Uphilldowndale

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

Spud on Sunday part LXVIII

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Spud  the dog is discovering he may have to share some of his toys with the upstart kittens, Jammy and Dodger

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He doesn’t always play ball.

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Thank you all for the splendid selection of names you suggested; Jammy and Dodger as suggested by Susie C fits them perfectly*. They’re probably better names than their off screen monikers, but then our cats have never  ended up being called by the names they are registered at the vets with!  Speaking of the vets I’m still wincing from the £120  bill it cost to get the pair of them vaccinated…

*The way they’ve been screeching around the barn, Starsky and Hutch came a  very close second, they do spectacular hand-break turns.

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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.

12 thoughts on “Spud on Sunday part LXVIII

  1. Makes me wistful for the kitten years of Miss Puss. (I do not miss the puppy years of the Disreputable Duo.)

    • Were the Duo pups at the same time?

      • Well they were, most likely, but not at the same place. Miss Sadie was quite a young dog when she came to live with me, and still had some puppyness–including a lamentable tendency to chew inappropriate things. We acquired the Cowboy, who is approximately the same age as Miss Sadie, some years later. He reverted to puppyness briefly and Miss Sadie had to box his ears for him. Now we are all hopelessly immature together.

  2. I *love* Jammy and Dodger! We are going to call our dog Stormageddon…if we ever get one 🙂
    They look like they’re getting on well.

  3. What larks! They are lucky cats and I hope they give you years of in expensive entertainment.

  4. What great names for the kittens. Looks like fun all round! xx

  5. I love watching little kittens exploring a new environment – priceless. Every time I have to fork out for vaccinations (on the off chance that little-miss-stay-inside might just decide to go out) I wonder if I picked the wrong job. Then I remember the icky bits of the vets’ job and decide they can have the cash, I’ll have the nice office and comfy chair!

    • When we used to keep a few head of cattle we noticed how much better ‘value’ the fees for ‘big animals’ seemed to be. Like all things, market forces apply, it appears we will spend more on our pets than our farm animals

  6. Whoo-hoo! 🙂 When I saw your first picture — the sweet little face on the left, the wild tongue-sticking-out face on the right — the names just popped in my head! Cool! 🙂

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