My Life as a San Francisco Realtor: Best Buddies

Best Buddies

Best Buddy Chow Chows

I tried really hard to write a Real Estate related post tonight. Yesterday's meet-up in Fremont with other San Francisco Bay Area ActiveRainers was really great - glad I went! I met So many wonderful people - it's nice to meet the person behind the picture behind the blog. Thanks to Bryan Robertson for spearheading that effort. And to Karen Crowson and Kathleen Daniels for helping to spread the word.

And today's online RainCamp was inspiring and full of great ideas. I have so many thoughts and so many things to do....

But, as I was sitting in my home office late yesterday afternoon thinking about the new friendships from AR, Ponche and Rico came in and plopped down together. Ponche is 3 years old. Rico is 12. But they get along like best friends and buddies. They like to sleep together at night, just like puppies would. I picked up the camera, and I have to share some photos. What else can I say, but Aaawwwww.....

Chow Chows

Chow Chows


John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area

Comment balloon 13 commentsJohn M. Scott • September 08 2011 10:11PM


I have a 3 year old white chow named ZsaZsa that is close to the lighter one's color. She is white with cream around her ears. She has long silky hair. All of my previous chows have been full like these. She is a pure bread, too? I don't know, but I love her and CHOWS in general! Excellent dogs!! We lost Stormy at 17 years old last summer. He was red. :(((
Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTORĀ® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) over 7 years ago


It was so nice meeting you yesterday.  Your dogs are precious, I hope they are not offended by being called precious.  I am suggesting your blog.  Everyone has to see those dogs.  Did you read my blog about the meet up.  Bryan and Karen also blogged about the meet up.  Bryan said we will have another.  Soon.  Hope so.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) over 7 years ago

John - AAAWWWEEE!!!  They are adorable.  I have three fur babies of my own and while it's hard for all three of them to sleep together, they are good buddies and I love seeing them play together.

Posted by Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services (Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA) over 7 years ago

They are beautiful, it is hard to find time to brush, I just have 1 brush dog and one nonbrush, I love them both, but the one I have to brush I feel I bond with.

Posted by Mary Macy, Top Agents Atlanta Metro (Top Agents Atlanta Metro) over 7 years ago

Joni, The lighter one you're talking about is Ponche, the 3 year old. He came from Atlanta. They're all pure bread. So many people are afraid of Chows. Their reputation I guess. But if you give them a loving home they will be loving too! Rico has had back problems, but with daily walks he's hanging in there. 

I sure they aren't offended in the least Evelyn. They're probably proud of it! I did see the other blogs about the meet-up. Loved your photos. I saved them all.

Donna, I do actually have THREE Chows. The third one, Kevin, is 10 years old, and likes his own space a little bit more. But he hangs on my every word - he's decided that he is now the alpha dog.

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) over 7 years ago

I love them all Mary. And the little one was born in Atlanta! I've always had dogs in my life, but I think it was about 10 years ago that they all became just like people. A completely different relationship.

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) over 7 years ago


This is one of the moments best described as stopping to smell the roses. You savored a wonderful moment,,,thanks for sharing.

From one dog lover to another



Posted by Pacita Dimacali, Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA (Alain Pinel) over 7 years ago

Pacita, you're so right. There are so many moments we could just slide by, smile and keep going. But they do need to be savored. Take a little time. Your guys are great together...

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) over 7 years ago

John,  It was so nice to meet you in person.  We had a great group and a good turn out.  I was fried when I got back home ... and faced several hours of work before I could call it a day. Ponche and Rico are precious.  I love animals ... especially dogs, horses and birds. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 7 years ago

And I is so SWEET to see 2 dogs nestled in together!!

Posted by Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging (Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA) over 7 years ago

Awwww is right!  They are gorgeous!  One of our pooches is part chow (the good part, as we like to say!) and they are smart, smart, smart (and tons of fun!). Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC (Royal Pro Real Estate Network) over 7 years ago

Kathleen, I took 880 to 92 to 280 on the way home. I spent almost as much time stuck on 880 as the whole rest of the drive. But it was all worth it, and great to meet you!

They are special in that way Kathy. The third one (not in the picture) is a little less of a cuddler, except with me.

They are smart guys Karen. But each one has a completely different personality. No typical Chows here!

Posted by John M. Scott, Broker / Owner San Francisco Bay Area (BRE # 01442690, Scott Keys Properties) over 7 years ago

Not only are they best buddies, but they are absolutely beautifuly best buddies.

Posted by EC, JF, Double R and Zoey the Cool Cat (Russel Ray Photos) over 7 years ago