My Boy Brady Bailey-Wilkinson

Anyone that knows Brady Bailey-Wilkinson will know he is a bit of a character. I will throw in a few words about him at random….

* Big

* White (at times)

* Happy

* Loving

* Dopey

Brady is a Groodle (Golden Retriever x Standard Poodle), also known as a Golden Doodle in other countries.

Dopey is the big and often common name used for Brady. He is absolutely hilarious in the fact he can walk into a wall that has been there forever and look up from his bop, very confused. Throw a ball, peice of meat or any type of toy and he can catch it with his eyes closed. We will never work out his bopping of his head constantly on tables, walls, doors etc.

Whilst Brady is a mama’s boy, when Papa is out working in the yard, weather it be chopping wood for the fire, gardening or, like today, building a chicken coop for me, Brady must be out there helping him.

Sam has locked him in the house on the odd occasion for Bradys safety (apparently) and it really upsets Brady and he paces the house like Rain Man. There are certain things in Bradys life that need to be his way and if Papa is out working in the yard, then Brady needs to be there with him.

Kelly on the other hand, would rather be curled up near her mama or near the fire where it is warm and like her mama, has no interest or energy to help out Papa and Brady.

The funny thing with Brady lately (since the cancer bizzo) Brady has changed a few of his ways. He seems to have caught on to a few things like, Mama isn’t always available now. Mama needs gentle Brady, not jump up on my lap Brady.

He is often locked out of the bedroom when I am in ‘recovery’ stage of chemo and once in a while, he finds his way in and is so very quiet. I only know he is there from the feel of his breath of my cheek. I give him a quick pat and he gently pads back out to see Papa. It is like he knows when Mama is resting and when Mama needs a cuddle and when she just needs to be checked upon.

Today, while Brady is out ‘working’ on the coop with Papa, he feels the need to run up the hill, through the side door, race up the long hall way to check on me every twenty minutes or so. As I am up and out of bed, Brady must pop his head in my face, have a quick pat and chat and then he is back outside to work. This gorgeous boy of mine certainly has a gift in being able to put a smile on my face in times of sadness, pain, discomfort or just simple tiredness.

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Baby Brady – 7 Weeks Old

Brady was one of the most wonderful gifts given to me from Sam, aka Papa, Dr Hands, Bossy Boots, etc As you can see in his puppy photo, he was HUGE and gorgeous. He was bred by Sam’s parents and is, in my opinion, the best of them all. I absolutely adore this big boy of mine.

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Baby Brady – 9 Weeks Old

He grew, though, a lot!


And Shaggier….


But look what happens to him in the summer months…


He has a wee little shave to keep him cool, tidy and neat.

This month my boy turns 7 years old.

Just a quick note on my ‘feelings’ for today

* Cold

* Thirsty

* Headache (very mild)

* Nausea (very mild)

I had a great sleep last night but I must say it was aided by some sleeping tablets. This could be the reason I feel a wee bit better today.

6 thoughts on “My Boy Brady Bailey-Wilkinson

  1. Annie Goodsell

    I love your Brady boy too… I remember when you first brought him home – you were overjoyed with him! Such love between you and he can only be a good thing for you as you struggle with these hard days. Let him run up and down and check on you… it’s his way of telling you that he understands what’s going on (well, mostly) and wants to be there to give you his love. And love from me too. Mwah!


  2. Oh my goodness, he’s amazing! And Harvey looks just like him, like a big furry polar bear. Don’t they have big feet!! Harvey also walks in to things, mainly lamp posts and parked cars. He’s so busy looking at other stuff when we are out he just walks straight in to them. They are lovely dogs, very intuitive and one look has you and everyone else smiling which is a wonderful thing.

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    1. Harvey and Brady certainly are the same aren’t they? I love the dopiness and love that comes from this breed of dog. Hope Harvey is filling your life with as many giggles as my Brady fills mine.


  3. Your dog is simply gorgeous!! Just looking at him makes me feel peaceful and he is not even near me. Such a blessing to have pets who are listeners and loving. (My cat has an attitude but I still love her like crazy.)

    I hope you feel better soon.


    1. Awe thank you. What a lovely thing to say. Obviously I adore this big boy of mine and I am glad he can make you feel peaceful just looking at him. Our other dog has real attitude like your cat but we can’t help but love her to bits!

      Thanks, still feeling quite yuck but am on the mend slowly.

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