Posted in bushfire animals, Dog, Doggies, KoKo, Photographs, Subiaco, Vet, Waroona, WeeMails, Yarloop

Bushfire doggies and moggies – Waroona and Yarloop WA- January 2016

Subiaco WA

January 2016

Hi Doggies and Moggies (and Chookies and horses),

My Mum Helen and I are dropping into Waroona tomorrow to leave you some comfy beds, food and toys, for those of you who have lost your homes. I hope some of you get to enjoy our contributions from the Subiaco and Hillary’s dogs. We know you will be feeling tired and anxious so some of us left our Wee-Mails on the blankets to enable you to smell of our concern and warm wishes.

I would also like to invite you to tell your tales on my blog at some point in the future. You can bark about your escape or woof about the sadness of loosing your mates and home. Or maybe you could tell us of your new lives now that homes are being rebuilt.

My Mum is good at translating Wee-mails but we live a bit far away. We might have to come down to visit when things have settled a bit.

My Mum loves taking photos of animals so if you would like to be the centre of attention, please let your humans know.

Woofs from KoKo
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KoKo The Pretend Assistance Firedog

c/o potter.helen@iinet.net.au

Posted in Dog, Doggies, KoKo, Parks, Play, Subi Common, Subiaco

What we do on a hot night at Subi Centro Park

The City of Subiaco provides us with a little stream to cool our hot tummies. Our Mums are not happy though, as we are green and black with algae and mud when we get out! Not deterred we roll in the grass and shake off the excess before we jump in the car to go home.

Smithy going home after his swim
Smithy going home after his swim
KoKo cooling in wet grass
KoKo hiding his black tummy from his Mum in the wet grass
A cool Piper
A refreshed Piper

 

Posted in Dog, Doggies, Vet

Tips to care for your doggies and moggies in Bushfire risk areas

Tips from the CFA

Decide if you will keep your pets with you or move them elsewhere during fire risk days. The safest place to be is away from high-risk bushfire areas.

  • If you choose to stay – confine your pets early inside a secure room, on a lead or in a carrier, clearly labelled with your contact details
  • Have wet towels and woollen blankets to cover and protect your pets
  • Have plenty of water for them to drink
  • Make sure your pet is micro-chipped and wearing an identification tag
  • Ensure all contact information is current
  • Link an emergency contact in a different suburb to your records
  • List where you could house your pets if you decide to leave early e.g. boarding kennel or a relative/friend’s place
  • Ask neighbours to protect your pets if you are not at home during a bushfire
  • Keep in contact with your neighbours to let them know your plans
  • Keep your bushfire relocation kit for pets within easy reach
  • Practise how you will move your pets if you leave. It takes longer than you think

Your Pet Bushfire Relocation Kit should include:

  • Food and water
  • A bowl for each pet
  • A second collar and lead
  • A carrier for cats and smaller pets
  • Bedding and a woollen blanket
  • A pet first-aid kit – seek your vet’s advice
  • Their favourite toy
  • Any medications, and details of what they are
  • Your pet’s medical history, including proof of vaccination
  • Your vet’s contact details

Warning signs of hyperthermia:

Heat stress in dogs and cats occurs when they are unable to maintain their normal body temperature. Warning signs are:

  • Excessive panting
  • If severe they will vomit
  • Salivating
  • Whining or agitation
  • KoKo-Keeping Cool
    KoKo-Keeping Cool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips for keeping pets cool

  • Fresh, cold water available at all times
  • Shade or bring them inside into a cool room
  • Wipe down with a cool, damp towel or leave wet towels out for them to lie on
  • A wading pool for your dog if it will use it
  • For cats, rub damp hands over their coat or tummy
  • Ice blocks in your pet’s water bowl
  • Ice in a pillow case and place it nearby
  • Have your dog clipped if their coat is long and thick
  • Never leave your pets in a vehicle on a hot day

Register your pet on the National Pet Register with its Microchip number

Woofs from KoKo

Posted in CS Park, Dog, Doggies, KoKo, Parks, Photographs, Play, Subiaco

A summer’s evening play at Cliff Sadlier Park Daglish

Well time flies – Monday saw me at Greg the Vets in Subiaco having my ten year check yup. YES! I am now older than my human Mum.

I was very well behaved while Greg checked my teeth (95% great), my heart (still beating like a two year old’s), my lungs (sadly for my Mum not deteriorating in anyway, so I can still yell at her VERY LOUDLY), and of course I tolerated that little unmentionable test.

Bambi Rose (Greg’s cat) kept an eye on me in the Waiting Room

Bambi Rose
             Bambi Rose
Honey and Jack 2010
                   Honey and Jack 2010

As a reward for my good behaviour my Mum Helen took me to Cliff Sadlier Park for a big run around.

There were old friends and new mates to play with at the park.

I played ball chase with Jack and Honey whom I had not seen for a long time. Us cream and apricot dogs don’t grow grey with age but instead, as you can see, change colour.

Jensen
                               Jensen

 

 

Jack and Honey
                            Jack and Honey 2016
Albi
                            Albi
Albi and KoKo
                    Albi and KoKo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I discovered that Jensen and Albi  still like to have fun. The most sprightly and cheeky puppy I met today was aptly named Minnie. Her golden fur glowed in the evening sun. She was with her auntie Maggie.

My love interests were spiked when I laid eyes on the gorgeous Marnie – she looked deeply at me with her King Charles Spaniel eyes and I melted into the green summer grass. She looked so… sweet!   Coco and Lulu also seemed happy meandering around leaving Weemails for their mates.

Marnie
                             Marnie
Lulu
                      Lulu
Coco
                           Coco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we walked around the park we met a trickster black dog who jumped back and forth through the hoop,  and George with his colourful collar.

Bassett Hound and White dog
                      Bassett Hound and White dog
George
                                       George
Minnie
                                   Minnie
Jumping Dog
                          Jumping Dog
Minnie and Maggie
                       Minnie and Maggie
Elvis and Indy
                   Elvis and Indy

 

 

Blondie
                         Blondie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The play fighting twosome Elvis and Indy kept us laughing at their antics and jumping away when they came too close.

The last photo shows Blondie trying to win a competition for the longest doggie tongue!

Please tell your doggie mates that they have won a place on my dog blog. I would not want them to miss their chance at celebrity status!! KoKo

Posted in Dog, Doggies, Mabel Talbot Park Jolimont, Parks, Play, Subiaco

George, Beau and KoKo – Mabel Talbot Park Jolimont

 

George and KoKo Dancing
George and KoKo Dancing

A few new doggie mates I met at Mabel Talbot Park last month.

George 1

George 1

 

 

Beau and KoKo
Beau and KoKo
George 1
George 1
George 2
George 2
Beau
Beau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your would like a copy of your doggie mate please email my Mum Helen at potter.helen@iinet.net.au