Meet Moe. Moe is a large young gentleman who came into my life a couple years ago. I knew Moe’s parents, having met them at a local haircutting establishment. While they were pleasant enough, though somewhat quiet, what I remember most about them is that they were of normal size.
You see, Moe is not normal sized. When he first made his way to our home, he was quite young, but his feet were very large. My comment at the time was, “He’s gonna grow into those paws.” He did. Moe has grown into the largest person with four legs I have had the pleasure of meeting.
Moe enjoys eating a fine meal at any time of the day or night. He even volunteers to do the dishes and other after-dinner activities in exchange for an extra treat or two (or seven). He will rest his head on the dinner table just to ensure the rest of the family is enjoying their meal. Since Moe doesn’t say much, he let’s us know he approves of the evening menu by drooling on the floor (or my lap).
Moe is presently employed as a part time forest ranger and cemetery security guard. He maintains frequent patrols of the mountainside, spotting the odd deer, and pulling off the occasional shot at a coyote.
In his spare time, Moe enjoys his pet dog Boo Boo. He frequently runs around with Boo, and they compete for the same toys. Unlike the yapping terriers, Moe only speaks when necessary. On occasion he will raise an alarm and fuss at his brothers and sister. I have never heard him raise his voice in anger, but I sure wouldn’t want to make him angry.
What I like the most about my friend Moe is his friendly and loyal nature. He is always happy and is glad to see me. His entire rear end wiggles when he greets someone he knows. He tends to be fearful around people he is unfamiliar with, but he quickly makes friends. I know my friend Moe has my back. He is supportive of me whether I have had a good or bad day. He is a good listener, often allowing me to talk about my day as long as I scratch his left ear.
My friend Moe has been a joy to me through some difficult days. I look forward to a long relationship – as long as I don’t run out of kibble.