Austin DogVenture


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Weekdays are busy, making it hard to spend quality time with Ollie beyond a quick spin around the neighborhood and a game of tug, but come the weekend we head out for an Austin dogventure!


We like to hit the trails at Zilker Park early while it’s still cool and before it gets too crowded. Ollie likes the trail best when he can take in the sights and stop to smell (and pee on) the flowers.

Dachshund on WalkAfter a few miles, we head over to Barking Springs (are we the only people dorky enough to call it that?), the doggie beach just north of Barton Springs Pool, to cool down and relax. Ollie isn’t much of a swimmer, but he likes to dip his paws in when it’s hot and poke around on the rocks.

Barking Creek AustinAll that hiking and swimming calls for a breakfast taco, so we like to stop at our favorite taco joint, Taco Deli, on our way home. An Otto for me (black beans, bacon, avocado, and cheese) and an egg and cheese for Ollie. They’ve got a great outdoor seating area and nobody minds if Ollie gives them sad eyes and begs for queso.

Taco DeliAnd you know it was a worthy dogventure when the morning ends in a sunny porch nap. I suspect this is Ollie’s favorite part of our adventures.

Dachshund Lounging

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  1. says

    I think Oh Hey needs to start regular “Day in the Life with Ollie” posts. 😉 The SamDog loves to swim, so we sometimes take him to Red Bud isle to let him run around and take a dip.
    Leigh Ann´s last awesome blog post…the last monday

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