Uphilldowndale

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

The Further Adventures of Spud the Dog, 20th Jan 2013

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Spud likes the snow, he even manages to look tidy in it.

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Snow is more user friendly to a dog than mud. (Did I ever tell you about the time an neighbours Chow Chow dog, wallowed in the outfall from our septic tank, one hot summers afternoon? There is mud and there is mud, there are muddy dogs and there are muddy muddy smelly dogs.)

Snow is a new adventure for Jammy and Dodger the kitten- cats

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But, at the end of the day, keeping snug and securing the lions share of the sofa is the priority.

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‘Mum! The cats have got a mouse in the porch!’ Said the boys.

‘Well go and get it off them then’. said I.

No one volunteered.

Ever helpful, Spud the dog stuck his head out through the cat flap, from the kitchen into the porch, and stretched as far as he could, and a bit more besides. He plucked the now deceased rodent from off the door mat in the porch and brought it back through the cat flap into the kitchen and presented it to me.

‘Well thank you Spud, what a helpful doggy you are!’ Now what do I do with it?

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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.

8 thoughts on “The Further Adventures of Spud the Dog, 20th Jan 2013

  1. Snow IS much better than mud. Now if Spud would just retrieve you a pizza.

  2. Today is the first day I have been able to take Bing outside to meet the big outside world, now his vaccination period is completed. We are snowed in ofcourse but watch this space! lol! Keep warm.

  3. A delightful post and wonderful pictures. I especially like the cat’s faces, so expressive. Being bought a dead mouse brings back a few memories. xx

  4. Our little cat is content to watch to snow from behind glass, and leave the mice in peace! Thank goodness.

  5. Dogs and cats understand every word we say, but cats pretend they can’t.

  6. “What do I do with it?!” – you humans are clueless!

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