Showing Adventures in Iowa City

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Real Estate Agent with Urban Acres Real Estate

So this client and I were looking at older homes in the Goosetown area of Iowa City and the listing agency didn't let me know about a certain cat in the house. We opened up the door and this black cat scurried right out the front door across minor traffic to the other side of the street. Now, I'm not a great cat person-I don't know how to handle them & don't understand how they operate. My pet experience comes from from two rather obese pugs which require little exercise and extremely easy to catch while on the loose.

 I looked at my client-thinking to myself-how the hell am I going to catch this thing? We went across the street and started calling out to the cat to come back to the property. I finally came close enough to the escapee...close enough to grab it's tail and attempt to real it in for the rescue. Cats don't like the tail-grabbing I soon found out & Blackjack turned it's head and gave me the old showing of the teeth. Release the cat! I did and it walked further & further away from me. Finally, my client lured Blackjack in with the charm of a seasoned cat owner and after 25 minutes or so, we finally had the cat back in the home. Alright.

We went through the house and I thanked my client for the rescue mission. We finished up the showing and as we were leaving-and I breathing a huge sigh of relief-we noticed the cat door attached to another door...a door that the fuzzball could have been using the entire time for escape. I am an idiot.

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Marlene Bridges
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Hey Mike - Great talking with you this morning.  Love this story.  I'm looking forward to reading many more of your adventures in days to come.  And, welcome to Active Rain and

Adventures in Real Estate Group!

Marlene

 

Feb 04, 2008 03:00 AM #1
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Michael McEleney
Urban Acres Real Estate - Coralville, IA
' Honesty. Integrity. Loyalty.'

Marlene:

Thanks for the tips. I'm glad you appreciate my sad story...

-Mike

Feb 04, 2008 05:12 AM #2
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Jackie Peraza
Perceptions AdverStaging(TM), LLC - Framingham, MA
Home Stager - Framingham, Massachusetts

Michael - I got such a kick out of reading about your escapade!   Your heart was in the right place...even if the cat wasn't.

I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts.  You have great wit and a fun writing style.

Jackie

Feb 14, 2008 12:26 PM #3
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Michael McEleney
Urban Acres Real Estate - Coralville, IA
' Honesty. Integrity. Loyalty.'

Jackie:

 Thanks-I'll try and keep it up...

-Mike

Feb 15, 2008 07:52 AM #4
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Susan Jackowski
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That was worth a laugh! Thanks
Feb 16, 2008 08:10 AM #5
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Amy O'Laughlin
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I know this is an old blog, but it is still really funny and gave me a good laugh!  Thanks for sharing your story, Mike!

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