Hi guys!

It’s Bailey again, back with another blog! I know, its been ages since my last one, but you can blame my mum, its not like I can type, have you seen the size of my paws?! She says she’s been super busy, but it’s not like I haven’t been up to much since we last spoke, my sisters and me have been up to LOADS! We’ve been lots of places, getting new sniffs and meeting lots of new friends. Mum also went on holiday over Easter and granny and granddad came to stay and look after us, so that was a lot of fun. I enjoyed that and because I’m sneaky, I broke into the food bin and helped myself!:)

So, as you all know from my last blog, I love walking, running and meeting new friends, and with the nice weather of late, we’ve been out even more places than usual. Last Sunday we went to the beautiful Mount Stewart, I’d been before, but this time we explored a lot more.

When we got there mum decided that it would be an idea to sign up for National Trust membership, and as you can see, I was pretty delighted with this because it means mum will definitely take us more new places, she promised.

The nice man who mum spoke to, who was from Bangor too, explained that dogs are very welcome at National Trust properties, but must be kept on a lead, with the odd exception like Rowallane Gardens off lead area. But me, I just wanted to get going!

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We had a lovely time walking around Mount Stewart, I’m the most inquisitive so I led everyone around. We walked around the lake, crossed some bridges, found the walled gardens and we went to see the white stag. My sister Autumn was very unsure about the stag, despite mum saying it wasn’t real, so she was shouting at it, which made me start shouting at it too, but it just stood there. I felt a bit silly in hindsight.

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We watched a huge swan take off from the far end of the lake and land just in front of us, which was lovely, and we saw lots of ducks too, which don’t bother us at all. We discovered some very beautiful gardens, which we hadn’t been in before, and we had a good wander round. Mum says next time she will bring a picnic – I assume she means for us too!

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By the time we were leaving there was a huge crowd gathering for a jazz festival, but we had to hit the road. Mum got a booklet that tells you about lots of events happening at National Trust venues, so look out for us!

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Most excitingly though! We were told by the nice man at reception that the National Trust have acquired more land at Mount Stewart and there will be new walks opening soon. I know for one, I cannot wait to go!

Thanks for reading my blog, until next time

Bailey

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