May 23, 2012



It always amazes me how bendy Lulu is.  I don’t remember ever being quite that bendy myself.  Believe it or not, this is one of her favourite positions – not very ladylike, but quite fetching, in a way.

May 16, 2012


I have mentioned before about Lulu’s skin condition.  She seems to be allergic to something which causes huge bumps on her body.  They appear from nowhere and within 24 hours they are gone.

Lulus bump

A common place for a bump to appear is on her nose.  Another is over one eye.  I wrote about that here.

They obviously itch furiously but we try to stop her scratching.  The bumps have become less frequent since we changed her diet.  It would be so nice if we could eliminate them all together.

May 6, 2012


cream cheese1

Lulu is not very keen on grooming.  She sprottles about, wriggling and trying to bite the brush, making it very hard work for both of us.  This is partly because she has sensitive skin but partly because she simply doesn’t like it.

So I use the cream cheese method of dog grooming.

 cream cheese2

I smear cream cheese (Lulu’s favourite flavours are smoked salmon and smoky bacon) over the oven or fridge door.  While she’s licking it off I can get on with the brushing at the other end and she doesn’t notice.

Sometimes a full brushing session will require two goes at the cream cheese.

It also works when we’re at the vet’s, although sometimes I have to explain in advance why I am smearing cream cheese all over the legs of the examination table.  Not all vets are familiar with the technique !!