Posted in Animal Companions, Dog, Doggies, Dogs, KoKo, Lake Monger, Photographs

Walking Lake Monger – Animal Companions

Today, Sunday Sept 11th, was a bit overcast and breezy but ideal for our 3.7km walk around the lake with my Animal Companion mates. We all usually visit individual hospitals to spend some quiet patting time with nursing home seniors, so only catch up to each other socially twice a year.

At first I was very energetic and sprinted on my four apricot paws steadily overtaking about twenty other dogs who had headed out early. I was busy reading some WeePlies to other WeeMails left at some bushes so missed the start!

At one stage my Human Mum Helen thought I was trying to win the gold medal as I put my body in top gear and rushed from last towards the front group of dogs, then from third to second to the front of the pack.

Mum  told me it was supposed to be a pleasant walk  not a race. After more than ten years with me however she knows my personality and had talked to me beforehand about pacing myself if I was going to be in a competitive mood. Of course I ignored her advice and just raced at my sprint speed until about a third of the way. I found my little heart was beating rapidly and a tight aching was spreading down my legs.

Rather than prove Mum was right and I was wrong to start out too fast, I deviated off the path to the nearest trees and left some WeeMails. This gained me some respite so I repeated the sequence for another ten trees. By this time I was well back in the pack but surprisingly happy to match my pace with 14 yr old Siena and just pad quietly to the coffee shop. It was a good walk. We thanked Carla and Mike for organising it. Woofs from KoKo

 

Posted in CS Park, Dog, Doggies, KoKo, Parks, Photographs, Play, Subiaco

A summer’s evening play at Cliff Sadlier Park Daglish

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

Bambi Rose
             Bambi Rose
Honey and Jack 2010
                   Honey and Jack 2010

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.

Jensen
                               Jensen

 

 

Jack and Honey
                            Jack and Honey 2016
Albi
                            Albi
Albi and KoKo
                    Albi and KoKo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Marnie
                             Marnie
Lulu
                      Lulu
Coco
                           Coco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Bassett Hound and White dog
                      Bassett Hound and White dog
George
                                       George
Minnie
                                   Minnie
Jumping Dog
                          Jumping Dog
Minnie and Maggie
                       Minnie and Maggie
Elvis and Indy
                   Elvis and Indy

 

 

Blondie
                         Blondie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Posted in Dog, Doggies, Mabel Talbot Park Jolimont, Parks, Play, Subiaco

George, Beau and KoKo – Mabel Talbot Park Jolimont

 

George and KoKo Dancing
George and KoKo Dancing

A few new doggie mates I met at Mabel Talbot Park last month.

George 1

George 1

 

 

Beau and KoKo
Beau and KoKo
George 1
George 1
George 2
George 2
Beau
Beau

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your would like a copy of your doggie mate please email my Mum Helen at potter.helen@iinet.net.au

Posted in Dog, Doggies, Dogs, KoKo

Moving House – How to care for us doggies

Moving homes is exciting but stressful at the same time and it is pretty much the same for pets as well. Pets can easily get nervous or anxious during the moving period. Taylors Relocations offers this easy-to digest guide can help you to ensure that bringing your furry friend along for the ride is less stressful for everyone.

How to decrease stress and anxiety for your pets when moving house
How to decrease stress and anxiety for your pets when moving house

 

Posted in beach, Dog, KoKo

Is your doggie drinking enough water?

KoKo drinking at the park
KoKo drinking at the park

PetSafe® www.petsafe.net released an article today stating how many naughty dog parents there are. This is the gist of their tale.

“A worrying new survey of more than 750 Aussie pet owners revealed only one in five know how much water us furry friends require. Parched pooches will even drink toilet water to ease their thirst”

If I look lethargic with sunken eyes, and refuse even my favourite treat – I am probably dehydrated. Panting is a sign that I am too hot or anxious.

About 80% of NT dog parents packed a drink when out for “Walkies”, compared to Western Australia’s parents of whom only 27% took water!!!

The main concern is that 80% of a dog’s body is water, compared to 60% of a human’s body. If you feel thirsty and wish you had brought a water, imagine what I feel like!

About 80ml of water per kilogram (That is nearly 1.5 litres for me Mum!) per day and doubled in warmer climates,” Ms Critchley said.

If you want me to avoid getting a urinary tract infection, kidney disease or even dying from dehydration.

All doggie parents, please be proactive and place bowls of water in several locations, or install a pet drinking fountain, so that I have access to clean, fresh water all the time

Thank you KoKo Harry Potter

Koko cool drink at the beach
KoKo’s cool drink at the beach
Posted in cutest pet, Dog, Doggies, KoKo, Parks, Photographs, Play

Some more fun with benefits to the RSPCA

A Giant Ball Drop – at Doggies Day Out at Whiteman Park 1.00pm,

A raffle $5.00 each with a difference! 1,000 balls will be dropped from the sky, with 24 prizes up for grabs, plus a grand prize of a Houndstooth Studio pet photo shoot and $1,000 print pack.

Tickets  available for sale prior to the event so be sure to have your tickets before then!

contact Whiteman Park website.

KoKo Potter