Thankful for Our Newest Member of the Family! Norman!

By
Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 AZ Broker BR030809000

 

Meet Norman!  Our newest member of the family!  A family that was moving out of state was not able to take him with and wanted to find a forever home for this sweet little pup!  He's a 2 1/2 year old Shih Tzu and yes his name is Norman!  The little girls in his first family named him after a cartoon character because they thought he looked like the old man.  We thought of changing his name, but Norman so fits his BIG personality!  He's so darn cute and loves to play with toys, run around like a crazy dog AND he follows Gary everywhere.  He's got a little hop and skip following him around.  It's so funny when I look out my office window and see the little guy following him and he's so happy!  And BTW so is Gary with his new little tag-a-long!

 

So most of you know Barney, my trusted assistant for the last 7 years.  Well he's an older dog now, almost 14.  We're weren't sure how he'd adjust with a new little guy running around wanting to play with a younger pup   And so far, he's not up to all that must running around, yet....but he's coming around.

 

Barney and Norman are going on walks every day and it's been working out good.  Norman seems to push Barney a little bit and of course Barney needs to be in the lead so off he goes with the pup in tow!  When we have to leave them alone we leave family room/kitchen area.  So far all has gone well and we've been gone up to 4 hours or so.  Sometime now, when we come home they're both, on the same sofa sleeping.  So that's a good sign!

 

We've also taken them both to Home Depot (in the same cart) and low and behold that worked well.  We weren't sure if Norman was socialized but he seems to do just fine.

And I just happened to see the two of them 'kind of playing' while we were watching TV the other night! Another good sign!   We are so blessed to have our newest little addition to the family!  What a wonderful Thanksgiving gift!

 

Thankful for Our Newest Member of the Family! Norman!

 

Posted by

 


                                                            

 

Anna “Banana” Kruchten

Broker, CRS, CRB

HomeSmart Real Estate

602-380-4886

Certified Residential Broker  CRB

Certified Residential Specialist CRS

ADRE Real Estate Instuctor

 

 Your Referrals & Testimonials Are Greatly Appreciated!

 


 

 



 

 

   

 

 

                  

Comments (39)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Miss Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker 

There is nothing that compares to the joy our pets bring to our hearts and our lives. 

Norman is blessed that you, Gary, and Barney adopted him. He could not have found a better more loving family. 

Nov 17, 2021 08:09 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

LOL Endre Barath, Jr. neither Norman or Barney are spoiled - haha!  They're both outside right now 'helping' their Dad put up back wall lights that needed to be replaced.  I'm sure it will go much quicker with the tag-a-alongs help!!

Nov 17, 2021 09:19 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat we are so thankful to have the newest little one as part of our family!!  And congrats to you on your retirement.  So many fun things to follow for you!  The folks I know that are retired are having the time of their lives....and always seem to be busy.

Nov 17, 2021 09:22 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

OMG Michael Jacobs little Norman just gave a show of racing around the pool and yard over and over.....he's a little sprinter!  We had another Shih Tsu named Wookie for 18 years and it's amazing how much Norman is just like him.  So funny to watch!!

Nov 17, 2021 09:23 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Grant Schneider they are getting to be buds, little bit by little bit.  Barney is quite a bit older so isn't 'pup' like but he tries his best!

Nov 17, 2021 09:24 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Kat Palmiotti you can't help but smile watching this little guys antics! So funny!

Nov 17, 2021 09:26 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker we do have twice the cuteness!!  Barney has been such a cutie all these years and now Norman adds to the party!  Love it!

Nov 17, 2021 09:27 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS we started taking Barney to Home Depot to teach him how to be a social dog...which he wasn't at all when he first came to us. at the age of 5 or 6.  He totally is now and Norman is as well.  We just weren't sure what would happen......but figured Barney would teach him the ropes if need be!!  So darn adorable!!

Nov 17, 2021 09:29 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist we feel like we've been blessed that he adopted us so quickly.  It's like he's been here since he was a little pup!  Made himself 'at home' quickly and is always up to something funny!  OH....and he's loving 'treats' now.  He wasn't sure what they were at first....but quickly caught on!  LOL

Nov 17, 2021 09:31 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna, Holly loves helping Diane with back yard watering so I totally get the help part:))Endre

Nov 17, 2021 01:47 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

It's too funny watching him run after him Endre Barath, Jr. !  Today Gary made the mistake of going out the front door and poor Norman for some reason sat by the front door and couldn't believe he was left at home.  Barney started whining and that made me come out of my office.  Once I saw the little guy was devasted of course I had to cheer him up along with his big brother Barney!!  Can you stay treat!!

 

Nov 17, 2021 02:51 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nothing wrong with a TREAT:)) Holly loves it, we have been teaching her how to go up and down the steps and the Treats do help in the education process:)))Endre

Nov 17, 2021 09:35 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

My thoughts exactly Endre Barath, Jr. ! Treats are a great training tool and they get so excited about such a tiny little thing!  Norman still hasn't figured out how to 'sit' but he's getting there! 

Nov 18, 2021 10:21 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Norman is a cutie. We plan to start looking for our new family member after New Year's. We lost our Peroni in February and I haven't been ready for a new dog until recently and posts like yours encourage me to pursue this next chapter.

Nov 19, 2021 06:56 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Congratulations on the newest member of your family! Norman brings new life into the home and it must be fun for Gary to have a new tag-a-long without Barney being jealous. I love that the two of them are getting along - it's a good sign! You did the right thing!

Nov 20, 2021 09:18 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

what a sweet little face!  I get such a treat from seeing him on Facebook too

Nov 29, 2021 12:02 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hey Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets I totally understand.   We had a little Shih Tsu for 18 years and it took us awhile to be ready for another one.  And let me tell you....once he came it was so much fun and love at first sight! 

Nov 29, 2021 08:03 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP it's been over  a month now and those two are good buddies!  So darn cute!  Of course Barney still needs to be the 'elder' dog and Norman has figured out he needs to follow his cues.  He follows Barney (and Gary) everywhere!  So so so cute!!  The 'boys' are out for their evening walk right now with the alpha dog!!

Nov 29, 2021 08:05 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Lise Howe he's such a sweet little guy!  He's like a little Otter!  He's tall but skinny and pops up suddenly (just like Otters do ) and says 'give me lovies"!!

Nov 29, 2021 08:07 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We just got our new puppy ; oomer

 

we just got our new puppy, Boomer, five days ago and we are blessed

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker 

 

Dec 01, 2021 11:20 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Awwww so happy that Boomer is finally at his forever home Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS !  Isn't it fun to have a little one bouncing around doing silly stuff and enjoying it all!  We are loving our new little guy Norman!

Dec 02, 2021 09:29 AM