If Only Selling Short Sales Was This Simple and Orderly

If Only Selling Short Sales Was This Simple and Orderly

3 cats in a cat tree

This is how we've finally solved the cat tree problem at our home in Land Park. The problem is we've had multiple cat trees but only spots for 2 cats to sit, and we have 3 cats. We have a cinnammon-spotted ocicat named Pia. She is the cat on the bottom rung, but she rules the house.

On the second rung, I present Jackson, the flamepoint ragdoll, who is always looking for trouble because he's barely a year old. Trouble is Jackson's middle name.

On the top rung is Pica, a marbled silver chocolate ocicat. He came to live with us because breeders can't show marbled ocicats. They can only show those cats with spots. Pia, on the other hand, was a breeding cat who retired at 18 months and was looking for a good home.

We went to the movies at Arden Fair last weekend to see Hugo and stopped by Petco to pick up the crazy chicken for Pia. She loves those PureBites chicken treats. We spotted this cat tree and bought it on the spot. I've been looking for a 3-tiered cat tree for years.

See, I knew there was a reason we jumped out of the long line at the Tower Theatre. We had originally gone to the Tower to see George Clooney, but the line was out to the street. Some of the people didn't even know why they were there -- I asked a woman which movie she came to see and she told me The Defenders. It was the The Descendents. So, we'll have to go see that movie some other time.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Everyone has their territory and appears to be happy...Happy has arrived! Let's have a big MEOWWW

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 8 years ago

Elizabeth - I would have assumed the ruler would have been on the top not bottom.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) over 8 years ago

Ah, but Michelle, you do not see the big picture. Pia is allowing the other two cats to sit in those upper positions -- they rest on those rungs at her pleasure. All three tiers belong to Pia.

Richie: I think the sound you are looking for is not necessarily a meow but a purr of contentment.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 8 years ago

Puuuuuuuuurr is a happy sound...and your three cats are happy ones. I like their names!

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) over 8 years ago

I know what you mean about the difficulty in finding a large cat tree.  At one point we had 6 cats, living in a condo where the cats weren't allowed outside (too much opportunity to get hit by a car).  We had very high ceilings and ordered a custom made cat tree with four levels, over 6 feet tall.  We had it set next to a large entertainment center and put a row of pillows on top of that, so everyone had an opportunity to be up high, which cats love.

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) over 8 years ago

Now that we have a large home on an acre of wooded grounds, we allow our cats to go in and out as they choose, and once we did that, the cat tree was no longer of interest.  We gave it away, and they haven't missed it.

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) over 8 years ago

Hi Elizabeth,  I'd like to draw a parallel between the independence of short sale banks and your cats... They all think the world revolves around THEM!

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Rebecca: Well, one of them is nicknamed "whiney butt" and another is the "white fink." I think only Pica doesn't have a nickname -- he's just THE Pica.

Hi Susan: That's it. I am NOT letting the cats read your comment. They constantly yak at me about how much they want to go outside, and they are NOT going outside.

Hi Bob: And your point is? :)

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) over 8 years ago

This is just about the cutest photo. It's like a Manhattan high rise kitty condo ;-)

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 8 years ago

If Jackson wants trouble all he's got to do is start something with Pia or Pica and end up jumping into that cactus.  I have a couple cats that fight like there's no tomorrow but love each other (a love hate relationship in it's truest form) and I've seen many a fight end with a wild jump into something they didn't expect to hit.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 8 years ago

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