Blogging with Buddy November 18, 2016

Busy, busy weekend for Team Platinum with showings of residential homes and multi-family buildings as well as four open houses on Sunday from 2-4pm.  Mama is at 229 Eriskay Drive in Rothesay, $975,000, a stunning two-story stone home with exceptional sleek modern interior, Candace is right next door at 241 Eriskay Drive, $599,000, a stylish ranch-style with the latest in design, colour and layout, Jody is at 28 Branch, $529,000, a two story with stunning modern interior, oversized master with  huge Palladian window, impressive ensuite and finished loft and Steven is at popular Chapel Hill Estates at 16 Mapledawn Court $239,000,  in a lovely easy care, affordable living, garden home with open concept, skylight, huge master bedroom, four-piece ensuite bath and gleaming hardwood flooring within walking distance to SuperStore and close to all valley, shops, markets and restaurants (including Vito’s which I personally enjoy)!

You know I was thinking this week that I am so fortunate to have such a sweet brother as Nicholas.  The little guy is always up for some fun any time of the day.  He likes to cuddle with me on the sofa and is protective of me as well.  Heaven help any dog who acts aggressive towards me when I’m out on the trails as my brother is right there to look after me.  He just stands between me and them with that stance that he has; ears up, body rigid and they know to back off.  If they play nice and are fast runners then he runs like crazy taking turns playing tag with them, both having a great time but they’d better play nice with the Budster!

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I’ve been walking the trails of Spy Glass Hill and Allison daily without fail as well as enjoying the underwater treadmill with Dr. Bogdin at Fairvale Animal Hospital once a week.   Much to my both my doctor’s glee, Bogdin and Kelly, I’m now down a whopping 21 pounds!  Yes suree!  Feeling good and looking fine!!!  Nicholas is scared I’ll get all the attention now from the girls and I have to tell ya it’s working.  The Budster turns on the charm and they just melt, ha ha ha!  “Oh, look at the beautiful big black and white dog, isn’t he handsome!  What’s your name?”  “My friends call me Budster”!  Nicholas just rolls his eyes and groans!!!  I love it!

Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy this mild weather (you know what’s coming)!  Hope to see you on the trails to say hello.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Baconbuddy-paw-print

 

 

 

 

Blogging with Buddy November 11, 2016

Wow, what a week!  Nicholas and I were plastered to CNN with Papa watching the US Presidential Election while Mama was as busy as a bee this week.  We feel emotionally drained from it all, what a rollercoaster!  Like the rest of the world we didn’t even see it coming and then bam, we get up Wednesday morning and they announce Trump is the President-Elect.  I wonder if he likes puppies.  We’ve never seen pictures of him with a dog.  We need to discuss with our fellow colleagues Jack McCairns, Guss Dixon and Oliver Ouellet, maybe they have but we doubt it!  We do see the Obama family on TV with their Portuguese Water Spaniel, Bo and his sister Sunny but we can’t imagine Trump with a dog!  What a life Bo has had living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and even flying on Air Force one!  He seems to have a very nice Papa.  Bo is seven years old, his title is First Dog of the United States and it’s his job to be friendly to foreign dognitaries.  He’s met everyone from Ellen Degeneres to the Pope!  Sunny his sister, is the same age as me, four years old.  Also like Nicholas and I, they both like to swim and love snow!

A drive in the limo is always fun.                 Heading out on Air Force One

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Commander in leash!

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We’ve had a very quiet day today, Remembrance Day, reflecting with Mama and Papa on all the veterans and all they’ve given up for us to live in a free country.  We give our heartfelt thanks!  Papa was in the army in Kingston, Ontario when he was only sixteen years old and had never been away from his family or his home.  A dramatic experience but he has fond memories of his time there and often talks with Mama about it.

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We’re a bit sad that our cousins Myra and Lucas will be leaving tomorrow for the sunny south for the winter as we’ll miss them, our dear Auntie Blue and Uncle Clinton.  Myra and Lucas are not sad; they are so excited and can hardly wait!  Being so tiny (about 3 ½ pounds each) they do not like the snow and the cold like us big boys do and look forward to the warm balmy breezes blowing through the palm trees out in front of their house.  We wish them safe travels; a fantastic winter and look forward to welcoming them back home in the late spring.  (It seems so far away).  Auntie Blue loves the shopping in the south (she’s the best shopper we know) and Uncle Clinton absolutely hates the cold so he’ll be right in his glory!

