Pets at Signings Archives - Notary Blog - Signing Tips, Marketing Tips, General Notary Advice - 123notary.com
123Notary

Notary Blog – Signing Tips, Marketing Tips, General Notary Advice – 123notary.com Control Panel

March 17, 2016

Sizzle, the 200 pound pig who came to a signing at a mansion in Florida.

Filed under: Pets at Signings — Tags: , , , — admin @ 11:55 am

Sizzle the 200 pound pig at the mansion in Florida
I arrived at a very wealthy home in a very prosperous area in Florida to do a refinance signing. It was a gorgeous, 2 million dollar home complete with a gate at the entrance and was extremely visually stunning. So I drove up to the gate, pulled my car through, and drove down the long driveway to the house. I parked the car and was greeted by 9 large dogs. One of them was rather friendly and tore up my arm as he was saying Hi. Then, as I looked at the magnificent lawn, pool, and spa area, I saw a large 200 pound potbellied pig! I couldn’t believe my eyes! I had never seen a potbellied pig that large, nor was I expected to see one in such lush surroundings. I went to the back door and was let in by the owner, who stated that the pig’s name was Sizzle and he was free to wander about the entire pool area. Sizzle even had his own room as he would graze everywhere otherwise. So at night, he would fall asleep in his own room so that he didn’t tear anything up. I had never heard of anything like that before. Luckily the signing went smoothly and was very normal but it was an unusual site to see a 200 pound pot bellied pig roam about a mansion!

.

You might also like:

Wolf dogs at a signing
http://blog.123notary.com/?p=3074

Farmyard Signing
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4520

Share
>

March 3, 2013

Crayons and dog treats at the signing

Filed under: Etiquette,Ninja Theme Articles,Pets at Signings — admin @ 12:30 am

I just spoke to a delightful notary. It is fun talking to the new notaries, because some of them are so interesting!

This lady likes to make everyone comfortable at a signing, and she gets a lot of repeat business, so her method is working. When she walks in the door, she greets the animals and children first. She gets to know them a bit, and explains to them what she is going to do there. She also offers treats to the dogs, and crayons for the children!

The result of her nice way of getting to know everyone, is that everyone is happy during the signing. Dogs are much happier if you introduce yourself to them and tell them your name. They like it if you let them sniff you a bit. Cats are a little more tricky. It takes cats a few years to warm up to a human, and feeding them chicken daily for a few years facilitates the process. The children feel very happy, that someone thought of them, and now they have something to do during the signing that will keep them quiet.

It is fun to hear about the unique approaches that notaries have to doing signings, and this one was fun!

But, there is only one lingering question that I feel I must ask.
How come nobody gets ME crayons?

Share
>

June 11, 2012

20 stories about animals at signings

Filed under: Pets at Signings — Tags: , — admin @ 3:40 am

20 hilarious posts about pets & animals
Dogs, cats, snakes, cockroaches, and neighbors (classified as pets for the time being).
These are all time classics on our forum and blog. Tell us which ones are your favorites!

Wolf Dogs at a signing
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5297

The cat jumped on the keyboard
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5294

Neighbors and signings, what can go wrong
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4732

A dog falls asleep on a notary’s briefcase
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=5234

The dog peed on me and the docs
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4524

A signing with Corky the dog
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4530

The woman and the shoe
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4521

Farmyard signing
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4520

Cockroaches and more
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2741

Pets at signings
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4041

Humor at signings
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=950

The cat lady
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4531

Funniest signings from facebook
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4094

Pets and signings
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=955

Checking for Pets in my bag?
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=224

BLOG version of pets at signings
http://blog.123notary.com/?p=245

Funniest things that happen at signings
http://blog.123notary.com/?p=55

Share
>

December 3, 2010

Pets at Signings

Filed under: Pets at Signings — Tags: , — admin @ 8:49 am

Pets at Notary Signings

Here are some of my favorite stories about pets at signings from our notary forum. The name of the author will be included with each post if we have the name in our records

30 Cats & Their Stench
I just did a Reverse Mortgage app….at a house that had 30 PLUS cats. They were friendly and sweet…but I almost died from the smell of the house. I have yet to figure out how all the litter boxes could be clean, the house be spotless and the house REEK. Needless to say, that app being approved is questionable. I had to go home, take a shower and wash everything I wore. – 13442

Pray For Homeless Pets
Pray for the many pets that will be turned over to animal shelters, or worse, due to the high volume of foreclosures. I encourage everyone to adopt from an animal shelter and to give generously to support animal welfare. – n/a

The Cat Will Assess Your Personality
Usually, the pets are glad to see me, as if I’m there to visit them. One signer said her cat likes me, I must be a nice lady. She said her cat either immediately likes or dislikes a stranger entering her home. That’s a great way to tell someone’s disposition and the cat could alert her to someone dangerous, like if she hires a handyman and the cat acts up – that person could be dangerous. – Lisa T

