Pay it Forward .. A Hot Bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup!

Real Estate Agent with ProStead Realty


 A picture of one of the bull dogs from Bullies 2 The Rescue


Two days ago I stopped at the Carolina Pet Pantry to purchase a bag of Zignature dry dog food.  This is what I feed Corina and Archie for they are allergic to so many other foods. This food is excellent and was recommended by Courtney who owns the Carolina Pet Pantry.  On this day they were completely sold out of Zignature so I left.


Well the day that I went in it was so very cold and the store was really cold and I noticed that Courtney was not feeling well.  She had a really bad cold.


Courtney has a heart of gold and will go above and beyond daily to rescue and save this breed.  Her rescue group is Bullies 2 The Rescue.


I continually see and hear how she cares for these dogs.


Today I had to go back to the store to get the Zignature dog food for they got a new shipment.  Since it was another cold day I thought I would stop and get Courtney a bowl of chicken noodle soup from Panera Bread.


It made my heart feel good to do this just because.


I could tell she was shocked yet pleased.  She is still fighting that cold.

Pay it forward weekly and see how it enriches your life.


Judith Parker, CRS, GRI

ProStead Realty



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Comments (21)

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That was thoughtful and took very little of  your time.  Nicely done

Jan 09, 2015 09:16 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Ed Silva .. thank you and it is the little things that can mean so much.

Jan 09, 2015 09:18 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Alan Kirkpatrick .. this sweet rescue had just awakened from surgery to remove rotten teetn and get spayed.  So very sweet.

Jan 09, 2015 09:20 AM
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

This is truly a wonderful example of kindness, the smallest act of caring is very special not only to those in need but to those who give.  Love the doggie photo.

Jan 09, 2015 09:46 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

I love Panera Bread... the onion bagel is my first love... ugh... I have a cold.

Jan 09, 2015 09:48 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Bette Gottwald  ... thank you.  I really don't know her well but see her heart on Facebook for all she does to save these dogs.  She does without to do for them.  It was on my heart to do for her today.

Jan 09, 2015 09:55 AM
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Good evening Sussie Sutton .. LOL .. my friend.  If you were near I would get you an onion bagel.  Enjoy your evening.

Jan 09, 2015 09:56 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Judith, that was nice of you.  Chicken soup warms the belly and the soul!

Jan 09, 2015 10:16 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I didn't know that dogs liked chicken noodle soup. It makes us feel better why not the dogs too?

Jan 09, 2015 11:02 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Awe! Your dog is beautiful! I love the photograph and your story. You really love your pets and you're such a caring mom to them. I wish all owners treated their pets with human kindness like you do!

Jan 09, 2015 12:14 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Well that is some special treatment Judith Parker , hope it worked in making things better.

Jan 09, 2015 03:02 PM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Judith, that was such a wonderful thing to do. I know it warmed her up and that will get her well faster. Sounds like the rescues really need her help. Breaks my heart that there are so many dogs in need of a home. Love your picture. 

Jan 09, 2015 09:48 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Providing some needed hot soup is a great way to pay it forward. Thanks for sharing this story.

Jan 10, 2015 02:53 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 That was so nice of you to do and I hope Courtney is feeling better soon! Have a great Saturday!

Jan 10, 2015 04:57 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Judith,

Great post!  Paying it forward is so very important.  We should try to do it everyday.

Jan 11, 2015 02:52 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Good work, Judith. It sounds like you really made Courtney's day. 

Jan 11, 2015 10:27 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Judith - you certainly have a warm heart for another with a warm heart.  I am sure that Courtney as well as Corina and Archie appreciate you.

Jan 12, 2015 10:00 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Judith, what a cute photo!! Courtney must have been very pleased to receive the chicken nice of you to pay it forward.

Jan 15, 2015 12:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Judith, paying it forward to rescue pets does make your heart swell, and bringing chicken soup to Courtney was a nice gesture.

Jan 20, 2015 11:38 PM
Sharon Paxson
Sharon Paxson, Realtor® EQTY Forbes Global Properties - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

HI Judith - love your dog! What a beauty! And that is a wonderful way to pay it forward and I am sure she will remember that gesture! Very kind!

Feb 26, 2015 12:08 AM