Candace is enjoying her work with a first time home buyer this weekend looking at waterfront, Steven is helping a family find a nice waterview home while Jody concentrates on investment properties.  We have open houses lined up for Saturday 2-4pm at 90 Javin Hill with a large one acre lot, inviting home with huge windows galore and a 3-car garage with loft.  On Sunday 2-4pm we hope you’ll drop by 125 Mount Pleasant Ave within walking distance to 2200 acre Rockwood Park.  This property is “Buddy’s Best” pick in the Real Estate Guide on Saturday describing the loads of fun that can be had right within the city with trails for hiking and biking, lakes for swimming and hills for sledding providing year-round fun for the whole family including your four-legged friends!  Mama’s parents use to take her here every weekend as a little girl along with aunts, uncles and cousins so she has oodles of memories and stories to share, knowing Rockwood Park first hand!  We’re hoping to get up there to walk the trails, so if you see us be sure to say “hello”.

Your pal,

 

Big Buddy Bacon buddy-paw-print

 

 

 

 

Blogging with Buddy November 4, 2016

It’s certainly getting brisk out there! Put’s a little spring in your step doesn’t it? I’ve been doing a lot (let me repeat, a lot) of walking. Every single day, Nicholas and I are out there investiging every nook and cranny, every squirrel and chipmonk on the trails of Rothesay. Our favouite haunt lately has been from the end of Allison Drive and the top of Spy Glass Hill. We enjoy swooshing through the fallen autumn leaves (that little speed freak Nicholas runs wide open up and down the trails), the cool wind whistling through our fur and I’m happy as can be trailing along beside Mama. We usually go just before and during dusk, it’s our favourite time of the day when Mama says “Okay, who wants to go for a walk?” With tails wagging we say in unison, “I do, I do!” We’re so fortunate to live within walking distance of such beautiful natural surroundings and the view from Spy Glass Hill is enough to take your breath away! Mama says that she is going to bring our new friend and manager Amy with her little dog Oliver to see it. We haven’t met Oliver yet but Mama has and she says he’s absolutely adorable (Nicholas had his nose out of joint and was a bit pea green with that statement!). We’re going to ask if Candace can bring Gus and Jody can bring Jack then we’ll have the entire Platinum four-legged clan there!!! Sounds like lots of fun to us!

We enjoyed, what we expect to be our last swim of the season, last night at Riverside Park at dusk. I must admit it was a bit chilly but no more so than the Bay of Fundy which I enjoy so very much. Now Nicholas, that’s another story! He didn’t enjoy it as much as the Big Bud did, wading around just over his skinny little knees, he preferred to run up and down the beach. We can’t go to the golf course any more now as it’s been totally taken over by the Canada Geese in great numbers. And you know what Canada Geese do, and they do it everywhere! We still see the odd golfer out there swinging away but we expect they must be wearing hip-wadders (if you know what I mean)! Hahahaha.

Candace has been busy with a new high-end buyer who she’s taking great care of and Jody is excitedly planning a very special upcoming Friday Night Twilight Open House at a custom luxury property. Stay posted for more details and watch the business section of the Telegraph Journal for our ad as well as social media coverage orchestrated by Candace! The market has been strong all summer and continues to be so into the autumn for Team Platinum.

Steven is back from his well-deserved holiday and he hit the ground running! Off the plane and right back at it. You can’t keep a good man down! He’s as brown as a berry and totally relaxed after some fun in the sun and R & R in the sunny south. He’s hosting two open houses this weekend. On Saturday he invites you to join him from 2-4pm at 140 Chelsea Drive in Quispamsis near Vincent Road. This family home has a nice-sized flat lot, finished daylight basement and a stunning sunset river view all for $325,000. On Sunday he’s featuring a spacious waterfront executive home at 59 Anchorage Avenue with panoramic view of Grand Bay and the St. John River plus it’s own private beach! This modern, open concept home features finished daylight walkout basement and a very rare feature as all four large bedrooms on the upper floor have ensuite bathrooms!

Hope to see you on the trails this weekend,

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon, buddy-paw-print