Posted in Beach, beach, Black Dog, Coffee, Dog, Dog Food, KoKo

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
Posted in Black Dog, Dog, Dog Health and Safety, Doggies, KoKo, Subiaco, Vet

Winter Warnings and Advice on Aging

Old age creaks
Old age creaks

Aging How does ageing affect older pets?  As a cat or dog ages, two common changes can occur. The first are age-related changes such as hearing loss, changes in vision or reduced activity.  These are normal and cannot be prevented.

The second kind is related to what we would class as disease. Commonly this would include heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, arthritis or dental disease. Often, these types of diseases can start to develop slowly, so we often make excuses or allowances for our pets getting old and miss the warning signs. The signs to look out for can include things like weight gain or loss, changes in water intake or urine output, smelly breath or difficulty chewing, increase or decrease in appetite and changes in activity

levels or sleeping more than normal.

from Wembley Veterinary Hospital

Comments from KoKo

“I’ve already told my Mum that i don’t want a CAT scan when I get older. I am scared of cats and don’t see why I should have a cat charge Mum a lot of money for just walking around me in a circle.”

“I’m not having any LAB tests either. I hear that Labrador are not all that clever so I doubt it would be worthwhile paying for their opinion. (sorry to offend any Labs!)” KoKo

Snail Pellet Poisoning

The first rains of spring often bring out that first flush of snails into the garden. Snail pellets are highly toxic and can kill Dogs and Cats by causing muscle excitement, salivation and seizures. Take care of you dog when he/she is out walking as well as in your own yard.

Posted in Black Dog, Dog, Doggies, KoKo, Subiaco

Subiaco Farmers Market Birthday Cake

I never pass up a little taste of chocolate cake especially if it is free!

The photo shows Mayor Henderson slicing a delicious multilayer cake made by the French Patisserie chef. Mum grabbed a plate and oohed and ahhed as she absorbed the wonderful textures and flavours of the cake. I kept staring silently at her, and was rewarded when she gave me the plate to lick. Yum Yum it certainly was a lovely treat.

Mayor Henderson and the great cake

The SFM has some great food – my particular favourite is the doggie food stall and its tiny tasty sausages. Woofs from KoKo

 

Posted in Black Dog, Car safety, Dog, Doggies, KoKo, Subiaco

Save my Subiaco WeeTrees please

Hi all,

Have you seen me on Page 3 of The Subiaco POST Newspaper? (with my Mum and neighbours trying to cross Townshend Rd).

We are worried that the State Government will take away my WeeTrees and widen Townshend for cyclists.

We won’t be able to cross the road or park near our house. I will miss the chirping of the birds in the Gum trees and Jacarandas.

Please let your friends and neighbours know that they can send feedback to the City of Subiaco at http://www.haveyoursaysubiaco.com.au. Please submit your feedback by OCT 5th.

Look KokoTrypticlook RoadPeople Alma Dutch

We must save our leafy suburb and birdlife, while still supporting improved bike facilities on a better series of streets. Woofs Helen and KoKo Potter

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

Between rain showers at Subiaco Common

Monday afternoon Dumpling and I had a bit of a tiff. He kept trying to borrow my little orange toy but I was being very possessive and gave him a hard time. I barked sharply every time he came near me. I was not like my usual chummy self. Anyway you can see we each won one tussle.

Being Chased
Being Chased
Dumpling eating my toy!
Dumpling eating my toy!

 

 

Dumpling looking thirsty
Dumpling looking thirsty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Later in Rokeby Rd we meet this cute eared fellow called Dexter

Dexter in his stripy coat
Dexter in his stripy coat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woofs to all,KoKo