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If you would like your pet featured in this column please send a story of 440 words and a photograph to snews@independent.ie clearly labelled MY PET

If you would like your pet featured in this column please send a story of 440 words and a photograph to snews@independent.ie clearly labelled MY PET

If you would like your pet featured in this column please send a story of 440 words and a photograph to snews@independent.ie clearly labelled MY PET

Hi, hi, hi, I'm Bailey, and OH MY GOODNESS, I have SO many things to tell you and EVERYTHING is great. Where can I start? Let me think!

I love smells. I REALLY love smells.

Apart from that I'm a golden retriever, and I love everybody. Everybody is GREAT... and I love them SO MUCH.

Also I have this extra special, AMAZING blanket, and I just need to show my family. However they just don't quite grasp how special it is, so I show them it every morning. I'm sure you understand my passion for this blanket. I try to bring it on my smelling expeditions (walks), but the humans simply refuse. I don't understand why! Wouldn't YOU love a blanket too? EXACTLY!

Another thing humans don't understand is that I HATE the vet's. And I barely hate anything. That's how bad it is! They take me to the terrifying building occasionally, and I have to be brave though it is often quite hard.

But OH MY GOODNESS I have ANOTHER great thing to tell you! I'm my family's loyal protector!! There are these treacherous 'crows' that fly around our house, so I have to go on air patrol every day so they STAY AWAY. Those crows are definitely birds that I do NOT love. Also there are these big white woolly things that roam around the farm and they're quite scary. Especially when they're bigger than me!

We have this super-cool cat called Fearne and sometimes she plays with me. I call our game Whack-Bailey-On-The-Nose. It's so fun because she actually whacks me on the nose! Though sometimes it hurts because she forgets to retract her claws. And sometimes she pretends she doesn't enjoy our game but I know that she secretly does because EVERYBODY loves me!

But I have to put my paw down when she starts to give the humans AFFECTION because I'M the one who gives affection so I must go over and put an end to her. She usually runs away 'cause I set the rules around here.

It's awesome because in the evenings when it gets cold outside, they light a fire specially for me and I get really close to it because I love the fire. And then I get my really special BLANKET and snuggle up. I LOVE it! 'Cause I love EVERYTHING! One time I got scorched by the fire but everything was still absolutely AWESOME!

So I just want you to know that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my family and I LOVE you too.

And you'd love me if you met me!!! So, I love, love you, and goodbye!

Name: Bailey

Finest hour: Getting my blanket

Likes: My blanket

Dislikes: Not much really. I just sort of LOVE everything!

Sunday Independent