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

Spud on Sunday II


It has been a wild, wild week, storms have raged, rain has beaten a tattoo on the roof,  the lane is braided with mounds of sodden leaves and the yard is a muddy mess. Indoors there have been stormy debates about whose turn it is to bring some some more logs in and why no one has sent Dandy the cat out for a pee. Dandy you see,  is a fair-weather cat when it comes to his toilet habits and I’m afraid, seeing as he’s 14 years old we don’t expect him to improve with age. So  boys it is wise not to dump your games kit on the porch floor, because it can smell worse than it does already, just.

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Spud however has not missed a beat when it comes to taking his  dip in the pond (so the kitchen smells of pond weed, am I painting an attractive picture?)

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Maybe Spud thinks he’s an otter, I can see a resemblance. If you missed Spud on a Sunday part I, it’s here

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.

11 thoughts on “Spud on Sunday II

  1. Got to love a dog with that kind of dedication … my aunt’s last Springer had a fondness for rolling in fox poop. That smell made your eyes water!

  2. Ah, the romance of country life! All that’s wanted is a mildewed rug. Oh–I found one here. I’ll just send it on then, shall I?

  3. As a relative newbie to your blog, I did not know about the handsome Dandi! With our older cats (who sadly past a few years ago), we became VERY neat – not one piece of clothing could hit the floor.
    That photo of Spud in the water is amazing – it looks like he is swimming through a wet painting!

  4. Ah, Spud — he’s a spaniel. Swimming about in ponds is his job. I suspect if you had some sort of object to toss into the pond that he could dive in and fetch out for you 9 or 15 times, his level of job satisfaction would be off the chart.

    I take it that “Pondweed” is not likely to catch on as a new scent for air fresheners.

    So far, the — ahem! – “eliminatory indescretions” of my three kitties has only extended to pooping on the carpet — and then only when my dereliction of duty to tidying their box has necessitated a protest movement — so to speak. So far, (touch wood!– caress wood!! — embrace wood!!!) that has been their only form of indescretion in that regard. The white one is 12 and was doing his best Douglas Fairbanks imitation with a cat toy earlier.

  5. A most vivid post which has my nose twitching! xx

  6. The photo of Spud moving water though the pond is gorgeous. Iagree with the comment above that it looks like a painting.
    What a wonderful day-even with the “fresh country air”.

  7. This is TOTALLY the Gadget household. Especially the logs argument. Breathtaking photos of the locks earlier BTW.

  8. Pingback: Spud on Sunday Part LVIV | Uphilldowndale

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