Spud the dog has stepped aside this week to bring you a special, very personal post, that features a new canine member of the family, let me explain…
It is two weeks since I last posted*, since then the Uphilldowndale family have been riding a roller coaster of emotions, there has been, and still is, much shock and sadness at the unexpected death of Mr Uphilldowndales mum: its a loss for which we all grieve.
However there has also been much joy and celebration this weekend (which I’m sure is just what my mum-in law would have wished) for the marriage of her youngest son, Mr Uphilldowndales little brother, my brother –in -law BiL, to his lovely bride.
The brides dog, Mr B (a Lurcher/Labrador cross) played a pivotal roll in the proceedings, carrying, on cue, the wedding rings up the aisle. Now can you imagine Spud the dog, carrying that one off?. No I thought not.
Mr B did it perfectly. Here is in his wedding attire.
Spud the dog would have ricocheted off the pews, done a couple of circuits of the font and slobbered all over the bridesmaids before he’d made it anywhere near the chancel, and that’s not to mention putting muddy paw prints on the vicars vestments.
I don’t often post family photos, but these are exceptional circumstances, ladies and gentlemen, the bride and groom, Mr B the dog, family and friends.
I need to remind you this is the UK, in September… So much sun, blue skies, an even bluer sea and miles and miles of smiles
The bride and groom travelled to the Galapagos Isles last year, they fell in love, with each other and the blue footed booby birds; the are birds are special to them, as you can see from the exquisitely made wedding cake
The detail (with edible pebbles!)
Through the tears and the smiles, I bring you the dance of the blue footed booby.
*thank you all for your kind messages after my last post xx