Thoughtful Thursdays…Pooptacular!

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Thoughtful Thursdays…Pooptacular!


Today wraps up Be Kind to Humankind Week. Of course, this does not mean that beginning September 1 we no longer have to be kind to others!  


It occurs to me that these days we celebrate hope to get us in the habit (if we aren’t already) of being or doing whatever it is we celebrate. 

The figures vary as to how long it takes for a behavior to become a habit or something we do automatically however the average is 66 days. 


This morning several of us witnessed an act of kindness I’d never seen.  A couple had 4 very “energetic” dogs they were walking. It was all they could do to keep them from tripping each other with their leashes. 


Nature called. The lady bent over to pick up after her pooch while trying not to trip over her other dog. With leashes in hand, she picked up the poop and tried to tie it before disposing of it. 

Her husband was busy keeping his 2 dogs from tangling him up in their leashes!


Another sweet walker observed this and offered to take the poop bag and dispose of it for her!  


The lady dog walker was so cute…she thanked the kind lady and managed to take care of the task herself.


I hope I run into this couple again because they had an infectious sense of humor as they both laughed off the whole scene. 

I leave you with my favorite quote…

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Dalai Lama


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Comments (21)

Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Agreed good quote by Dalai Lama.  Kindness is very inexpensive.

Aug 31, 2023 05:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Leanne Smith it costs nothing but the returns are great. 

Aug 31, 2023 11:34 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. While I don't agree with everything the Dalai Lama has to say, when he is right he is unarguably right. It is always possible!! Enjoy your day.

Aug 31, 2023 05:42 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin I agree. We have it within us to be kind when and if we choose to be. 

Aug 31, 2023 11:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Kathy... I had always heard that it took 30 days to develop a new habit or lose an old one. Now I need to go and do some research!

Aug 31, 2023 06:17 AM
Kathy Streib

Nina Hollander, Broker I'd heard the same but it looks as if the statistics are all over the board. 

Aug 31, 2023 11:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathy Streib and they say the internet doesn't lie! :)))))

Aug 31, 2023 01:13 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy,

I've always liked this quote by Dalai Lama! It can be second nature and I love it when I see little acts of kindness. We need that more than ever now....everyday, all the time! Yesterday I was busy trying to get my listing entered, put into our concierge program approving the You-Tube video, etc. etc. and the office color printer was acting up! They called a technician who was there in 20 minutes. Several in the office had ordered sandwiches and I forgot to give them my order. One of my co-workers brought me half of hers saying she would never eat the other half! It was so sweet of her and I really appreciated it!

Aug 31, 2023 06:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX that was so thoughtful of your co-worker!!! But it's also why if I were an agent in Austin, I'd want to be in your office. 

Aug 31, 2023 11:36 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

That is a great story of the couple with the four dogs and the neighbor - I have been pulled over once when I leaned over to clean up after Captain and he saw something and bolted in the other direction.  Not a great situation - and yes, the quote from the Dalai Lama may be the best quote ever. 

Aug 31, 2023 06:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Lise Howe I saw a dog walker about a year ago who had 3 dogs (all sizes) in her care. The larger one decided to have some fun and within seconds the walker was on the ground tangled in the leashes. We ran over to help her up and thankfully she had a great sense of humor about it all. 

Aug 31, 2023 11:38 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Not sure why this would only be for a week. This should be everyday all year. 

Aug 31, 2023 07:07 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I agree. Wouldn't it be nice if every day of the week...every day of the year we were kinder to each other. 

Aug 31, 2023 12:07 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Darn, I was so hoping to be able to stop being kind to others on September 1st, haha.

Aug 31, 2023 07:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England you know you would never do that!!!

Aug 31, 2023 12:08 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kathy, Dalai Lama quote says it all, but don't think I would have been that kind to get rid of her doggy bag!

Aug 31, 2023 07:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I asked myself the same question!!!  I don't know what I would have done!! But I hope that I would have tried to help in some way. 

Aug 31, 2023 12:10 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and like quotes and this is a good one.  Be kind is so important and wow I think I start a habit in 18 days always.


Aug 31, 2023 08:51 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm thank you and you are always kind!

Aug 31, 2023 12:11 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Thursday morning, Kathy. 

Have a great day!

Aug 31, 2023 09:16 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Roy Kelley I hope the same for you and Chef Dolores. 

Aug 31, 2023 12:13 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, in my mind, it takes NO effort what-so-ever to be kind, it should come natural!

Aug 31, 2023 10:30 AM
Kathy Streib

Joan Cox that's a good habit you have!!!  

Aug 31, 2023 12:13 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy,

Even when things are a habit, we can get lost in the minutia of it all. It is nice to have the reminder to keep us laser-focused.

Aug 31, 2023 10:34 AM
Kathy Streib

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® often we are focused on something else and miss opportunities that come around. 

Aug 31, 2023 12:14 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I have seen people do all they can do to just control one very active dog.  I can't imagine trying handle four of them.

Aug 31, 2023 01:06 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I like the photo of the gal with the dogs, and especially the humorous tale (or is it tail) that was associated with it!

Aug 31, 2023 08:30 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Aug 31, 2023 08:31 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  when I was younger the word was 21 times it becomes habit, I guess that was a long time ago and now people need 66 days:)Endre

Aug 31, 2023 08:57 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I am a huge advocate on the kindness bandwagon Kathy Streib 👍

Sep 01, 2023 08:57 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is very apparent that you live your favorite quote every day.  I just do not know if I have it in my to pick up after a stranger's dog.  Well, maybe if it was a small dog.  😜

Sep 03, 2023 05:57 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Kathy, I love this story. Acts of Kindness is so underrated. 

It's so nice to hear there are people out there offering to help.

Sep 06, 2023 09:02 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

That is the kind of thing you see happen and it can change the course of your whole day. In a very good way!

Sep 08, 2023 07:36 AM