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

Spud on Monday


It’s not my fault we’ve got a dog that doesn’t bark.

Tom was inspecting the snow tonight (with an eye to  weighing up the odd’s of not being able to get to school tomorrow)

When he shouted ‘MUM, how long has Spud been outside?!’


He must have followed me when I went out to put some rubbish in the bin.

Erm, and it wasn’t snowing then. Poor Spud.

He brightened up though, when his pack came out to join him

Spud on Monday-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.

19 thoughts on “Spud on Monday

  1. He seems to have survived quite well. What a dog.

  2. A dog that doesn’t bark? What I wouldn’t give …

  3. Look at the difference in how he holds his ears in both pictures. 🙂 So expressive!

  4. Aye and I bet he thought….”Oh and now I will have to wait whilst they get the bloody camera!” lol Had to come back and see Spud’s expression again! lol

  5. I’m tempted to say “That’ll teach him,” but I really don’t think he’s going to learn. My aunt’s Springer never, in all her long life, made the connection between rolling in fox poop and the cold bath she got outside afterwards.

    My friend’s Rottie, if locked out in the back garden, will jump the fence, go around to the front door and let herself in.

  6. So was it a day off for Tom?? Spud is priceless! LOL We had a touch of snow a couple of weeks ago, but nothing now, thankfully.

  7. hi ms uphilldowndale, arh, hes so lovely with such sorrowful eyes in the first pic.
    my george used to talk through his ears too – sometimes we would ride passed a scary object like a crisp packet dropped on the floor and he would go past pointing at it with his ears!
    thankfully no school closure yet in hayfield – see you soon, Sara

  8. You don’t need the WordPress snow! xx

  9. hiya, my george could spot a blade of grass blowing in the wrong direction at 50 paces!
    love your walk to work pics, it looks very snowy up at your neck of the woods.

  10. And to think I almost missed this one. Poor Spud. “Have I offended? Was it, um, a Banishing Offense???”

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