I joked that the only reason we drove back to Texas was so Kipling could run across Zilker. But it was partially true. I wanted Kipling to make a trip back to Texas, and while we were there, we absolutely had to let her run free across the lawn. We miss a lot of that green space living in LA, and we especially miss letting Kip off the leash. LA is really strict in regards to dogs and only has a select few dog parks, which are the only places you can take your dog off leash. The problem with these is they are mostly all dirt or wood chips – no grass – and aren’t very big. It was hard moving from such a dog friendly city (Austin) to a city that requires you to license your dog and even restricts where you can walk your dog on a leash (even outdoors on pavement). We would have taken Kipling to Zilker more had it not been rainy during our trip, but I’m just happy she got to run free.