Bad Way to Start the Week

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, 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 Horton
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This is a very sad reminder that people need to have dogs they can walk instead of being walked by or atleast trained so they can always handle the dog (and keep hold of the leash) :-(

Jun 29, 2008 08:35 PM #1
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas, VA - Bristow, VA
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Chris:  You are right, though I didn't ever find out what kind of dog it was.  The dog I had as a child always walked with a twitch in his hip because he had been hit by a car. That was before we got him. I'm hoping that the dog yesterday makes it out of his accident with only a twitch.

Jun 30, 2008 09:49 AM #2
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Ross Quintana
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Spokane Washington Real Estate Expert! Yeah it sounds like the news. It dumps the bad stuff you didn't know about and really didn't need to know but now it's in your head. Funny you know you are a realtor you said the dog had a lease instead of leash. :P Thanks!

Jul 02, 2008 01:37 AM #3
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Ross:  Oops!  I'll have to fix that type-o.

Jul 02, 2008 09:59 AM #4
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Kathleen Lordbock
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Bad things happen all the time and even when you weren't there it still is in your head. 

Somehow you have to focus on other things when this happens and get control of your thoughts. 

When it pops in your head, don't dwell on it because you  are not a part of it and can not probably help.  Go to your local animal shelter and take a few out for a walk - then you will be pro active and have happy tails.

Jul 02, 2008 12:02 PM #5
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Thanks Kathleen.  I like the way you think.

Jul 02, 2008 08:50 PM #6
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Pat Fenn
Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker - Springfield, VA

I hate hearing about or seeing accidents involving pets.  I'm with you it would have ruined my day. 

Sep 25, 2010 12:27 PM #7
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Chris Ann Cleland
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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.

Sep 25, 2010 09:25 PM #8
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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.

Sep 10, 2011 07:38 PM #9
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Anne:  I'm getting more likely to tear up at stuff like this the older I get.

Sep 10, 2011 08:07 PM #10
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