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Ever Inherit A Cat, An Animal From A Real Estate Home Sale?

The home sale in Southern Aroostook County, the cat was not making the trip south to Florida.

The couple were relocating, I listed the home for sale. And learned the gray and white cat that followed me around during the shooting of stills and video loops to edit. That he was not making the trip to the pack it  up and point the buck board to beeline to the Sunshine State.

Hero was a perfect blend to add to the one tiger cat my youngest had picked out at the local Hollywood Pet Salon. The little gray tiger and Hero got along famously from the get go like soul mates. Meow. Don't worry, like Bob Barker all reminded us on the spin the big wheel and try to figure out the right price, both cats won't be furthering their feline line. houlton maine home cat photo

My neighbor kept exclaiming about how I had to meet the new cool cat that they named Steve that just came to them on his own four paws.

I finally did see Hero outside and next door grinning ear to ear. Who Kim dubbed Steve was AKA Hero. Serving up two dinner dishes and holding down the cat duties at two households with a pretty smooth alias second life.

The cat also has wandered inside the Katahdin Trust Bank next door. Waiting for the lobby door to open and whisk in to say hi, take the tour.

The tellers, bank crew when they arrive at work to count the pennies or leave when the quitting steam whistle blows. Always stoop down to talk in a high pitch and scratch behind his ears, pat his head as he purrs. Nudging and encouraging them to not stop.

This houser cat has hopped in an open window on a warm summer delivery day. Under cov er, with the mail man who tools in with the sliding door jeep modified route vehicle that covers this part of town in the local zip code of Houlton Maine. houlton maine cat hero

Have also had an appraiser or two doubled back after stopping by for comps and to bone up on a new assignment for home assessment valuation.

Startled out of his wits when he heard purring, looked in the rear view and over his shoulder and there ta da ... a cat in the 'er, back seat of the car.

And returning to the real estate base. Asking me, do you own a gray and white cat with a lot of personality, very little fear of strangers?

Yes. Yes I do. That would be Hero that you have met. Who spent his first year of life fending for himself in a barn.

He does not talk about that experience much as he munches on his Friskies. He also always defers the lady cat Allie. Who always gets to eat first as the alpha cat of the household and because she staked out the perimeter to hold down the fort first I guess.

Picture from this weekend like two radar units to model the Houlton Police Department cruiser that sometimes does the same stance.

On stealth mode, crunching low. Waiting for the license and registration request, the little talk and question about how fast do you think you were going, or where's the fire, or I clocked you at a velocity over the local number for this section of roadway.

Tucked away, slightly angled and putting down the speeder drag net. My real estate office in Houlton Maine is 32 feet from my primary residence. And to hang onto cats on this busy a US Rt 1 four lane highway, took several little talks with both the gray and white and silver tiger strip green eyed, four legged kitty cats. We had the little talk about cat nip, they know the dangers and pretty much only imbibe during the holidays when the red velvet suit with the white as snow fur trim does the touch and down present stop to grab the carrots, for the drop stop milk slurp, a bite or two of left out with the note cookies.

Post the picture. Of something besides a garage sale item from the home relocation moving sale. Ever inherit something live, bring home an animal from a real estate listing property sale?

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Comment balloon 30 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • May 15 2017 09:41AM

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Love this story and I laughed about the appraiser who wound up with a cat in his back seat. That's funny.

I've never inherited an animal from a sale, but can see it happening.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) over 1 year ago

Good morning, Andrew Mooers I can honestly say I have never brought home anything that has a heart beat from a listing property sale..... I have my limits!! but your cats are pretty...especiall in YOUR yard...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 1 year ago

Kat Palmiotti .. He was startled when reaching back for the clip board and fur and purr happens. Lucky he was not driving.

cats in houlton me photo

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 1 year ago

Well no, this has never happened to me, but enjoyed reading about Hero's journey!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) over 1 year ago

It's never happened to me but I nearly inherited a dog when one of my clients passed away. A distant relative stepped up at the last minute.

Posted by Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty & Management) over 1 year ago

Thanks Barbara Todaro ! You may get a cat in time to bring home in your lap and re-home in your own house some day soon! Just sense it.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 1 year ago

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 ... He likes the meet and greet, like a Walmart how you doing gesture sitting outside the office saying hello to customers.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 1 year ago

Nathan Gesner ... Man's best friend. Always glad to see you .. especially around the time the can opener sound whirls in the kitchen around the meal time.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 1 year ago

Awwww....those kitties do leave paw prints on your heart....and lucky  them to have a place so great to call home !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 1 year ago

Can't say I've ever had this happen! Great story.

Posted by Foster Smith Summerville, Summerville & Charleston Homes for Sale SC Realtor (Carolina One Real Estate) over 1 year ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson .. And on cars. Hero likes to make belief he is an eagle perched on the roof and scanning the parking lot of the bank I am afraid to admit.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 1 year ago

Foster Smith Summerville ... Easy to take care of than a horse, cow or pig too.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 1 year ago

Andrew Mooers Wonderful stories, and great photos! Thank you for sharing. I love character cats.

Posted by Lauren Williams, CPO, Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes (Casual Uncluttering LLC) over 1 year ago

Lauren Williams .. Hero is a character. They all have spark and high points but this is like no other one I have ever had. He is chill.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 1 year ago

Hi Andrew  - I can't say that this has happened to me but it is an interesting story.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 1 year ago

Looks like you have a couple of amazing cats, Andrew.  And, Hero, really is a character.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 1 year ago

Household pets enrich your life and others that come into the pathway Gabe Sanders !

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 1 year ago

They are beautiful and I enjoyed the photos!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 1 year ago

They are delightful and he sounds like Sam full of character. Great photos.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) over 1 year ago

Andrew- Love the photos!  I've not inherited any furry friends in my stagings but my husband did come home with a dog from one of his hunting trips. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

                      Thank you Andrew Mooers 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 1 year ago

Love, love, love cats, Andrew. So I really loved this post and story. Those cats could come live with me anytime.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) over 1 year ago

Weel Andrew I can say it has never happened to me. And, thank goodness, I am allergice to cats! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 1 year ago

Although I am not by nature a cat person, I think that I, too, could make a home for Hero if he decided to stowaway in my car. A very inventive close. Have a pleasant Sunday!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (Realty National) over 1 year ago

Good morning Andrew Mooers ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-Ha" moments for the week or I would have missed it! Love the photos and the way you weaved the story...I've never had this happen to me in my real estate career!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 1 year ago

I can see why Kathy chose to high light your post this week...well done!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 1 year ago

I'm a big cat lover, Andrew, so I really enjoyed this, and your wonderful photo. I haven't inherited a cat in the way you describe but have several friends who have.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 1 year ago

They are very territorial so I can understand the reluctance to go.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 1 year ago

Love that happily-ever-after tale about your cat Steve aka Hero.

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) 6 months ago

Good morning Andrew. Your cats are gorgeous. I love animals and can not fathom someone who moves and abandons their family.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 6 months ago

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