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

Spud on Sunday Part LXXI


Poor Spud the dog, his creature comforts are all awry, the side board, the sofa and the armchair are all squeezed into the kitchen. 

With a sigh Spud retreated  to the kitchen window sill, rested his chin on the dust cloth covered sideboard and shot me his most doleful look.

Spud, window-1 

‘When did you say the carpet fitters are coming?’ he asked.

Tomorrow Spud, tomorrow; woohoooooooo. Tomorrow evening Spud, we can stick the house back together and put the paint pots away.  Project ‘new  lounge carpet’ will be over. Plastered, painted and paid for.

You’ll have to wipe your paws mind. No grubby or flea ridden dogs will be admitted to the lounge… Do you understand Spud?


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 LXXI

  1. Oh, what an adorable face! The old “Why have you done this?” look.

    I usually give my two cats a snack in the middle of the mess just to remind them they are still in friendly territory.

  2. I’m sure Spud will be a model of cleanliness when he sees the new carpet. There must be one clean dog in the world and it could be Spud.

  3. Spud understands his new job is to belly-crawl all over the new lounge carpet, to overwhelm that new-carpet smell with eau de dog. He will expect you to thank him for this, of course. 🙂

  4. Oh that IS sad! Poor ole Spud — the indignities he has to put up with. I’m afraid he’s probably been talking to my Charlie, who is surely the most ill-treated cat in captivity, and has the doleful meow to prove it!

  5. Ooh lovely. It’ll look so much bigger with the new carpet down. Enjoy!

  6. You will all be so happy with the new look in the lounge that you won’t want to go anywhere at all for days. I am turning a pleasant shade of green with envy.

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