Sleuthing around Subiaco Streets (and Poetry by KoKoShakesPaw)

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Mum and I never miss our twice daily walks – exercise is the most important part of my day – apart from eating of course! As we walk from our Townshend Road home, we say hello to my friends.  This is a photo of Sam, a happy little puppy, who was my next-door neighbour but now lives in a different suburb. I miss his cute face and long curly ears.

Across the road Sparky, an older dog, is at Helen and Boyd’s house. Then old black Molly sits on Brian and Diane’s veranda.

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Some days I take Mum up Bedford Street so I can say hello to Jim’s dogs Tina and Tags. Jim also has another dog called Top Dog in Axon St. He is a very quiet dog because he is a statue!

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In Park Street, I say “Hi Bandit” to a dog who has tiger stripes and if Adele is staying there with her grandparents I might give her a kiss on the ear. She laughs.

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When we are nearing My Park in Park St I feel shivers of excitement running from my whiskers to my tail. I smile and pant with ANTICIPATION and my little legs feel springy. When I see that some of my friends are in the park cannot stop my legs from jiggling. I am keen to run across Park Street… “Stop, Look, Wait” says my mum.

When there are no cars, Mum says, “GO”. We all have to be careful when we cross a road. Some cars go very fast and they will squash you or me into a squelchy mess.

The Subiaco Primary School kids made this tile to remind all the school kids to be careful crossing the road too. It is in the pavement in Bagot Rd.

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One day I wrote a little poem about crossing the road. I hope you like it.

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 I Can Be Safe

Whenever we get to a road

I know to obey the code

“Look right, look left, look right again”

I keep these words in my brain

 

Mum makes me practice and practice

So that there will be no malpractice

When I get to the road I must never run

I don’t want to end up a squashed one

 

“Look right, look left, look right again”

I try to keep these words in my brain

But what is that I can smell?

Maybe beef or pork – I can’t tell

 

There’s a Nando’s box on the road

Why have all the cars not slowed?

My ears perk up, my nose twitches

My mind is full of lovely pictures

 

Then I hear my Mum’s loud command

“KoKo, don’t move, just stand”

My plan of a feast fades from my dreams

all that I hear are my Mum’s screams

 

I put my brakes on with a squeal

I concede I won’t get that road meal

Saved from being squashed flat as paper

Staying with Mum at the kerb will be much safer

 

From now on I will use my brain

look right, look left, look right again

 

                                                Thank you Mum!

                                            by KoKoShakesPaw



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