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

The Further Adventures of Spud the Dog 9th Dec 2012


Snip, snip, snip. Spud the dog has had a trim this week, the hope is we’ve reduced his mud carrying capacity, but left him enough to keep warm. He’s been quite explicit about how close a shave he’s had

Spud -1

Jammy and Dodger the kitten-cats have had a more radical snip, they too have been quite explicit about their treatment.

Jammy -1 

The veterinary  nurse was quite specific about their post operative treatment. Jammy and Dodger should remain indoors for48hours, they should only have a little too eat for the next few hours, they should be kept warm.  We’d not a cat in hells chance of delivering any of that.  I locked the cat flap, to keep them in the utility room, when I went to check on them an hour later, I couldn’t find Dodger anywhere. That is until I looked out side, he was sat on the doorstep, wet and bedraggled, the temperature was .09c and sleeting: I’d set the flap to let him out not in. Nor were they happy about restricted rations, they took to launching themselves at the kitchen door in protest.

Spud was sympathetic to their plight, he’d been there before*.

Spud and Jammy -1

*both at the vets and being locked out in bad weather.

Sorry about the phone photo quality


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.

11 thoughts on “The Further Adventures of Spud the Dog 9th Dec 2012

  1. Never mind the quality, the subjects are well worth looking at.

  2. Awwwwwwwwwwwww Lovely! We will have a new boy on the books hun – check out my blog!

  3. They are so cute, regardless of missing hair or parts. I’m amazed at how resilient animals are; our female cat tore out her stitches twice and tried ripping out her staples. Twelve years later and she remains just fine, though arguably still angry about the surgery 😉

  4. Lovely photo of the two of them commiserating. 🙂

  5. It looks like Spud could be saying “Don’t worry about it, puss. You’re still a man in my eyes.”

    Spud looks ever so neat after his haircut.

  6. Clip, clip, snip, snip ~ that’s all taken care of then! Spud is looking very svelte, and the kitties sound like they are still feisty little cuties.

  7. Always lovely to see Spud again. I expect our eldest cocker is due a trim too but she looks so lovely with flowing locks I keep putting it off. All the best for Chistmas and the New Year if I don’t get by again before then.

  8. Nice to see that someone else believes that the sofa is for the pets! Now we have our fire going most evenings, I am reduced to sitting on the floor while the animals and Mrs Gadget take up all the available chair space!

  9. Ohhh!! Owwwww!!! I’m putting you on my list Mrs Uhdd … and that veterinary nurse! Pah!

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