We met Jeff and Martine a few years ago when they stayed with us onsite at the Blackduck Cottage. Retirement was on the horizon and their sites were set on the Carolina Coast. Arlington Place was not in the running, it was just a place to crash after long days of house hunting in New Bern. But a few days into their stay, they came into the office and said, “we like it better here than anything else we’ve seen, now tell me everything about this place”.
‘STAY FOR A WEEK, YOU JUST MIGHT STAY FOREVER.’
But let’s rewind just a bit…
The Gentle Giant
When they met me at the office they mentioned they had their dog in the car. Well as you know we have an open door policy for our furry friends so I said “bring him in!” To which they responded, “are you sure?” In lumbered Nathan, straight out of Beethoven. So chill and friendly and so big it looks like he moves in slow motion.
He’s a leaner! Many dogs are, they lean into you to show affection… but brace yourself when Nate wants to cuddle, that’s a lot of weight coming your way! I also think it’s pretty great that his head can comfortably rest on a table, then he stares up at you with those sweet brown eyes, full of hope that he can join you for dinner.
Meet Mister November
NAME → Nathan
NICKNAMES → Nate
AGE/BDAY → 8 years
BREED → Saint Bernard
HOBBIES → sleeping
BAD HABITS → rushing out front door when visitors arrive to greet them
FAVORITE HUMANS → Dad
SPECIAL TALENT → catching snow balls – I’d like to wish him good luck with that, you’re not in PA anymore Nathan!
FAVORITE FOOD → ice water
FAVORITE PLACE IN AP → riverside
PET PEEVES → sitting in mom and dad’s lap – we’re going to need a picture of this Martine!
SCARED OF → the wind – I’d also like to wish him good luck with this. Anyone who lives close to the river knows he’s going to need it!
KNOWN ASSOCIATES/ENEMIES → none, he loves everyone
ONCE UPON A TIME → Nathan was born in upstate New York and both his parents were over 200lbs. Nate weighs in at a healthy 155. He recently came from Pennsylvania and LOVES the snow. He LOVES to lay on the air conditioning vent and sleep. He travels well when he goes to PA and back to NC. Super friendly, docile and LOVES everyone.
best. dog. ever.