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

Teachers Pets


Spud and Joe walking home-2

Spud and Joe walking home*

It was parents evening at Joes school recently, it went very well, which is great news because school hasn’t always been a happy  place for Joe. Mr Uhdd was fair glowing with pride when he got home; for not only had Joe received a good report, the head stopped Mr Uhdd in the corridor to comment on what a well behave puppy Spud was (the head having seen Mr Uhdd and Spud out on their early morning walk to the paper shop as he drove into school.)

So a pat on the back for Joe and a pat on the head for Spud. Everyone’s a winner.


I’m sure this dog is double jointed.

*Yes it’s November and still Joe is wearing his beach shorts, he has upgraded from his Crocks, to wellingtons, what with the muddy tracks and paths.


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 “Teachers Pets

  1. Everyone’s a winner indeed – even your readers!

  2. Well done to all the UHDD family, which of course includes Spud! Terrific photos, especially the first one. xx

  3. Well done all!

    And as for the shorts, we have a family like that in our village. Dad and two little boys (aged 5 and 3) all wear shorts right through the winter and never show signs of being cold. Makes me cringe when I see the little one being pushed along in his buggy in the middle of December with his little nobbly knees on show!

  4. great photos of spud, loving those ears!

    • They are very fine ears, a gust of wind can morph him from Dumbo to Gollum.
      I like how when he shakes himself, they flap around like a football rattle. They do get in the way though when he is eating his kibble, pegging them back with a clothes peg would keep them tidy

  5. Aww
    made up for you and Joe
    thats fantastic news.

  6. Your Spud is developing the classic springer hairdo. I think I used to have a ‘shaggy perm’ just like that in the 80s.

  7. a ’shaggy perm’ just like that in the 80s.

    My hair still looks like that 😉

  8. We used to cut the toes out of a nylon stocking and put it over our springer Tilly’s ears when she had her Sunday dinner, hers ears remained clean, she knew whenever this contraption went on she was getting a yummy meal and she looked like she was at the hairdressers to boot !!!


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