Blogging with Buddy, February. 25th, 2017

Well as happy as I was two weeks ago with all the snow storms, Nicholas is just over the moon this week with the beautiful mild weather. It’s just like spring and he’s been enjoying playing in the yard with me for hours on end. It was difficult to get him out in the stormy weather for even fifteen minutes(some days even five minutes). You just never know what you are going to get these days yet many still argue that there is no such thing as climate change even though we are more prone to get a green Christmas now in Atlantic Canada then we are a white one! Then a month later we can’t see out our windows for all the snow. I don’t know but it seems to Buddy Bacon that something funky is going on with the weather. Nicholas and our dear friend Gus Dixon agree!

Nicholas and I have enjoyed watching the skaters on the Rothesay Common Rink. Crazy Nicholas wanted to give it a try on double runners but I told him he’s nuts! He said Isaac Dixon could give us a few pointers, Gus says he’s a fab skater and a hockey player too! I tell you now there is absolutely no way Big Buddy Bacon is going out on that ice. It’s okay for Gus to head out with his family across the river but let’s face it; the little guy is being carried!!! Joe Atlas himself couldn’t carry the Budster around on a pair of skates. I told Nick and Gus to just forget this whole skating thing and be happy that our office is right there on the Common and we get to watch them along with Oliver, Connor and the team right out the office windows. We can tell you first hand that they take great care of the rink and many in our community are enjoying it.

On another topic, our Uncle Tom has adopted a stray cat that came to his door in the big snow storm! Tom and or aunt have never been cat people but they both love animals and are very kind by nature. So when this big grey fluffy kitty came to the door hungry in the middle of a storm they took it in and fed it, tried to find out where it came from to no avail and gave it a home! Now all they have to do is name it. I’m suggesting the name ‘Lucky’ cause this dude just won the lotto! A pet couldn’t get a better home than with our aunt and uncle.

For all you winter enthusiasts out there enjoying the skating, skiing, sledding, etc. have a great weekend and keep an eye out for Buddy Bacon on your travels.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy February 17th 2017

Wow! Be careful what you wish for!!! I was kind of sour we had no snow this winter but now it’s to my eyeballs and everyone else is sour but me! Nicholas has gone completely nuts jumping in the snow drifts. He actually went right out of sight in one, then came flying out like a Tasmanian devil!

We’ve had a great time in the yard with our Uncle Tom who’s been snow blowing our walkways with his fancy Honda snow blower, it’s really powerful in this deep snow. The snow on our front walk is half way up the windows, way over my head. Good thing I go to Dr Bogdan for the under water treadmill as the trails are totally out of commission now.

This Sundays Candace is hosting an open house planned for 21 Upper Deck in Drury Cove from 2-4pm. This waterfront condo is huge with 9 foot plus tray ceilings, easy-care gleaming hardwood floors, propane fireplace, open concept, main floor laundry and master bedroom with large closet and 5-piece ensure bath. A finished daylight walkout basement with huge windows, paved drive way, attached garage and air to air heat pump completes the picture. This home is all about lifestyle with boating, kayaking, fishing, cross country skiing and skating right at your door step! Perfect for empty jesters and young professionals. Heading south this winter? Just turn the key in the lock and head for the airport, no worries when you enjoy condo living. Oh and let’s not forget, the perfect place for puppies big and small with walking trails and waterfront for swimming! Sound good to Buddy Bacon! Nicholas agrees!

Enjoy your week and hopefully you’ll get a break from shoveling!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy February 10, 2017

The walking has been great in this mild weather especially now that it’s not so icy or slippery out! This new wee bit of snow is much better than the ice we had two weeks ago. Nicholas and I have been enjoying the trails at the top of Allison Drive. We’ve met a few more nice friends there including Golden Doodles, Golden Retrievers, Spaniels and more. All nice friendly dogs. Nicholas had a ball with the Golden Doodles and the Retriever as they love to run and are fast like him. I’m hoping one of these days I bump into a friend my size like a Bernese Mountain Dog, Newfoundland, St Bernard or something like that. A guy that’s really friendly, calm, loving and more laid back like me, who enjoys meandering along the trails not looking to race around wide open like a banshee, it’s just not my style. I don’t think I’ve ever bumped into a big dog on the Allison/Spy Glass trails. Hey big guys and gals, if you’re in the neighbourhood come on out!

My little cousins Myra and Lucas, the toy Pomeranians, are doing well in Florida. The weather is lovely this week but they went through a gale last week with high winds, hard rains and a lot of thunder and lightning! Glad Nicholas and I weren’t there, we don’t like thunder and lightning, not one little bit. Our Auntie Blue says that we’ve never seen thunder and lightning like they get in central Florida! She doesn’t like it much either. When it happens here Nicholas gets under the bed. Big Buddy won’t fit under the bed, hahahaha! But I sure can jump in the bed and Mama puts the covers over my head!

Did you see my pic featured on the National Weather Network earlier this week? We were out on the golf course with not a spec of snow to be seen and Mama snapped my picture. It’s had lots of hits. So unusual to see such mild weather this time of year! Here is the pic that was featured.

If you are out and about this weekend please drop by and say hello to Candace at her open house at 140 Chelsea Drive, Quispamsis. This is the perfect family home with open concept, finished basement, three bedrooms up, main floor laundry, family room, nice flat yard and two car attached garage. Best of all the price was just dropped to $299,900 and it has an awesome view of the Kennebecasis River! Hope to see you there.

Have a great weekend, drive safely and stay warm!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy February 3rd, 2017

Well you should see the big boy that came to our area this week from Halifax with his family looking for a home in our area!  See the pic attached.  Mama said he would make a great playmate for our Big Buddy Bacon!  Then she showed me his picture and I said, “He sure would!”.  He’s a Bernese Mountain Dog, about the same size as me, similar temperament with the only difference being that he is not a swimmer like the Budster.  They are friendly, well behaved and really laid back, just like me.  I don’t get to see or spend time with guys my size so I hope his family chose a house really close to mine so that I can show him the ropes with all the trails, beaches, fields, etc.  I think Nicholas and Gus Dixon would like him too!  Who doesn’t like a Berner???  I can see it all now, best friends,Ben and Buddy!

Buyers are steadily coming in from out of province.  Mama and Candace are on the whirlwind tour this weekend with a couple from Toronto!  All those from away love our area, proximity to the city, easy commute and best of all our New Brunswick prices!!!  They must think they died and gone to Heaven!


The team is featuring not only one but two open houses this weekend from 2-4pm both on Eriskay Drive in Rothesay off Grove Avenue and Highland Avenue.  Both are newer construction with every imaginable bell and whistle and both have had a recent price drop!  Candace will be at 241 Eriskay Drive $578,000 (home of my friend Jazzy and featured in Buddy’s Best this week) which is a stunning three bedroom ranch-style home so tastefully decorated inside and out.  Candace says it’s like something straight out of a magazine and we’re sure you’ll agree!  Amy will be at 299 Eriskay Drive $958,000, right next door which is a two storey home with stone façade, three bedrooms up and one in the finished basement.  If you enjoy the latest in finishes and style, we invite you to drop in to say hello and enjoy these two design treasures!

My friend Jazzy at 241 Eriskay Drive.

Hope you have a great weekend,

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon