My Active Rain Success Story

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Realty Executives Okanagan

It's really the story about a cow.

I often read about the wonders of connectivity, networking, uniting, and referring. How being a Rain Maker can change your profitability in the Real Estate Market. Lots of success stories, remarkable, and true. Exciting stuff! My Active Rain story is slightly different. It is a story about a cow. 

And a Rain Maker and good friend Robert Twaron. I am not sure how we found each other, or if he found me, or I found him first - but somewhere, somehow Robert and I connected and started reading and commenting on each others writings. A prolific blogger and creative writer, I was drawn into Robert's stories of Texas, homesteads, relocation's and yes - his cows. Not just any cows, but special Wagyu Beef Cows.

It was around about this time that my 4 year old daughter called me from Thompson Manitoba to declare she had started Lariat practicing, and was wanting to someday have a pet cow.

"But what would you do with a pet cow, Abby?" Gramma Sharon politely asked. Abby paused, momentarily, then declared in the self righteous, proud voice that only an innocent child can muster "I'm gonna lasso him, hog tie him, tattoo him and deworm him, Gramma." "Every day, Abby?" I responded incredulously. "No, Gramma!!" Abby scolded "just when I am practicing!! Mostly I will just play cow with him."

And that is how  my Active Rain success story took flight. An email, a phone call, an excited declaration - and a promise. In the spring of 2012, a Wagyu cow will be born, and at 3 months of age, when it is around 60 lbs, he will put him/her in a dog kennel, buy a plane ticket to Manitoba - and Abby, my granddaughter will have her pet cow. 

 

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Rick Irving
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Wow a plane ride for a calf! I once bought a calf and did not have a trailer or a truck to take her home in so I put her in the back seat of my Honda Civic. Probably the first and last time that cow rode in a car. Sure made a mess!
Good Luck and thanks for the story.

Rick

November 03, 2011 01:11 AM
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Fred Carver-Top Realtor Victoria, BC
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Re/Max Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate

Hi Sharon....what a great success story. The sharing and helping one another through new friendships here is awesome...and priceless!!

November 03, 2011 01:22 AM
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Karen Hurst
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Aww, that cow is adorable!!  What an unusual Active Rain Success story! And what a nice Granma:)

November 03, 2011 07:45 AM
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Mark Edwards
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Great story! Thanks for sharing.

Mark

November 03, 2011 08:04 AM
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Kerrie La Guardia
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There are so many blessings that come from being a part of AR.  I never thought a cow would be in the mix but what the heck!!  I had the pleasure of meeting Robert at RainCamp and he is a certified sweetheart!

November 03, 2011 12:48 PM
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Donna Harris
Realtor, CDPE & ASP - Hill Country Lakeway Austin
Regent Property Group

I've also met Robert, and he's one interesting person. I'm glad you made a connection and you must post pictures when the cow arrives!

November 03, 2011 03:45 PM
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Kevin B. Tolbert PA Team
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Keller Williams Realty of Port Saint Lucie

Cowabonga!  Thats a real beefy story. Blogging for beef. Never thought it would feed me this literally. 

November 03, 2011 09:03 PM
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Jeff Grant
Wilco Realty

Hi Sharon

Holy Cow!!  OK, that was out done by Kevin's Cowabonga, but what a story.  As a new Active Rain member, I never expected to learn animal husbandry here on AR.

Best,
Jeff

November 04, 2011 04:00 PM
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Sara Garden
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As a former ranch girl from Wyoming, I don't find the story that far out except for the part about meeting on Active Rain. You just never know where it will lead!

November 12, 2011 01:40 PM
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Bruce Bachtel
Greenville SC Real Estate
Keller Williams Realty

Great story.  Thanks for posting! 

November 18, 2011 09:31 AM
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Sharon Lancaster
SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan
Realty Executives Okanagan

Thank you all for your comments - Robert Twaron is amazing! And in a typical Play it Forward life sequesnce of events, the idea was so full of life and promise, it prompted me to buy a goat, and another - I have now purchased 4 female milk goats through Ten Thousand Villages - for doantions to families in Kenya. Gifts that keep giving.

http://www.tenthousandvillages.ca/cgi-bin/category.cgi?type=store&item=9920007&category=living_gift

November 18, 2011 11:30 AM
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