Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner

Dawn - Sometimes An Ultrarunner

December 28, 2015

My New Training Partner....Spot!

5 Months
Well, I've wanted an animal for a long time now.  Actually, I wanted a cat.  But cats can't run and play and travel with us, and Jim loves dogs.    He had previously had an Australian Cattle Dog (also known as a Blue Heeler), and said they were the smartest dog ever.  I can concur with that now...Spot learned to sit, stay, roll over and many other tricks within weeks of getting him!   I was particularly happy when he learned to fetch...allowing us to tire him out chasing balls from the comfort of our chairs :)

Unfortunately, Spot won't be able to run with me for a while...his bones and joints are still growing.  But we go for long walks and he loves traveling with us wherever we go.   

Anyway, I'm excited to have him grow up so he can go on long runs with us.   He should be able to go long distances, as long as it isn't too hot.   Ironically, although he was bred to herd cattle in the hot Australian outback, he seems to prefer cold weather and snow!

Picking up Spot at 8 weeks
He needs to grow into his paragliding harness!
In the tractor
Obstacles at the dog park

First day at the beach

So cute at 8 weeks

He loves snow!
Tearing apart his first halloween costume


  1. Hi Dawn and Happy New Year,
    Great to see all your adventures and now Spot too!
    cant wait to see how he goes on the long distance jaunts :)

  2. Thanks Mike! Hope you are doing well! I'm sure Spot will love the outdoors as much as I do...I'm thinking of training him to do agility courses, I think he will have a great time doing that as well :)