Blogging with Buddy November 24th, 2017

November is always a busy month for real estate sales for Mama and this year is no exception!  She’s been busy showing homes at both ends of the pricing spectrum from well under $200,000 to well over $1Million.  Makes no difference what the price is, she knows your home is your castle and it’s the most important personal transaction of your life!  Let me tell you, Buddy Bacon understands this too!  Coming from a shelter in Gatineau Quebec to my furrever home in Rothesay is something I’ll never forget!  I remember a very long drive with some rest breaks but it seemed like we were driving forever!  Where was I going, what would my new family be like?  Would they be kind and loving, happy to have the Big Budster on board?  I have to admit I was nervous on the way down just crossing my paws that I was being adopted by nice people.  When I arrived in the yard of my new home, I could see out my window Mama, Papa and Nicholas all  waiting in the yard for me with big smiles on their faces and I knew instantly that things were going to be okay.  I jumped out of the back seat and ran right over to them, wagging my tail as hard as I could.  Nicholas was jumping around like a maniac, kissing me, Mama and Papa were rubbing my fur and it was just the greatest feeling in the world!  I was going to be okay, I’d be with this family forever who would love me to the end of the world and back.  I came in the house and felt instantly right at home.  It had spacious rooms, perfect for a big dog and lots of cozy corners and a fireplace for me to curl up in for a snooze.  I ate a nice supper and we all settled in to get to know each other better.  I remember every detail just like it was yesterday and I must say it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me!


My Google ad, 6 months old!           Just arrived at the house!

Nicholas was so sweet to share the couch with me, here I’m 1 year old!

This is the reason Mama sponsors her ad in the Telegraph Journal every Saturday since September 2004, called “I Need A Home”.  It’s so nice dogs like me have a better chance of finding a furrever home.  We’re all so thankful that the local community supports this important project with every dog, cat and even a three-legged rabbit being adopted off our ads.  Thank you Southern NB for providing loving homes for my friends at the shelter.

As we draw closer to the Christmas season, just a month away, please keep the shelter in mind for donations!  This can be money, always appreciated, but they also need food and any old beds, toys or treats that you are not using.  One year, the week before Christmas, Mama called the shelter and asked how many dogs were in residence that day.  Then she went out and bought each of them a huge bone and we went down to the shelter, made the rounds and gave each one their new treat.  They absolutely loved it!!!  And it truly melted our hearts!  You can always consider adoption as well but keep in mind there is a cut off time prior to Christmas for adoptions.  They want people to be sure they want that new pet furrever and understand all the responsibility that goes with it.  There is still time now, so head on over and check out the line up!

So when Mama talks about the importance of a home, Big Buddy Bacon can tell you from his heart that he knows exactly what she’s talking about!

Another very important event coming up soon is the Empty Stocking Fund!  Nicholas and I always support this event and we look forward to doing so again this year!  We watch it on TV and listen for our names to be called.

Have a great weekend and we’ll talk soon,

Big Buddy Bacon 



Blogging with Buddy, November 17, 2017

Well hallelujah!!!  Big Buddy Bacon has lost 8 more pounds, down now to a handsome 150 lbs from my original 170!  Keep in mind that I’m a Newf, not a Bernese as some people mistake me for so I’m getting close to my goal weight!  That’s my nightly walks at Allison Drive with Mama, Papa and my favourite side kick, Nicholas!  Earlier now with the time change.  I’ve been walking further and further every week  and steadily picking up the pace to the point that Mama has to hustle now to keep up with me.  I’m trucking right along.  My vets are sooo proud of me as is my Auntie Blue who always keeps a close eye on our families health.  Everyone has been making a big tado about it, saying how good I look!  I just sit back, soaking it all in, love’n every minute!  Nicholas of course is the exact same weight as always, 75 pounds, which may fluctuate a pound or two at the most any given year.  The vet went on and on about how healthy he is, what perfect condition he’s in, how he has the strong, slow, steady heart beat of a super athlete, blah, blah, blah.  I get sick of hearing it.  So the little guy is Super Duck Live, get over it!  I’m all prepared to maintain my new weight this winter and if it’s too stormy to walk I’ll be heading over to the clinic to stroll on the underwater treadmill!  That thing is super!  Huge glass tank (you can imagine the size, as it comfortably fits the Budster) with a gentle ramp.  I just walk right in and it starts to fill with luke warm water, the vet hits the button and away I go!  20 minutes on it equals 64 minutes on dry land.  Takes the weight off my joints and the water makes more resistance while I’m walking.

