Ever Inherit A Cat, An Animal From A Real Estate Home Sale?

Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

The home sale in Southern Aroostook County, the cat was not making the trip south to Florida.

The couple were relocating, I listed the home for sale. And learned the gray and white cat that followed me around during the shooting of stills and video loops to edit. That he was not making the trip to the pack it  up and point the buck board to beeline to the Sunshine State.

Hero was a perfect blend to add to the one tiger cat my youngest had picked out at the local Hollywood Pet Salon. The little gray tiger and Hero got along famously from the get go like soul mates. Meow. Don't worry, like Bob Barker all reminded us on the spin the big wheel and try to figure out the right price, both cats won't be furthering their feline line. houlton maine home cat photo

My neighbor kept exclaiming about how I had to meet the new cool cat that they named Steve that just came to them on his own four paws.

I finally did see Hero outside and next door grinning ear to ear. Who Kim dubbed Steve was AKA Hero. Serving up two dinner dishes and holding down the cat duties at two households with a pretty smooth alias second life.

The cat also has wandered inside the Katahdin Trust Bank next door. Waiting for the lobby door to open and whisk in to say hi, take the tour.

The tellers, bank crew when they arrive at work to count the pennies or leave when the quitting steam whistle blows. Always stoop down to talk in a high pitch and scratch behind his ears, pat his head as he purrs. Nudging and encouraging them to not stop.

This houser cat has hopped in an open window on a warm summer delivery day. Under cov er, with the mail man who tools in with the sliding door jeep modified route vehicle that covers this part of town in the local zip code of Houlton Maine. houlton maine cat hero

Have also had an appraiser or two doubled back after stopping by for comps and to bone up on a new assignment for home assessment valuation.

Startled out of his wits when he heard purring, looked in the rear view and over his shoulder and there ta da ... a cat in the 'er, back seat of the car.

And returning to the real estate base. Asking me, do you own a gray and white cat with a lot of personality, very little fear of strangers?

Yes. Yes I do. That would be Hero that you have met. Who spent his first year of life fending for himself in a barn.

He does not talk about that experience much as he munches on his Friskies. He also always defers the lady cat Allie. Who always gets to eat first as the alpha cat of the household and because she staked out the perimeter to hold down the fort first I guess.

Picture from this weekend like two radar units to model the Houlton Police Department cruiser that sometimes does the same stance.

On stealth mode, crunching low. Waiting for the license and registration request, the little talk and question about how fast do you think you were going, or where's the fire, or I clocked you at a velocity over the local number for this section of roadway.

Tucked away, slightly angled and putting down the speeder drag net. My real estate office in Houlton Maine is 32 feet from my primary residence. And to hang onto cats on this busy a US Rt 1 four lane highway, took several little talks with both the gray and white and silver tiger strip green eyed, four legged kitty cats. We had the little talk about cat nip, they know the dangers and pretty much only imbibe during the holidays when the red velvet suit with the white as snow fur trim does the touch and down present stop to grab the carrots, for the drop stop milk slurp, a bite or two of left out with the note cookies.

Post the picture. Of something besides a garage sale item from the home relocation moving sale. Ever inherit something live, bring home an animal from a real estate listing property sale?

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker







Comments (30)

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Sally K. & David L. Hanson .. And on cars. Hero likes to make belief he is an eagle perched on the roof and scanning the parking lot of the bank I am afraid to admit.

May 15, 2017 06:15 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Foster Smith Summerville ... Easy to take care of than a horse, cow or pig too.

May 15, 2017 06:15 AM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

Andrew Mooers Wonderful stories, and great photos! Thank you for sharing. I love character cats.

May 15, 2017 08:52 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Lauren Williams .. Hero is a character. They all have spark and high points but this is like no other one I have ever had. He is chill.

May 15, 2017 11:23 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Andrew  - I can't say that this has happened to me but it is an interesting story.

May 15, 2017 10:41 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Looks like you have a couple of amazing cats, Andrew.  And, Hero, really is a character.

May 16, 2017 04:41 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Household pets enrich your life and others that come into the pathway Gabe Sanders !

May 16, 2017 05:40 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

They are beautiful and I enjoyed the photos!

May 16, 2017 05:54 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

They are delightful and he sounds like Sam full of character. Great photos.

May 17, 2017 08:58 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Andrew- Love the photos!  I've not inherited any furry friends in my stagings but my husband did come home with a dog from one of his hunting trips. 

May 19, 2017 01:02 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

                      Thank you Andrew Mooers 

May 20, 2017 09:03 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Love, love, love cats, Andrew. So I really loved this post and story. Those cats could come live with me anytime.

May 21, 2017 04:21 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Weel Andrew I can say it has never happened to me. And, thank goodness, I am allergice to cats! Enjoy your day!

May 21, 2017 04:41 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Although I am not by nature a cat person, I think that I, too, could make a home for Hero if he decided to stowaway in my car. A very inventive close. Have a pleasant Sunday!

May 21, 2017 04:56 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Andrew Mooers ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week or I would have missed it! Love the photos and the way you weaved the story...I've never had this happen to me in my real estate career!

May 21, 2017 07:22 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I can see why Kathy chose to high light your post this week...well done!

May 21, 2017 07:41 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'm a big cat lover, Andrew, so I really enjoyed this, and your wonderful photo. I haven't inherited a cat in the way you describe but have several friends who have.

Enjoy your Sunday!


May 21, 2017 08:40 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

They are very territorial so I can understand the reluctance to go.

May 21, 2017 11:12 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Love that happily-ever-after tale about your cat Steve aka Hero.

Apr 25, 2018 07:35 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Andrew. Your cats are gorgeous. I love animals and can not fathom someone who moves and abandons their family.

Apr 26, 2018 05:57 AM