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?

Continue reading “Lulu’s Life Tips: Managing Your Coworkers, Part 3”

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.

Continue reading “Lulu’s Life Tips: Managing Your Coworkers, Part 2”

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.”
Continue reading “Lulu’s Life Tips: Managing Your Coworkers, Part 1”

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.

Continue reading “Lulu’s Life Tips: Know When To Run And When To Rest”

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:

Continue reading “Lulu’s Life Tips: Roadblocks”

Lulu’s Life Tips: Don’t Listen to the Doubters

Hello friendlies! Lulu here with another life tip! This week, I would just like to tell all you dogs and cats out there: Don’t listen to the doubters! If you know what you want, go for it!

Charlee: “Listening to doubters is not generally a habit that we cats have.”
Lulu: “Is that because you’re tiny little sociopaths?”
Chaplin: “Of course not. We’re just very confident, that’s all.”
Continue reading “Lulu’s Life Tips: Don’t Listen to the Doubters”

Lulu’s Practical Dog’s Guide To Keeping Humans Entertained

Hello friendlies! Lulu here! You may remember that, a while back, I posted a how-to on converting cardboard boxes and similar items into jigsaw puzzles for your humans to assemble. Almost one year on, your humans may have gotten tired of the mental effort that puzzles require, and they may be looking for some other way to relax as we move into another summer. Fortunately, I have just the solution: Take some time out of your busy schedule to play with them!

Chaplin: “What is a dog’s schedule busy with, exactly?”
Lulu: “Oh, you know. Sleeping. Eating. Personal hygiene. Barking. Chasing squirrels. The usual.”
Charlee: “You’re more ambitious than we are.”
Continue reading “Lulu’s Practical Dog’s Guide To Keeping Humans Entertained”

Lulu’s Life Tips (With Bonus Lyrics): There’s A Whole World Beneath Your Feet

Hello friendlies! Lulu here with a new life tip, plus some bonus lyrics! This week’s life tip has to do with something I’m sure everyone has seen: Yards. Lots of you have them. Lots of you have walked across them. But have you ever thought about what’s underneath them?

What’s all this then?
Continue reading “Lulu’s Life Tips (With Bonus Lyrics): There’s A Whole World Beneath Your Feet”

Lulu’s Life Tips: It’s Fun to Run, but Stop for Pop

Hello friendlies! Lulu here! You may remember a recent life tip of mine to run in the space you have, and while that was and remains good advice, I would also like to remind you that sometimes it’s good top stop running so you can get a nice little chin skritch or two.

Continue reading “Lulu’s Life Tips: It’s Fun to Run, but Stop for Pop”

Lulu’s Life Tips: Play Like No One Is Watching (Even Though Somebody Probably Is)

Hello friendlies! Lulu here! You may have heard the expression “Dance like no one is watching”, and you may even have seen the associated merchandise, for instance:

I’m here to tell you that this is good advice, and it doesnt just apply to dancing, it also applies to playing!

Continue reading “Lulu’s Life Tips: Play Like No One Is Watching (Even Though Somebody Probably Is)”

Lulu’s Life Tip: You Can Learn A Lot By Smelling The Wind

Hello friendlies! Lulu here! Last month, we had a pretty big wind storm here in San Diego County. While Mama and Dada were mostly concerned with the damage the wind was doing—for instance, it destroyed Mama’s plumeria shelter that Dada made, which, to be honest, was not exactly the sturdiest thing in the world—I was mostly interested in all the fascinating smells is brought in from far away. Have a look, not to mention a listen!

Continue reading “Lulu’s Life Tip: You Can Learn A Lot By Smelling The Wind”

Lulu’s Life Tips With Bonus Lyrics: “Boom Snack”

Hello friendlies! Lulu here, reporting from the bunker, also known as underneath Dada’s desk.

Continue reading “Lulu’s Life Tips With Bonus Lyrics: “Boom Snack””

Lulu’s Life Tips: How To Overcome The Human Height Advantage

Hello friendlies! Lulu here with another life tip! Now, you may never have noticed this, but generally barking, humans are taller than dogs. This includes humans who haven’t finished growing up yet, such as children and Peter Pan and many politicians and celebrities. This gives humans an advantage when it comes to things like putting food and treats out of reach as well as when roughousing, because they can just stand up and then you can’t bitey their hands or or their faces. Fortunately, I’m here to offer a few suggestions for leveling this playing field!

Continue reading “Lulu’s Life Tips: How To Overcome The Human Height Advantage”