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

Let Me Entertain You


Spud here, mum is still grappling with the kitchen decor and I’ve been banished from the room after I got paint on my ear, oh, and I jumped on the worktop, she wasn’t best pleased. Tom is away on a school canoeing trip, so in his absence  I’ve been playing on his bike jumps, it’s OK, but not as much fun as if Tom were here.

Have you ever seen a dog on a bike? No? Me neither. I had to make do with a paw at each corner rather than a couple of wheels, it’s the best a dog can do. I had a quick flick through Toms MBUK (Mountain Bikes UK) magazines and I clocked that it is very important to adopt an aerodynamic posture to look professional. Ears back here we go.

Ears back for take off-2

Front paw pivot, just as well I’ve got four paws, the white on the board? Ice, ice man, tricky conditions for a novice.

one paw only-2

Practice makes perfect; I got air! cool dude.

Best jump-2

Unlike poor old Cowboy, over at Torchlake, I can’t see how a dog is to maintain its dignity, dressed in a pair of dungarees, made from a poly bag


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.

14 thoughts on “Let Me Entertain You

  1. Spud you really shouldn’t try to use your ear as a paintbrush! It sure look like you had fun on Tom’s bike jumps. As for a dog in dungarees….! xx

  2. Oh, Spud, with your ears inside out, your tumbles tail-over-teakettle out of bushes and into ponds–dearest Spud you are surely the reigning expert on gloriously undignified behavior! As for poor old Cowboy, he’s snoring on the loveseat, his tummy full of stolen treats.

  3. Spud – you entertained me well and truly!

  4. Good post, Spud. Love the acrobatics.

  5. That air shot is a good one
    Please thank Mr Uhdd for being at the end of the race yesterday. I appreciated that.

  6. TOO FUNNY!! Love this dog’s view of his day!!!

  7. arh mrs uhdd – that third pic looks like something has spooked him – cos that what it feels like whe mr george spooks at something. bless. more pics please of spud the dog. sara.

  8. nothing like a child who can amuse himself. i mean dog.

  9. Spud – you are a literary genius and what fun you have, too cute for words
    Tabs xxx

  10. Spud, you write like a pro. I’m very impressed with all the technical terms and jargon that you know. All these months you’ve been poring over Tom’s magazines and now you finally have the chance to put your knowledge to the test. I bet it’s harder than it looks on the page. Well done.

  11. Spud, you’re the Champion ! Just love reading and watching you 🙂

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