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One think I love about this job is that when you think you've seen it all, you see something new!
We had a glorious day here in Southeastern Pennsylvania on Thursday. I have a client who likes to see homes on her lunch break. We set up a showing for mid-day. The property was vacant. I get there a bit early, preview the home, turn on the lights, then decided to wait for my client outside as the weather is just too nice to ignore.
I'm enjoying the sun, the chirping birds and the rustling leaves as I wait on the front stoop of this nice, suburban home. Being mid-day, the neighborhood is exceptionally quiet. I was a bit surprised to see a dog running unrestrained onto the front yard. To be followed by another dog. How unusual. Who lets their dogs run free in suburbia these days? Now I'm a dog lover, but don't usually go up to unrestrained dogs I don't know.
The dogs are frolicking. No, wait. That's not your every day frolicking. Are those dogs about to do what I think they are? Yes. Right there, in the middle of the front lawn, the two dogs proceed to, ahem, get it on. While I'm waiting for my client to show up.
Momentarily shocked, I wonder what to do. While it really is a wonder of nature and procreation - I'm not sure that I want this to be the first impression and lasting memory of the property for my client.
So I loudly tell the dogs to shoo. Mr. Dog totally ignores me, while Mrs. Dog shoots me a reproachful look that says, "Do you mind??" I wonder if there is a bucket in the house so I can throw some cold water on them. Would that even work? And these two lovebirds seem to be in it for the long haul. I've got to give it to them - they have stamina!
Yes - in the back of my mind I'm thinking that I have got to blog about this. But no one will believe me. Should I take a picture with my cell phone? Good God, no! I've been many things in my life, but am not going to add doggy pornographer to the list!
Mrs. Dog is now making noises that absolutely defy description. Hurry up! Hurry up! It's what I'm thinking - and I think Mrs. Dog may have been thinking the same thing, too. But on and on they go.
Just then, I see my client's car rounding the corner. I feel as if I'm the one being caught doing the public nasty! As she pulls in the driveway, I am panicking at the thought of what her reaction will be.
She gets out of the car and looks at me. Then looks at the dogs. Then looks at me. Her expression is impossible to read. The moment seems to go on forever (accompanied by loud dog grunting). She then throws her head back am starts howling with laughter. Phew! Thank goodness she sees the humor in the situation.
We go into the house, look around for fifteen minutes or so, then brace ourselves to go back out the front door. I was expecting to see two exhausted yet satiated dogs lounging around and smoking cigarettes. But Mr. and Mrs. Dog had not only finished their amorous encounter, they had hightailed it out of there.
My client thanked me for the entertainment and left to go back to work. Armed with, I'm sure, the best story her co-workers heard that day!
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