We are so excited! Our dear friend Diane has a new dog named Special! And Special she is!
She’s the most beautiful mahogany colored Chesapeake Bay retriever you’ve ever seen. She is about the height of Nicholas but heavier set with a big thick chest. Not only does she have the largest eyes, beautiful face, curly coat, thick curly tail, and the title of Westminster Dog Show Best in Breed winner, but she is the kindest, calmest, most gentle dog we’ve ever seen! And the beautiful manors!!! She doesn’t bark (even when the doorbell rings), doesn’t jump up, doesn’t sniff, just stands there very elegantly looking at you with those big gorgeous eyes. Va Va Voom! Wowsie Wow Wow!!! I don’t know who’s more smitten, Nicholas or the Big Budster himself.
I told my little friend if we are even going to have a chance to hang around with this pretty girl we’re going to have to pull up our socks and behave like real gentleman and I mean now. He agrees but I don’t think he’ll last long not acting the goof, jumping, spinning and squirreling around the way he usually does. Oh well, betters the chance of the Budster! I’m just going to be my charming, handsome self. (Think I’ll ask Mama to book me into the doggy day spa for a shampoo, trim and blow dry ASAP!) A fella needs to look his best.
On the real estate front, sales have been more active this year than last, and the conditional sales have been coming together better than Mama has ever seen them in her career. Steven is hosting an open house Sunday 2-4 in the heart of Rothesay at 2 Brock Court, off Grove Ave. This stunning fully renovated cedar shingled ranch is on large 1/2 acre lot with 2-sided fireplace, huge heated in ground pool. Walk to the post office, yacht club, tennis courts, bank, churches and Concerts on the Common!
Well I saw the culprit that did the dirty deed on my neighbor’s deck in New River! They were so sure that it was Big Buddy Bacon and I got all the blame, if you remember. We were driving back from a swim at Carrying Cove Beach and low and behold there goes a couple walking close to our cottage with three dogs, a medium size brown dog, a large black dog (maybe a Rottweiler mix) and a Bernese Mountain Dog. That’s the one! He was about my size (a wee bit smaller) and looks a lot like me but he has a bit of brown of course between the black and white markings. “Look Nicholas, look, there he is, that’s the one!” We spun right around in the truck looking out the window at him. “Yes, that has to be him, Buddy” Nicholas excitedly cried. “Stop the truck Daddy; we want to talk with this dude.” “You two sit down and be quiet, it’s been resolved and everyone knows now that it wasn’t you Buddy, Daddy said.” We sat back down but we sulked the whole way home mumbling between ourselves. There’s still a chance that we’ll run into him at the beach. Paws crossed and hoping!
Our Uncle Tom and Aunt Shelley sent us a selfie taken with their new selfie stick on Saturday. They were out mountain biking. We don’t have a selfy stick but we sent them back selfies of the two of us taken with our IBone and they thought they were awesome! Maybe that’s something we could put on our wish list to Santa, a selfy stick. Could be a lot of fun. See our selfies below!
Our open houses are all booked for the weekend, hope you can drop by! Saturday Steven is at 25 Cameron Court in the city, $239,900, a modern garden home with main floor master bedroom, cathedral ceiling, finished basement, wrap around deck, panoramic views of the city and the Saint John Harbour. Sunday he’s at 42 Brighton Crescent, Quispamsis, $278,000 an absolutely fantastic value (best price in the area!) with huge stunning kitchen, economical heat pump, Air Conditioning and gorgeous interior, a “Must See”! Sunday we are at 300 Hillcrest Road, East Saint John, $325,000, in a lovely inviting family home with great amenities, 2-car garage, finished basement and 1.25 private acres! All open houses are 2 – 4 pm.
