!! From the girls at Wellsey College giving out kisses, the locals from every town along the course, from guys at Boston College chanting let's go Fast Feet!! I loved every minute of Boston!! Now I'm ready for the next marathon in the fall and I will definitely be back to Boston with a different attitude. I will not take for granted and respect the 26.2. It's a good day when u can finish a marathon.

Her words stuck with me as I ran a 10 mile run this morning with Pam, it started to rain (a pretty good downpour at about 6.5 miles)......and I thought of how Stephanie said she went through the terrible training and all and carried on! So I thank you Stephanie for the motivation today, you never know how your words truly affect anyone right?!?!?!

As far as our training run went today, we started out on a fairly warm morning, a little overcast.....even though the forecast called for rain we headed out. Pam wore her rain jacket just in case! After we went looking for bagels at the bagel store, we headed over to Nesconset Park where we ran around the walkway there, we headed down towards the gazebo and just before we hit the hill to head down to the gazebo it started to pour- I would say it was about 6.5 miles or so! Free shower for both of us! We continued on anyway, afterall we headed out to do 10 miles and not give up before we got there!  I do have to mention that during the whole entire run the weather went from overcast to sun shinning to raining and then.....

We finished our run, and of course the sun came out once again.....I came home and just wanted to go on the bed and lie down, with Sandy by my side, and Candycane close by, and Skyler's pillow under my head!

On the note of motivation.....today, the final finisher crossed the finish line! 19 or 20 hours after starting......he had muscular dystrophy and every step he took must have been everything for him and for this point on EVERY STEP I take I will NEVER TAKE FOR GRANTED AND I (as well as Pam) vow to cherish every step and revel in all the power and beauty of just taking the next step!
As I think of several people close to me who do not have the ability to walk or even to stand, I will run with them in mind just like Skyler, Sandy, Candycane, and Pam have done previously I will follow suit and run for those who cannot!  Check this link out on the bit of motivation or inspiration from the marathon finishers: http://abcn.ws/1ObagBb





Oh, I do want to mention our fundraiser....you can help us help out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam

Monday, April 20, 2015

A New week begins- Week 12 of training

April 20, 2015-

So today is actually Marathon Monday for the Boston Marathon......we have several friends running the event....Wil Widman Jr, Stephanie Hoffman, and Tiffany Schwartz are just three that are coming to mind right now. Wil and Stephanie are fellow Long Islanders that run with their dogs too! And Tiffany who lives in NJ definitely runs with the BIG dogs!

I also want to mention to these runners that today is your turn but May 24th Pam and myself will be Getting Our Leash On!

Today here on Long Island we ran a wet 4 miles, yes- it is raining here on Long Island. And since Boston is just across Long Island Sound, just north of Long Island it's raining there as well. I am hoping they are going to think of the rain today as a wetter snow, that I know all the people who trained on the east coast this year for Boston trained in. A very good thing is that there is no reason for anyone to be dehydrated today! I for one would just find a puddle and drink on up once I got thirsty! The human runners can just look up and open their mouth, LOL!.....



Pam said she had one of her best marathons in the rain! The rain is cooling and hydrating. Just hope it doesn't POUR all at once.....a lite rain is best, but I know no matter what these runners can have a great race!


Halfway through our run today, we got to stop and carb on up with a bagel. Pam brought two home in her pocket for me as well, so thanks to my favorite bagel shop I had three FREE bagels!

 
Oh, I do want to mention our fundraiser....you can help us help out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Just another rest day!

April 19, 2015-

After yesterdays long run, we deserve a nice rest day today!....I think I'll end up taking a nice easy walk with Benji and Pam today......you can check out his blog here: http://benjistrainingblog.blogspot.com/

Yep, that's him to the right! Whenever he hears us coming he runs down to the other end of the house and waits for us by the backdoor, then he awaits for his leash to be put on and of course we're off.....he mainly walks with us, but there are times when he runs with shorter runs with us. He has run 5 miles with us, maybe we'll try an 8 mile run with him this week.....we'll see if he's up for it!

We've been working him up to the distance slowly of course, starting with a half mile and increasing the distance slowly and easily. He does get a lot of extra table scraps or treats that is making him chunky- heck plain fat! But he is determined to work it off! In fact, the last time he was with us at the bagel place (I must mention he does love his bagels too) he refused a bagel and just wanted to keep walking.......maybe it was the vet office being around the bend, maybe it was wanting to lose those extra pounds, maybe it was something else but anyway, I am proud of him. He used to run with Skyler and walk with the group- Skyler, Sandy, Candycane, and I , and Monty and Mully when they would stay here.....Here's to hoping Monty comes to stay with us soon again!

