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

Spud on Sunday Part XXXV


Warning this post contains images some viewers may find amusing.

I took Spud to the dog groomers the other day, a ‘new to us’ establishment, that came highly recommended.

‘Have you had him clipped before?’ they asked

‘Oh yes’ I replied

‘What about his ears, you want them done as well?

‘Oh yes!’ (remembering the neat ‘Purdy bob’ he had last time)  ‘we are going on holiday, I’d like it so that he doesn’t bring half the beach back into the cottage with him’.

‘No problem, we’ll ring you when he’s ready.’

The finished result came as a bit of a shock, here is Spud, groomed for the beach.

with the wind beneath my ears-1 

When I got Spud home, Tom laughed ‘till he nearly cried.

Holiday hair-1

He pointed out that maybe Spud had been ‘trimmed’ rather than clipped previously, and the two things are not the same. I think he may be right.

Beach ready Spud-1

Mrs Ogg thinks they have shaved off his ‘cuteness’ what do readers think?

No one is sure what Spud thinks about it all,

Spud thoughtful-1

a  for bonus for Spud however is that he’s had his rations upped, now we realised how skinny he is.


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.

19 thoughts on “Spud on Sunday Part XXXV

  1. Rest easy–his cuteness is intact!

  2. mr spud, i suggest you phone animal welfare – this enforced nakedness is too much!

  3. I think his cuteness is still there, alive and well. 🙂

  4. I think he looks very civilized & tidy. Not very Spud-like — Spud neat & tidy? Pshaw!

  5. No mere haircut could deprive Spuds of his cuteness.

  6. I imagine he found it a hair-raising experience.

    Of course, the thing about hair is that it grows back, so he will soon be his old untidy self again, allowing you to rethink his future tonsorial programme.

  7. A haircut, even one like that, hasn’t affected his cuteness, and I guess that upped rations is some consolation! xx

  8. I see no loss of cuteness … those eyes could break a harder heart than mine, for sure. The first picture looks almost Dalmatian-like, rather than a Springer. Lean and muscular.

  9. That is the funniest post I have read for ages.

    And being a pleece person, I could do with a laugh at the moment!

    Poor Spud.

  10. Miss Sadie is laughing too hard to comment. The Cowboy wishes to acquire a Summer Cut so as to look slender and eligible for treats. Miss Puss remarked that he might be surprised at how he would look shorn of his curls.

    I think, in case anyone is interested in the comments of a mere human, that cuteness is an inner quality that cannot be shaved away nor can it be shorn. It is immutable.

  11. Spud could never be other than cute and for the beach this was pobably a good thing – must say I’d rather have the old Spud though:) As Silver Tiger says happily it will all grow back so the original Spud coiffure will be with us again.

  12. I thought so. Reading a back-log of these posts backwards after returning from a holiday I noticed Spud’s new look, but could not account for it. He seems to have had the spaniel shaved off him, but not the springer. In fact, he looks even more like a coiled spring than he did before.

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  16. Spud is still way too handsome w or wo his fur. It’s the looks that count!

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