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