Heading out to New River Beach this Saturday for the Annual Sand Sculpture Contest? It’s a “not to be missed” event with amazing sculptures of everything from huge 3-headed sea serpents to Mermaids! Big Buddy Bacon is really looking forward to it especially to seeing all the thousands people (Nicholas and I just love to meet new people!). There is a debate going on at home; Daddy says we can’t go because some people may be afraid of big black dogs, Mama says that no one could be afraid of a big cuddly teddy bear like me! Nicholas and I are siding with Mama! The worst thing I ever do is sit on people’s feet. Yes you are reading this correctly, I love to sit beside you so close that I actually sit on your feet, all 170 lbs. of me! Mama says it’s great when it’s 20 below zero but not so good on a hot summer day (especially when I’m all wet from a refreshing swim). I do like to cuddle and Nicholas will sneak a kiss any chance he gets! Paws crossed and hoping that Mama wins!
If you are heading to New River this weekend and you really love this area don’t forget that we have a waterfront property for sale at 20 Dickson Lane with 1260 feet of oceanfront and gorgeous sandy beach on neighboring Haggerty’s Cove. Beautiful beach for sun bathing, sea kayaking or an evening of storytelling with a marshmallow roast or corn boil over an open fire! This very private home/cottage priced at $260,000 is an easy 5-minute walk to renowned New River Beach (Nicholas and I should know, we walk in this area every weekend).
After viewing the Sand Sculptures on Saturday, we invite you to an Oceanfront Open House that Kim Burt is hosting at nearby 185 McCarthy’s Point Road, just 5-minutes up the road, at Pocologan. Watch for our signs. This tasteful 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath year round home/vacation cottage looks like it’s straight out of a magazine! Offered at $450,000. Located on 3 ½ private oceanfront acres it comes complete with an additional neighboring 3-bedroom guest cottage with its own driveway and a beach! These beach properties are definitely a Buddy Bacon kind of dream home!!! Surf, sand, sun and sea!!! What more could a big Newfie pooch and his four-legged sidekick ask for? Not too much, we figure this is about as close to doggy heaven as it gets!
On Sunday, Steven is at 42 Brighton Crescent in Quispamsis. This inviting 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom family home with finished basement is in mint condition with the best price point on the block! Talk about Great Value at $289,900! We are busy bees this weekend with a second open house on Sunday at 30 Grove Avenue in Rothesay offered at $599,900. This stunning one-level home with high-end features galore is a real show stopper and what a fantastic location! Easily walk the sidewalk to the Rothesay Common, Yacht Club, all 3 levels of schools plus RNS, churches, tennis courts, bank and post office! Let’s not forget the weekly “Concert on the Common” with live entertainment free of charge for residents! Nicholas and I are going to ask Mama if it would be okay if we went to one of the concerts. We promise to be good boys, stay calm on our leashes, sit close beside Mama and greet all who come along with the right paw right up and a “How do you do”. We’ll let you know how this goes!
Have a good week!
Happy Birthday to our dear Auntie Blue! She celebrated her birthday on the 14th at a celebration dinner amongst her closest family and friends. What Buddy wants to know is; “where was Buddy Bacon on that big day?” How come I wasn’t invited? Nicholas and I had to stay home along with the twins, Myra and Lucas! They were about as impressed as we were!!! The twins enjoy good table scraps as much as we do and all we got was a doggy bag we had to share. Even fussy little Nicholas loves restaurant food. Then we overheard Mama and Papa saying that it was the best birthday cake they’d ever eaten! What the heck, we’re part of the family too and there was no birthday cake in that doggy bag, not even a crumb. We sent a couple of surprises plus a beautiful arrangement of flowers to Auntie Blue earlier in the day provided by Mama and Papa’s favorite florist, Brian at Keirstead’s! That man has plenty of talent plus the best flower assortment and they highly recommend him. Auntie Blue’s had roses, peonies, Scottish heather, fragrant lilies and delphinium in three colours. She loved it and we did too. We have the best Auntie Blue, Nicholas and I just love her and she is so very good to us and to Mama too! She likes to tease Papa and he sure does enjoy teasing her too. Sometimes he says, “I think I’ll wind up Auntie Blue”, and Mama says “don’t you dare”. They have great fun together but Nicholas and I noticed that when Papa got home from the birthday party his shins were bruised a bit. He said Mama was kicking him under the table. We don’t understand why she’d do this, it’s over our heads but he seemed to have a good time!
