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

The Dog’s …………


Today is a big day, for Spud.

He is off to the vets for a little operation. It doesn’t seem five minutes ago that he was but a puppy, do you remember? spud u like 1-2

Now he is a  a macho dog

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and before he get any wanderlust ideas, we’ll get him ‘attended to’.

Of course he is in denial about the whole thing.

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Who wouldn’t be.

Mr Uhdd says that I should explain the title of this post, in case the slang expression ‘the dog’s ………..’ is one which overseas readers may not be familiar with.

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.

25 thoughts on “The Dog’s …………

  1. That last photo had me laughing out loud! Mind you what Spud is having done is certainly no laughing matter! xx

  2. Nice one! Very nicely composed post.

    I wish our puppy had as much to show for herself. Yesterday when we were out people kept stopping to ask if she was ‘legal’ – supposed to be out at such a young age. They all thought she was a 6 week old black labrador, I suspect. They will probably still be asking the same question even when she is a grown up girl contemplating her own little procedure. Patterdales are not very big dogs, and that, it seems, is what she actually is.

    • I thought she was tiny on the card you sent me!
      I’ve a friend who has a Patterdale, it is the sweetest little thing, but it does show its terrier colours when it comes to chasing chickens!

  3. Aaw, poor Spud. I’ve had both my cats “dealt with” (one male and one female) and I have to say, the male took it worst. It was like he knew something had happened, he just couldn’t put his furry paw on what exactly. I was the one who took him and collected him, and he was in the huff with me for days. My wee girly cat was a tad surprised by her big bald patch, but otherwise unruffled. And very forgiving. She was back on my lap the same day.

  4. Good luck Spud, am thinking of you and your parts (or lack of them !!!) get well soon.
    On another note am delighted Mr Redcar has been re united and able to travel south


  5. let me tell you a funny story, the day that we had our charley spayed i waited anxiously to hear from the vet. the call came, charley was fine, but the vet was wondering why we had given charley a “boy” name. she then delivered the news that charley was a hermaphrodite. girl on the outside and both boy and girl on the inside. good luck to spud, and hopefully no surprises.

  6. lol! Nice way of putting it.

    Good luck, Spud. 🙂

  7. Wow – Spud has certainly grown up hasn’t he!?

    I hope it all went well today. I have my fingers crossed – and also my legs because it’s a delicate matter that has brought tears to my eyes! 😛

  8. Well if I put my head in the snow you wont recognize me 😉 Such a lovely dog.

  9. Has spUd got one of those funny things on his neck so he cant get near the stitches.
    If so good luck because tonight you wont get any sleep UpHill.
    Im sure Mr Uhdd will stay up all night

    awwww poor sPuD

  10. No need I know……… 😉

  11. Hope all went well for the little one and his family.

  12. Thanks for the explanation re the title ~ 😉 I hope all went well. What a sweet little puppy photo ~ he’s turned into quite the character, still sweet, of course! Maybe he’ll be called Spudnik now!

  13. Ah, Spud, welcome to the vicissitudes of life.

    The Cowboy, of course, sends his sympathy. Miss Sadie, on the other hand, found her Little Operation a blessing. Amazing, isn’t it, how one’s life experiences color one’s judgment?

    What I’d like to know is why the Disreputable Duo have not been cured of wanderlust.

  14. Poor Spud, goes to the vets, and then comes back 2 stones lighter…

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  16. Poor little guy!! Still, it’s probably for the best unless someone wants to end up with a litter of little potatoes (mini Spuds) running around!! 🙂

    Can’t believe I felt the need to explain that joke – I’ll get me coat! 😉

  17. Too sweet! Love the pup!!!

  18. mrs uhdd, i know how young spud feels. both young dave and i have had the snip and my goodness did it make our eyes water! and nothing to lick in a contemplative fashion now…
    yours, joker the lurcher

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  20. Oh a Springer Spaniel. We have a lady — Maggie. She’s still incredibly active and keen on the hunt at 11.

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