The Eagles last day at Subiaco

Today the Eagles flew their best and beat Adelaide by a great margin. There were lots and lots of happy Eagles fans walking home who stopped to give me a final cuddle.

What am I going to do with my weekends now that the footy will no longer be in Subi?

I will miss all those yellow and blue people and their cuddles. They thanked me today for my eleven years of support as an Eagles fan.

Mum and I walked to the Oval to say our goodbyes. We were instantly popular as usual.


KoKo with the Eagles Fairies


KoKo with the eagles mascot

A Warning about Dogs, grapes, sultanas and raisins – KoKo

Courtesy of Puppy Tales

Grapes, raisins and sultanas may cause acute renal failure (the sudden development of kidney failure) in some dogs.

Even though there has been some research, the reason as to why some dogs develop renal failure after eating grapes, raisins and sultanas is still unknown. Further work is needed to understand the toxicity and if there are other environmental factors that cause it to occur.

The toxic dose

Dogs that are affected by these foods can develop kidney failure 72 hours after ingestion. some dogs can eat relatively large volumes of grapes, sultanas and raisins without any issues while other dogs can consume one or two and become ill. Estimated amounts of fresh grapes associated with kidney injury are approximately 32g or 1.1oz per kilogram of your dog’s weight. Raisins and sultanas are slightly more powerful: from 11-30g or 0.39-1.06oz per kilo of your dog’s weight.

If you suspect your dog has ingested any grapes/raisins/sultanas call your vet.


If your dog has eaten grapes, raisins or sultanas they might have some of the following symptoms:

  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • not eating
  • weakness
  • abdominal pain
  • increased drinking


If your dog has consumed these foods within the past two hours your vet will most likely induce vomiting via an injection (hydrogen peroxide or apomorphine) followed by activated charcoal. If your dog has eaten a significant amount, started vomiting themselves or ingested the food several hours prior, intravenous fluid therapy might be suggested. In severe cases dialysis of the blood and peritoneal dialysis might be used to support the kidneys.


Grapes, sultanas and raisins are popular foods in many households so it is best to be vigilant and ensure that your dogs do not come in contact with these foods. Don’t leave them lying around at their level or any place that they can access.

Even if your dog doesn’t get ill the stress and cost of an emergency vet trip is never a great way to spend your day.

Please note: Puppy Tales provides these articles for information purposes only. For any health problems with your pet always seek immediate veterinary advice from your local veterinarian.

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

Sadness in Subiaco

Our hearts are filled with sadness.

Our smiley friend Glen has passed away. We will miss his hellos and chats at Richard Diggins Park in Subiaco,

With love to Julie, Gwen, Sheila and Clinton, Georgia and Adele, James and Lucy

and of course to Bandit and Bentley

from your park mates,

Helen and KoKo

KoKo’s “Dog Parking Signs” Subiaco

I pestered my Mum Helen to make some “Dog parking Signs” as I was fed up with being tied to a rubbish bin in the stinking heat or pouring rain.

Being anchored under a table was ok but tying me to a chair was not sensible (see my blog on “The Traumatic Chair Chase” I love her creativity and cleverness in making these signs. Please let me know what you think. Melograno Cafe has purchased one ($35). Lots of dogs have used my sign when they wait near at Andre’s Yogurt Shop.

I love Helen’s creativity and cleverness in making these signs. Please let me know what you think. Melograno Cafe has purchased one ($35). Lots of dogs have used my sign when they wait near at Andre’s Yogurt Shop.

I’d love to have one at the library (where we have to mix with the bicycles) and one near Simon Johnson’s store as there is nowhere to be anchored nearby.

Please let me know what you think and if you know a spot in Subiaco that needs one.





I’ll do anything to taste this yogurt!



No you cannot have my parking spot.



Shall we have a yogurt?



From the maker himself!

My "Dog Parking" Signs

My “Dog Parking” Signs Phone 0419969455 for sale













Tasty Frozen Yogurt!

Tasty Frozen Yogurt!