Lulu’s Playtime Tips, Part 5: Putting It All Together

Hello friendlies! Lulu here with the fifth and final installment of playtime tips featuring my assistant Penny! This is where we put it all together: Seizing the high ground, barking, bowing, sneak attacks, and, of course, the judicious application of taking breaks. So without further ado, let’s go over everything we’ve learned!

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Lulu’s Playtime Tips, Part 4: Barking, Jumping, & Posturing

Hello friendlies! Lulu here, along with my little assistant Penny! This week I’m presenting part four of my playtime tips, which is all about communication and personal space, by which I mean, barking, jumping, and posturing. Check it out!

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Lulu’s Playtime Tips, Part 3: Play Bows

Hello friendlies! Lulu here with part three of my playtime tips, featuring my assistant, Penny! This week we’re demonstrating play bows, which are an important part of any playtime. Basically, a play bow is a way to make sure your playtime partner knows you’re just playing. They can also make you look a little smaller so that you’re not so, you know, intimidating, if you’re a big dog like me. Check it out below!

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Lulu’s Playtime Tips, Part 2: Sneak Attacks

Hello friendlies! Lulu here again with my assistant Penny for another playtime tip! This week we are picking up right where he left off last week, with Penny seizing the high ground and calling for a short break, ostensibly so we can rest for a minute. But, really, what’s a temporary cessation of playtime except—spoiler alert!—the perfect moment to stage a little sneak attack?

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Lulu’s Playtime Tips, Part 1: Seize the High Ground

Hello friendlies! Lulu here! You may remember that not long ago we hosted my little friend Penny for part of the day. It turned out that was just a dry run for a longer visit from Penny, while her family visited their family in another part of the country. That gave us plenty more time to run around and play, which was fun for me, and beneficial for you, friendlies, because I have compiled some playtime tips that may help you out when playing with someone bigger or smaller than you. And my first tip is: Seize the high ground. My assistant Penny will demonstrate.

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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 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.”
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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!

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