Top of the morning to ya and Happy St Patrick’s Day! Since Mama has Irish on both sides (Delaney & O’Regan) she was all into this special day yesterday. Nicholas and I were wearing our Kelley green scarves and we gave Papa a funny St. Patrick’s Day Card. It showed a picture of a dog on the front wearing a green plaid pea-cap while smoking a pipe. On the front it said, “I’m not a Leprechaun” then inside it added, “And what you’ll be finding in the yard is not a pot of gold!” Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, Nicholas and I laughed so hard. Papa wasn’t as impressed as we were as he does most of the scooping in the yard. Mama says it’s the down side of owning big dogs but we’re worth it! Let’s not get Papa’s take on that.
We were out early this morning, playing in the new snow. I was sooo happy as I’ve hardly seen snow all winter. Too weird but Mama seems happy over it. She hasn’t needed her boots all winter and it’s nice and easy for the buyers to get around looking at the houses. Plus they can actually see the landscaping that is included, it’s not buried under five feet of snow like last year. This is probably why showings are up so much this winter over last.
Team Platinum Open Houses this weekend on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm are uptown in the Historic district within walking distance of all uptown amenities including the City Market, Brunswick Square, Market Square, King Square, Imperial Theatre, Harbour Station, plenty of bars, restaurants, galleries and numerous office buildings. Have you ever considered living in an area where you walk to work? Takes the need for two cars totally away. What a great savings. No need for taxi expenses either. After a night out on the town with friends simply walk home and save the taxi fare. Uptown living is a whole different lifestyle than the suburbs. Steven will be hosting 28 Mecklenburg Street with it’s amazing Italianate-style built in 1877 and Jody will be hosting 212 Germain Street, a fabulous Victorian-style, turn of the century home. Both homes are brimming with character, elegance and charm. Hope you can stop in to say hello and have a tour.
Winter’s not over yet! I was so surprised (and happy, but don’t tell) to see a wee bit of snow this morning when I got up. Nicholas and I went tearing out the door and flying around the yard just beyond ourselves to have this bit of snow to play in. Right away we threw ourselves on the ground and started rolling around making snow angels. With the weather we’ve had this winter, I told Nicholas that this may be our last chance! So we rolled and we ran and we dug in it until our hearts were content (I even ate a bit of it, so cool and refreshing). Being only three years old this is only my third winter and it seems to me that you never know what Mother Nature will throw your way. My first winter had snow but it wasn’t all that deep and then last winter it was so bad that I almost got swamped in a drift if you remember and now this year it’s like late spring every day. We don’t know what to make of it but we just go with the flow.
Nicholas and I both got in a bit of trouble lately with the home mail delivery! I got caught stealing mail out of the mail box (stuff that was kind of hanging partially out anyway), taking it down the driveway, rolling on it, hiding it under me until no one was looking and then ripping it open and chewing on it. What fun! Til I got caught. Mama talked with the Mailman and now he’s careful to push the mail all the way into the box so that I can’t get at it. Bummer! What a kill joy! From that conversation with the mailman Mamma found out that our sweet little Nicholas waited until the mailman was up near our front door and mail box last week away from the truck and then he jumped into the mail truck (door was wide open), grabbed the bag of dog treats that’s kept beside the seat and took off like a bat out of H_ _ _! There was no catching him then. I was really sour because I hadn’t received my daily treat yet and Nicholas wasn’t in the sharing mood. Plus he knows that I can’t catch the little Speedy Condoles! The mailman thought it was a great joke, told Mama that Nicholas is a kleptomaniac and that from now on he’ll be keeping the door of the truck closed! What next?
Steven is a happy camper this week as he double-ended a new listing at a lovely waterfront cottage in Westfield thus breaking yet another record for Team Platinum! Go Steven go! He will be hosting two open houses this weekend. Saturday he’s at 33 Deveber Terrace in Millidgeville from 1-3pm. This beautifully upgraded bungalow has gleaming hardwood, all new windows and deck, fab bathroom, finished basement and lovely back yard all for $229,900. On Sunday from 2-4 pm he’s at a spacious one-owner six-bedroom family home on the west side at 545 Lewin Avenue priced at $209,000. With huge living room with wood-burning fireplace, main floor family room and stunning mature grounds providing a park-like setting this home is ideal for a large family. Stop by to have a look, say hello and congratulate Steven on his big sale! Talk with you soon.
We’ve really been enjoying the mild weather and good footing with some nice long walks at Spy Glass Hill. At this rate the golf course will be opening soon! We met a new friend named Leonard (Golden Doodle) who is about the same speed as our spry little Nicholas. Running around the field wide open and actually doing dives over each other as they went. Go Nicholas go! I may not be able to run too far but with my big bark I make a great cheering fan and my money is always on my little side kick, Nicholas. When it comes to speed in running and swimming he’s never let me down yet. We also saw our friends Casey and Finnegan Flood. It was sooooo good to see them out for a refreshing walk with their Papa. They are a great pair as one is about my speed and the other is Nicholas’!
We surprised Steven last Saturday and dropped in to visit at his open house at 28 John Street in Nauwigewauk. He was shocked to see us! It was a gorgeous blue-sky day and I wanted a first-hand look at this property before I gave it my stamp of approval. Let me tell you, it’s definitely “Paw Approved” with its huge lot with lots of space to run and play, awesome sunset water view, quiet cul de sac, spacious rooms, large eat-in kitchen and even a dog run! Watch for this property in my upcoming ads in the Telegraph Journal entitled “Buddy’s Best, Paw Approved”! See below for our photo.
Nicholas and I are really hoping that Mama will let us try the new A & W Buddy Chicken Burger! We’ve been checking it out on line and the reviews are coming in that it’s delicious, good for you with 0% Antibiotics and best of all it’s named after Buddy Bacon, so it’s got to be good. And all for only $2.50. So far no luck with getting a tasting so we’re going to ask for my birthday instead of our regular Cheese Burger Picnic with friends if we can have a Buddy Chicken Burger Picnic! We’ve polled all our four-legged friends and we’re all in! Will let you know how that turns out. I’ll be four years old on May 25th!
While Jody is away on a much deserved holiday Steven is busy showing houses this Saturday and will host an open house at 10 Thompson Street, West on Sunday from 2-4pm. This 3-level townhouse has a fabulous view of West Saint John! Steven invites you to drop in and say hello!
Lucas update: Our dear little cousin seems to be getting a bit better this week and much brighter. Auntie Blue and Uncle Clinton can see a definite difference thanks to their continual TLC. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for him! Keep them coming.