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

The Further Adventures of Spud the Dog, April 22nd 2013


I’m still here, I had a little bit of business to attend to down in Nottingham last week, then we had, wait for it, something that passed for a pleasant weather for being in the garden. I was so excited. There is much to be done, with everything that happened last autumn, the garden certainly didn’t get to put to bed for what turned out to be a long and harsh winter.

There are cheery little survivors though

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I was more hindered than helped in my endeavours by Spud the dog and the kitten cats. Spud was impatient  to play ball,

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The kitten cats just wanted to be in on the action.

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Trashing a neat pile of clippings for the bonfire and spreading them all over the lawn

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Spud took the line,

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if you can’t beat them join them.

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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.

7 thoughts on “The Further Adventures of Spud the Dog, April 22nd 2013

  1. Glad to see a glimmer of hope on the weather front.

  2. Good to see that you’ve had some better weather at long last. Spud is really ‘giving you the eye’ isn’t he, and typical helpful cats! xx

  3. I remembered being pestered by a dog like yours when I wanted to get on with the garden. Or when I was sunbathing. Or when I was merely not moving any more. Jessie was part border collie so was obsessive about balls, which meant I had slobbery wet ones dropped on my hands, stomach, head and feet the whole time.

  4. The look on Spud’s face is priceless!

  5. Bonn and I are very jealous of that pile of clippings!

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