Today I wanted to mention more about the breed- the American Foxhound (even though I am a MUTT, I definitely have the characteristics of the breed and am primarily this breed).
I wanted to mention about the health of them, as we know different breeds may be more prone to certain health concerns than others and all. For example the German Shepherd in Skyler was more prone to degenerative myopathy. However, the breed I am most connected to is not a breed that a
breed that generally carries any genetic disorders. Of course it must be mentioned that they can easily be overfed and become overweight. This can led to a minor health risk called thrombocytopathy which is a platelet disease. Basically this is poorly functioning blood platelets and it can result in excessive bleeding from minor bumps or cuts. A blood test can determine if the dog is prone to this and therefore can be handled early on. Also dysplasia was largely unknown to the breed but it does come on occasionally, along with some eye issues.

Basically what I am trying to get across to people here is to find out about your dog and have them tested (usually a blood test will show a lot) for any abnormalities in their makeup so that you can keep up with things from the start and continue on from there.

Oh, I do want to mention our fundraiser....you can help us help out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Today's training blog.......

April 18, 2015-

Today Pam and I head out early for a 20 mile run and that's what we did. We started out at home and ran to St James. Where we took a bathroom break and picked up our race bib for the St James 5 miler! (the president of the Greater Long Island Running Club calls it the St James Half Marathon, and even had a shirt made up saying so!) After our pickup and bathroom stop, we continued on and ran the course backwards to end up at the start!......I decided to do a Skyler and start lunging at bikes that came at me, which literally took Pam by surprise! I had never done this before. So whenever we came across bike riders Pam started to roll up my leash and hold me tight and close- apparently this is what she did with Skyler! (that's my girlfriend!)
 
 
When we got to the start we ran a little bit more to bring the total distance before the race to 10 miles, we still ended up waiting a good 20- 25 minutes before the start of the race though, I got to say hi to a few fellow dog who would be walking the race. Before we knew it the race was underway, we stayed in the back of the crowd for safety reasons. Of course I saw this little Pomerian dog that was running along and I just wanted to go over and say Hi, and of course with his short little legs for every step of mine he had to take what 10?!?!??! so I had to keep turning around at the start of the race to try to say Hi....and I kept pulling Pam back......
 
At about 2.25 miles we caught up with a fellow GLIRC runner, Jose Mendez, this was about 12.5 miles for us......check this video out!
 
 
Pam kept questioning during the whole race why I wanted to run along side others and not her.....honestly I want to get her to run alongside others while I try to get her a few steps if not further along! Hey, winning a race here or there can be fun! I'll be working on her in the months to come, I mean we have the Doggy Dash coming up in July!
 
 
Soon it came time to go up Corwood Rd, this is a 1/2 mile uphill twisty road that we went up......Check this video out......
 
 
When we came to the finish line of the race, we finished the 5 mile race but still kept going for yet another 5 miles......Oh I have to mention I got the cheers coming across the finish line, they all cheered for me- Pam may have gotten one or two cheers BUT they were all impressed by ME not Pam, ha! Watch this video of me crossing the finishing line!
 
 
When we finished our training run, we came home and rested after a long yet enjoyable 20 miles!
 
Until tomorrow,
Have a tail wagging day,
and Get Your Leash On!,
Scout and Pam
 
 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Day 3 of 39

April 17, 2015-

Some facts about the American Foxhound.....

Generally, the height of the breed is 1ft 9 inches to 2 ft 1 inch tall at the shoulder
and they generally weigh between 40 to 60 pounds......

I stand 25 inches tall at the shoulder, so I tend to be the larger of the size and I weigh about 45 pounds.....

the lifespan of the breed ranges from 12 to 13 years, so Pam you have a good 8 to 9 years left with me at least! So Pam get some earplugs, LOL!

My official birthday was the beginning of this month, April 5....but Pam has all of us sharing her birthday on August 25! (Does that mean I have two birthdays each year?!?!??! Double the presents up Pam!)

The breed is adaptable to different situations, training is fairly easy (keep in mind the stubbornness of the breed, this is where I differ from the breed, SHUT UP PAM I am not stubborn!) They are a very friendly breed, I for one need to say hello to every other dog and person I know and lick them and love them to pieces!

And as I mentioned the NEED for exercise is HIGH!.....If Pam doesn't take me out for a run, I get MAD at her.......

