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

Spud on Sunday XIV


Spud has been keeping his head down.

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He’d observed that things weren’t going so well with the paint situation, in spite of it being warmed and  even whisked! It resolutely remained un-workable gloop.

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And as I had to go off on a 18m round trip to buy some more paint, he hung out with Joe for the day. It’s hard to know quite who got the muddiest or the wettest, Spud or Joe. But one thing for sure I wasn’t letting Joe in the shower, he could go else where and hose down, preferably with Spud; my  bathroom decorating had to enough to contend with, I didn’t need steam and condensation thrown into the mix.


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.

13 thoughts on “Spud on Sunday XIV

  1. Great pics. Does he catch anything down there?

    • No, he just snorts and sneezes a lot! True to his DNA he’d rather ‘flush things out’ this includes trying the dig out spiders, that are in hiding between the carpet and the skirting board.

  2. Wise Spud to keep a low profile. I wonder what he had tracked to that place in the grass?

  3. I do so enjoy these Spud on Sunday posts! xx

  4. I’m thinking this isn’t Dulux you’re using here. It’s either organic, heritage, home-made or very old paint. Best of luck with it.

    • No it was Dulux, until yesterday it we always used Dulux.
      Not fancy stuff either, bog standard, off the shelf matt emulsion, purchased in October last year. It cost £56 to replace it 😦
      I think the problem is due in part to the exceptional cold… but who knows.

  5. Spud looks like he misunderstood the instructions for “hide and seek”! I had paint go bad not that long ago, but as it had been kept indoors, unopened, I stomped back to the shop and got a replacement.

    • Joe asked ‘well where do the shops store it?’ Which was fair comment, and also leads to the thought of pallet loads of paint, an a curtain sided lorry overnight?
      Spud has his own rules for hide and seek.

  6. Spud is a wise dog to know when to keep his head down! Perhaps he’ll come across that rainbow pot of gold down there and be able to replenish the paint fund…if only, eh? Wishing you all, including Spud, a Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

  7. My hounds are so envious of Spud and his roaming. These 2 sad sacks are suburban dogs, constrained by a miserly plot of land that doesn’t allow the kinf of galloping, cavorting & head-burying that Spud has!

  8. Ah! Today I got to see the photos. The paint looks like cookie dough!

    • It was like painting with cookie dough too… by a strange coincidence, the paint colour I was painting over, was called ‘cookie dough’ I liked the shade the family did not!
      The carpet is back down, the lampshade is back up, sigh…. now about those curtains.

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