Guest post by Lulu

Well he seems pretty burned out by all this Antarctic stuff. I mean how many different shots of penguins do people really want to see? So true to form, as soon as he finds his creative juices drying up he asks me if I want to stand in for him.

Creative juices? Load of old flannel if you ask me. This is me during the contract negotiations this morning. Bored almost to distraction. Mogadon doesn’t have a patch on him.


He just droned on about how this was a great opportunity for me to raise my profile. How many dogs get to have their own blog, he asked? The question I would ask is how many dogs want their own blog and anyway I’m only guesting. And so I said what about a camera? Can I go out with the Leica? I mean the first dog in space was Laika so it stands to reason I should get to have a go. He’d have to put the film in for me but otherwise that would be it. Well of course he huffed and puffed and said, maybe, just maybe I could have a go with the X100. But that’s Japanese. I’m Pomeranian. I want something German. Built to last.

He said, and can you believe this, well why don’t you just post a few more of the Antarctic shots. I mean, does he never learn? Antarctica is so passé. Last month’s Pedigree Chum. In the end I agreed on the condition I could add my own uncensored comments. It’s that or nothing, I barked. Make your mind up. And I want an extra chewy. A deal was struck. And here therefore are today’s offerings, with insightful canine commentary from yours truly.


Well its a couple of seals. One is doing some sort of gymnastics. The background is out of focus. I’m not sure whether he meant it to be. Not much colour really. I prefer the other Seal myself – the one that sings at people. He shoots with a Leica. Now I bet neither of these two has a Leica. Haha.


Very grey, isn’t it. Not much colour. And I don’t see any biscuits. I like biscuits in a picture. The fish ones are good. You’d think with all those penguins and seals around he’d have found something vaguely seafood-ish to bring back for me but not a chance. I guess I’m supposed to be impressed by the hills in the background with all that icing stuff on them. Not really. You see one mountain you’ve seen them all. Plenty of nice mountains in Germany and if you are desperate you can go down to Switzerland. This isn’t a patch on the Eiger Nordwand.


This is a bird. Quite big. Its flying away from him. I don’t blame it. We’ve got loads of birds in the garden. I have no idea why he needs to go all that way just for birds. He said it was called Albert Ross. I think. Stupid name for a bird. And while we’re on the subject of stupid names. Lulu.  OK, I was born in Taiwan but I’m a Pomeranian. Why not Anna Magdalena or something like that?

And so we come sadly and inevitably to a penguin. What is it about penguins?


I guess its ok. Cute. But hey, if anybody is supposed to be cute around here its me. I don’t need competition. Its got lipstick on. And pink feet. Yuck! This is what cute really looks like.


Oh look! Its me! Of course I was a little younger then. My fur was a tad fluffier. But no lipstick. Absolutely no lipstick. Just natural beauty. The dog next door look. And if I get roped into writing again I promise you I will have a ‘no penguins’ clause in the contract. Just me. And I shall demand a name change. To Leica…….. or maybe Hasselblad. After all I get enough hassle. So that’s your lot. I’m off to collect payment and I don’t take cheques. Hard biscuits only. Good night folks.

15 thoughts on “Guest post by Lulu

  1. Pippa would have something to say about ‘dogs who want their own blogs’. In fact he likes it very much, and would prefer it would be kept up to more often. If he ever pats his paws on the keyboard again he may comment, although he does tend to stick to dog blogs.

    Isn’t Albert Ross supposed to be unlucky?

    Either way, the seals are lovely. Get my seal of approval ha!

  2. Lulu – I am delighted that Andrew threw all caution to the wind and invited you to Guest Post for him today. Personally I’d like to see and hear a lot more from you – I like the way you tell it and good on you. You’ve got spunk for sure! You’ve got to admit he does take a fine snapshot does Andrew, and even if you’re none too impressed with those lip-sticked penguins and dour Arctic Landscapes he does know a thing or two about photography, we have to hand it to him. Talking of handing – I hope you did get the biscuits that you so deserve? Maybe it’s time to get Scooby Doo over and his motley crew, that’ll sort the men from the boys from the dogs! Hope we see you again soon. Your Fan, Lottie

  3. Murphy here to say very well done, Lulu. I’m right behind you on contract negotiations. We need to stick together. The way they act you would think biscuits are made of gold. And I just have one other thing to say…..that last shot….WOWzers!!!

  4. Oh ,Lulu.What a crafty canine you are, I mean beauty, that is in charge of the humans in your house, This is how you get those biscuits. Just mope or maybe sit up, look toward the cookie jar and whine. These are things that stupid penguins can’t do.They don’t look cute. They just stand there and look sort of lost. I admit that I’m just a fan of your human, but he has no taste, Afterall, you have such a compelling personality and beauty that is unrivaled by any old bird. So be firm and insist on those biscuits and more photos of your beautiful self. You are much more pleasing to look look at anytime . Cheers and all that jazz. You did well for a guest post. It made my day.

  5. Well done Lulu, I knew the was a writer waiting to get out. Just make sure you get payment he’s not “Hard”acre for nothing!

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