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

Spud on Sunday Part XXXI


Thank you for waiting dear reader, things have been a tad hectic.

Spud takes a flying leap

Spud jump-1

From the compost heap into the field (as always, in pursuit of a ball) the drop down into the field is about six feet. Fearless Spud.

I need to practice this shot a little more for a truly blue sky image, more Spud and less stable wall.



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 XXXI

  1. Love it! The second photo could me titled “He’s gone”.

  2. Great shot, that first one. How many others did you take, I wonder. And how many times did he jump like that for you?

  3. what a superb pair of pictures! he is indeed fearless. once joker leapt off a sea wall onto concrete about 15 feet below. my heart was in my mouth and i expected more than one broken leg but he ran off unscathed!

  4. The look on Spud’s face as he leaps is priceless! Happy dog.

  5. Cracking pictures. The second one serves to illustrate just how fast a springer can move when chasing something!

  6. Oh joysome pup–I think the effect is perfect. Spud just looks so healthy and happy all the time, a dog in heaven.

    His leap of faith puts me in mind of the time my sister’s Scottie, name of Happy, flew off the balcony in pursuit of a squirrel, forgetting that the back yard plunged two stories down. There was a moment of stunned silence as pictures of a broken little body flashed into all minds, and then a rush to the balcony. There was Happy, scrambling to get down from the cradling pine tree and trying to look as if he’d meant all along to go tree-climbing.

    • Mr Uhdd once threw a stick for our first border collie it disappeared over the edge of a quarry, the dog went after it!! Like you we were horror struck. When we peered over the edge the dog was running around at the bottom, tail waving in the breeze, still searching for his stick He’d lost a dew claw but that was his only injury and it didn’t seem to bother him much, we made rather a bloody trail back home though.

  7. I’m surprised that he didn’t fly, obviously he needs to practise flapping his ears! xx

  8. He needs a cape. Like all superheroes. 🙂

  9. Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly!

  10. Timing — That’s the key thing. That bottom pix is rather interesting, especially when you’re scrolling down on it. You have to scroll all the way down to the bottom to figure it out.

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