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
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.
(Certainly, Mum’s wallet is not very well either!)
Woofs from a miserable KoKo
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
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
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.
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
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
Poor burnt little feet!
Mum, can we please go down
To the cool of Cottesloe beach?
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