Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Brief Break From Petey's Wedding

Since I was in Scotland for Petey's wedding I thought I might take a brief break before the festivities to make a trip up to Turnberry, to catch a little of the British Open golf tournament.

AirFiona is back in action, although I think the autopilot system needs a little adjusting. I programmed it to set me down on the old landing strip used by the Royal Air Force in World War II. I ended up, however, finding myself a little off course, and heading straight for Ailsa Craig!!!!

Luckily, a kindly seeker of curling stones was able to give me a ride to the mainland.

And thanks to Petey's Highly Competent Concierge Service (well, Mostly Competent - they did let Mango drive, after all...but I wasn't in that car, so who am I to make waves?), who have all been dedicated to making sure that all of his guests have the Best Time Possible at his wedding, I got Special Privileges at the British Open.

Given the number of lost balls on the course, Tom Watson decided that having a part-retriever at his side would help him in case of emergency.

Listening to my advice, Tom slathered his golf balls in bacon grease, and I was able to locate all of his errant shots. (Okay, so I let the officials and volunteers help, but in the dicey moments, the smell of bacon made sure that he hasn't lost a ball since I arrived!)

I also got to help him read his putts, given that I've got Superior Eyesight.

And yet again I think I did a spectacular job. (In all fairness to Mr. Watson, he was able to putt the ball where I told him to, so it wasn't just me, but a combination of my eagle eyes and his precise execution.)

We make such a great team that I didn't even have to be in the grandstand on the 18th hole.

I don't know if I'll be able to stick around for his round tomorrow - after all, I am in Scotland for Petey's wedding. But if I can sneak away for a little bit, I'll be back to help Mr. Watson in the final round. Because if he wins, I'll bet that he'll let me pose with the Claret Jug!

I'll keep you posted. (And thanks again, Petey's Concierges for getting me the Primo Job at the British Open!)

*kissey face*


Lorenza said...

Hi, Fiona!
I hope you can be with Tom Watson tomorrow! Sure you were a great helper for him today!
Kisses and hugs

Dory's Backyard said...

What a wonderful golf coach you are Fiona!!!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I hope woo khan keep him khalmed and in the zone fur Sunday!

Anytime woo are in the area, woo are welkhomed to khome chekhk out my khourse!


Abby said...

Hi, Fiona...

I bet Tom is glad you were able to make the trip...

I know he'll be needing you today...

Abby xxxooo

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Hi Fiona,

We know Tom was glad to have some labrahelp.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Mickie said...

Oh Fi!!! You and your family make me laugh so much :D
Keep bringing Tom good luck, we want him to win!

Ms. ~K said...

It's good to see one of the older guys in the lead...I bet you are especially helpful on the "dog legs"...Sure hope he gives some credit to you!
Enjoy the wedding and kiss the bride for us!
Wrooo wrooo,
Zack, Sassy and Buddy

Twix said...

Scotland? Bow Wow! There has been a lot of talk about Tom here lately, I guess he is from our area. I have not seen any mention about you though. I might have to hitch a ride to the news place and take care of that! You are doing a great job!
I loved the orange monkey! You sure did have a loooong (like me) birthday. I like to sleep tummy up too but usually under the covers which makes it hard for a photo op.
Can't wait to hear more about your time at the wedding!
Love and hugs,

The Army of Four said...

Oh! Oh, he needed you today!!! He was THIS close! But hey, Stuart Cink is a heck of a nice guy, too - both are class acts!
Play bows,

1000 Goldens said...

So glad Air Fiona is back in action. What an exciting day! We were rooting for Tom too :)

the 4 Bs said...

hey Fiona, good job on finding all of those golf balls. we would love to have that job too!


Bell and Kimberly said...

Fi I would have gone wiff woo... should have told me.. How fun..

Bell girl

Nibbles Treats said...

Nice post! That was fun!

Lots of treats,
Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Anonymous said...

Wow, bacon grease on the golf balls? Yumo!

Dog By Nature said...

Wow Fiona, you get around! How many golf balls did you retriever? Oh wait those guys are GOOD, I bet none, BOL!