Sweet Sweet Dog ~

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty

It's been a long week in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, with one more day of showings for tomorrow. These will be the best of the homes for second looks. Let's end the week of showings with a nice soothing story rather than a Friday Funny ~

An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard.  I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.

An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.. 

The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. 

This continued off and on for several weeks. 

Curious I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like  to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3.
 He's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'


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Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Frank and Karen,

What a sweet story and this made me laugh.  I love the return note...sweet!

Feb 18, 2011 12:10 PM #1
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

What a great and funny story!  Thanks for sharing this and have a good weekend!

Feb 18, 2011 12:16 PM #2
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

That is funny.  We have "adopted" a few feral cats who come by, come right into the house and wait by the place where their bowl goes, and when they have eaten they stretch, wash themselves, and maybe they stay in for awhile, but most of the time they just go on out the cat door and curl up under a bush outside.  I

don't know whether they were born feral or if they were abandoned, but they definitely don't have a caring home. I can pet two of them but the others are too skittish.  Our own cats used to find these "guests" disturbing, but now they take it in stride.

Feb 18, 2011 12:17 PM #3
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
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Judith ~ I love this story so much!!

Lizette ~ Have a wonderful weekend, happy to hear you like the story ~

Susan ~ How nice you take care of the feral cats and your cats have adapted to them ~

Feb 18, 2011 12:20 PM #4
Judi Boad

Very adorable!...

My daughter will like this one. She is almost ready to deliver our fifth grandchild! 

Have a great weekend.

Feb 18, 2011 12:24 PM #5
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
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Judi ~ How wonderful is that ~ A fifth grandchild ~ Congratulations to all ~

Feb 18, 2011 12:30 PM #6
Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC

The perfect story to end my long day.  I have a house filled with five cats who claimed our home as theirs..   And of course, one dog who probably wishes she could find a quiet corner in someone's home to nap....Along with me!  Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

Feb 18, 2011 12:42 PM #7
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Frank and Karen- What a sweet story to end the week that began with the Westminster Dog Show.  Your story reminded me of my first cat... who was the apartment stray.  He would be there waiting for me when I got home from work, and every morning when I left, I put him out.  I had no idea until months later that during the day, he went to his "daytime" family across the walk. 

Feb 18, 2011 12:48 PM #8
Jeanne Kozak
RE/MAX In Action - Martinsburg, WV
REALTOR and Broker/Owner in WV and VA

Very cute...we have been adopted by a cat who will not go away. She stays close and waits for Dan to come out and talk to her.

Feb 18, 2011 01:46 PM #9
Doug Bullwinkel
Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666 - Roseville, CA
Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609

Great story.  A nice break from all the news out there today.

Feb 18, 2011 07:53 PM #10
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