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.
Now that I am ten my Mum keeps finding articles about aging dogs. I don’t feel old! I still run on the beach and look for exciting Weemails on seaweed and rocks. I must admit I don’t run at the park as much, and do spend more time sitting contemplating.
“Old dogs like old shoes are comfortable. They might be a little worn around the edges but they fit well” Bonnie Wilcox
Last Sunday Mum organised a party at Richard Diggins Park. She left Digby and I at home as she thought we might be a bit of trouble with lots of kids around. Some of the kids asked where we were so we went around later to play with them. Here are some photos of Mayor Henderson and Ex Mayor Richard Diggins (whom our little park is named after).
Look what we found last Friday night – At first sight I thought it was Cleo but then maybe it was Barbara?
The two doggies were playing roll overs and suddenly one of them lost her head! Does anyone know who it is with the big smile on her face? KoKo
Thanks to Dr Greg from Subiaco Vet for some more tips!
When I wag my tail – I am smiling! But, if my tail is high and wagging slowly, I am feeling confident and friendly, whereas if I hold my tail low and wag it rapidly, it means i am a little nervous.
When I am scooting or dragging my bottom on the ground I am itchy and probably have blocked anal glands. Mum knows to take me to Dr Greg.
Licking – Most common reasons for licking ourselves and other dogs is that they taste good, and we are trying to show affection
WHen you arrive home and I bring you a toy I am giving you a gift that I think you will like. It is a sign of my affection.
Thank you Greg for putting my photo in your newsletter. Everyone knows I am a keen Eagles supporter.
Subiaco Centro Dog Park is a haven in summer. We love the little stream that runs through the park. It is shallow and cool and full of leaves.
Luckily for me , it is also close to the BBQs! So I snuffle around hoping for some dropped left overs. Finding none, I then roll over and over in some smelly duck poo. Mum groans, but she feels it is worth for me to feel l cooler and less grumpy. She likes to dangle her feet in the cool stream too. The City Subiaco look after us well. Here are some of Friday’s playing doggies.
Well time flies – Monday saw me at Greg the Vets in Subiaco having my ten year check yup. YES! I am now older than my human Mum.
I was very well behaved while Greg checked my teeth (95% great), my heart (still beating like a two year old’s), my lungs (sadly for my Mum not deteriorating in anyway, so I can still yell at her VERY LOUDLY), and of course I tolerated that little unmentionable test.
Bambi Rose (Greg’s cat) kept an eye on me in the Waiting Room
As a reward for my good behaviour my Mum Helen took me to Cliff Sadlier Park for a big run around.
There were old friends and new mates to play with at the park.
I played ball chase with Jack and Honey whom I had not seen for a long time. Us cream and apricot dogs don’t grow grey with age but instead, as you can see, change colour.
I discovered that Jensen and Albi still like to have fun. The most sprightly and cheeky puppy I met today was aptly named Minnie. Her golden fur glowed in the evening sun. She was with her auntie Maggie.
My love interests were spiked when I laid eyes on the gorgeous Marnie – she looked deeply at me with her King Charles Spaniel eyes and I melted into the green summer grass. She looked so… sweet! Coco and Lulu also seemed happy meandering around leaving Weemails for their mates.
As we walked around the park we met a trickster black dog who jumped back and forth through the hoop, and George with his colourful collar.
The play fighting twosome Elvis and Indy kept us laughing at their antics and jumping away when they came too close.
The last photo shows Blondie trying to win a competition for the longest doggie tongue!
Please tell your doggie mates that they have won a place on my dog blog. I would not want them to miss their chance at celebrity status!! KoKo
A few new doggie mates I met at Mabel Talbot Park last month.
If your would like a copy of your doggie mate please email my Mum Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are both naughty dogs sometimes. Here we are when Mum Helen has caught us going to sleep on her bed. It is not that we don’t like our beds, it is just that hers is more cosy! KoKo and Digby.
I’m finding it’s fun to have a mate at the park. Digby and I play “stealing the toy from each other”. I am a nice friend so I let him win most of the time (he is also younger and more sprightly than me!) Woofs from KoKo