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

Spud on Sunday part V


No prizes for guessing that Spud has loved all this weeks weather!

Cold nose Spud-1

I’ve not been so keen about how damp a dog has been in the kitchen.

But he looks at you with those pleading eyes

snow spud-1

And I turn a blind eye to the excess baggage he wants to bring in with him

Snow ball Spud-1 

To thaw out in front of the Aga


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.

12 thoughts on “Spud on Sunday part V

  1. Priceless! I love the nudging-nose accumulation in the first photo – I laughed out loud; the pleading eyes photo says it all, and those balled up clumps of snow attached to his leg fur are hilarious, especially since they are not melting off in my house 😉 Spud looks very seasonal sporting such decorations… He just needs a bell added to his purple collar …Merry Christmas, Spud!

    • His collar is rather fine, don’t you think? The man in the pet shop advised against a leather collar if Spud was ‘a dog that like water’. Well we know the answer to that!
      I’m very thankful for a tiled kitchen floor.

  2. Thank you for good chuckle! That snowball on the end of his nose is perfect.

  3. dave is the same – doesn’t like the ice on his legs one bit and spends ages chewing it off but forgets about it the next time he wants to go out!

  4. Hmmmmmmmmmmm I feel guilty now! Got to take Freida out tomorrow.

  5. Our little minature schnauzer has come to dislike the snow. It is hard to do your business with the snow up to the belly, you know. It also gets stuck between the foot pads. He comes running back inside and runs to his favorite napping spot as quickly as possible. Glad to see Spud enjoys the weather as it comes.

  6. Those are familiar sights in these parts, although I must say Spud has refined the pleading look to an art form. That’s a fine snowball collection, too. The Cowboy himself couldn’t have done better.

  7. Maybe you need to get some nice thick rag rugs to put in front of the Aga to absorb the meltage — be sure to get ones that can be chucked into the washer.
    I agree. That top photo is hilarious. Very photogenic is Mr. Spud. As they say in Hollywood, “the camera loves him.”

    BTW, is Spud’s natty purple collar the “break-away” kind?

  8. Wonderful, and that first photo is as Glo says priceless! xx

  9. Can I encourage dog lovers to purchase Help For Heroes dog collars? They are very smart and hard wearing, and the dogs look great wearing them. All proceeds go to wounded soldiers.



    Fantastic pictures of Spud!

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