The city of Austin, Texas, is home to a well trodden but unofficial gathering place for leash-averse dogs. Eighty acres, hundreds of dogs; these are my stories.
Friday, April 24, 2009
The Quotable Dog
While flipping idly through my eight available digital TV channels, I paused on a cooking & travel show that featured a farmer harvesting truffles in Provence. The farmer leashed up his truffle-hunting dog, and the program host said, "I thought truffle farmers traditionally used pigs to find the truffles." The farmer replied, "Dogs love their masters; pigs love truffles."
Art: "Dandy Dinmont Terriers in a S[n]owy Landscape" by Thomas Earl, 19th century painter
The Dog Park is an unofficial leash-free zone where dozens of dogs daily defy the law under live oak and pecan trees. Names in this blog may have been changed or obscured to protect the innocent and the easily offended.
Muzzy and Roma
About the Dog Parkist
The Dog Parkist is an occasional contributor to this blog. She is a highly sensitive and ethical individual whose purpose in life is to set things straight and people on the road to enlightenment. Her views do not necessarily reflect those of the blogger or her dogs, but they do try to amuse when possible.