via Daily Prompt: Promises
Each morning my human Mum Helen promises me we will go for a walk soon. Then she gets into the shower,then dresses. When she sits down to eat her breakfast I remind her of her promise. “Bark, Bark, Bark” I yell. She says “Just wait please KoKo, we will go for a walk soon.”
Eventually, she lets me escape out the front door and follows to put my lead on. “We are going for a walk KoKo. You will meet lots of doggies and can read some exciting new Weemails left by your doggie mates” she says.
My tail wags back and forth, back and forth, as my grin spreads across my furry face. The thought of a walk excites me.
Then Mum goes back inside the house saying “I will just hang the washing out KoKo then we will go for a walk.” Promises, promises, I mutter as I sniff my empty breakfast bowl.
“Woof, Woof” I yell “Come and give me my food Mum!” Finally, she appears again at the front door, puts my food in a bowl and makes another promise. “We will go for a walk soon KoKo.”
But then she goes back inside again calling out “I have to get my keys KoKo.” I sink down flat on the veranda. Will she forget her promise and leave me here pining for adventure?
No, here she is at last, we are running out the gate and around to the park.
Promises are meant to be kept. Sometimes we doggies just have to be patient.
Happy Woofs from KoKo.
Hey – browsing the internet while my Mum is at work has its plus side.
I’ve discovered that Whiteman Park is hosting the 5th annual Doggies Day Out event this Spring!
Sunday 11 October, from 11.00am to 2.00pm, see everything a dog owner might need for their pet – from treats to accessories to vet care and local canine-focused services.
This special celebration of our four-legged friends proudly supports RSPCA WA and features the participation of over 40 pet-related exhibitors, including event sponsors FurBaby Boutique & Cafe and award-winning pet photographer, Houndstooth Studio.
There will also be fun activities for you and your beloved dog to enjoy throughout the afternoon:
- ‘Doggie’ face painting, balloon benders (into many doggy shapes) and a Scooby Doo bouncy castle for the kids
- RSPCA Dog Training and fundraising
- Pet contests throughout the day – whose pooch has the loudest bark, waggiest tail or is the smiliest?
- Dog treats and food
- An on-lead adventure course for pooches (fees apply)
- Hydrobaths and grooming, with part proceeds to RSPCA WA
- Homewares for your pet – from doggy doors to pet beds
- Information on local services for your pet
- Plus lots of great, tasty food, coffee and music for the humans!New this year is the Giant Ball Drop – a raffle with a difference! 1,000 balls will be dropped from the sky, with 24 prizes up for grabs, as well as the grand prize of a Houndstooth Studio pet photo shoot and $1,000 print pack. Tickets are just $5.00 each and will be available for sale prior to the event. The Giant Ball Drop will take place at Doggies Day Out at 1.00pm, so be sure to have your tickets before then!
Entry is free but a gold coin donation for the RSPCA WA will be most appreciated!
All dogs are welcome and encouraged to attend the event which is located opposite the main playground in the village, but must be on a lead at all times (unless inside the Dog Park). Dogs requiring muzzles by law must have one on at all times.
For more information on this event, please visit the Whiteman Park website.
Every morning I catch up on the local gossip from my dog friends. I read up to 20 WeeMails on my one kilometre walk with my mum. As I am very polite, I always instantly leave a WeePly on the bush.
I run very quickly up lanes and along streets. Mum lets me choose which way we go in the mornings. Eventually as my little paws tire, I slow down and walk “at heel” as a good dog should.
I am very happy that the morning’s winter darkness is now starting to lift and I can see my way better. I have mentioned in an earlier blog that we dogs have a GPS (Global Positioning System) in our heads so that we are we accurate with direction. No matter where we are as soon as mum turns towards home, I know, and I jam my feet into the pavement just to let her know that I am not ready to go home yet. Sometimes we have a little altercation but I let her win, as she has to go to work.
If mum does not go to work, she cannot buy me food and treats. I understand when to give in.
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