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



‘Look Spud if you charge around like that,’

spud steaming-2 

‘it is only a matter of time before you fall in the pond.’

spud pond-2

‘See I told you so.’

He was a little startled, but he  scrambled out easily, you might just be able to see the chain of water droplets, coming off his tale, in this shot.

damp dog 1-2


I think he might be a bit of a water dog.

damp dog-2

He is not the first of our pets to take the plunge, at least it was a little warmer than when Dandy took a dip


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.

9 thoughts on “Inevitable

  1. Oh no ! poor little Spud! he is so sweet and funny 🙂 Wonderful souvenir-pictures.

  2. I ’bout snorted my coffee on that one. Hilarious! Puppies are such fun…

  3. Now I wish I’d known Miss Sadie and the Cowboy when they were pups. Ah well, they still manage to be very entertaining. Spud – well, Spud has a certain Cowboyness to him.

  4. I’m so enjoying Spud – I’ve recently acquired a young dog, obediance classes start this afternoon. For me I suspect…

  5. My springer loved the water too!

  6. All part of an energetic puppy’s learning curve! xx

  7. That made me laugh. Great post

  8. this lifts our spirits, thanks for the post about spud.

  9. Oh – that gave me a good little chuckle!

    I love the 2nd picture in the series where it looks like he’s clinging to the side of the pond for dear life!

    I think there actually is a breed of Water Spaniels y’know. 🙂

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