Lulu’s Life Tips: Small Does Not Mean Slow

Hello friendlies! Lulu here! So not long ago, we hosted a small visitor for the day while her family visited a nearby theme park. She’s younger than me, smaller than me, and, as it turns out, faster than me. Take a look at our session playing chase in the back yard and you’ll see what I mean.

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Lulu’s Life Tips With Bonus Lyrics: Unwelcome to the Boomtown

Hello friendlies! Lulu here! As you may be aware, last weekend was Independence Day weekend here in the U.S., which means, among other things, that Dada had Monday off, and we all went out for a sniff around the garden center that day while his car was getting its first oil change in almost two years. So that was fun. But unfortunately, one of the “other things” among the “other things” is that there were lots of explosions, snaps, crackles, and pops, both up in the sky and all around the neighborhood. This phenomenon is sometimes referred to as a boomtown.

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Lulu’s Life Tips: Finding Safety

Hello friendlies! Lulu here with another life tip! This one is short and simple, but important: When faced with threatening atmospheric conditions, the best course of action is to find an interior room with no windows, and stay there.

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Lulu’s Life Tips (With Bonus Lyrics): Know When To Slow ‘Em

Hello friendlies! Lulu here with another life tip! I have a multi-part tip for you this time, but it boils down to this: Know when to go run, know when to slow ’em. Specifically, don’t run in places where you might fall down.

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Lulu’s Life Tips: Fetching is Optional

Hello friendlies! Lulu here, with another life tip! This time it’s about fun. Now, some people might try to tell you that what you think is fun is not fun, and that what you think is not fun is fun. But remember, fun is whatever you think it is. Take fetch. This is where somebody throws something and you go get it and bring it back to them. That might be fun for some, but maybe you don’t want to go through the whole “fetch” process. Maybe you just like to run and grab what’s thrown and then nibble on it. Maybe you just want to do it a few times and then run off and stick your snout in the ivy. My point is, you may feel pressure to accept somebody else’s idea of “fun” just to go along with them, but take it from me, you don’t have to. Fetching is optional. Check it out:

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Lulu’s Life Tips: Sometimes You Have To Assert Yourself To Get What You Want

Hello friendlies! Lulu here! Now you may have gotten the impression, from previous posts, that I am pretty laid back and just go with the flow. While that’s true for the most part, there comes a time when a dog has to assert herself to get what she wants, like play time, or belly rubs, or a visit to the bathroom. And while sometimes there might be something standing—or rolling around on its back—in your way, if you just stand up for yourself, you can get by most obstacles.

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Lulu’s Life Tips: Managing Your Coworkers, Part 3

Hello friendlies! Lulu here, with my third and final segment on managing your coworkers! Now just to recap, in my first segment I showed you how to pry your coworker out of their chair by woofing at them, and in my second segment I showed you how to manage your playing—I mean, working—environment by maneuvering them into the correct location to engage in break time activities. In my third segment, I address the question: Couldn’t you and your coworker use a little fresh air right now?

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Lulu’s Life Tips: Managing Your Coworkers, Part 2

Hello friendlies! Lulu here with part two of my three part series on managing your coworkers! Now, as you may recall, last week I showed you how to get a slacking-off coworker to get up from their desk and play with you. You may also recall that I ran into a little snag where another coworker (also known as Mama) had set up a tripod and camera in the Designated Play Area A with the intention of using it for a video call. Technically this was my fault for failing to check the play area reservation calendar, which would have shown that time had been blocked out for the space to be used for a teleconference. In this sort of situation you have to be adaptable, and so it was off to Designated Play Area B.

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Lulu’s Life Tips: Managing Your Coworkers, Part 1

Hello friendlies! Lulu here, with the first in a three-part series about managing your coworkers! Now, if you’re like me, you may share an office with one or more people, and some of them may not be what we like to call “team players”. For instance, in the office where I work, nobody is a team player except for me.

Charlee: “Wait … Are you claiming that you have some sort of a … a job?”
Lulu: “Of course I have a job. I’m a dog. All dogs have jobs. Mine is to keep watch over the house.”
Chaplin: “But every time the doorbell rings, you’re right there wagging your tail. We’ve never seen you once woof at somebody at the door.”
Lulu: “Right. I keep watch for people who might be willing to give me a belly rub.”
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Lulu’s Life Tips: Know When To Run And When To Rest

Hello friendlies! Lulu here with another life tip! This time it’s about knowing when it’s time to take a break. Sure, it’s fun to run run run and play play play, but at some point, you have to stop and take a breath. Especially if you’re playing with humans, who just don’t have the endurance that we dogs do. Here’s an example where I show you how to get your human to pause and rest when he or she might be getting a little tired.

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Lulu’s Life Tips: Roadblocks

Hello friendlies! Lulu here! Hey, you may have heard of a thing that the humans call a roadblock. This is when you’re trying to make progress towards some destination, but something is standing in your way, preventing you from getting there. This could be a metaphorical or literal obstacle, and it could be something you impose on yourself or something that’s imposed on you by external forces. Here’s an example of a literal roadblock:

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