KoKo went missing after a tradesman left the gate open.
I searched the nearby streets and lanes, then heaps of people joined in .
We could not find any sign of him anywhere.
I was traumatised, as my best mate rarely leaves my side.
If KoKo does go on an adventure from the park he always comes back rapidly to find me.
After 12 years in Subiaco he knows where his home is.
A long two hours later I discovered he’d been kidnapped and thrown into a cage.
The man wanted a reward.
Poor KoKo was so terrified he didn’t even bark even though I had walked nearby several times.
We are so happy to be back together.
Thank you to all his human mates who helped search.
PLUS Woofs from a tired KoKo
Hi everyone in Subiaco,
My idea for Dog parking signs has finally come to fruition. Mum Helen sold the first one this morning to Melograno’s cafe. Hurrah! We will now have somewhere to be secured while Mum shops.
We no longer have to put up with being tied to rubbish bins and light poles.
We will post a more dynamic photo tomorrow.
If anyone would like to purchase please leave a message firstname.lastname@example.org
$40 incl GST
Hi to all you Subiaco doggies, here is a challenge for you.
here is a challenge for you.
All you have to do is drag your parent to a coffee shop (listed below), look cute and ask them to take a picture.
You will be pleased to know that iI won’t be participating (which will give you all more chance to win!),
as my Mum is a bit technophobic and does not know how to use instagram!!
Mog and Bone are providing a prize which your parent can use to buy a luxury bed or new bowl or maybe some fancy treats.
Good Luck to everyone.
Woofs from KoKo
Ps All entries must be tagged with @SeeSubiaco, #SeeSubiaco and #MogAndBone
Food or drink must be purchased from the participating café/restaurant
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
For 2016 I have selected two fantastic cafes to award equal first place.
- Spring Expresso in Bagot Rd Subiaco
- Melograno Cafe in Heytesbury Rd.
Despite numerous arduous testing sessions around Subiaco Cafes, I found it was difficult to separate these two.
The winning cafes win votes:
- Very Dog-friendly (lots of mates for me to greet)
- Occasional bits of food under the tables for me to clean (I’m an official Subiaco cafe dog cleaner)
- Constant supply of fresh water in a dog bowl ( I get thirsty after my walks and frequent WeeMail stops)
- Tasty milk froth on top of a coffee that I can have five finger tips worth (My “Puppicino”)
- Consistently good flavoured hot coffee for my Mum Helen
Woofs and Thank you to George and Geoff and Baristas and staff
May we continue to enjoy your great coffee and service thought 2017
Woofs from KoKo and Helen
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from the pawsome dog blogger,
Tips to Keep Your Dog Cool (courtesy of Wembley Vet Clinic)
- Fresh water and shade are the most important things to provide relief from the heat.
- Have 2 or more water bowls around the house in case one is knocked over.
- Try filling small plastic paddling pools with fresh water. Some dogs love to have a dip in the heat of the day and cool off.
- Fill soft drink bottles with water and freeze them overnight then put it in the dog kennel.
- Dogs will love to lay on them or lick them to keep cool
- Hair cuts can also help to keep you long haired pets cool. shaved to get rid of their thick coats
- Dogs and cats cant sweat through the skin – only the pads on the feet and dogs pant to cool down
- Fill up an ice cream container with water and add a little Vegemite to flavour it. Pop in 1-2 dog treats. Freeze overnight and then give it to your dog in the middle of the day – they love to lick the ice and will help keep them occupied.
THE SECRET LIFE OF AUSTRALIAN PET OWNERS written by Pawshake 2016
I love secrets! That’s why I spend so much time reading WeeMails left for me by my doggie friends. I discover where my mates are, whether they are going for walks, and of course, The WeeMails tell me all the neighbourhood gossip. This includes who is new to Subiaco, who needs me to visit because they live behind a high fence and are lonely, and if there are any new cats in the area I need to avoid.
Here are some secret Pawshake discovered about cat and dog owners.
Research reveals 87.5 per cent of Australians love their pets so much they would give up their dream home for them
Pawshake research reveals that being a pet owner has a significant impact on life choices and behaviours – from home living and the local community – to social lives and relationships.
KoKo and a loving friend in Subiaco
Pets vs. Home – real estate agents take note
In addition to Australia facing soaring housing prices and rising rent making it difficult to look for a place to live, Australians are still willing to factor in one other priority – their pets. A survey released today by pet-sitting community Pawshake has found that 87.5 per cent of Australians wouldn’t rent or buy their dream home if it didn’t allow their beloved pets.
Pet vs. Family – watch out kids
Revealing Australia’s love for our furry friends, the survey also looks into the habits of pet owners in the context of family life at home. Surprisingly, two-thirds (67 per cent) of Australians would choose a pet over a child if they could only afford one or the other.
Australians also seem more forgiving of their pet than their child, with 77.5 per cent admitting they would be angrier at their child than their pet for ruining a piece of furniture at home. More than half (59 percent) also admitted they would feel guiltier if they forgot to feed their pet than their child.
Dog with Animal Physio Leigh
Pets vs. Neighbours – knock-knock, who’s there?
The love for pets doesn’t stop there with 74.9 per cent of Australians saying they would recognise a neighbours’ pet before they would their neighbour and seven in ten (70.3 per cent) going on to say there are pets in their neighbourhood whose name they know and who’s owner’s name they don’t know.
Not only are pets included as part of the neighbourhood, they’re also included in life’s milestones, with 67.7 percent of pet owners signing greeting cards for their pet and over half (57.7 percent) going as far as imagining their dog’s voice!
Pets vs. Health – are you calling my pet fat?
It seems that pet owners care for their pets so much that almost nine in ten (87.7 per cent) take their pet to the vet more than they would take themselves to the doctor. This care for their pets’ well-being is further evident when it comes to how their pets look, with half (50.5 percent) of pet owners admitting they are sensitive to any comments other people make about the weight of their pet.
Pets vs. Social Life – it’s not you, it’s my dog
The influence of one’s pet is also prevalent in pet owners’ social lives with almost all (95.9 percent) willing to sacrifice treating themselves in favour of treating their pets, from a meal to a night out and from a haircut to new clothes if needed. 78.5 percent also admitted they would put their pet before their love life and stop dating someone if they discovered they weren’t a pet lover.
However, the influence of pets on the lives of Australian’s dogs stop at the haircut. Contrary to popular stereotyping (and to our disappointment), only 8.6 percent of people have admitted they have had or currently have a similar hairstyle to their pet.
KoKo looking glamorous – with my groomer Michelle
1,125 Australian pet owners responded to this survey in November 2016.
by Pawshake – a trusted community of pet lovers.
Here we are about to go to a Melbourne cup lunch in Subiaco
Oh No Mum! what have you done to me? I am a boy dog –
Joan looks very colourful.
Woofs from KoKo