So I left my Midtown Palo Alto home this morning with my Labradoodle Demi for our morning run. We ran by El Carmelo Elementary where she was admired by parents and children, then stopped to give her friend Luna, a wild yellow lab, a big kiss and a treat. Down Bryant to Demi's niece Mowgli's house. Of course we had to stop to say hi to Mowgli and get another treat. Across Oregon to the frontage road and we had stop to say hi to Teddy, a huge goldendoodle who loves our organic chicken treats from Pet Food Express in the Piazza's shopping center. From there we went to the corner of High and Oregon and the rat terrier on the roof barked his head off at Demi. Of course Demi had to stop and try to stare the dog down. Through the park and underpass to California Ave, and then Demi had to stop and sniff. She was checking to see if it was a Farmer's Market day when she gets treats from the Avocado lady, Fontana Farms, the cucumber guys, the flower lady, and assorted kids and parents. I think the explosion of labradoodles in Palo Alto can be attributed in part to Demi's Ambassadorship for California Labradoodles in Woodside at the Farmers market every week. It was not Sunday so on to Peers Park, where she had to look for tennis balls for her BFF Kiely, a brilliant Border Collie. Demi will only play with the soft latex balls from Pet Food Express, but we did find a stray tennis ball from the courts at Peers Park for Kiely. Next we ran to Stanford and stopped to chase squirrels in a Eucalyptus grove. We turned around, followed the same path back, treat with Teddy, no Mowgli, Luna was out again and ready for another treat, then home.
I think I am beginning to figure out why I am not getting any faster.
So if you have any questions about running, dogs, or living in Palo Alto please feel free to contact me.