Quinte, On. real estate agent: Trenton's Happiest Couple (Redux)

Trenton's Happiest Couple (Redux)

In April I wrote a post entitled Trenton's Happiest Couple. It was about a pair of swans who had been coming to a particular pond in Trenton every spring and summer for a few years. Every year they happily claimed this murky pond and swam around in it after building a nest. Alas, every year when the time came, they left for warmer parts, just the two of them. I wondered if the couple were unable to have offspring.

Well, apparently they are. Driving by the pond this morning I noticed them swimming around. I hadn't seen any swans for a few days, and I was worried that something might have happened to them. Not only did I see the swan couple, but a cute little pair of signets were swimming around too.

Proud mama and papa swam close to the little pair, never venturing far away. For now they seem happy with this arrangement. Just wait until they are teenagers though, the pond may become too small. Maybe I should have given them my card and told them to keep me in mind when they start looking for a bigger place.

 

 

Comment balloon 19 commentsMalcolm Johnston • June 22 2010 09:55AM

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AWWWWW, too cute.    It fun to watch the wildlife, as long as they are not destructive!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 8 years ago

Is this life imitating art?  Is this nature imitating life? Whatever it is I am thrilled to hear of their success and your focus on real estate.  I can go on with the rest of the day, knowing you have the northern country covered. Thanks for your humor and focus

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group) over 8 years ago

This reminds me of the years I lived on the Lake of Constance in Germany - the lake is full of swans!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 8 years ago

Oh how cute! Thanks for the smile.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 8 years ago

Malcolm,

 

For several years, actually three in  a row, we had a a pair of ducks arrive and spend a day in our swimming pool (before it was cleaned), enroute north.

The male was clearly the same since he had a nose ring. Actually, it was a fish hook. But it allowed us to be sure that it was the same duck. As for the "Mrs." we're really not sure.!

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 8 years ago

Malcolm:

 

They are so cute.  It brings a smile to my face!  Thanks for sharing.  It is amazing how great a smile feels first thing in the morning.

 

 

Posted by Cathy Polan, Royal Lepage Proalliance Realty Sales Rep. (Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty,Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Malcolm Johnston (Remax Trent Valley, Trenton, Ontario):  You pig!  Did you even congratulate them?  Did you even consider going to the swan baby shower?  You're just like a guy!  ('cause I wundnt gone, either)

 

I like your last line...I wonder whether these swans would qualify for a loan.  You wonder whether the banks would take just as long to process it (and whether they'd realize that the application actually came from SWANS).

 

Larry:  Your first two questions are perfect!  I don't know whether the answers will benefit us, but it's sure fun trying to figure them.

Posted by Chris Wechner (CW Health Inc) over 8 years ago

Joan Cox - GRI,ABR,CRS,e-Pro,CNE (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc.) Joan, they are cute, and they seem to be taking good care of their little pond.

Larry Lawfer (EXIT Realty Metro Dallas) Larry, thanks, I do have this country covered, I'm a benevolent dictator.

Barbara-Jo's Beach Blog - Clearwater & Pinellas County Florida Real Estate (Charles Rutenberg Realty) Barbara-Jo, is that where Swan Lake comes from?

Janice Ankrett ASP (Janice Ankrett Home Staging)You're welcome Janice, anytime.

Brian Madigan LL.B. (Royal LePage Innovators Realty, Broker) Piercings and Tattoos have caught on with the avian community too? When will this end Brian?

Catherine Polan (Re/Max (Belleville and Trenton) Quinte Ltd. Brokerage)I'm going to have to try that Cathy. My customary morning scowl isn't working for me any more.

Chris Wechner (Section 8 Pros)Unfortunatelythese swans have a better chance of getting a loan than some of the people who are calling me up lately Chris.

 

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Malcolm - What a cute story and family.  I love the part about, " I should have given them your card" :)

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 8 years ago

Malcolm - What a cute story and family.  I love the part about, " I should have given them your card" :)

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 8 years ago

Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley (JFIVE HOMES REALTY LLC) Thanks Jennifer :), as a new Realtor, I'm learning that I always have to look for opportunities. Soon I will become a bore to others. :(

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Malcolm Johnston (Remax Trent Valley, Trenton, Ontario):  Maybe you could start a Swan Bank for Substandard Credit.  However, unlike some governments near you, the Canadien government would be too smart to fund that "company."

I hope you have better luck with your upcoming callers with their credit.  I think you're due.

Posted by Chris Wechner (CW Health Inc) over 8 years ago

Malcolm- Swans are such graceful birds, good to see that they are breeding well. I am sure some bread would be more appreciated than your card though!

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Chris Wechner (Section 8 Pros)Thanks Chris, I don't think I would b a very good banker though. I fall for sob stories far too often.

Ellie McIntire Real Estate in Howard County Maryland (The McIntire Team of Long & Foster) Ellie, they are very graceful and they are surprisingly powerful too. I watched one of them chase away an unfortunate goose who made the mistake of landing in the pond. There was no mistake about who would win that confrontation.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Aren't they magnificent? You are so fortunate to see the babies! Yes Malcolm you definitely need to 'work' that area and leave your cards LOL!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Great picture Malcolm!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 8 years ago

Malcolm ~ that is such a happy sight.  Maybe you will start to have more than just the two visiting each year.  When trhe babies get older and mate, they may bring their families to this pond.

Posted by Dawn A Fabiszak, The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience! (Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado) over 8 years ago

Al and Peggy Cunningham, Brokers Voted Best Real Estate People Brampton (RE/MAX Realty Services Inc. Buying or Selling They are magnificent indeed. The little ones are growing quite quickly too.

Debra Walsh Orange Cty NY Real Estate 845.928.8000 (Keller Williams Realty Goshen, NY - Realtor) Thanks Debra, it was just my little Fuji Finepix camera. Handy to keep around.

Dawn Fabiszak, CRS, GRI, SFR, CNE (Keller Williams Real Estate ( Denver metro area, Colorado) Hi Dawn, the pond is rather small, but there's a ton of others available nearby.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Those must be the swans on Second Dughill Road. I've been watching them too.

Posted by Sean Bergin (Remax Trent Valley) about 8 years ago

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