Pooches may be on the table in a real estate closing.

Wall Street Journal staffer Katy McLaughlin files from the "some-home-buyers-are-just-nuts" department, which we're sure will resonate on some level with sales associates at home building companies all across the land.

Here, McLaughlin spotlights two particularly oddball transactions that serve to illustrate one theme: people who buy homes feel entitled. How the seller responds--whether in acquiescing or not--is what winds up mattering most.

How far are you willing to go to get the close?

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