Can you say Treat Time!

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 AZ Broker BR030809000

Happy Sunday Rainers!  I hope you're having as wonderful Sunday as we are!  Lots of changes going on around our home.  The biggest news is finally after 4 months of attempting to teach Norman how to 'SIT' he finally got it this week!  I think his big brother Barney taught him, not us!  Now he 'gets' what a treat is and wants them, as often as possible of course!! Every time he comes in the house he quickly sits up by the treat jar and looks so darn cute!  Look at me Mom! Is it treat time?

 

It's been fun to see how well the two boys are getting along despite the age difference.  Barney (white dog) is 15 and Norman is only 3 and still quite pup-like!  Norman gets the 'zoomies' every once in awhile and chases around like a bat of of hell (as my Mom used to say)!  Barney wants no part of that as he's blind in one eye and deaf.  In spite of that, he's doing great as we do our best to keep him walking and playing.  Speaking of playing.....Barney quit playing with his toys this past few years.  Now, with Norman around he's discovered toys all over again! It's a real blessing as Barney has perked up considerable and isn't acting like an old Grandpa dog.  All thanks to our little Norman!

 

The other Sunday news is Gary is remodeling the master bath and he's making a lot of progress.  He loves this kind of project as he grew up in a contracting family. So you could say he's in 7th Heaven playing! We got rid of the huge tub (that hasn't been used in 20 years) and are putting in a bigger shower and closet as well as changing out everything else. We are both so excited about the change!  Can't wait until it's finished!

 

 

Lastly it's Easter in two weeks!  We're planning an Easter Brunch and this  means it was time to take out a few decorations.  I discovered  that somehow in all the remodeling we did last year most of the Easter decorations must have been given to Goodwill.  Thus I need to HOP TO IT and get to the Dollar Store Hannah Williams !

 

Enjoy your day! HOP TO IT!

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Comments (52)

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Boomer has a sweet tooth and doesn’t eat his dinner when snacks out Anna 😟

Apr 04, 2022 07:10 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I can’t believe treat was one of Boomers first words he recognized Anna  

Apr 05, 2022 06:24 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Anna,
Those two are so cute together. Norman has been so good for Barney and vice versa. Can't wait to meet Norman on my next visit. 😊

Apr 05, 2022 05:58 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Our pets make life a little sweeter and entertaining without them knowing it, Anna. Barney and Norman have bonded wonderfully! 

Apr 06, 2022 04:38 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! that is for sure!  But I'm not sure who's training who!!!

Apr 06, 2022 04:42 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

So true, Slinky the Cat verbally let's me know if I'm late when it comes to eating! LOL

Apr 06, 2022 04:50 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna found the decorations in the garage all set and funny it will be like at Bob "RealMan" Timm  house Lasagna:)Endre

Apr 07, 2022 10:39 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Will sit for Treats ... Absolutely adorable Miss Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker 

Easter is approaching.  Shaking my head - how did we get to April but excited because it brings us that much closer to November! 

Apr 08, 2022 08:33 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. lucky you for finding the Easter decorations!  I have yet to get a chance to look for any so I'm going to have use my imagination.  Good thing I have stock of staging stuff!  Hey Lasagna works - bunnies eat that too!

Apr 08, 2022 08:54 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist he is so stinking cute!  He's still doing it every time he thinks it's 'treat time'!

 

I had a feeling Easter was going to be upon us quicker.......you know what I mean!  I was saying that in January when everyone was trying to jump start their year.  Enjoy it while you can!

Apr 08, 2022 08:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Anna.

Good luck with your pet training and your remodeling.

Apr 12, 2022 05:52 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Thanks Roy!  Norman is sitting pretty and the remodel is going smoothly.

Apr 14, 2022 09:36 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

That is so cute Anna.  Each of our daughter have a dog with totally different personalities but they both are motivated by food.

Apr 12, 2022 06:23 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Hi Grant - totally food driven - both this boys! 

Apr 14, 2022 09:37 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

They are so adorable! Congrats to Norman for learning to sit!

The bath remodel sounds exciting! I love the idea of the walk-in shower instead of the tub!

Apr 14, 2022 08:50 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Sharon Tara he's doing so great at a lot of things now!  So darn cute!

It is and I'm am looking forward to it being done in a few weeks.  We're on to reconstruction now so that's a blessing!  I am ever so glad to get rid of that massive tub. More closet space and a big walk in shower.  Yes!

Apr 14, 2022 09:38 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Don’t you just love when they get excited with that kind of thing? There’s almost nothing better 

 

Apr 14, 2022 08:16 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Laura Cerrano our new little guy is so sweet!  He's such a happy boy! So many things to explore and do - is there anything better?  Nope!

Apr 14, 2022 08:57 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Anna,

I am sure you had a lovely Easter.  It is nice to see that Norman is learning from Barney and now gets it or sits for a treat. 

Apr 18, 2022 12:23 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Anna hope you had a fantastic Easter just wanted to wish you a Happy belated Easter, Endre

Apr 18, 2022 11:52 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® we did have a lovely Easter.  I'm sure you all did as well. Yes little Norman is doing really well - total cutie pie!

Apr 19, 2022 10:07 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. well thank you kind sir!  We had a lovely Easter and I'm sure you and Diane and your guest did as well, enjoying lasagna. right?!  I made a fantastic Spinach, Bacon and Feta Cheese Quiche and everyone loved it. It was said OMG this is the best ever!  So that worked out well!!

Apr 19, 2022 10:09 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker - Barny and Norman are wonderful companions and they will never go hungry thanks to you and your better half. They must bring you constant joy and lots of laughter too! Dogs don't need a formal education, a degree, a sports car, or an executive position. They are better than that because all they need is you and all you need is them. 

Apr 19, 2022 07:41 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP they are happy boys and out for the evening walk with their Dad!!  Little Norman has been really good for Barney our Grandpa dog....that's been a joy to see!  He's got a new lease on life and Norman makes sure he's fine....so sweet!

Apr 19, 2022 09:18 PM