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

Spud on Sunday Part XXXXI


When I said we all went to Devon, I did mean all, Spud came along too.

He is a very good traveller, happy and content if he is with his pack, he doesn’t care how far  the journey is or how long it takes, just so long as he can come too. We broke the journey down south, staying with friends who live near Bristol, Mr and Mrs Kiwi


Spud particularly enjoyed this because, he had not visited before and a huge fuss was made of him, this along with the fact that their house is very old and  a little quirky, in that it has two staircases, this Spud thought great for running around, up and down and letting off a bit of post M6 energy, in fact one of the staircases is precipitous enough to be labelled a ladder rather than a staircase, Spud thought this splendid as he could cut out a few steps and just leap from top to bottom.

In Devon he also got to run around on the beach for a little while before the funeral.

Sea Spud 3-1

Which he thoroughly enjoyed, but I think he’d forgotten just how slippery  sea-weed can be

Sea Spud 4-1


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 Part XXXXI

  1. UHDD, I have been following your blog for some months now and I’ve enjoyed it enormously. You live in a particularly beautiful corner of the world and have an eye for the interesting that makes for wonderful reading and viewing. I had to send a comment today though, because the look on Spud’s face as he is slipping on the seaweed made me laugh out loud – you caught him exactly at the “ohoh” moment!

  2. A difference between the 2 photos – did bring a tear to my eye when I thought of Wilma xxxx RIP Wilma xxx

  3. Will Spud cope with the cute kitty pics, which seem the preferred style of G+?

  4. Ooooh, now I feel guilty. I left my pup behind this weekend.

  5. That second picture is classic Spud!

  6. I do enjoy these Spud on Sunday posts, and this one is a classic! xx

  7. What a handsome dog….! So glad you could stay – lovely to catch up with you and your menfolk, including the uber-adorable Spud. That ladder didn’t cramp his style at all….

    PS Leo the cat has almost recovered from the full-on Spud experience…..

  8. Spud is awfully good at his job. I’m glad of it, because I seem to be in great need of his efforts on a regular basis.

    Mr. and Mrs. Kiwi have a perfect Welcome sign. My compliments.

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