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Happy 9th birthday to my little running buddy. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆดโค๏ธ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon
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Flossie is 9 years old today. Weโ€™ve just come back from her birthday walk in the sunshine. โ˜€๏ธ What an amazing morning.

Some of my VRBs have met her, and she too is missing our meetups - hopefully later this year? ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž

If I had to guess what percentage of runs sheโ€™s done with me in the last 2.75 years since starting C25K, it must be between 85-90%, the exceptions being races and the odd few Parkruns that donโ€™t allow dogs. Sheโ€™s been by my side for all the rest - or off snuffling somewhere, soon to return. โค๏ธ

Yesterday, on my 10 miler, she shadowed me most of the way! My running pace is her easy trot, so sheโ€™s very happy and itโ€™s no big deal for her to be moving for so long. Sheโ€™ll accompany me on my 2 upcoming HMs as well. I know whoโ€™ll be more tired at the end! ๐Ÿ˜…

Hereโ€™s to many more years of fun. ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy birthday little friend. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Happy birthday, Flossie!!! Woof โค๏ธ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿพ

Happy Birthday Flossie, looking forward to meeting you sometime xx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Shake-and-run

You will S&R! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

JonathanP
JonathanP10 Miles

Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday dear Flossie

Happy birthday to you !

We shall meet again soon!๐Ÿ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to JonathanP

She says thank you Jonathan, and lovely singing too! ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ˜€

David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

Happy birthday Flossie, and many more of them! ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to David_G

Thanks David, yes many more indeed! ๐Ÿ˜€

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles

Happy birthday lovely Flossie from Stanley and me. Such a lovely running companion to have, and so well behaved. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ•. Barkrun will be glad to see her again.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy! Sheโ€™s missed you all. Just saw JonathanPโ€™s post about PR. Happy days! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles

Oh yes!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Dexy5

Iโ€™ll need to dig out her hands free lead - havenโ€™t used that for nearly a whole year!

Happy Birthday Flossie enjoy lots more running

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you W&S. Sheโ€™s looking forward to getting back to PR in June! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles

Happy birthday and happy running to Flossie, she enjoys running just as much as you do CC, good luck to you and Flossie for your two upcoming HM. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to AlMorr

Thanks Al! She really loves it, and sheโ€™s a great companion to have alongside! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ˜€

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

Happy birthday Flossie from Molly and me. Molly will be 9 on 25th June, so not a lot between them. Fabulous day for a birthday. We have just got back from our beach walk. Loads of dogs to play with and lots of people to make a fuss of her. Feels like spring......but it isn't of course! Have a great day Flossie ๐Ÿ–

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Beachcomber66

Aww I didnโ€™t realise Molly and Flossie were so close in age BC! โค๏ธ๐Ÿพ

Oh yes, a wonderful sunny springlike day here too. What a difference it makes to peopleโ€™s moods. Long may it last! ๐Ÿคž๐ŸŒธโ˜€๏ธ

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon

Happy birthday Flossie, a big lot of fuss and a virtual biscuit from all the Kat family. Look forward to seeing you soon as we miss you too xxx

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to TailChaser

She says thank you for her virtual biscuit TC! Canโ€™t wait for our first post lockdown meetup! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Me neither cheeky! ๐Ÿ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to TailChaser

So exciting isnโ€™t it? ๐Ÿ˜€

Decker
DeckerModerator

Happy birthday Flossie! What a sweetheart she is. This is my dream for Otis that he will run with me in peace. We are still working on the peace part :). It sounds like you have a lovely day ahead with springlike weather! Enjoy it and many, many more to come!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Decker

Thank you Decker! Youโ€™ll get there with Otis, and I canโ€™t recommend a doggy running buddy highly enough. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Yes itโ€™s an absolutely beautiful day here today. Weโ€™ve waited so long. Are you seeing signs of spring yet? ๐Ÿคž

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to cheekychipmunks

I hope so. Flossie sounds the perfect run buddy. There are glimmers of improvement with Otis each week. And we ran half our short walk this morn at a reasonable pace so that was good.

All the green in the UK pics is making me miss Spring, but the sun is out and itโ€™s Friday - close enough! ๐Ÿ™‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Decker

That sounds hopeful - Otis wonโ€™t be long now!

