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

Spud on Sunday Part LXXVII


Ball games versus a good read

Joe took himself of to the shade of the oak tree this afternoon, for a good read. Spud the dog had other ideas.

He wanted to play ball, he all ways wants to play ball.

Here are Spuds thoughts

If I  stand here and stare at the ball long enough he’s bound to get the idea and throw it.

Hamock 1-1

I could lick his toes, that always gets attention.

Hamock 2-1

If I dig a hole, maybe that would work, especially if it get at mum’s bluebells; getting told off is better than being ignored, don’t you think?

Hamock 5-1

I’ll try the cute ‘tickle my tum’ posture

Hamock 7-1

OK, OK,  so that didn’t work I’ll try staring again 

Hamock 6-1

I wonder what time Tom gets back from work?

Hamock 3-1

I do hope he won’t be long *sigh*. Tom’s always willing to play ball, he likes hitting balls I like fetching balls. They say we have a symbiotic relationship.

Viewers may notice Spud is wearing his ‘Lycra fit’ summer coat. I  can tell you we had a ‘bad parenting’ moment at the dog groomers, fleas. Oh dear.

Do pop over to  The Pink Underbelly and have a look at the most charming child and pet photos you are going to see in a long time. A joy.


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 LXXVII

  1. We’re thinking of the lyrca look for Rani. What do you think?

  2. Much as I like a good read I think that I would have given in to Spud.
    Thanks for the link, a joy indeed, and I love the dog’s expression. xx

  3. Oh dear. We are also in the Bad Pet Owners corner, facing the wall.

    Cats eats rabbit. Rabbit gives cats fleas by way of revenge. Bad Pet Owner fails to remember monthly flea treatment. Itchy, reproachful cats banished from house, weather on the turn.

  4. (Please excuse the tense related typo)

  5. Spud looks hard to resist, but I understand the allure of a good book, too.

  6. Thanks ever so much for the shout-out. So glad you enjoyed the piggie portraits enough to pass them along to your followers.

  7. Looks like another idyllic summer at the UHDD’s
    Mine is lame at the moment and cries when we take the others out!

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