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.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Dog Park, 01/01/10
It's a brand new year, a shiny new decade. I decided to start them both off right by walking to the Dog Park. New Year's Day was bright, breezy, and cold. As Roma snoozed in a patch of sunlight in our back yard, Muzzy and I snuck out the front and covered seven-tenths of a mile to Park. We met only few other happy souls—no one we knew well enough to talk to. Mostly we enjoyed the sunshine and the curious sensation of walking vigorously in Austin without sweating. Here is some of what we saw:
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.