Now you lot, I dont want any repies saying that this made you chuckle. It just wouldn't be proper............. Today I went to the woods with the lads. had a great walk, the lads were enjoying themselves by scaring the living daylights out of a number of unwary pheasants. Skye was doing his 'I'm a Springer, I can get through anything'' act for most of the time, Flyte is a little more cautious in and around brambles and blackberry bushes, but not Skye, nothing seems to stop him. We eventualy got back to the car and as Skye jumped in I noticed with horror that his tail and rear end feathers were bloodied. As he was also quite muddy I was unable to see for sure exactly where the blood was coming from. Thinking the worst we yet again had a hasty and somewhat erratic drive home, after 'phoning the Lady Rose to tell her of his problem, a call which, no doubt left her wondering what on Earth the little tyke had done to himself this time. I arrived home to find that she had prepared a bath to wash him in and enable a closer examination of the offending area and discovered that in one of his forays into the brambles he had badly scratched, how shall I put this, his 'Bits' Rose, being the consumate nurse that she is, cleaned and disinfected the affected, and, I must say, very sore looking parts of his anatomy and, with me holding his rear end up in the air to afford her easier access to administer a liberal coat of sudocreme. Not a very dignified position for a young spaniel to find himself put into, but needs must. He is, I'm pleased to say, perfectly fine, if a tad tender, and one would hope that he's learnt another lesson from this episode, take your time when trashing through blackberry bushes............. But I doubt it, I really do.