Uphilldowndale

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

Spud on Sunday part LVI

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Spud has been playing in the snow and mud today.

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He’s been rather excited this week to hear the news that he is to have a new dog-in-law  by the name of Benjy. (Whether or not Spud is willing to share his ball with Benjy though, remains to be seen).

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It goes without saying  of course that the rest of the household are both excited and delighted to hear that my brother in law BiL has announced his engagement to the lovely ‘mum’ of Benjy. *Sigh*

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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.

15 thoughts on “Spud on Sunday part LVI

  1. I think that sharing his ball is a no-no! Lovely pictures as always. xx

  2. UHDD, thanks for your kind words.
    I think Benjy would happily play with Spud’s ball; not sure about sharing it though 🙂

  3. I expect Spud has balls to spare, but the watering can, now, that will be a different matter entirely.

  4. Congratulations to BiL. I think I met him once. So he’s putting down roots at last, and getting a dog to dig them up again. We await with interest photos of the new member of the family. I hope little Benjy realises what’s he’s getting into here! 🙂

    • One adjective which doesn’t suit Benjy is little! He is a lurcher/labrador cross. Size wise, more like a dartmoor pony.

      I will negotiate with UHDD for a guest photo of Benjy on her blog.

  5. Spud is looking very noble this week.

  6. I don’t think Spud is going to share. By the sound of the description above, he and Benjy will have a fair old race to get to the ball first.

    Many congratulations to the newly engaged couple. May their lives never lack the one thing no relationship can survive without – cupboard space!

  7. Then there is that other doggy game, “Chasing About And Barking” — which doesn’t involve sharing. . . .

  8. I looked at Spud and an old movie title popped into my mind — “Angels With Dirty Faces.” (He looks nothing like James Cagney, of course — more Rita Hayworth-ish. I hope that remark won’t offend him). 🙂

  9. Spud and the snow go good together! Let the fun begin ~ Little does Benjy know that he is about to be a star — or a co-star at least 😉

    Hi Benjy! I’m sure you will bring along some toys to share or trade when you visit.

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