A Dying Little Dog
I had a signing a few years back where an adorable little dog (shit-su p??) was very ill and dying of cancer. He only had days to live. So very sad. But when I came in the house he actually got up, wagged his little tail and sat by me for the entire time. The owners were in awe and disbelief because he had not gotten up for weeks. What an honor he bestowed on me. I cried like a baby. – crtowles

Dogs On The Couch With The Notary
everal years ago I did a Refi in CA. The owners had one older dog and a new pup, I say new pup because it was taken from its mother to soon. The older dog really didnt care for its new room mate so she didnt go near it. While trying to get through the signing the new pup was crying up a storm , I couldnt handle it so I got up, picked up the pup (maybe 4 weeks old) placed it in my lap and proceeded with the closing.
The signers were surprised #1 the pup quit crying and #2 the older dog jumped up on the couch I was sitting on and layed next to me and placed her head in my lap just enough to touch the new pup.
The world was all right again. I was there for nearly 2 hours one hour for the closing and the 2nd hr to help the signers understand the process of the new and old dogs. what was really great was a few months later they called to tell me the dogs were getting along great and neither dog went any where without the other. Needless to say it brought tears to my eyes. – tfarmer

Bringing Pet Treats
Pets can be some of the funniest topics of conversation during signings. As a rule of thumb, I bring pet treats. (Do not ever give a treat to a pet without borrower permission as some pets may be allergic to your treats). – legal eagle

One time, I did a signing where there were two cats and a dog. I keep the treats in my work bag which animals seem to have a blast with. During the signing I hear a little commotion in the other room. I looked up to see a cat with a half eaten dog biscuit he got out of my bag. The cat was literally “tossing the cookie” in the air.

I also have had cats literally climb into my work bag and take a nap. Since I tend to do six signings in one day, my work bag can get heavy. I make it a practice now to check and be sure that there are no pets in my bag.

5 Huge Dogs
I had to notarize for a couple who had 5 HUGE dogs and 3 super hyper kids, that were taller than me, mind you I’m only 4′ 11″ (in high heels! lol ), before I even rang the door bell, I knew it was going to be a challenging job, there were toys all over the front yard, and of course there was a HUGE gate, that I had to get on a tippy toes in order to reach the latch, I walked to the front door, and sure enough, as soon as one of the kids answered one of their huge dogs decided to jump on me and smell me!! to get to know me of course! lol, oh man, I’m cracking up just remembering! The family was so friendly and full of love, it was not a bad experience at all after I shared all my extra pens and paper with the kids.. they were so sweet they even took my business cards and handed them out to their friends and colleagues, I really appreciate it that! All in a notary’s day’s work!! 🙂 – Facebook Member

Cats & Snakes — oh my!
As I walked to the door I knew it was bad..bo meets me asks if I am allergic to cats..Um no. Good she said she has 40 and we go in..She turns & asks what about snakes? Um NO..We walk in and cats and snakes..big ones all in and out of cages all over the place..My lungs hurt from the stench..Got out in a big hurry! Yuk! – Facebook Member

Share
>

August 2, 2010

Funniest things that happen to Signing Agents

Funny situations at signings for signing agents
Signings are usually very normal, but our notaries and signing agents have seen almost everything from roach infested houses, to naked signers, to having a tornado come to the signing. Here are some noteworthy experiences that are from our FACEBOOK profile on May 25th, 2010. WHICH ONE IS THE FUNNIEST?

———–
If you like this post and would like to receive our FREE notary newsletter, just email us at info@123notary.com and request a subscription. The newsletter has links to new articles, tips, discussions, and information about signing companies for mobile notaries!
———–

Chicken coops
I had to walk around the chicken coops while he collected just hatched eggs. I brought home a 1/2 a dozen.

The two year old
A two year old decided to take all our blue pens hide them and mom could not find them, Lesson keep more pens in the car.

The angry husband
It was probably when a couple began arguing with me present. The husband yelled that she never let him read anything in peace or make a decision so he took his car keys and screeched out the driveway only to end up accidentally running over his kid’s bike in the driveway. We had to wait for him to return so that he could sign the papers as well but… She kept muttering under her breath that he doesn’t understand what he’s signing so what ‘s the point (had to agree with her he seemed unnecessarily confused). Funny thinking about it now but it was dramatic and awkward then. Only two weird incidents like this but they stick out like sore thumbs lol

5 dogs & 3 kids
As a signing agent, I had to notarize for a couple who had 5 HUGE dogs and 3 super hyper kids, that were taller than me, mind you I’m only 4′ 11″ (in high heels! lol ), before I even rang the door bell, I knew it was going to be a challenging job, there were toys all over the front yard, and of course there was a HUGE gate, that I had to get on a tippy toes in order to reach the latch, I walked to the front door, and sure enough, as soon as one of the kids answered one of their huge dogs decided to jump on me and smell me!! to get to know me of course! lol, oh man, I’m cracking up just remembering! The family was so friendly and full of love, it was not a bad experience at all after I shared all my extra pens and paper with the kids.. they were so sweet they even took my business cards and handed them out to their friends and colleagues, I really appreciate that! All in a notary’s day’s work!!

