Hello All, it’s Bailey! I thought I would welcome you all back and tell you a little about what I’ve been doing!
Firstly, my name is Bailey and I am now a whole two years old, yes two! That’s 14 in human years.
I’ve had a great time recently as my hooman mum and dad got married and guess what? They had this massive party just for me, to celebrate! They shouldn’t have really. But it was great!
I was a bit confused at first because Mum had spent ages packing my auntie’s car with lots of interesting things; I heard them giggle and laugh and say it was like a game of Tetris. Now, I don’t know what this ‘Tetris’ is but their game looked a lot of fun however, I had to watch from the window because apparently if I see a cat I will run after it…pff…no I wouldn’t…maybe.
My mum then left and Dad stayed home with his brother and me. In the morning we went for breakfast at a nice eatery and they even let me come in! My dad said that I would only be allowed in once if I behaved the way I normally do so I was to be on my best behaviour. I actually was but to be honest, I didn’t have many thoughts in my head other than the delicious smelling food that the guys were eating. A full English breakfast - I know, ‘cos I smelt it all morning.
After breakfast me and my dad got into the car and drove to this place that looked pretty cool to be fair; I was just sooo excited as there were lots of fields, sheep, trees, and people - all the smells! It was a dream come true. My dad put on my special red bow tie (sorry, Mum just said it was burgundy) and when the car stopped I was greeted with my very own photographer! It was the same guy that photographed me and my hoomans in the summer and he is awesome because he clearly loves me, kept calling my name and telling me what a good boy I was. I liked him because he has a dog like me so he knows what us goldens are like! Anyway, I gave him a big toothy grin as I got out the car and then I sat in the entrance to the big hall for my solo photo-shoot. I felt like a celebrity!
Not long after, a woman turned up who was my chaperone. I met her before and she gave me treats so what’s not to love? I showed her all the different parts of the hall and we had a great time. Before I knew it, one of my mum’s bridesmaids came to get me and we went on an adventure up lots of stairs and into a room where my mum was! She was all giddy and happy to see me and I was happy to see her because it had been a whole night since I last saw her. We had a big cuddle and then my photographer wanted to take more photos of me! I said my mum could have a few with me too.
When Mum and Dad went to the church, I hung out with my chaperone. She was really nice and talked to me a lot but most of all, I liked the treats she gave me. She also said I had to stay clean as I’d only just had a bath and was told I smelled too nice (I mean, I had to take her word on this because I wasn’t so sure).
You’ll never guess what happened next! People started arriving at the hall to see me! They were dressed up all nice for the occasion so I did my best to keep all four paws on the floor but I was so excited to see Mum and Dad walk through the entrance! Everyone was cheering for me when that happened - they were excited too! My dad then took hold of my lead and we walked back out and people were throwing strange little bits of paper, would have been better if they were little treats, but I still found it interesting as the tiny little bits of paper fell all around me and on my nose!
After this, I was able to meet and greet all my guests, I was very happy they had come and told them all with my energetic tail wag. We had some more photos in the ‘Orangery’ room but I thought they had said the 'orange tree' room so I was tad disappointed when there was no tree. My old buddy Uncle Chester was there and we had great fun. He was being really funny and sat the wrong way for photos - that one does like to joke (and then blame it on old age but shh, don’t tell him I said that!).
Now at this point, I was beginning to feel a little bit tired so my chaperone took me to where I was staying for the night. My dad’s parents have two dogs called Alfie and Molly. Molly is a collie-cross (but I call her Zoom because she zooms EVERYWHERE) and Alfie is a German Shepard cross poodle. He’s huge and fluffy but harmless and Molly is the boss. Well, all of us three were staying at a kennel near where my dad’s parents live. I had gone with my parents before for a play on the massive field and really enjoyed myself so this time I got to stay! I even stayed overnight in the lady’s house! Got my own bed and everything. It was great fun having a sleepover with Molly and Alfie!
The next day I was picked up by my hooman grandparents (that’s my mum’s parents to you) and I got to stay with them for a whole week! My hoomans had gone on some sort of ‘mini-moon’ or something (I’d like to go to the moon someday too!) but it meant I got to spend a week with Uncle Chester! My hooman grandmum took me on lots of walks and told me I was behaving very well - she can be very strict and will take me back home if I misbehave so I promised I would be on good behaviour. She got in lots of steps that week as she can’t take me and Uncle Chester out together because he is the slowest slow coach there is! My mum and grandmum say that he likes to sniff EVERY blade of grass and they are NOT kidding. I walk fast though so my grandmum gots in lots of exercise with me!
Well, it was an exhausting week but eventually my hooman parents came back from their moon trip and we went home together. Boy was I happy to see them again!
Thank you for reading all about my special day and my holibobs!