Pam said I MUST include one fact, for runners and all, once the breed picks up on a new scent, they can get MAJORLY DISTRACTED from whatever they were doing before so if there are rabbits, or foxes, or deer in the area and are close by WATCH OUT this breed can pull you towards the scent (or if you aren't cooperating enough they can escape their collar or harness! YES, I have done this to Pam before.....fortunately I found a shortcut to the bagel place while on my escape!

Today, we got to run in the rain....we ran an easy 5 miles to get ready and stay loose for tomorrows long run of 20 miles.....tomorrow we will be running the St James 5 mile run as well.....won't you join us?!?!?! the money raised at this race goes towards the local burn unit....and I gotta say the tshirt for this race is Pam's favorite......we'll post a photo of it tomorrow!

I will talk more about the primary breed of the American Foxhound and our training tomorrow so tune in.......
 
Oh, I do want to mention our fundraiser....you can help us help out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam




Thursday, April 16, 2015

Blog Two of 39

April 16, 2015-

More about the American Foxhound breed (my primary breed)......The breed dates back to the 1700's and were bred from English and French Foxhounds by, I cannot tell a lie, George Washington. The English Foxhounds arrived in America in 1650 with the English Settlers. It is noted that the breed was used in seeking out native people, this is been said to be a rumor.


Back in 1700, George Washington first bred the breed by combining the English and French Foxhounds which had their own set of unique characteristics. Although they were used to seek out animals and have a STRONG sense of smell, Washington a breed that had a stronger sense of smell than the current breeds and incredible speed and stamina. Therefore the American Foxhound is leaner, lighter, and faster than the English and French breeds. They do make great companions and have HIGH energy levels. Their very sensitive nose can lead to a very stubborn dog. Their special bark consists of a loud, deep bark followed by a high pitched howl, the bark is so harmonious that it has appeared in songs!
 
I will talk more about the primary breed of the American Foxhound tomorrow so tune in.......
 
Oh, I do want to mention our fundraiser....you can help us help out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Daily Blog Day 1 of 39

April 15, 2015-

Today Pam and I ran a nice and easy 8 miles and I was thinking I am going to start my blogs today to tell you a little bit about ME! And the breed I primarily am!

As you can see from the photo on the right, I am primarily an American Fox Hound, yes, I am a good ole American MUTT. As the North Shore Animal League coined the term.....I am a Muttigree!

When Pam was looking for another dog she came across my profile online at Kent Animal Shelter, and it said "READY TO RUN!" this caught her eye! Little did she know just how ready I was. She knows about different breeds and all BUT with all the breeds out there, knowing every detail about every breed is tough! So as she did her research, she found that the breed is a great running partner for anyone.

The American Foxhound breed are found primarily in the Southern and Eastern United States. Of course, fox hunters travel by horse right- hhmmm....I guess keeping up with these larger and fast animals one needs to be able to run?!?!?!? Of course foxes are pretty quick themselves- hhmmm......Now I want to go run the trails and Scout out foxes! Watch out Pam, you will be hitting that 4 minute mile soon,  hehehehehe.......

Foxhounds are NOT homebodies and if given the chance we will roam! So keep that leash on me, as Pam found out once or twice, do not let me escape my harness or you will be chasing after me! And keep up with that obedience training, as we need to learn those basic commands and knowing to sit, stay, come when called can definitely save our lives in a moments notice! (I will get Pam to video some of our basic obedience training to share with you this during the next month and a half of daily blogs- yes, everyday we will bringing a new blog to you, so tune in every day and follow our blog to get them sent directly to you everyday!)

Fouxhounds are EXTREMELY ACTIVE- and need one to two hours a day of exercise. One should take them on long meandering walks with lots of sniffing time or take them on a run with them! (Even during a run our noses are working overtime so we may want to sniff everything around us, PLEASE let us sniff more often, and allow time during your runs to let us sniff.....although we can run at great speeds we do like to slow things down a little to "SCOUT" out things when we sense something in the area!  Therefore I am thankful Pam let's me be a dog on our runs, whew thankfully she is not a 4 minute miler yet, but I will get her there within time! Maybe for our July race! Hehehehehe.....

 
I will talk more about the primary breed of the American Foxhound tomorrow so tune in.......
 
Oh, I do want to mention our fundraiser....you can help us help out (did I just go all Jerry Maguire on you all there?!?!?).....anyway click on these links and you can buy our book- in fact, we will start instead of just the month of May- we will extend it from April 15 to May 24th and with every book sold we will donate a portion of the proceeds to Kent Animal Shelter......
 
 
 Hard copy version:
 
EBook Version:
 
 
 To make a donation to Kent Animal Shelter go to out Crowdrise fundraiser page here:
 
 
Have a tail waggin' day and I'll see you tomorrow,
Scout and Pam