Paisley Park was the destination for Mom and Bailie on Saturday. As you may recall, Bailie is our “Purple Girl” being the puppy in her litter of fourteen with the purple ribbon, and she is also the My GBGV Life PR Dog. My mom has fond memories of the music of Prince, as he was really big when she was in college. The two of them were in the area of Paisley Park for a nose work event, and decided to head over to the memorial to see what it was like.
You have to know, my mom avoids crowds at all costs and is not a big music fan. She never buys music and really just listens to whatever is playing on the radio, so this was totally out of character for her. They had to park a long way from the actual Paisley Park Studio, but it was a beautiful day to take a walk. With Mom being a human and Bailie an outgoing PR Dog they would conquer this challenge well together.
Getting to a good spot for a photo of the place was not easy. There were either roads, fences, or people in the way. This was the best shot our photographer could get. Mom had driven by it many times in the past, but never thought much about it until this day. Being from Minnesota and living here, Prince was always just something that was here. In college, Mom had a roommate who used to do security work at the “compound”, but she never saw him.
Bailie was pretty excited to see a lot of big media trucks in the area. She was hoping for an interview on TV, such a PR Dog! Unfortunately, they were there at an off time of day, so the news people were on in their trailers on break. I think if they had known the My GBGV Life PR Dog was there, they would have been all over it, but that didn’t happen.
There were a lot of people at the fence, but it wasn’t nearly as packed as Mom had feared it would be. With so much going on, Bailie had a lot of trouble focusing on the modeling thing and would rarely look at the camera. She will need to work on her “look” command a bit more before she attends any more big functions.
Mom was quite pleased there were no restrictions about bringing dogs into the crowds and areas. Minnesota can be weird about that most of the time, but dogs could go anywhere the people were going.
I’m not quite sure if Bailie was wailing in sadness or howling in this photo, but she was definitely showing some emotion about the whole ordeal. I know she had Prince music in her mind since that is all that has been on the radio for the past days.
Mom wanted a selfie of her and Bailie with Paisley Park in the background, but with the bright sun it was hard to see anything on her phone screen. A nice man offered to snap a shot of them for her, so he did, but…not really the background Mom wanted. Oh well, at least she and Bailie have a memory shot together! That my friends was Purple Girl at Paisley Park. RIP Prince. Your music will live on in our large hound ears forever!