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

Walking Lake Monger with my 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

 

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

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

Frog Hunting at Lake Jualbup

When my Mum came home from work tonight, we went for a quick walk, then I ate my dinner. I was a bit annoyed when I saw she was intending to go out again. I had thought we would have a nice quiet evening at home.

Where did Mum go? She went on a frog hunting walk at Lake Jualbup with The City of Subiaco Environment staff !

Here are some pictures of a Motorbike frog (I’ve heard the sound before in our back yard near our fish pond, but thought it was a motor bike reving up).  Mum also snapped a Slender Tree frog which was hiding in some branches.MotorBike Frog LJ1899 MotorBikeFrogLJ 1904

 

 

 

 

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Our Awards from the Paws Walk Seascapes Mandurah

Last year my mates Bro and Bonnie and I were all delighted to receive a certificate congratulating us for being healthy. We joined lots of other dogs of all shapes and sizes to raise money for the RSPCA and the K9 the local Dog Refuge.

Bonnie

Bonnie and her Certificate

Bro Certificate

Bro and his Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KoKo Certificate

KoKo and Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The path my human friends, John and Alison, had set was overlooking the beach. Of course being an adventurous trio, Bro, Bonnie and I, took just a few moments to race down the steps to paddle in the chilly ocean. Our humans watched and laughed at our antics – running in and out of waves, with lots of body shaking to dry ourselves later.

We three amigos were happy to achieve our Diplomas. We aim to walk again on October 19th 2014. The Refuges are good charities as they look after our lost doggie friends.

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