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

Spud on Sunday part LXVI


Spud the dog, a portrait by our friend Mrs Ogg

Spud by Mrs Ogg-1 

Spud got very excited watching the Olympic games last night, what a golden night it was. Mr Uphilldowndale and Tom are down on the beach in Weymouth watching all the sailing action on big screens and are having a very pleasant time by all accounts.


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.

9 thoughts on “Spud on Sunday part LXVI

  1. In many ways I prefer pictures like that to photos, especially when they really capture the essence of the subject as this one does. xx

  2. Yes, it was fantastic! And I’m not normally interested in sport. And this afternoon was great too: let’s not forget Andy Murray! Mrs Ogg did a great job with Spud there. How did you get him to sit so still? 😉

  3. The magic of photography! Impossible otherwise…especially with Spud!

  4. Love the portrait of Spud – handsome devil!

  5. Oh, she seems to have captured the twinkle in his eyes! Well done.

  6. Fantastic! I too wondered how Mrs Ogg got Spud to sit still!

  7. Of all the talents I envy, the ability to draw/paint is about the biggest. I have nothing but admiration for people who can translate what they see to paper or canvas. That’s a lovely painting of Spud.

    I can picture him spotting the tennis balls on the telly screen and getting very excited – our wee moggy was less than impresses with our “Good grief, the lad’s won it!” roar when Murray got his Gold.

  8. Lovely lovely. She’s captured the essence of a happy dog!

  9. Excellent portrait – and as a bonus, the Spud in there will stay neat and tidy for most of the afternoon while Spud In Real Life is out getting into the pond or rolling in something fragrant.

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