The mistress
I had called the Borrower the day before to confirm, and for some reason I guess the Wife thought I was the Mistress, because that night at 2am, I received a phone call, screaming at me, yelling at me, asking me why i was cheating with her husband, etc!!!!. When i arrived in the morning to the signing, it was the most awkward thing in the world!!!

He had the H1N1 Virus and died soon after
Was told by the signer if her boyfriend came home to grab the papers and run. That was stressful. But the worst one of all happened in April of this year. The signer was an old man with a walker. He started the conversation with I have the H1N1 virus with a 102* fever. He said “Is that okay with you?”. I told him to go home, get better and then resign. I called a few days later and he had died. Very sad.

The little boy
I went to a signing out in the middle of nowhere. The little boy, probably about 4, comes running out and hugs my legs. The Daddy tells him to get back in bed, he hugs tighter, Dad starts to count to 3.. I tell him you better run. Just as his Dad gets to 3, he tears loose and runs and jumps in bed. Then he yells out.. “Hey Lady, whats your name?”.. I say Susie, he yells out “Good Night Susie”..

The naked daughter
Awkward…at a extravagant house w a couple in the morning. Middle of signing the 3 year old daughter comes running out naked. Wouldn’t stop jumping all over the couches and running around. NAKED.

The argumentative selling agent
I had a sale in which the Selling agent and the Seller were arguing. The Selling agent had called the police because he said their dog had bit him when they conducted the final walk through. The Seller’s insisted it did not happen. It was a hostile closing environment until the agent decided to drop his pants to show the teeth marks on his buttocks! I was in tears from laughing so hard. It remains my funniest closing to date.

Can you help give birth?
I was scheduled to do a closing and the borrower called me the morning of to cancel unless……..I was willing to come to labor and delivery as the wife had gone into labor that morning…..but they really wanted to sign that day. I called the company and they said it was my call. I decided to go. They had to get me cleared through security. We would sign a few pages and take a break, then sign a few more and take a break. I did let them know that they could kick me out at anytime…..lol. We did complete the closing. I didn’t stick around for the birth and don’t know if they named the baby after me or not…..but it has been a great story to tell!

Signing on the hood & Affidavit of &#%
There are a couple of them that stick out in my mind.
1- the request to notarize an affidavit saying this lady never had*****with another ladies husband. people think just because i notarize it it is the truth.
2- the lady who insisted i come to her home at 11 pm and sign documents on the hood of my car, down the block cauz she didnt want her boyfriend to know what she was doing. Oh yeah, she snuck out of the house through a window in her nightgown lol. And she was a fairly large woman.

1 – I went into labor at a signing and tried to hide it from the borrower because the first comment he made when I walked into the front door was, “you’re not going to have that baby today are you?” (I did actually)
2 – I had a borrower on a reverse mortgage closing who was expecting me to arrive with a brief case full of cash because he was receiving $70,000 as a lump sum disbursement. Also, he lived in a mobile home on blocks and planned on putting the cash in a floor safe.

Once you get here we can untie my husband
I accepted a signing and when I inputed the address into my GPS, it turned out to be a hospital. I called the client to ensure I had the correct address and she stated, “yes, we are in the lobby waiting for you. Once you get here we will untie my husband’s hands so he can sign this will.” Needless to say, I cancelled!

The tornado
I was sitting at the kitchen table facing the patio, which was high off the ground, doing a signing. It was cold in the house and I thought the borrower had turned on the heat when she got up, but it was too noisy to be heat. My mouth flew open as a huge stainless steel barbecue grill traveled quickly past the patio doors. What I thought was the heat, turned out to be the freight train sound of a tornado! We looked outside and a tree was down, the legs of their covered swing had gone through the side of the neighbor’s garage, and the people across the street had shingles ripped off a quarter of their roof like you would rip the label off a jelly jar. News crews came to cover the tornado while we finished up the signing. My car and the borrower’s house were fine.

Are you allergic to cats & snakes?
As I walked to the door I knew it was bad..bo meets me asks if I am allergic to cats. Um no. Good she said she has 40 and we go in..She turns and asks what about snakes? Um NO..We walk in and cats and snakes..big ones all in and out of cages all over the place..My lungs hurt from the stench..Got out in a big hurry! Yuk!
 
Let us know which one you think is the funniest, and let us know if you have some funny stories of your own. As you can see, our signing agents have a very interesting life — at least from time to time.
 
Tweets:
(1) The notary was asked to notarize an affidavit that claimed the signer never had $&%
w/the other ladies husband!
(2) One you get here (to notarize) we can untie my husband!
(3) One signer asked, “Are you allergic to cats or snakes?” What kind of signing is this going to be?

Other related reading material.
 
Tips on being the worlds worst notary or signing agent
http://www.123notary.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1910
 
Humorous and interesting posts fom the forum
http://www.123notary.com/interestingposts.asp

Top 12 things to do when you are on hold
http://blog.123notary.com/?p=3946

Share
>