KoKo hiding under bed
My mum has been at work since 7am and I’m bored.
It is nearly ten hours since she gave me a cuddle.
I’ve slept then watched the street for her, slept a bit more, then had a cool drink of water.
I’ve barked at a few dog mates walking past, and of course the postman.
I’ve let myself be cuddled by a few school kids on their way home, which was nice.
A few times I’ve slid under the side security gate, padded down the sideway and squeezed my furry body through my secret doggie door.
Once inside, I thought about finding something to rip up but then realised I am a cute little Maltese Shih Tzu, not an angry Labrador, so it would really not be appropriate.
Instead, after a little wander around the kitchen, my brain cells start working – Ping!
I saw where Mum put that bag of special treats last night. I’m sure she won’t notice if I help myself.
Oohh, Maybe that was not a good idea. I feel awful, my tummy is overwhelmed.
Now i know why Mum only gives me little bits of treats.
I think I might hide under the bed until I feel better,
Sad Woofs from KoKo
KoKo’s Bath at Barks in the Park
I found an informative article on the Underwater Dogs Blog today.
As you know from my earlier blogs, I don’t like having a bath. But with my adventurous nature and love of duck poo perfume from Subiaco Common, I’ve learned to just give in to the event, and not run away like I did when I was little.
These are a few of the clever hints that Underwater Dog Blogger Baccarat suggested I give to my Mum.
- A Non-Slip Mat helps me more secure in the bath
- If you mix some shampoo with water in a squishy bottle then it is easy to distribute evenly and means Mum does not have to keep getting more shampoo from the bottle.
- I know you try not to get water in my ears Mum but Baccarat says you could put some cotton wool balls in to help keep them drier. This sounds a good idea to me.
- When you clean my dirty paws, ears and bottom you might need to use shampoo straight from the bottle. The lovely Underwater Dogs shampoo takes all the smell away.
- Mum, please don’t forget to use warm water and to start at my tail end before doing my sensitive face.
- Of course you must not forget to rinse the shampoo thoroughly.
- Always have a good supply of treats please, then I’ll be very good and won’t throw too much water over you.
- Don’t forget to allow plenty of time for the massage. Mmmmm, I just melt inside when you do those deep strokes down my back. Thank you Mum.
- I prefer it when you dry me with an absorbent towel as the hairdryer is a bit noisy.
- I might not like the process but I know you love how clean and shiny I look afterwards
Love from KoKo
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This statement reflects my behaviour too! KoKo
A Hot Summer Poem
Of summer, not past
Baking in an oven
Slinking in the shade
Wanting to discover
Cool water to wade.
Poor burnt little feet!
Mum, can we please go down
To the cool of Cottesloe beach?
KoKo at North Cottesloe Beach
KoKo Cottesloe Beach
KoKo enjoying the Beach
When I heard that Pope Francis (2014) had decreed that dogs are allowed in heaven I thought about writing a poem. My thanks go to my mate Koko red dog who wrote something very similar which I have part plagiarised. The poem is set somewhere in the future.
I stand at the gates of heaven
Making a fearful din
“I know my mum is in there ” I say
” You’d better let me in”
For years I’ve roamed Subiaco
From Rokeby Road to Townshend
Now that I have traced her to your gate
“You’d better let me in”
I’ve made friends with people who fed me
and those who took me into their home
to keep my little tummy full
and ensure I was not alone
I think I’ve done with walking
I’m tired and need a rest
I want my Mum to pat me,
in the haven of heaven would be best.