Dog Gone -vs- I Pity the Kitty!

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Real Estate Agent with PK Real Estate Utah South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Dog Gone -vs- I Pity the Kitty!

 

In business, refraining from jumping to conclusions will serve you well. It's always best to possess all information necessary before haphazardly moving forward with an important decision. Remaining calm in chaotic times, helps.

 

My uncle raised chickens as part of the family income. He counted on the money he would yield for his eggs every day. Once Spring came, an abundance of fertilized eggs would hatch and little furry chicks would become part of the overall population.

 

Every morning he'd count the chicks, noting the hens that mothered them. The little ones numbers starting declining, and at first, was at a loss because they disappeared without a sign, not even a feather.

 

Then he spied the family cat standing undistracted on the outskirts of the chicken pen whenever she saw the quick movements of the younger birds. He assumed the cat was responsible for the missing chicks and planned to ‘take care of it' the following day.

 

My uncle hid early the following morning with a clear view of the chicken pen. To his surprise and shock, along comes his favorite ‘bird dog' into the pen, quickly grabbing up one of the chicks and off he went. The cat was spared that day but the fate of the dog was undetermined.

 

My advice: Do not make hasty business assumptions based on what is presented at the time. Think situations through. Create a strategy that will allow you time to see clearly and then act accordingly, doggone it!

 

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Paul Antonelli
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Great point. This was a nice read. I can only speculate the fate of the dog.

May 09, 2018 07:09 AM #5
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Patricia Feager
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - I love your parables! There's always a great moral to your story.

Before moving to TX, I worked as a Teacher's Aid with the Special Education Department for children with disabilities in my local School District. The first lesson I learned was, never assume anything. 

I really hope this one gets featured by ActiveRain. Too many people jump to the wrong conclusions for all the reasons. 

May 09, 2018 02:09 PM #6
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Our 18 year old outdoor cat is a great hunter too and has outrun many a coyote Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543

May 09, 2018 06:40 PM #7
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I see it as well. Jumping to conclusions very rarely allows the truth to be presented and mistakes will be made Ron and Alexandra Seigel

May 09, 2018 06:45 PM #8
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Glad you enjoyed it Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM!

May 09, 2018 06:46 PM #9
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It was quite the predicament Sheila Anderson but a big lesson for my uncle. He was able to give the dog to another family to protect the income his chickens provided!

May 09, 2018 07:02 PM #10
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Not as bad as I would have expected Paul Antonelli. Thankfully!

May 09, 2018 07:02 PM #11
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No two days or situations were the same for you Patricia Feager and you had to think quick on your feet. You are one amazing woman!

May 09, 2018 07:46 PM #12
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Marte Cliff
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I hope he just fixed the fence so the dog couldn't get in... The poor dog was just doing what comes naturally.

Meanwhile - you are so right. Don't assume. Get the facts first.

May 09, 2018 09:28 PM #13
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Morning Wanda.

Hmm, so what's the issue?  His favorite bird dog was just doing what bird dogs do.  I never make assumptions, trust but verify 

May 10, 2018 02:54 AM #14
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Pros don't assume anything, therefore any decisions are made after weighing all the facts and circumstances. Yet, there are some who profess to be pros that make numerous decisions based on assumptions which have not been verified or completely vetted. I use the media of real news and fake news as a great example of misinformation. Great post.

May 10, 2018 03:54 AM #15
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Great lesson for all of us to heed.

Too quick of a decision can bring unwanted and unwarranted results.

Thanks

May 10, 2018 07:17 AM #16
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Wanda

Great analogy! Assumptions in our business, and in life, can be risky and often are wrong. Better to verify first before acting on what is just assumed.

Jeff

May 10, 2018 09:44 AM #17
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Cute story with a great lesson.    Verify first, then act!

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Marte Cliff, fences are a dterrent but a determined animal will find a way to achieve their goal. There is a fox that continued to get into the chicken coop next door, though the owners theough it was very secure. He was a smart one!

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James Dray, he was my Uncle's favorite hunting dog and became someone else's very quick!

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I so appreicate your opinions Kimo Jarrett, they ring true!

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Yes, most definitely John Wiley. It is best to stop and take emotions out, weigh all possibilities and then proceed! 

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The old, Assume quote comes to mind Jeff Dowler, CRS

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Thank you M.C. Dwyer. A hard lesson for all, for sure!  

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