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