We’re loving… this funny rawhide carrot

Rawhide carrot, Pets at Home, Katy Pearson

Lulu loves: Rawhide carrot

Our poor ex-racing greyhound Lulu doesn’t get much of a mention nowadays.

Sonny Jim kinda keeps us busy and rather steals the spotlight in our pretty hectic lives. But our lovely Lulu is still taking her epic naps, gradually getting greyer and still loving her retirement.

Sometimes however, I see something that I know Lulu would love. And this Easter treat falls firmly into this category.

It’s a large rawhide carrot. A dog treat, that actually looks sweet.

I mean, what’s not to love? All I need now is to get her a pair of bunny ears to match Sonny Jim and my Easter joy will be complete… Continue reading

My chat with Lulu

Ahead of my phone call with Lulu I have been pre-warned she’s been “rather poorly” and won’t be able to speak for long, as her voice must not be “over-exerted”.

The Echo newspaper, interview, Katy Pearson, Essex

The Echo newspaper

Lulu, however, appears not too bothered by the bout of flu which had seen her laid up for ten days (“I just had to say that’s it and rest!”) and is in rather chatty, affable form.

There’s no denying it’s her from the moment she comes on the line – sounding just as she does on TV – her Scottish roots coming through clearly one minute and then lapsing into a trans-Atlantic drawl, mixed with the accents of the various places she’s lived.

The tour which is to bring her to the Cliffs Pavilion in March is in celebration of the 50-year showbiz career she’s enjoyed, since she shot to fame with her rendition of Shout in the Sixties.

The years since then have encompassed two highly-publicised marriages, decades of TV credits and hits galore for the Grammy-nominated singer.

But this tour, she tells me, feels like something of a new beginning.

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