Leighton Beach Stroll

Hi all, Mum and I had a delightful walk in Perth’s beautiful winter sunshine this morning. We started at Leighton Beach then headed north to Mosman Park. As

As usual, many other dogs were having fun too. Mum even had a dip despite the chilly water. She said it was refreshing but I noticed she shivered a bit afterwards.

We warmed up with a coffee from Bib and Tucker, then headed home via the dog food shop to buy me a few more treats!

Woofs from KoKo

KoKo at Leighton Beach having fun

KoKo at Leighton Beach having fun

KoKo feeling ill

Oh dear, I feel awful, my tummy is tense with pain, I feel as if I might throw up (again) and I am not my usual bright self.

Mum thinks I ate too much last night. I kept yelling at her to give me more food.

Or maybe I found something at Leighton Beach when she was not looking.

Whatever it was, the short enjoyment I might have felt is in the past. I feel dreadful.

So when Mum took me to my favourite park and I would not even check my Wee-mails, she knew I was not pretending.

After two injections from the vet, including a painkiller, I am still not feeling well. Even peaceful sleep won’t come to me.

I hope that I can write to you tomorrow and tell you all is well.

 

I am not well

I am not well

(Certainly, Mum’s  wallet is not very well either!)

Woofs from a miserable KoKo

KoKo and Dog mates

KoKo and Dog mates

I have been staying with my doggie mates at Mandurah again. Bro and Bonnie kept me company on walks in the park and down to the cafe every morning. Of course John and Alison, their humans, had to hold our leads.

“Spill the Beans” Cafe at Seacrest is very popular with the local dogs as the cafe sells tasty treats for us. We are lucky dogs.

At night us “Three Amigos” play “Musical Beds”, thinking that someone else’s bed is likely to be more comfortable. Some nights I creep out of my bed and lay on the floor nearer to John. He is surprised to find me in this spot in the mornings.

I always race back speedily to John when he calls me at the park, as he has an endless supply of doggie treats in his pocket.

Even though I enjoy staying with my mates nothing beats the joy of seeing my Human Mum at the door. All three of us leap over her as she arrives at the door. We slather her with kisses. I let out a sharp bark and run to our car. I stand next to the door barking loudly to ensure Mum knows I want to go back to my home in Subiaco.

Thank you John and Alison for your care and cuddles. Woofs from KoKo

Dogs Leighton Beach WA

We had a lovely morning at Leighton Dog Beach today. The sun was shining and the water was crystal clear and just a pleasant temperature for my little dip. As usual

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Yogi

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A Ball Watcher

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Sammy – My playmate

there were lots and lots of doggies having fun chasing balls in and out of the ocean. I made good friends with Sammy a relative type of dog and met a 58kg dog called Yogi. Wow, he was big and black and almost seven times my size. Here are some photos my Mum took.

Dogs at Leighton Beach NY Day

There were lots and lots of doggies playing on the beach on New Year’s Day. I had a little swim and a long walk. I was so hot I tried to sneak into someone’s blue tent for some shade. Of course, I also conned some girls into giving me pats! That’s me in the last photo. It was a fun morning. Woofs from KoKo

 

Changing Seasons in my life – KoKo

A Summer Poem

– by KoKo ShakesPaw

Feel the touch,

Of scorched grass

Of scratchy weeds

Of summer not past

 

Baking in an oven

Slinking in the shade

Waiting to discover

Cool, water in which to wade

 

Bright glare

Sweaty sleep

Dry mouth

Poor burnt little feet!

 

Mum, can we please go down

To the cool of Cottesloe beach?

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A Winter’s Tale

– by KoKo ShakesPaw

Frosty grass, bitter wind

Wet paws, I don’t mind

Early dark mornings

Are spooky but fine

 

It’s the wet fluff on my back

That gets too heavy to cope

I need Mum to towel me

Or I will lie around and mope!

 

When the thunder claps

keep me inside

I need to play games

and find somewhere to hide

 

Oh I long for summer and long runs on the beach

The crispy leaves under my paws in autumn

Or maybe some days and weeks of each

And don’t forget, the happy buzzing of bees in spring

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My Dog Holiday – Mandurah

You may have noticed that I was very quiet on my Blog during April. My human Mum Helen has been travelling in New Zealand, and left me at my favourite dog spa resort in Mandurah.

J & A look after me and give me lots of cuddles. Bonnie Bro, Digby and I became the “four Amigos” as we squashed in the back seat of John’s car then played games on Falcon Beach. Of course we frequented our usual coffee shop and overwhelmed the customers with four happy doggie tails wagging everywhere

Another favourite time is in the evening when all of us cuddle up and watch TV. It is a very cosy pastime. I even snuck into J&A s  bed some nights, which is a bit naughty I know, but I was missing my Mum.

So finally, I now have my paws back on the computer keys, to continue my Dog’s Tale.


 

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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

Mr KoKo Muddy Feet

Last Sunday I was so energised after my lovely bowl of milk at Pet lovers Cafe in Maylands, that when Mum let me loose at Bayswater Park, I took off like a rocket – Straight into the water! When I gazed around there was black stinky mud in font of me and behind. No way out. Boy was I in trouble.

I knew Mum would not let me in her car and would threaten to make me walk all the way home to Subiaco. What should I do I wondered?

Maybe she will relent if I agree to having a shower? OK I thought, I will be a GOOD dog and submit to a wetting. Moments later, after we had found a tap, you probably heard me yelling all the way from the cafe .”Mum this water is freezing! Please don’t hold me so tight”

“I hope you brought a towel to warm me up. Or maybe we could head back to the cafe for a warm Puppicino?”

Another adventure in the life of KoKo “so cute” Potter.

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KoKo-MuddyFeet

My human Mum’s birthday

KoKo Harry Potter Dog of the Month IDPet Australia

KoKo Harry Potter Dog of the Month IDPet Australia

A few years ago ID Pet Australia gave me a present of a lovely red collar with my phone number on it.

Now it is getting old and too stretchy. Not that I mind but my mum does. When I  “jam my front feet into the pavement to make it obvious to her that I don’t want to go home yet trick”, the collar slips off and she is left dogless!

Whoops I strayed a bit there. What I was going to say is that my Mum is having a special birthday with a “0” on the end of it so I think I will buy myself a bright new collar. She will feel proud of me (unless I sneak around the tables during her party and pinch too much food!)

I have put in my order to IDPET so I hope it gets here in time. I will add a photo soon.

Here is the article about me winning “Dog of the Month ” at IDPet

Monday, 1 December 2014

Our ‘Woof about’ Star Profile for December is – KoKo Harry Potter
Congratulations KoKo on being our “Woof about Pet of the Month” for December.

Koko Harry Potter is a well known ‘celebrity dog’ from Subiaco WA. A Maltese ShihTzu of 9 years, he has a fondness for his toys, Ducky, Snoopy, and Teddy!
Koko – AKA Mr K, Kokky and KoKoPops, likes long runs on the beach, playing at the water’s edge and doing tricks for human kids at the park.
His personality is very intelligent and clever. However, he is also cheeky, adventurous and a bit naughty!

Koko loves a good Puppicino and in his spare time writes his very own blog.  
A great companion to owner Helen who, unbelievably, was once dog phobic.
KoKo’s bark of advice to fellow pooches is; “Make your owner get out of bed and walk you in the mornings, demand another walk when they get home and double the requests on the weekend. It’s your job to keep your human healthy!”

Woofs from KoKo