Bad Way to Start the Week

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Real Estate Broker with Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

I woke up this morning not expecting to do much in the way of work.  I had nothing scheduled and definitely planned to take some much needed "me" time.

I found a message from someone on my voice mail.  You can always tell a fellow Realtor, even when they don't leave their company name. 

So I call him back and proceed to answer some questions about a short sale listing I have.  You can hear he is in the car with clients.  They were talking in the background.

Then, all of a sudden, his car erupts in shocked cries.  He pardons the interruption, but audibly upset himself, he then starts to describe to me, in detail I did not need, what he just saw.  Someone's dog was hit by a car.  A dog with a lease leash, that had gotten away from the owner. 

The only good news I could decipher was that the dog appeared to only have broken legs, and someone nearby got to the dog almost immediately.

I can't stop thinking about this.  I didn't even SEE it and I can't stop thinking about it.  It's ruined my whole day.  I'm hoping that getting this off my chest will help me let it go.

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Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR, Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist. Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155.  To contact Chris Ann, call 703-402-0037 or email chrisann@LNF.com.  Or you can visit her website:  www.nvarealestate.net.

Header photos taken by Chris Ann Cleland.

The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.

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Chris Ann Cleland
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Thanks Kathleen.  I like the way you think.

July 02, 2008 08:50 PM
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Pat Fenn
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I hate hearing about or seeing accidents involving pets.  I'm with you it would have ruined my day. 

September 25, 2010 12:27 PM
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Pat:  I'm a real softy.  Even in a movie, I have to switch the channel until the scene is over.

September 25, 2010 09:25 PM
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Anne Clark
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That would have really bothered me.  I dont even have to see the event to get teary eyed.

September 10, 2011 07:38 PM
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Anne:  I'm getting more likely to tear up at stuff like this the older I get.

September 10, 2011 08:07 PM
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