Posted in Coffee, Digby, Dog, Subiaco

Dogs getting older

Now that I am ten my Mum keeps finding articles about aging dogs. I don’t feel old! I still run on the beach and look for exciting Weemails on seaweed and rocks. I must admit I don’t run at the park as much, and do spend more time sitting contemplating.

“Old dogs like old shoes are comfortable. They might be a little worn around the edges but they fit well”  Bonnie Wilcox

Senior dog Rooney waiting quietly at Melograno Cafe Subiaco
Senior dog Rooney waiting quietly at Melograno Cafe Subiaco

 

 

 

 

Older dog Waiting
Slightly senior Berkeley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Sunday Mum organised a party at Richard Diggins Park. She left Digby and I at home as she thought we might be a  bit of trouble with lots of kids around. Some of the kids asked where we were so we went around later to play with them. Here are some photos of Mayor Henderson and Ex Mayor Richard Diggins (whom our little park is named after).

James, Lucy, Julie ,Sheila, Alma, Richard, Helen
James, Lucy, Julie , Sheila, Alma, Richard, Helen and the How Now Coffee Van
Basil and children
Basil and children http://www.absoluteamy.com
RD Park
RD Park
Richard, Alma,, Heather and Helen RD Park
Richard, Alma, Heather and Helen RD Park
Posted in Dog, Doggies, KoKo, Subiaco

I’m Famous again! KoKo

KoKo’s Dog Blog has recently been included in Petsecure’s list of the

“Top Australian Pet Blogs and Sites You Should Be Reading”.

Here is the quote:

Koko’s Dog Blog is a touching and humorous page that tells the stories of Koko and his everyday adventures in Western Australia – from a dog’s perspective of course!”

KoKo

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KoKo reading

 

 


	
Posted in Dog, Photographs, Subiaco

Sunday Markets on Rokeby

The pet touching stall was the most popular event in Rokeby Rd. The looks on the kids faces was delightful. Ivy cuddled every animal while other girls had their faces painted so that they would look like an animal and get pats to.

Helen and KoKo

Posted in CPR for Dogs, Dog, Dog Health and Safety, KoKo

A helpful message from KoKo’s kennel

Do you know what to do if your dog stops breathing? Here are some helpful instructions from VetWest Animal Hospitals.

Follow the same DRSABC principles for humans.

  • D – Danger – ensure it is safe to approach your pet.
  • Use a blanket or towel or a makeshift
  • muzzle if required.
  • R – Response – look for signs of breathing
  • and movement.
  • S – Send for help – ask another person to call a
  • vet while you act.
  • A – Airway if your pet is unconscious
  • check the airway, pull the tongue out
  • and look for obstructions.
  • B – Breathing – watch the chest to see if it
  • is rising and falling. Give two breaths
  • if your pet is not breathing.
  • C – Compressions – if no signs of life
  • after two breaths, commence CPR.

How to perform CPR on your dog

1. Our hearts are on the left so lay your pet on
their right side with their head and neck gently arched.

2. Place your left hand fully under his heart
and chest

3. Place your right hand on top of your pet’s
chest where the heart is situated.

4. Press  firmly to squeeze the chest wall
and heart with the heel of your right hand,
to stimulate cardiac activity.
For small dogs and cats use your fingers and thumb.

5. Compress at a rate of 2 compressions per second.
For small dogs compress the chest wall only
enough to compress the chest wall 1/3 to 1/2 .
If breathing for your pet as well, administer 1 breath
every 6 seconds.
Recheck signs of life (consciousness,
response, movement, breathing) regularly.

6. Transport to vet immediately. If you have
a driver, continue CPR while in transit.
  • Puppies may have a pulse of 250 beats per minute.
  • A small dog’s heart beats 100-160 times per minute.
  • A medium/ large dog’s heart beats 60-100 should be taken to a vet.

  • Woofs from KoKo
Posted in Dog, Parks, Photographs, Play, Subi Common, Subiaco

A one headed four legged dog

Look what we found last Friday night – At first sight I thought it was Cleo but then maybe it was Barbara?

The two doggies were playing roll overs and suddenly one of them lost her head! Does anyone know who it is with the big smile on her face?   KoKo

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Cleo and Barbara Mix – Subiaco Centro