My New Mate Digby

Here am I with my new mate Digby who has come to live with us. He is a 5 years old Maltese Shihtzu (just like me) and loves to play fetch. He has taken a liking to my fluffy toys – especially  my squeaky duck.

KoKo and Digby

                KoKo and Digby

Digby, KoKo and Bro

                    Digby, KoKo and Bro

Playing at Cliff Sadlier Park Daglish

Ruby still chasing a ball

         Ruby still chasing a ball

Ruby chasing her ball and me saying hello to a mate at the park. KoKo

 

Meeting at the park

                                Meeting at the park

Ruby chasing a ball

                            Ruby chasing a ball

Animal Companions Xmas party Cliff Sadlier Park Daglish

Leigh - Animal Physiotherapist

             Leigh – Animal Physiotherapist

Leigh - Animal Physiotherapist

 Leigh – Animal Physiotherapist

It was great to have an expert on doggie joint and muscle problems at the Animal Companions Xmas party. We got some useful tips on how to treat my new mate Digby’s ballet plie legs.

Woofs from KoKo

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Mum Helen also took photos of some cute doggies. Here are a few.

Ruby

                    Ruby

A Great Dane towering over everyone

A Great Dane towering

Good friends

             Good friends

Mr Truffles in his bright disguise

Mr Truffles in his bright disguise

Resting quietly

              Resting quietly

A noisy run around doggie

     A noisy run around doggie

 

Big and the little dogs

     Big and the little dogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little KoKo lookalike and a friend

           A little KoKo lookalike and a friend

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under the hands of the animal physio

      Under the hands of the animal physio

What a lovely hair cut

      What a lovely hair cut

Some Big Doggies at Cliff Sadlier Park Daglish

While at Cliff Sadlier park on Sunday we spied some energetic dogs – despite the heat. KoKo

My Mum Helen’s new business is called Furry Friends Fotos!

Dexter

Dexter

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Good Dog Sitters

Good Dog Sitters

A Dexter Pose

A Dexter Pose

Two long tongues

Two long tongues

Almost out of the photo

Almost out of the photo

Mighty Molly

Mighty Molly

 

KoKo’s busy Sunday at the Shenton Park Dog Refuge

What a hot and busy morning!  Mum had to carry me though the fete as the ground was too hot for my little paws. When I was getting irritable she whispered that there was a SAUSAGE BBQ and I could have a little treat if I behaved. She is a tease – I had to wait and cool my excitement until 11.30am. That’s when the dog talent quest was scheduled. Those of you who know me understand that I will only do tricks if the treat is good enough.

Tick, tick , tick went the clock. I was getting very nervous (and hungry). The volunteer said she would hold the “talent quest” first, the “waggiest tail” comp second and the “dog and owner look-alike” last).

I raced into the yard ready to go. Now! said the volunteer – and off I went on my trick routine (double fast as the sausage smell was driving me crazy) – Dance, sit, shake paw, roll over, dance again, hop, go through, sit, catch and drop! I clapped my paws then waited quietly while the other contestants had their turn. I wasn’t a bit surprised when they called out my name as the winner! The volunteer said I was outstanding! Of course I already knew that but it is nice for someone else to say so. My ego gets bigger and bigger.

I also took pride of place for some photos with the famous photographer, Alex Cearns from Houndstooth, and the Oscars law volunteers.

 Alex Cearns Houndstooth Studio and KoKo

Alex Cearns Houndstooth Studio and KoKo

Houndstooth Studio and KoKo

Houndstooth Studio and KoKo

 Alex Cearns Houndstooth Studio and KoKo

Alex Cearns Houndstooth Studio and KoKo

Oscars Law Volunteers

Oscars Law Volunteers

 

Is your doggie drinking enough water?

KoKo drinking at the park

KoKo drinking at the park

PetSafe® www.petsafe.net released an article today stating how many naughty dog parents there are. This is the gist of their tale.

“A worrying new survey of more than 750 Aussie pet owners revealed only one in five know how much water us furry friends require. Parched pooches will even drink toilet water to ease their thirst”

If I look lethargic with sunken eyes, and refuse even my favourite treat – I am probably dehydrated. Panting is a sign that I am too hot or anxious.

About 80% of NT dog parents packed a drink when out for “Walkies”, compared to Western Australia’s parents of whom only 27% took water!!!

The main concern is that 80% of a dog’s body is water, compared to 60% of a human’s body. If you feel thirsty and wish you had brought a water, imagine what I feel like!

About 80ml of water per kilogram (That is nearly 1.5 litres for me Mum!) per day and doubled in warmer climates,” Ms Critchley said.

If you want me to avoid getting a urinary tract infection, kidney disease or even dying from dehydration.

All doggie parents, please be proactive and place bowls of water in several locations, or install a pet drinking fountain, so that I have access to clean, fresh water all the time

Thank you KoKo Harry Potter

Koko cool drink at the beach

KoKo’s cool drink at the beach