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

Striding Out


Spud is out and about

Striding out-2

He’s now in a road worthy condition and ready for an adventure or two, chilled about passing  cars and bikes he feels a feather weight on the lead (although it is easy to trip over him). He’s quietly confident and curious about other dogs, which is a huge relief, but he doesn’t take the task in hand too seriously, as befits a puppy of his age.

Spud messing about-2

All of which left him totally exhausted.

Spud sleeping-2

He really is something of a contortionist, (oh to have a spine so flexible. )

Now grab the Kleenex, for a very special tale of puppy love; an open letter to a Springer puppy called Sankle  I tried to leave a link to this article earlier, but the link was broken, it took a couple of attempts, but the very nice people at the Guardian website have fixed it just for this blog! Well maybe.


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.

10 thoughts on “Striding Out

  1. He’s beautiful!

    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog; I’m so pleased it’s led me to yours!

  2. they always look as though they have just fallen over! we have one of these pups in our local park – so sweet!

  3. That can’t be comfortable!!! He’s stunning, I really want a pet!

  4. How on earth does he do that?! Youngsters (human and canine) are sooo flexible.

  5. I saw that article in the Guardian and immediately thought of Spud…

  6. Spud looks a cracker

  7. Enjoy! You know we are!

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