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

Spud on Sunday Part LXVIII


It Seems Spud has a quality, not quantity approach to sticks. The field and garden have an abundance from which to chose. But oh no, the only ones that meet his high standards are fresh from the  apple tree. 

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Being green sticks they don’t break so easily, but Spud is willing to put some effort in.

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I can’t get him to understand however that he is meddling with his supply of chewy apples for next autumn.

Spuds interest in the goings on in the pond continues.

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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.

8 thoughts on “Spud on Sunday Part LXVIII

  1. I now have a very funny mental picture of that puddock leaping out of the water, right at Spud, and the Spaniel consternation which would follow!

  2. Spud likes the game of tug-o-war with the tree. In the fall the tree will probably enjoy firing apples at Spud. Fair’s fair.

  3. I just love that last photo. I would have been happy just to have the frogs (or just Spud!), but to have them both is quite a treat 🙂

  4. What an idyllic life Spud leads. Lucky dog!

  5. Spud oughtn’t to interrupt the froggy nuptials. Right little voyeur, isn’t he?

  6. Oh, that last one’s great! He’s that age, isn’t he?

  7. I adore toads. Simply adore them. The last photo of the stare down is great! I wonder how many toads have had their world turned upside down by those big teeth and those big paws! Most animals spit toads out immediately, but some keep trying.

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