Posted in Dog, Dogs, KoKo, Subiaco

Doggie Halloween at Subi Centro Dog Park

We had a surprise tonight when Jan and her friends brought along some “dress up” clothes for us as it was Halloween. Here I am looking very smart in a wizard hat. I think purple suits me. Some of my other doggie mates dressed in orange.

KoKo Halloween
KoKo Halloween


Centro Halloween Dogs
Centro Halloween Dogs












As usual the younger dogs chased each other and rolled over, having “Play Fights” I did my bit yelling at them to keep at it.

Play Fight
Play Fight
KoKo Shouting
KoKo Shouting

Posted in Beach, beach, Dog, Dog Beach, KoKo

North Cott Dog Beach

What’s this?

A plot to remove the Vera St dog beach from the map?

Thank you to all the doggie owners who turned up at the council to protest.

This beach not only keeps hundreds of doggies healthy and happy but also their humans. I am delighted that it has been saved.

KoKo City Beach LKokoBeachDrink

KoKo Beach
KoKo at North Cottesloe Beach










What else would my Mum and I do on the three days each week I have my freedom to run and dig and socialise?

PS I note the neighbours have complained about some human’s poor hygiene so ask everyone please to pick up their doggies poo and put it in the bin (the poo not your dog!)

Dog Waste Bin cartoon

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Dog sitting atop a doggy waste bin

Posted in KoKo, Subiaco

KoKo ‘s visit to Douglas Kirsop Exhibition

Hi all,

I had a lovely evening being carried by my Mum at Linton and Kaye art Gallery. Lots of people patted me.

We were looking at Douglas Kirsop’s beautiful paintings from the Kimberly and Kakadu.

We looked for crocodiles but could not see anything. Mum said they were hiding under the water.

While Mum sipped her wine and chatter to people I distracted everyone. Mum told them I was the Subiaco Art Critic.

Lots more people talked to me than Mum. Ha Ha – I am just soooo… cute! KoKo

Yellow Waters From Douglas Kirsop Website


Posted in Black Dog, Dog

KoKo’s Black Dog Poetry

Every year in Australia about a million adults, and a hundred thousand young people, live with depression. Allow your friends, colleagues and family to talk about their darkness so that they can see that you care.

My Mum helped me write  these poems (or should I say Doggeral?) for humans who might be feeling a bit pressured by the Black Dog.


Poem 1 – Black Dog 1 – by KoKo ShakesPaw 

Black dog, Black dog
You give me a fright
Creeping into my sleep fog
Disrupting my calm night
You yap at my ankles
And nip at my heels
You run tightly around me
Not caring how I feel
I hear your deep growl
And your  too familiar yelp
And I know that once again
I need someone’s help
 Why do you keep returning
Causing me such deep pain?
Do you know the sadness you bring
When you suffocate me again?

You stop me from being
Who I know I can be
You stop me from enjoying
The peace and joy that is me
Black dog! Black dog!
You ‘re an awful hound
I wish for you there was
A ranger and a pound!
Poem 2 – Black Dog 2 – by KoKo ShakesPaw
My role as mum’s carer
Is to keep her warm
With my happy smile around her
  She can weather any storm  
Poem 3 – Black Dog 3 – by KoKo ShakesPaw
I like dogs now
But there is one
I wish would go away
Because he blocks my sun
The big Black Dog plans to stay
He doesn’t care if I’m sad
He makes me feel
That I’m going mad
He nips at my heart
And bites at my soul
When he is around
I cannot be whole
Oh, I wish the big Black Dog
Would find another home
or get lost in the fog
And leave me alone