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

The Further Adventures of Spud the Dog November 4th 2013

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Not sure why I’ve included the date, as this post is a bit late, the photo comes from last month, and as far as Spud is concerned the whole subject matter is way, way to late for him! sorry Spud, we nipped that in the bud.


A van we spotted at the Motorway services, we were curious,

dog bus 3


and a little amused by the obvious fun of the graphic designer had with their brief.

dog bus-2

Some of the text is a little difficult to read, from my phone shots

Dog bus

So from their website


Semen collection & freezing
– Sperm analysis
– Semen storage
– Cytology, culture & progesterone testing
– Artificial insemination with fresh semen
– Transcervical insemination
– Surgical implant
– Export & import of semen
– Specializing in reproduction problems


I notice from their website,  the breeding of greyhounds is an important part of their work, and whilst I’m not trying to link  this company to irresponsible breeding and  ‘disposal’ of dogs that don’t make the grade,not at all. I’d like to say I’m often saddened to see the number of greyhounds rescue charities at country fairs, looking for good homes for greyhounds that simply don’t run fast enough. But then the breeding of  all dogs and dog welfare is a debate that should have been running a lot longer than it has.


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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.

One thought on “The Further Adventures of Spud the Dog November 4th 2013

  1. Interesting, and slightly unsettling, post. I agree what you about greyhounds and dog breeding and welfare. xx

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