On Placing Limits. . .

By
Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532

On Placing Limits

In All Forms 

And Being Unleashed. . . 

  

 

Unleashed is a pet store within the greater Petco family of pet-related retailers.  Prior to entering their store, you are greeted with a sign that reads something like this: Unleashed is a feeling but being leashed in our store is the law.  That certainly makes sense to me and the cleverness of the notification is not lost on me. 

 

 

As an animal wellness company that proclaims itself to be wag-worthy with a New York Stock Exchange symbol of WOOF, it doesn’t seem to me that they take themselves too seriously even though I am sure they understand how to mind their business when it is appropriate.

 

 

Okay, putting away any canine(and feline) references - this not-so-subtle message about limits is an important one outside the crate.  There may be certain limits we place on ourselves, some that we are handed, those we explore(and expand) and oh-so-many feelings associated with a ball that is tossed in hopes of being fetched.  Let’s face it - some “get it” while others “don’t catch on”. 

 

 

Doggone it, this can be ruff(I mean rough) as it seems I am failing when it comes to eliminating pet-related references. Maybe there’s a command that resonates with you.  Whether it’s heal, heel or some other associated homonym(he’ll also comes to mind) there’s a theme somewhere that might connect with you. 

 

 

You never know where a message might be found. Kinda like a bone that is buried. Treasures do exist.

 

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com












Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

Comments (58)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - I like how you craft a good story and make a point or two or three or more. You're a very clever writer and I enjoy your play on words. 

Oct 30, 2021 05:36 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - thank you for your kind words.  Your posts consistently show your knowledge of many things and have long been appreciated by me.   

Oct 30, 2021 05:51 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Thank you. To be honest, I needed a compliment and you brought water to my eyes. 

Oct 30, 2021 05:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Oct 30, 2021 06:54 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

Good morning Michael Jacobs I loved your post (and the photo too)!)  What a clever play on words with a deeper message.  

Oct 31, 2021 03:59 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - sorry I missed your comment yesterday.  I guess my eyes were playing tricks on me again.  Happy Halloween.

 

Kathy Streib - thank you.  I appreciate it.

 

Elyse Berman, PA - thank you for the kind words.  

 

 

Oct 31, 2021 06:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Michael.

We have good weather in Maryland for the trick or treaters.

Happy Halloween!

Oct 31, 2021 10:32 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I feel that I am always on a leash. My leash is 'time management'. I have never been good at time management. I am constantly distracted.

Oct 31, 2021 10:59 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Excellent post Michael Jacobs . It's easy to see why Kathy Streib brought it to our attention.

Oct 31, 2021 03:38 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Well I know what you mean - it can be a dog eat dog worls out there

Oct 31, 2021 03:40 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Roy Kelley - it's a nice day in Southern California too and I already seen a couple of Halloween costumes while I have been out and about today and the sun is still out.  

 

John Juarez - isn't that the truth?   Time is always "present".  

Oct 31, 2021 03:44 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Bob "RealMan" Timm - thank you for the nice comment.

 

Rocky Dickerson - you're so right and life does have a cat fight or two at times as well.  

Oct 31, 2021 03:48 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Michael Jacobs ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. The "King of pondering" has once again (actually on a regular basis) produced a piece that makes us all smile because we can identify with your message or messages. You always have a clever way with words!

Nov 01, 2021 05:35 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - I appreciate your kind words.  

Nov 01, 2021 09:55 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Happiness in the every day ordinary is the best treasure our furry friends teach us.  They don't wait for a vacation to be happy, or for some other event.  They are happy now with a sunbeam, a bone, a friend and a home.

Nov 01, 2021 12:51 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Chris Ann Cleland - lessons aplenty are there for those who see them.  

Nov 01, 2021 02:06 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

There's nothing like a good cat fight, is there - especially since I really don't have a dog in this fight!

Lots to unpack here, Michael! Sorry it's taken me so long to get to this post - I've had it opened on my browser for DAYS! LOL

Nov 01, 2021 04:20 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Debe Maxwell, CRS - I appreciate the comment and your commitment in getting it posted.  Thank you.

Nov 01, 2021 06:11 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I sometimes fall back to some of your earlier wisdom's posts that always open my eyes Michael. Thank you for sharing 🙂

Nov 22, 2021 10:20 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I appreciate your visits whenever they occur.  Thank you for the comment.  Again.  

Nov 23, 2021 09:36 AM