This week we meet Pippi, who has just started attending Greytown Woodside Trail parkrun with her humans!
Hi I’m Pippi, a bouncy, high-energy kinda gal, brindle boxer to be precise.
I’ve been with my fambam since I was a wee pup, now I’m all grown up at 7 years old (nearly 8). I live on a big property where I can run freely and hoon about at warp speed, I even take myself for walks by myself sometimes, bouncing in the long grass (like a kangaroo), chasing rabbits (and never catching them) is a fun game I like to entertain myself with. I have been known to roll in unidentified objects at the disgust of my humans who for some unknown reason insist on giving me a bath when I return with what I thought was aromatic and sweet smelling dog perfume. Apparently, another less-than-wonderful quality I have is eating horse poo and coming inside to lick my humans’ faces. I still don’t know why they don’t like that?
We are all super-close though, and I go everywhere with them, the school-runs, to the shops, to the beach, anytime anyone is going out in the car – I’m there!
Now I get to come on the parkruns with them, meet other dogs, sniff some super-interesting smells and run like a loony – which is my favourite thing to do ever.
Linda Compton was approaching her fifties when she decided to come along to her first parkrun. Linda explains how she went from being THAT kid at school who hated running, to the verge of joining the parkrun 50 club. I first came to parkrun because, while I had already lost quite a bit…
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