The weather has been too hot for Big Buddy Bacon! I’m swimming every chance I get and otherwise I’m staying in the house snuggled up to the air conditioning vents, so refreshing. Our Uncle Clinton just loves the heat. He sits in his sunroom on the hottest days just soaking up the rays and loving every minute. We don’t think it could ever be too hot for him but then again he’s not wearing the big Newf coat like I am, really changes things, let me tell ya.
Mama and the Team have been as busy as bees! She’s been flying around here and on that BlackBerry all hours of the day and night negotiating on properties. As have Pam, and Steven’s been burning the candles at both ends. Mama says it’s usually busy in May but it’s as if a late spring hit in June and July! She’s not complaining though, she loves to sell houses. When an offer comes in she’s all over it! She calls it tenacious but Papa says she’s like a dog on a bone! Whatever you call it, it works. Properties have been going priced anywhere from $114,900 to $848,000 and other in between! Nicholas and I have been getting our Buddy Biscuits all ready to give out to the client’s four-legged friends with our own special thank you!
Have a great week with lots of fun in the summer sun!
Life was a real three-ring circus last weekend at the beach with Nicholas. Mama decided Saturday that Nicholas was getting a bath!!! Me, I love baths, the more suds the better but the little guy, not so much! Off we go to a tidal pool which was warmed by the warm afternoon sun so he would not be in the cold water (nor would Mama and Daddy). Mama threw the stick to get him swimming to wet his coat and then asked Daddy to bring him into the pond which was only up to their knees. I sat on the side bank just watching the action thinking this could be very interesting. Mama opened up the Oatmeal Shampoo which is good for moistening his skin and preceded to suds him up and all was going well. Then Mama took a big dipper of water and poured it over his back to begin the rinse cycle. Well that was it! That was the trigger! Nicholas didn’t want water poured on him, no way, no how. He reared up on those strong hind legs of his and pulled so hard that he pulled Daddy right off his feet and Daddy went down right into the pond face first. Daddy was not a happy camper and the air was blue! Nicholas took off running like a fool going round and round us making huge circles. Mama yelled, “Catch him Doug, catch him” (that wasn’t going to happen, this was getting good). Nicholas was acting the fool and dodging Daddy then Mama said, “Nick come”. That’s all it took and Nicholas came right to Mama. Mama passed him to Daddy and said now hold on with both hands while I rinse him and apply the crème rinse. Within minutes the little guy was done, released and running like a wild banshee. He smells so good now and his coat is silkier than ever.
We had a great day Canada Day and went to the nearby Riverside-Kinghurst Park. We love it there and Nichols just loves swimming in the warm river water. Mama can hardly get him out!!! I swim in it a bit but being a Newf I really prefer the cold water of the Bay of Fundy (that’s where Mama has a problem getting me out of the water). At this park I do more lying around the beach watching the boats go by. Mama explained to us that we should be proud to be Canadians as we live in the best country in the World! We wore our red and white Canada Day scarves and everyone thought we looked mighty handsome and patriotic (Aunty Blue says “nice contrast with our shiny black coats”).
This weekend from 2-4pm Steven is at 444 Route 845 in Kingston Peninsula at a lovely property of 8.6 scenic acres. Talk about lots of space to run and play! On Sunday he’s at 14 Sunview Road in East Saint John at a property with a nice pool (did someone mention pool? Would Steven let Buddy swim in this pool?) and stunning modern updates to the home. On Sunday we are at 21 Allison Drive in Rothesay which features a huge price reduction (now $395), stunning modern renovations and a large private lot in the heart of Rothesay. Stop by and check these properties out!
Hope you all enjoy some of this warm weather we’ve all been waiting for (seems like forever) and I’ll be back to you soon.