My house goes on the market Monday.
I’ve created a website to promote it. But you know what I could not find anywhere? An exterior picture of the house with no dog in it.
I found this picture.
And this one.
And this one, my all time favorite, with our terrific foster dog, Cherie.
Why do I care if there’s a dog in the picture?
Because while many people in my town like pets, the ones who don’t are crazy town banana pants on the issue. How crazy?
One local resident writes letters to a local landlord she doesn’t rent from complaining because they allow cats. And one other person worked up a full head of steam in a newspaper editorial about the huge amount of dog poop in the city park. The city park that doesn’t allow dogs. And that contains thousands of Canada geese.
While I don’t expect to sell my house to an insane person, I don’t want to create barriers for a potential buyer who sees signs of a dog and starts sniffing for animal smells or whatever else they think animals do to a house.
So I have a grey, snowy picture of my house on the website. With no dog anywhere.
Maybe it will help me sell my house. But seeing the house without a dog makes me sad.
Let’s hope the new owners love dogs too. And we keep lots of happy dog karma in the house.
If you want to see my house website, check out Fall Creek Home.