We had great success at our five open houses on Sunday with the largest crowds we’ve seen in years!  Shows that more people are out shopping and thinking seriously about buying a house!  For the first time in years Mama ran out of sheets so many showed up at 10 Cedar Drive.  Good problem to have!  It was great to have our Coldwell Banker colleagues help out.  Very much appreciated!

Hope you enjoyed the milder weather this week as we know what’s coming and how fast it can change!  Have a great weekend, I’ll see you around!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Blogging with Buddy, November 10th, 2017

A special salute to all veterans for this upcoming Remembrance Day, Saturday, November 11th.  It’s solely because of you that all Canadians enjoy freedom and we give you thanks on this special day!

Big day on Sunday with Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Open Houses!  Five homes will be open for your viewing pleasure;
229 Eriskay Drive, Rothesay 2-4pm, Stunning new luxury home with all the bells & whistles!
433 Pelton Road, Millidgeville 2-4pm, Executive home with beach rights on Sandy Point!
26 Squire Drive, Quispamsis 2-4pm, Inviting ranch with in-floor heating & 4-car garage!
21 Upper Deck Lane, Drury Cove 1-2:30pm, Upscale waterfront condo, finished basement!
10 Cedar Drive, Rothesay 3-4:30pm, Totally renovated inside & out & main floor master!


229 Eriskay Drive, Rothesay (off Highland)             10 Cedar Drive, Rothesay (off Renshaw)


433 Pelton Road, Millidgeville (off Sandy Pt)        21 Upper Deck Lane, (off Drury Cove Rd)


26 Squire Drive, Quispamsis (off Gondola Point Arterial).  Cherry kitchen & S/S appliances!

Special thanks to Jonathan Rasenberg, Erin Ellis, Kendell and Leanne for helping host open houses this weekend!  Buddy really appreciates the help!!!

Awesome new listing on Deer Island at 101 Richardson Road!  Truly unique setting and massive wrap around decks to appreciate the ocean views from all angles.  You can actually hear the whales blowing from the deck!  Not many homes can say that!  Fine sandy beach comes with the property!!!  Great place for Buddy Bacon to hang out!



Hope you have a relaxing long weekend.  If you are on the highways drive carefully and stop in to say hello if you get a chance on Sunday.

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon  



Blogging with Buddy Nov 3rd, 2017

I’m so proud to be mascot for Coldwell Banker!  They are such a high profile, innovative  company known for giving back to the community since they began in 1906!  Nicholas and I are happy that part of that giving includes homes for rescue dogs!

Recognized for their philanthropy, two of Coldwell Banker’s best known projects are “100 Homes for Humanity” and “Adopt-A- Pet”.  To mark their 100th Anniversary in 2006 they started an initiative to raise $5Million that year to support 100 Homes for Humanity.  They continue on  and this year along raising $6.1Million and committing to more than 130 homes.

For over 100 years Coldwell Banker has helped people find homes and now their mission includes man’s best friend!  Out of the rubble of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake Coldwell Banker’s founder, Colbert Coldwell, helped saved dogs along with people. They have now joined forces with Adopt-A-Pet, North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption web site to help 20,000 dogs find a home this year!  Now that’s something Buddy & Nicholas Bacon can cheer about!!!  We know first hand what it’s like to live in a shelter and can’t image 20,000 dogs this year finding a furrever home!  Way to go Coldwell Banker!  You rock!

As a pioneer and industry leader for more than a century Coldwell Banker’s history is steeped with innovation  and boasts many industry firsts!  Coldwell Banker was the first full-service real estate brand to launch a national website, stream listing videos online, create an iPad application and listing video channel on YouTube, design mobile-friendly sites and be recognized for our best-in-class training.

Nicholas’ business attire suits the company well-known for their predominant  blue colour.  He looks quite dapper don’t you think sporting his blue neck tie?  I think Buddy Bacon needs one of these neck ties, after all, I’m the mascot, he’s just the side kick!  The company is so into blue that head office even has blue windows!  See below.


Don’t forget this Saturday night to turn your clocks back one hour and enjoy that extra hour Sunday morning!  The down side is it will get dark so early at supper time!!!  I hate it!  We usually get our walks about 6pm so that will be changing.

Quick market update; Prices are holding steady and October sales were up a solid 12% over the same month last year!  On October 25 this year, the Bank of Canada announced it was keeping interest rates on hold. The rate rose by 1/4% in July and again in September. Since then, the Bank has cautioned that future interest rate increases depend on whether economic data suggest that inflation is starting to drift.  This warning could be what’s driving our local market as buyers who have been considering a purchase jump on board to lock in good rates before more hikes!

Hope you have a great weekend, watch for Nicholas and I in our red truck out and about.  Don’t forget to come over and say hi!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon