5 Real Estate Truisms I've learned from my dog

Real Estate Agent with Samsel & Associates 0790808

Samantha the Wonder Dog was adopted into our family

back in 2001, and she's been the princess in our house ever since. Here are 5 things she's taught us that have made us better Realtors, and, dare I say, better people:

1. Always go for the treat.  Treats are rare indeed, and they are always worth whatever the treat holder asks.

2. When you get caught chasing your tail, just

sit down and wait it out. The urge will pass.

3. Work hard but play harder. Sam's job is to protect the house - and our house is completely monster free, thanks to her zealous barking. But when she plays, she's all about the game. Dozens (hundreds?) of stuffed ducks have been routinely fetched and chomped and played tug of war with.

4. When you're in the car, open the windows and smell the fresh air. Every day is an exciting adventure, even when you're just going to the post office.

5. Your people are much more important than anything else. Protect them at all cost, and make sure you love them every chance you get. If they don't feel like loving you back right at that moment, nuzzle them harder.

I hope there's a Samantha the Wonder Dog in your life. If not, we can always use a dog sitter for a weekend :)

More about Sam:

Traveling with your Pet

Sometimes It's Where You Least Expect It

Showing Your Home with Pets

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~ Wayne & Jean 

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Bobbie Smith
Stroudsburg, PA

Nice!  Love the analogies. So true too. Our Abby sounds like your Samantha.  She will not let me keep working when she wants to go play, and that is a very good thing.

Aug 25, 2012 11:09 PM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning Jean and Wayne -- cute and so very true post.   I love opening the windows and enjoying the fresh air.  Have a great Sunday and successful week ahead.

Aug 25, 2012 11:23 PM #2
Linda Blumenthal
Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087 - Westhampton Beach, NY
NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR

Good morning Wayne and Jean.  How wise (and cute) is Samantha the Wonder Dog!  Enjoy the day Samantha!  

Aug 26, 2012 12:04 AM #3
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

waiting for you to tell us to let our head hang out the window to really feel the wind on our faces!

Aug 26, 2012 01:14 AM #4
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Very cute... I especially liked #4... and yes we have Lizzie CeCe and Tom... We love them all...

Aug 26, 2012 01:27 AM #5
Leslie G. Rojohn
MoonDancer Realty - Sylva, NC
GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty

Samantha the Wonder Dog :) is obviously a wise and advanced being.  Good that she chose you and that you have opened yourself to her great teachings.  Live long and prosper Samantha.

Aug 26, 2012 01:34 AM #6
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Samantha is a pretty smart cookie dog and has a lot to teach her friends people. 

Aug 26, 2012 08:38 AM #7
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

I'm glad she's been able to teach you.

Some owners are non teachable.

Feb 08, 2015 09:00 AM #8
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