My Mum Helen and I are starting an exciting new project. Here is the Post we put up on the Waroona Vets site:
May 12th 2017
Expression of Interest request to Yarloop residents and Waroona vet staff.
My human Mum Helen loves taking doggie photos. She also helps me write my blog about my mates in Subiaco.
We were very sad to hear of all the pets at Yarloop who were caught up in the bushfire last year and of those who had to move to new locations.
Mum and I collected lots of beds, food and toys and dropped them off at Waroona Vet when we heard the news. We hope you found our gifts from Subiaco dog owners helpful.
Mum and I would like to visit Yarloop (or wherever you are now located) to record some tales about how your pets survived and how they have recovered now.
Of course, Helen will take some cute photos. We could maybe have a small exhibition later, and even, if all goes well, – a book!.
As many of you know, I tend to write from my own doggie viewpoint. The tales you discuss with us will have the same flavour.
If your pet can communicate how he/she felt, or how you think they may have coped, they could tell their tale through you.
Do you feel ok about talking to us so that we can record your stories?
Some of you will have lost so much, we don’t want to intrude.
Please leave a comment on my blog here or email email@example.com
I have set up a closed group site on facebook. Animal Tales of a Bushfire
I’m not sure how this works? But if we become friends then I can invite you to join the group I think.
Many thanks, Helen Potter Photographer and woofs from KoKo Potter
It’s Friday evening again. Time for a stroll at Subiaco Common after my hour with the oldies at Berrington Nursing Home. The ladies love me visiting and give me lots of
Time for a stroll at Subiaco Common after my hour with the oldies at Berrington Nursing Home. The ladies love me visiting and give me lots of pats.
The autumn air was crisp tonight and the leaves rustled underneath my paws. I had a short play with Piper, Max, Lucinda and a few other mates.
A weak joke I heard at the park today:
A dog told me that he had some fleas.
The four of them had been hanging around for a few days so he thought that he should introduce himself.
“I’m Fred the Basset Hound. What are your names please?
They replied, “We are called John, Paul, George and Ringo”.
My doggie mate could not contain his surprise so asked them how they got their names.
They laughed as they said:
We are a musical band called the Fleatles and
“we are waiting for someone to lie on!”
Hee Hee 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
Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which in larger amounts is especially dangerous because pets can’t break it down and eliminate it the same way humans can. It can build up to toxic concentrations and cause multi-organ disease and failure if not treated properly.
What symptoms will you see if your doggie mate eats chocolate this Easter?
Symptoms of eating chocolate are:
- Rapid breathing
- Muscle tension, incoordination
- Increased heart rate
- Blood in vomit
KoKo’s personal tale about chocolate
We attended the AGM, waiting quietly for the treat we knew was coming afterwards. The Furbaby cafe had made a scrumptious cake which all us doggies were allowed to tuck into. You can see from the blue cream on our noses that not a lot went astray.