Roll on proper spring for all of us! ๐ŸŒธโ˜€๏ธ

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Half Marathon

Happy birthday lovely Flossie ๐Ÿ–Canโ€™t wait to see you and your mummy again x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Sandie1961

We both canโ€™t wait Sandie! โค๏ธ

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

What a lovely collage of photos! She certainly leads a good life and I think is very lucky to have you! Many happy returns Flossie!๐Ÿฆฎ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿฆด๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ˜

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Sandraj39

Aww thanks Sandra. ๐Ÿฅฐ Weโ€™re a dog loving family, but Flossie is rather special. ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHalf Marathon

Happy birthday, Flossie! That dog deserves a medal of her own.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Stephen_UK

Hahaha, thanks Stephen! Actually I forgot to add a special photo to her collage - when she was awarded her Bark-code Scanner 2019 certificate! ๐Ÿ˜…

Bark code scanner certificate from Parkrun
Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ha ha. Thatโ€™s excellent.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Stephen_UK

Sheโ€™s quite the legend at Eastville PR! ๐Ÿ˜…

nowster
nowster10 Miles

If we still had Sam, I'm sure he'd be accompanying me on a few trips out. I used to regularly do 5+ mile hikes with him doing at least double that distance. Unfortunately my normal (outside lockdown) work circumstances would be unfair to a dog, with me being in the office most of the day.

Photo of him damp (as usual) but unusually not muddy, from 2004.

Wet male Labrador dog
cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to nowster

Aww what a lovely boy Nowster! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Katnap
KatnapMarathon

I hope Flossie has some suitable carb recovery food lined up for her 2x HMs?

๐Ÿฑ Katnap ๐Ÿฑ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Katnap

Hahaha, Iโ€™m sure sheโ€™ll find something delightful Katnap! ๐Ÿ˜…

Lovely. What a friend and companion. Happy birthday Flossie ๐Ÿฆด

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thank you Baddie, she really is! โค๏ธ

lexi6
lexi610 Miles

Happy Birthday 9th birthday Flossie ๐Ÿฅฐ x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to lexi6

Flossie says thank you Lexi! ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿฅฐ

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Oh bless ๐Ÿฅฐ. Such wonderful pals arenโ€™t they. Happy birthday Flossie ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿพ

Hereโ€™s to lots more running fun for you both ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to misswobble

They certainly are wonderful MW. So loyal. ๐Ÿฅฐ

skysue16
skysue1610 Miles

Happy Birthday Flossie ๐Ÿ˜ŠMr Squiggy says woof, woof! Glad you had a lovely birthday walk. Love all the photos too ๐Ÿ˜Š

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to skysue16

Thanks SS and Mr Squiggy! Sheโ€™s been a spoilt girl today. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Happy Birthday Flossie!๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿฆด๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ‚x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Now63

She says thanks Now63! ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿ˜€

Week7
Week710 Miles

Happy birthday Flossie!!!Such a beautiful , lean and fit looking dog. The running is obviously doing her good!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Week7

Aww thanks for the lovely compliments Week7! Iโ€™m lucky as sheโ€™s a little Lab at only 21.5kg, and sheโ€™s not foody like our others had been. She eats more like our cat - comes and goes to her bowl for a nibble every so often!

Iโ€™m hoping running with her is helping keep her healthy too. โค๏ธ

My Running pack, one of them is now retired he's 16 and one of them is under training. The other two are now 11 and run with me regularly. A run is more fun with the hounds.๐Ÿถ

Dogs on the couch
cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Otherminds

Oh wow Otherminds, what a wonderful doggy pack! 16? Thatโ€™s an impressive age! And itโ€™s good to hear that your 11 year olds are still happy running with you too. ๐Ÿ˜€

I agree, it feels odd if I donโ€™t have Flossie with me. ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Lovely! Happy Birthday, Flossie! Keep up the great work! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿฆด๐ŸŽ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to CBDB

Thanks CBDB, sheโ€™s my little inspiration to go out whatever the weather! ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Birthday lovely Flossie!๐ŸŽ‚โค If I tried running with mine he'd pull me off my feet & then enthusiastically drag me the rest of the way (he's a husky - lovely also, but mental).๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿบ

Twins
cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to PandaCory

Thank you says Flossie! Hahaha I love the photo PC! I had to check to see whether his friend was real too! I can imagine how strong he is - what a gorgeous boy! ๐Ÿฅฐ

Maybe I should try running with his pal instead ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to PandaCory

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Cowladyrunning
CowladyrunningHalf Marathon

Happy Birthday Flossie!! Sounds a great running companion !

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Cowladyrunning

Thanks CLR, sheโ€™s perfect as a running companion as sheโ€™s always so enthusiastic to go out even if Iโ€™m not! ๐Ÿ˜€

Cowladyrunning
CowladyrunningHalf Marathon

Perfect. My collie was like that until he had an fce stroke. Now he still has the enthusiasm but I can't take him far ๐Ÿ˜ฐ He absolutely loves a mini run though!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Cowladyrunning

Awww, glad heโ€™s still happy though. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Belated birthday greetings Flossie-dog!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thanks OGR, sheโ€™s still being spoilt today! ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฆด๐Ÿ•

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