Mama and Daddy have been collecting beach glass now for about six years on the weekends. Daddy started the hobby and then Mama picked up on it. Daddy has a huge collection he keeps in tall glass jars at the cottage. His most common glass is white, green and brown but he also has turquoise, aqua, opaque white and his special glass is yellow, orange, black, vivid sapphire blue and red. Mama found both the pieces of red (although Daddy hates to admit it) and the second one was just last Saturday. She was sooooo excited! Red beach glass is so very rare. Our friend and neighbor has been collecting beach glass for about sixty years and has only found five pieces in her entire lifetime! Mama found some of the yellow and orange too but don’t tell Daddy we told you! I help her out by running in the sand as my big Newfie paws make large indents in the sand. So many times Mama has found the pretty glass in my footprints. Once Daddy found a large pretty turquoise piece that he called “the nugget”. It is gorgeous! He gave it to our Auntie Blue and she had a sterling silver cage made around it and wears it on a silver chain. Everywhere she goes people ask her where it came from, especially when she’s down south in the winter. She tells them all, “New River Beach, New Brunswick”. This is one of our favorite places in the province. Mama is searching now for a new nugget for Auntie Blue in a different colour, something interesting. You can be sure that we will be helping her by ripping up the sand as we fly along the beach! Good luck Mama we want a new nugget for Auntie Blue!
The Team has been as busy as bees these last few months! Summertime is supposed to be the slower season with folks away on holidays, at the cottage, boating, busy barbecuing, entertaining etc. but not this summer! Its one of the busiest we’ve had in some time with some well appreciated sales in a soft market. In recent weeks, we are tickled pink with our sales on 1 Jester Crt, Quispamsis, 1364 Route 845, Kingston, and 21 Allison Drive, Rothesay. Steven is excited about his sales on 9 Zachary ,Rothesay, 5 Mapleview Drive, Hampton, and 7 Wheaton Lane, Belleisle. Mama is over the moon with her sales on 1 Minstrel Drive, Quispamsis, Penthouse 402 Robertsons Wharf, Saint John, and 5 Riverfront Crescent, Quispamsis. Nicholas and I are keeping busy delivering Bacon/Cheese flavor Buddy Biscuits to our four -legged members of the buyers families. Every once and awhile Mama let’s us keep a box for ourselves! I can tell you, they are tried and tested by Big Buddy Bacon himself, and they are delicious!!! When fussy little Nicholas likes them, you know they are good.
Hope you all enjoy a sunny, warm, New Brunswick summer weekend and don’t forget, if you see us out and about the parks, we’d love to say hello! If you happen to see us in swimming, come on in, as a big Newf be sure that if you get in any trouble in the water, I’ll save ya!
Oh joy, oh bliss! Our Auntie Blue is coming down to the cottage and we’re hoping that she is going swimming with us! Mama says don’t be expecting Auntie Blue to be getting into that cold water of the Bay of Fundy. Not everyone loves the cold like Big Buddy Bacon! Mama says Auntie Blue may put her toe in, until it turns blue which wouldn’t take very long. “What are you talking about?” Daddy won’t even do that and we know that Uncle Clinton won’t be getting in. He’ll think we’re crazy. Mama always goes in up to her knees and last weekend went in right up to her arm pits!!! I loved it! I swam around and around her saying, “Go for it Mama, you’re almost in! Come swimming with Big Buddy Bacon”. Nicholas was so excited that he dug a huge hole in the sand and than did a big dive right into the Bay. He couldn’t believe Mama was in with us. We’re hoping she gets in again this weekend. We’d have to time it right when the surf comes in over the hot sand and warms up the temperature a bit.
We’re going to have a lobster fest for Auntie Blue and Uncle Clinton. Um, um I think I’d love lobster but it seems all I get is a whiff if I’m lucky! I’m a Newfoundland dog, of course I’d love lobster, just give me a little taste. Daddy says if he ever catches Mama giving us even a wee bit then you know what is going to hit the fan and we don’t want Daddy to lose it. But, then Mama calms him down with her sweet little soft voice and Daddy just smiles.
Nicholas and I hope you all have a fantastic New Brunswick Day Weekend! Come and say hi to us if you see us out and about at the beach or the parks, we’d love to meet you! The team is not having open houses this weekend as most people are either away at their cottages, their boat, their trailer provincial parks, concerts or whatever. They really deserve a break as they’ve been going straight out. Steven will be holding down the fort for showings, you just can’t keep a good man down!