Speech (less, more or less) Sunday for Pat Kennedy

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Licensed in Connecticut

My post for newbies about ActiveRain was a walk down memory lane for me. Especially with Patricia Kennedy  Early on I found out Pat is just as much of a bovine lover as I am. She even thought of me on a trip to Paris and took a picture of a beautiful table that was painted in the bovine motif. 

For those of you who don't know me that well, I am a cow lover. I don't have cowish themes in my house, but I have lived on a cattle ranch growing up, and have certainly milked my share of cows here in New Milford with my client who became like my adopted dad!!!! He since passed away, there are no more daily cow adventures for me. I do see cows here and there, but nothing like I used to!

Pat's comment reminded me that I used to post cow pictures for Pat. The real fun thing I found out is that ActiveRain is full of many closet cow lovers... 

Pat is one of my ActiveRain heroes. Her writing is fantastic, she is so helpful, and most of all, (in her own words) SHE PASSES THE FUN TEST! And she has a pretty cool dog too, Willie the Labradoodle. Occasionally we are blessed with a Willie post, when Pat is not paying attention to him and leaves her computer where he can get to it. 

So Pat, these are for you. Oldies but goodies, the first one is my personal favorite. A few of the cows got out of the barn and we chased them around all day. This girl had found herself a new home around the corner.




cow nose

valentine cow

thanksgiving day cow

And thanks for all you do Pat!

Posted by

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors

2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor


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Comments (11)

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Andrea, thank  you!  This is so sweet.  Is the third one from the top the baby bull with the heart on his forehead?  I remember wanting to adopt him lest he become dinner!  Then, after checking the DC livestock regulations governing 3500 square foot lots in the city, I thought better of it. 

Sep 18, 2016 11:40 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz

Sep 18, 2016 11:41 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Patricia Kennedy yes indeed, that is he! You are very, very welcome!!!!!

Sep 18, 2016 11:42 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Andrea

What a wonderful post about Pat Kennedy who is a dear friend of VB's! I love the photo with the cow sticking it's tongue out and your post has been featured to the group:


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Sep 18, 2016 11:43 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Robert Vegas Bob Swetz why thank you! And by the way, I love that puppy dog photo you are using!

Sep 18, 2016 11:46 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz

Your very welcome Andrea

Sep 28, 2016 03:04 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Andrea those cows look like they are saying pucker-up honey :) :) :)

Sep 18, 2016 11:44 AM
Andrea Swiedler

George Souto I think they are!

Sep 18, 2016 11:45 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Patricia Kennedy My first and favorite photo somehow disappeared, I just put it back on again.... oh my!

Sep 18, 2016 11:45 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Andrea Swiedler What a lovely  and well deserved tribute to Patricia Kennedy who does so much and adds so much to the Rain.

Sep 18, 2016 12:31 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland You are also one very special lady. I know you call all the newbies, and of course I personally know you have time to help any one of us with real estate things. You are smart, caring and very, very amazing if you ask me! My life is richer for people like you and Pat!

Sep 18, 2016 12:36 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I love that we can just conntect with folks.  Some of which we sometimes are fortunate enough to meet, others we may never be in the same room with, but yet we are friends.

Sep 18, 2016 12:33 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Tammy Lankford, I doubt I will ever get back to Georgia now that my dad died, so meeting you up close and personal is probably not on the list. But you are still my friend, I think you are awesome!

Sep 18, 2016 12:37 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I LOVE this post, Andrea...and Patricia Kennedy too!  And, yes, she absolutely DOES pass the 'fun test' - I've met her in person!

I have had a great time in the Rain and met so many Rainers - especially when we used to have the ActiveRain camps!  Orlando, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle - and yes, Charlotte - I traveled all over to learn what I could but, more importantly, meet other members.  I miss those days but, was so blessed to have met so many fellow AR peeps and kept in touch over the years.  Who know, perhaps we'll cross paths too!

Sep 18, 2016 01:50 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Debe Maxwell thank you! She is wonderful, as are so many others. This was triggered by a comment she made. 

Perhaps we will cross paths, one never knows!

Sep 18, 2016 09:55 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I had no idea that cows were so popular here. I like that last one with the adornments!

Sep 19, 2016 04:13 AM
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Sweet, sweet post Andrea Swiedler and my favorites are the oreo cows which i never saw as a kid...didn't realize Pat wanted to adopt one...they 'd definitely mess up her nails! lol

Sep 19, 2016 04:50 AM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Sort of unexpected twist. Pat, living in the capital, and cows, and you, living in the country and cows... Cows seem to become fashionable :)

Sep 19, 2016 05:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I guess we will soon see a cow lovers group on ActiveRain.

Thanks for sharing your photographs.

Sep 28, 2016 09:36 AM