Trenton's Happiest Couple (Redux)

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario

In April I wrote a post entitled Trenton's Happiest Couple. It was about a pair of swans who had been coming to a particular pond in Trenton every spring and summer for a few years. Every year they happily claimed this murky pond and swam around in it after building a nest. Alas, every year when the time came, they left for warmer parts, just the two of them. I wondered if the couple were unable to have offspring.

Well, apparently they are. Driving by the pond this morning I noticed them swimming around. I hadn't seen any swans for a few days, and I was worried that something might have happened to them. Not only did I see the swan couple, but a cute little pair of signets were swimming around too.

Proud mama and papa swam close to the little pair, never venturing far away. For now they seem happy with this arrangement. Just wait until they are teenagers though, the pond may become too small. Maybe I should have given them my card and told them to keep me in mind when they start looking for a bigger place.

 

 

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Joan Cox
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AWWWWW, too cute.    It fun to watch the wildlife, as long as they are not destructive!

Jun 22, 2010 03:06 AM #1
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Larry Lawfer
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Is this life imitating art?  Is this nature imitating life? Whatever it is I am thrilled to hear of their success and your focus on real estate.  I can go on with the rest of the day, knowing you have the northern country covered. Thanks for your humor and focus

Jun 22, 2010 03:08 AM #2
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This reminds me of the years I lived on the Lake of Constance in Germany - the lake is full of swans!

Jun 22, 2010 08:45 AM #3
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Janice Ankrett
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Oh how cute! Thanks for the smile.

Jun 22, 2010 01:30 PM #4
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Brian Madigan
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Malcolm,

 

For several years, actually three in  a row, we had a a pair of ducks arrive and spend a day in our swimming pool (before it was cleaned), enroute north.

The male was clearly the same since he had a nose ring. Actually, it was a fish hook. But it allowed us to be sure that it was the same duck. As for the "Mrs." we're really not sure.!

Brian

Jun 23, 2010 01:02 AM #5
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Cathy Polan
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Malcolm:

 

They are so cute.  It brings a smile to my face!  Thanks for sharing.  It is amazing how great a smile feels first thing in the morning.

 

 

Jun 23, 2010 02:22 AM #6
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Chris Wechner
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Malcolm Johnston (Remax Trent Valley, Trenton, Ontario):  You pig!  Did you even congratulate them?  Did you even consider going to the swan baby shower?  You're just like a guy!  ('cause I wundnt gone, either)

 

I like your last line...I wonder whether these swans would qualify for a loan.  You wonder whether the banks would take just as long to process it (and whether they'd realize that the application actually came from SWANS).

 

Larry:  Your first two questions are perfect!  I don't know whether the answers will benefit us, but it's sure fun trying to figure them.

Jun 23, 2010 02:32 AM #7
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Joan Cox - GRI,ABR,CRS,e-Pro,CNE (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc.) Joan, they are cute, and they seem to be taking good care of their little pond.

Larry Lawfer (EXIT Realty Metro Dallas) Larry, thanks, I do have this country covered, I'm a benevolent dictator.

Barbara-Jo's Beach Blog - Clearwater & Pinellas County Florida Real Estate (Charles Rutenberg Realty) Barbara-Jo, is that where Swan Lake comes from?

Janice Ankrett ASP (Janice Ankrett Home Staging)You're welcome Janice, anytime.

Brian Madigan LL.B. (Royal LePage Innovators Realty, Broker) Piercings and Tattoos have caught on with the avian community too? When will this end Brian?

Catherine Polan (Re/Max (Belleville and Trenton) Quinte Ltd. Brokerage)I'm going to have to try that Cathy. My customary morning scowl isn't working for me any more.

Chris Wechner (Section 8 Pros)Unfortunatelythese swans have a better chance of getting a loan than some of the people who are calling me up lately Chris.

 

Jun 23, 2010 03:59 AM #8
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Malcolm - What a cute story and family.  I love the part about, " I should have given them your card" :)

Jun 24, 2010 01:13 AM #9
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Malcolm - What a cute story and family.  I love the part about, " I should have given them your card" :)

Jun 24, 2010 01:13 AM #10
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Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley (JFIVE HOMES REALTY LLC) Thanks Jennifer :), as a new Realtor, I'm learning that I always have to look for opportunities. Soon I will become a bore to others. :(

Jun 24, 2010 01:23 AM #11
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Malcolm Johnston (Remax Trent Valley, Trenton, Ontario):  Maybe you could start a Swan Bank for Substandard Credit.  However, unlike some governments near you, the Canadien government would be too smart to fund that "company."

I hope you have better luck with your upcoming callers with their credit.  I think you're due.

Jun 25, 2010 05:30 AM #12
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Malcolm- Swans are such graceful birds, good to see that they are breeding well. I am sure some bread would be more appreciated than your card though!

Jun 25, 2010 11:38 AM #13
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Chris Wechner (Section 8 Pros)Thanks Chris, I don't think I would b a very good banker though. I fall for sob stories far too often.

Ellie McIntire Real Estate in Howard County Maryland (The McIntire Team of Long & Foster) Ellie, they are very graceful and they are surprisingly powerful too. I watched one of them chase away an unfortunate goose who made the mistake of landing in the pond. There was no mistake about who would win that confrontation.

Jun 26, 2010 03:33 AM #14
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Aren't they magnificent? You are so fortunate to see the babies! Yes Malcolm you definitely need to 'work' that area and leave your cards LOL!

Jun 28, 2010 01:01 AM #15
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Debbie Walsh
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Great picture Malcolm!

Jun 29, 2010 08:45 AM #16
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Malcolm ~ that is such a happy sight.  Maybe you will start to have more than just the two visiting each year.  When trhe babies get older and mate, they may bring their families to this pond.

Jul 01, 2010 02:57 AM #17
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Malcolm Johnston
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Al and Peggy Cunningham, Brokers Voted Best Real Estate People Brampton (RE/MAX Realty Services Inc. Buying or Selling They are magnificent indeed. The little ones are growing quite quickly too.

Debra Walsh Orange Cty NY Real Estate 845.928.8000 (Keller Williams Realty Goshen, NY - Realtor) Thanks Debra, it was just my little Fuji Finepix camera. Handy to keep around.

Dawn Fabiszak, CRS, GRI, SFR, CNE (Keller Williams Real Estate ( Denver metro area, Colorado) Hi Dawn, the pond is rather small, but there's a ton of others available nearby.

Jul 01, 2010 03:57 AM #18
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Sean Bergin
Remax Trent Valley - Brighton, ON

Those must be the swans on Second Dughill Road. I've been watching them too.

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