Living With Dogs
A blog a day keeps the doctor away, or is it is “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Either way, both blogging and eating an apple a day are healthy things to do. I try to do both, and sometimes I do them together. Late at night, when I’m preparing to write a blog, and I really want to eat a candy bar or a big bowl of ice cream, instead I often grab a big fat juicy apple and put my laptop in dictation talk -to- text mode.
Terrific Tuesday ended today upon arrival home from work at 10:30 PM. I had a late appointment in another county with a 90-year-old, very sharp client. She wanted to review all of the disclosures and of course that took several hours. This was one of those 5-hour appointments that can happen on a few occasions. There was a lot to see as the HOA area is as large as a small city and has an amazing lake. This community has everything, but then that is another blog post.
Being a Sacramento Realtor multi-tasking at extreme levels is the typical environment for a successful real estate career. Yesterday, I was made aware that this skill set is something you either possess or you don’t. Realtors are often on the phone, (I have two phones) texting, emailing and putting the phone on mute, while answering questions from an assistant. We are also checking email and voice mail while organizing. I have a 40-inch monitor screen, so I have multiple windows open at the same time on my computer.
For training, my German Shepherds wear electronic collars, like the orange one in this picture. Meet, Godzilla, my 3-year-old male. He has 100 % traceable German bloodline in his pedigree. His sire is a German import named Rex. Rex is a 100-pound black-and-tan and he lives in Texas now. His dam (mother) passed away when Godzilla was a puppy. Her parents were both from Germany and her sire was a champion and Schutzhund level 111.
Godzilla comes from very well bred bloodlines and superior health. His hips and elbows passed OFA X-rays. He is a loving boy and a fantastic watch dog. Godzilla has very even temperament. His playmate, Tangiers, is a bit moody and edgy; she is his sister. I often use my alpha voice on her as she is strong willed. They play very rough with each other and Godzilla often lets her win the wrestling matches. When he has had enough he lets her know with a verbal warning to back off. He acts like a puppy with me and loves to go anywhere in the car. Everyone who meets Godzilla absolutely loves him.