ANMM Assistant Director, Seagulls
Bailey Haggarty, Work and play: An update from Bailey, chaser of seagulls, ANMM Blog, 2 May 2017
Hi there! It’s been a while since I last wrote, as life has been rather busy. I’ve started some new duties recently. My human colleagues call this ‘job creep’ and seem not to like it, but I’m happy – we border collies like to be occupied!
I have a new routine every weekday morning, when my Fleet colleagues let me off the lead in the marina area while it’s still fenced off to the public. I really enjoy running up and down and chasing any seagulls that are cheeky enough to hang around.
I like being around boats, because where there are boats there are also seagulls!
Our dedicated volunteers now regularly take me on a walk around the museum for a ‘meet and greet’, and our Kids on Deck staff also do a meet and greet with me every day during school holidays at 2.30 pm – so if you’re at the museum, keep an eye out for me. I’d love to say hello!
I often go home now with some of my colleagues. N often takes me home overnight or for the weekend, which is great. First we go for a nice long drive and then I get to run around her huge backyard with her dog Princess. A while back we went to Ulladulla for breakfast at a café and a lovely long swim.
Other times J takes me home for a sleepover. She has a small apartment, but it’s still big enough for us to play chasey and for me to romp on her furniture.