Mary & Dick's Blog

Herding Cats

No Grab Bag this week - I'm sure there was plenty of weird, funny stuff out there, but I've just been to busy to go looking for it. This one, however, is worthy of standing on its own - cats and the Internet, right? - and you could always use a laugh.


Mary & Dick

Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525


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Comment balloon 33 commentsDick Greenberg • December 27 2012 07:38AM


Cat-herding catboys now this is too fun Dick :)

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 7 years ago

This is hilarious!  It might be one of the wackiest things I've seen on Active Rain - like ever!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) over 7 years ago

Very good.  Cats always make for some comical events.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 7 years ago

Hi Dick -- cats and the internet -- what will they think of next?    

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 7 years ago

Good morning Dick. This absolutely cracked me up. So funny. Thanks for the laugh and for the morning challenge.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 7 years ago

Dick-  You are really a crazy man!   Where does one find these things?

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Dick, I'm not sure where you find these things but they are just too funny.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 7 years ago

Hey Dick,  Where did this take place?  East of Fort Collins.  Very funny!

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 7 years ago

Thanks, Dick. LOL...too much and too funny. Whoever did this deserves a marketing award.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 7 years ago

Dick -- that is a great reuse of a commercial from a couple years ago- and timely, since it was originally posted during a SuperBowl game, and everyone is gearing up the next one now.

Posted by Steven Cook (No Longer Processing Mortgages.) over 7 years ago


This reminds me when the US Government was testing with cats in Vietnam for their night vision capacity to detect living creatures.  Somebody forgot to tell someone else that cats are independent and cannot be herded...It was a 7 figure experiment...I would love to know the marketing techniques it took to get that check!  LOL A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 7 years ago

Dick~ I would never dream of trying to herd cats!  It's tough enough to herd Realtors!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 7 years ago

Love the lint roller and making a ball of yarn by the fire.  Surprised there wasn't a laser pointer in there somewhere.  That's cat herding made easy.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 7 years ago

Thanks for the laugh today!  Just getting back online and how fun to see this video!!


....make them go where you want!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) over 7 years ago

I remember that was a Super Bowl commercial one year.  Surprising that H. Ross Perot allowed that!

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) over 7 years ago

I have herded cats, too.  but not to market.  Just to the backyard.  And, they don't go easy.  Thanks for the fun post, Dick.

Posted by Suzanne McLaughlin, Sabinske & Associates, Realtor (Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)) over 7 years ago

Dick what a great way to start the day, with a laughm thanks for sharing, have a great Friday

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 7 years ago

Dick, I've heard some people compare running a real estate office to herding cats, but I think it's more like getting butterflies to fly in formation. 

Posted by Lloyd Binen, Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411 (Certified Realty Services) over 7 years ago

That was funny!!!

Thanks for the great laugh on this early morning of the new year.

Have a great new year!

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 7 years ago

OMG, Dick...I have to say this was the most unexpected video I've seen that actually turned out to be a commercial...??? I love cats and cowboys, but never thought I'd see them together in this perspective. :)


Posted by Bob & Leilani Souza, Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments (Souza Realty 916.408.5500) over 7 years ago

Dick... As the man in the video said.... "Ahhh... I'm living the dream."  Yes, this is what being a Realtor is all about.  Funny, though... that's what I also thought when I taught junior high school for nine years.  Herding cats.  Uh huh.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) over 7 years ago

Dick, how did I miss this one?  What a hilarious post you've got there.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) over 7 years ago

LOL I saw this on Patricia wrap up...glad I didn't miss it.  Enjoy your SUnday!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 7 years ago

Hey Dick, I included this post in Last Week's Favorites.  Enyoy the rest of your weekend.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) over 7 years ago

Hi Dick,  Thanks for the Sunday funny !

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 7 years ago

I have felt like I was herding cats before, LOL. That was GREAT!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

OMG, this is so creative and so funny.  Where do you find this stuff?

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 7 years ago

I also liked the guy with the lint roller, sneezing along.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 7 years ago

That was a great commercial!  I loved it when it aired and I still occassionally use the saying.

Posted by M. Lynn Delatte (Developers Realty) over 7 years ago


 Great video! I could not imagine trying to herd cats.

Posted by Jim Brooks (Highrises & Condos by The Brooks Team) over 7 years ago

Love it!  We all need an extra dose of laughs...this sure did the trick. Makes life with my 4 cats seem easy...

Posted by Barb Fischer, San Diego and La Mesa Real Estate (Big Block Realty) about 7 years ago

Thanks for leaving a comment this weekend Barb, it reminded me of this little gem, and I stopped back for a little chuckle on a Monday morning.

And Dick, thanks for posting this, it is a classic!

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) about 7 years ago

Hilarious. Ain't nuthin' I like less than cats on the internet neither.

Posted by Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore (Brad MacKenzie) about 7 years ago

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