Who Says An Old Dog Can't Teach YOU New Tricks???

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Who Says An Old Dog Can't Teach YOU New Tricks???

Bob Timm Oak Park Realty Minot North Dakota Real Estate

FetchJack is a 12 year old mutt. He loves to fetch but we've never known him to actually catch a ball. Even at the age of 12 he will run after a ball much longer then your arm will hold out throwing the ball.

Jack has never done steps. He will run up them (in shear terror) if he has to but forget him ever going down steps on his own.

So what will he do if he is in the mood to play fetch and no one is paying attention? He just throws his ball down the steps and expects YOU to go get it.

This is new behavior he's learned since we became (flood) refugees living at Grandma's house while our home is being rebuilt.

With my office being downstairs (until I relocate into my new space sometime this month) I am usually the one Jack makes fetch the ball. What also adds to the "weirdness" is that when I toss it back up the steps he always catches it.

If I don't get the ball or if no one is around to get the ball he will just stand at the top of the steps and stair down until someone does get it or he gets hungry or tired and wonders off.

 

Get ItFour about 4 years now I've been working under the oldest active Broker in North Dakota, Mr Earl Allen. I'm wondering if he may not be the oldest active Broker in the USA. Earl is a spry 92 years young.

Some people are questioning Mr. Allens clarity of late and I say shame on them. Earl knows more about Real Estate than any man I know and as the old saying goes he's probably forgot more then we ever hope to learn.

I am really proud to be working under a living legend like Earl. I've learned a lot. You talk about old school... I'm learning things first hand that go back to the foundation of North Dakota Real Estate.

Yes, someday I'm going to have to tell people that I knew and worked under the legend of Mr. Earl Allen but today I can say that I'm still a student of the best man in North Dakota Real Estate.

Those that critisize this man need to realize that even if they live to be 200 years old they will never measure up to this man and his dedication to Real Estate as well as his dedication to the principals he believes in.

Long live the great Mr. Earl Allen!

 

 

Bob Timm Oak Park Realty Minot North Dakota Real Estate

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Bob Jakowinicz
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Wow it is really something how none of us stop learning including our pet friends.  This will be a stretch of time you won't forget anytime soon 

November 07, 2011 04:03 PM
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Barbara Hensley
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Bob - you sucked me in with your title and I was not disappointed.  I loved how you tied in the story with Mr. Earl.  I would imagine that Mr. Earl has stories to tell that would keep your attention.  From what I think I know about you, Mr. Earl is also lucky to have a faithful and honest man like Bob RealMan Timm working with him.  

November 09, 2011 07:46 PM
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Bob J. You are right, I figure this (flood) will stick with me forever. I can assure you that if I do ever move it will be to higher ground.

Barbara, I am proud to be counted as one of Earl friends. He is under heavy attack now and greedy people have gained power of attorney over him. It really saddens me that one of them claims to be a man of God. His actions are not only harming Earl but even though he doesn't know it the community is viewing him in a very bad light for what he is doing to Earl and I think it hurts the church he leads as pastor as well as all of Christendom.

November 10, 2011 08:24 AM
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Susan Emo
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I want you to know much I have enjoyed this post.  and, your comment back to Malcolm was wonderful!  Your Jack sounds like a real character and seems fond of teaching you new tricks too.  Your Mr Earl is suffering elder abuse and I hope something can be done for him - he sounds like a National Treasure, not just a local treasure.  He is in my thoughts and prayers.

November 25, 2011 03:22 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Susan, Thanks for the compliment, once in awhile I get out a word of wisdom or two. I do believe Mr. Allen is suffering elder abuse and I am doing all I can to support him through this mess.

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