Uphilldowndale

Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Spud on Sunday Part LXV

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Continuing Spud the dog’s Sunday seaside adventures.

No Spud! Do not eat the seashells…

Edit… If you  look closely you can see he has a seashell in his mouth, he didn’t swallow it, thankfully, he does ingest stones from time to time  though :( 

Spud and seashell-1

Spud is a enthusiastic beachcomber, here I’m not sure if his plan is to dig up more jellyfish or bury the one he found.

Spud and jellyfish -1

Pretty isn’t it?

 jellyfish -1

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

11 thoughts on “Spud on Sunday Part LXV

  1. That jellyfish looks like something out of a horror film – but then, to my mind, they all do.

  2. Lovely, puppyish markings on his coat.

    Surprised to see you use a harness on him, I always used choke-chains, are they now forbidden in UK?

  3. Is he enjoying some sun or singing in that top photo? Cute as ever.

  4. Coffee loves to roll stones in his mouth, too, shaking his head up and down meanwhile. Pretty jellyfish, handsome Spud, lovely pics.

  5. Spud would very much enjoy the afternoon Gathering of the Dogs at Mickey’s beach. They’re a congenial bunch, mellow from spending time on–and in–the Bay. They dig, they bury, they swim or wade – and they love to find special stones and shells. Also fish heads, but that would be mainly the Cowboy, and surely not Spud.

  6. He sure looks like he’s enjoying his holiday! xx

  7. @rupert as far as I know, no they’re not forbidden in the UK but I use a harness on my dog as I think the fact that you’re effectively strangling the dog when it pulls is cruel and you can train the behaviour out of them. It’s also got a handy handle on it so if I ever need to lift her up it’s easily done and not painful.

  8. Rupert, we use a harness for the reasons Ian describes, also Spud is very much a water dog, at home we’d just remove the collar and dry out the collar and the dog, away from home we are nervous of him getting out/away from us without his ID tag (especially with nine or more children ebbing and flowing through the house) … Spud is much better behaved on a harness rather than a collar.

  9. I find a harness helps with my keen little dog. It totally prevents the ‘choking and pulling’ nonsense which goes on when on a lead, and keen to get somewhere fast! As a country dog who is hardly ever on a lead, the harness seems to work when control is needed; on a pavement for example. Luckily, mine was in a harness when he jumped out of a boat halfway across a Cornish harbour to catch some floating gulls! I was able to scoop him back immediately! I’m a big supporter.

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