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

The Further Adventures of Spud the Dog, March 3rd 2013


Spud the dog, retrieved a toy Landrover  from the rock pile* today . Goodness know how long it must have been there,  it must be years,  it’s a long time now since the boys played with such things.  It must have been pre Spud, which is just as well, seeing Spuds enthusiasm for  trying to chew the tyres off  it this morning.

Chewy Landy...-1

‘Back in the day’ there would have been endless opportunity for Spud to have devoured all sorts of toys. I can’t but wonder what made him dig it out today, for he must have passed it a thousand times before.

Chewy Landy... 2-1

Just as the boys specification for toys has changed, its all mountain bikes and computer games these days, so has the families idea of a suitable car. Our trusty family estate car, age 17, and with generous 290,000 miles on the clock will be off to pastures new any day soon.

I know, this post is a day late, I’m afraid  toothache got the better of me last night.

* All the stone, we’ve ever dug up,  or pulled down, since we moved here over twenty years ago. We have aspirations to make it into something more than a cairn, one day, one day.


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 “The Further Adventures of Spud the Dog, March 3rd 2013

  1. 290 000 miles is pretty good work. It must have been well maintained.

  2. Nothing quite as nasty as a toothache ~ hope it gets fixed soon! If Spud takes a chunk out of a Land Rover, toy or otherwise, he might be in the same situation as you! I hope you get a chance to see my recent post with a Spud-look-a-like. I nearly went up to him and said, “Hi, Spud!”

  3. Ha! Dogs … dear simple creatures – so easily amused!

  4. What a variety of subjects! I hope that you get your tooth sorted soon. xx

  5. Yes, yes, I agree with Flighty – so many subjects covered in only 11 lines. Lovely concise, coherent writing. I hope you’ve got the toothache under control now.

  6. Spud always makes me smile, missing my two even more, better get back soon.. Good luck with the cairn; if you have a spare shovel I have a few spare days 🙂

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