Nicholas News December 28th 2021

Looking forward with hope for a better, brighter year in 2022!  It has certainly been one for the record books as covid cases grew, business’ and schools closed, restrictions went on forever while social distancing and masks became the new normal.  I have to ask when will it end and what will that look like?  Will we go back to the way we were or will people always be wearing masks?  I don’t even recognise some two-legged friends at first until I hear their voice!  It’s so weird, as they walk towards me I’m thinking; Is that Martha, kind of looks like her?  “Hey Martha”.  “Sorry I thought you were Martha!”  Oh boy!  Soooooo happy that we four-legged friends don’t have to wear masks!!!

What happened to the snow???  You know how much I love it, to walk in it, roll in it, eat it!  It’s been super cold (not bothering me but Mama, Papa and Nicholas are feeling it) but dry and no snow.  How’s a big guy supposed to enjoy winter with no snow?  I do go out and lay on the cold ground for hours watching my street.  Mama doesn’t understand and she keeps calling me to come in but you know the Big Bud, I do what I want, when I want.

We had a very quiet Christmas, it was lovely.  Lisa flew down from Ottawa to be with us and we were all so happy to see her as she couldn’t come down last Christmas due to covid restrictions which affected so many families!  She was able to come visit for a few weeks in  the summer this year as restrictions lifted and it was great!  Our Uncle Tom was over during the holidays.  He’s one of our favourite people and he joined us a few times for a nice walk on the trails.  One thing about the lack of snow, it does make the walking easy!

Wishing you a wonderful 2022, full of hope, good health and prosperity!

Your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon

Nicholas News December 19th 2021

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in New Brunswick as the soft fluffy flakes fall silently to the snow covered ground.  Nothing makes Buddy Bacon happier than a good snow storm!  I was out early this morning with Nicholas having a quick tear around the yard, rolling and rolling in the cold fluffy white stuff and enjoying a few cool licks.  All Mama has to say in the morning is “It snowed!” and we go tearing out the door, tails wagging.

We’re getting all ready for Santa Paws and we are trying to be on our best behaviour (really isn’t easy).  We’re sure hoping he finds our house again this year!  I’m hoping for some new toys and a few pigs ears.  All Nicholas wants is balls, balls, balls and more balls.  He usually gets treats too but usually doesn’t eat them so I just mosey on over and have his too!!!

  Loving the snow!

House prices are holding strong in the local market will no drops in sight in the near future.  What we do know is that bank interest rates are going up so if you’re thinking of a mortgage or refinancing do it soon and lock in for as long as you can so that you’ll know exactly what your monthly payments are for years to come.  Varitable rates are very attractive but change daily and could cause you unforeseen financial grief down the road if rates double!  The Christmas season is always a slower season in real estate as buyers take a break to enjoy the holiday and all it entails to the fullest.  Only the most serious buyers will be out looking at houses this week but once January rolls around things will go back to normal.  The new normal is a shortage of house listings on the market as New Brunswick proves to be THE place to live and the word is spreading.

From Nicholas and Buddy Bacon we wish you a very Merry Christmas and peace, good health and prosperity throughout 2022!

Merry Christmas, your pal,

Big Buddy Bacon