Monday, May 6, 2013

Poodles Make Great Trail Runners

Last week the spouse and I went running in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. Our four legged black Brillo Pad named Jack gets all excited anytime we put on running clothes so of course he had to come along for the ride. Trails make Jack smile.

It was pretty warm outside but the wind was strong enough to pick up kittens and drop them in another county so that prevented us from getting too hot.

This was Mel's first time running in this particular area. Aside from the kitten-removing wind she had lots of fun.

Jack is funny to run with. Mel is always in front and I'm always in back. Jack doesn't want to run ahead or be behind. He always wants to be right in between us. He is afraid of his own shadow, so I think he feels protected between us.

I caught him prancing around like he was at a dog show.

He also gets a little concerned if I lag behind to take some pictures.

This area was much greener than the last time I was here. This is my favorite view of the whole trail. No matter how many times I've been here, these views never get old.

Any miles I spend running with Mel and Jack are instantly my favorite of the week. I always finish wanting more.


  1. Aren't we blessed to have awesome families and especially wives that are willing to share the fun of running? God is good! Jack is a cool pup too that is pretty photogenic. I don't know, but this might be one of my favorite posts you've written. Have a fantastic day, Cory!

  2. Such a beautiful trail!! As always, great pictures, and your dog is pretty cute!!

  3. Beautiful running route! Dogs make running even more fun!

  4. I don't think there's any nicer sight than a happy dog. Jack's smile is particularly endearing. I'm glad though, that doggy breath can't be smelt through the computer.

  5. I bet Jack doesn't like the heat much come summer...but for now, he's a happy Brillo! So fun you got to get out there with Mel, I know that makes you guys so ... happy! :)