Spud the dog brings latest update on the decorating saga
I’m still here, mum is still painting, mind you she is also zipping around the place in her usual manner, so I can’t say she is totally focused on the job in hand. Progress is not swift. I’m not sure what I think of the colour scheme, it seems a bit bland to me, Mum keeps waxing lyrical about a ‘natural palette’ being ‘so this house’ no matter how high I jump (and I can jump very high) such comments are way over my pretty little head and floppy ears, I haven’t a clue what she is talking about. Apparently the colours have names, like ‘Hessian’ and ‘Drab’ for dogsake, you might as well call them sackcloth and ashes, how dull can names get. Personally I’d have gone for something a bit more cheerful, such as ‘Dog Bowl Blue’ and ‘Best Ball Red’, but no one asked me.
In the canine colour spectrum, I’d describe the Hessian colour as being the same shade as a well chewed butchers bone, I’ve already discovered its shade isn’t dark enough to hide my paw prints (mum had to clean the wall of my muddy marks in between coats of paint, you can imagine how well that went down). As for the green, its difficult to describe (I do however know that mum slaps the stuff all over the place and Dad (Mr Uhdd) is waiting for a sunny day so to paint the front door in the same colour (but he doesn’t really ‘do’ colour, or so he makes out, he leaves that to Mum, he is however very good at buying 3 meters or 2×2 and DIY stuff like that, so each to their own I say.) Anyway, this green, I’ve decide it is the same shade of green as me, when I’d been climbing the Christmas trees,
So there you have it, ‘Springer spaniel Green’ that has got to be far more exciting name than Drab. Mum says to tell you that lichen and Dulux paint are equally difficult to remove from a dogs coat.
(and that there is still some snow lying on the hills)