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I am not okay with moose! [May. 12th, 2009|03:02 am]
Kitty

I've been worried about Brutus getting into trouble with Alaskan wildlife since we lived here. I let him out to go potty about ten minutes ago and unfortunately there was a moose out back. Brutus started barking his head off, which I am sure is what everyone in the neighborhood was dying to hear at three AM. Then I saw what he was barking at and while I was relieved that it wasn't a bear or wolf I wanted him inside, so then in case the neighborhood didn't know whose fool dog was barking I started calling his name. At first I was trying to be quiet, but then the moose started kicking the fence. I got louder, and made the mistake of stepping outside. Brutus really freaked out and started jumping towards the moose. Unfortunately they were in front of the gate. The moose kicked again and knocked the gate open. Luckily Brutus is stupid and didn't notice. I was throwing stuff at him and the moose trying to distract them from each other. After taking a grapefruit to the butt the moose sauntered off a bit. I would have thrown an orange next but she was eating a clump of dandelions and the milk jug to the head got Brutus's attention. He ran in and I had a flashback to the time he got attacked by an opossum and my mom and I were throwing stuff at them and squirting the opossum to get it away from the Brutus and the yard.  (BTW the opossums in Houston are pretty fierce. My sister’s cat was killed by one last week.)

If that moose at my strawberries I’m going to be pissed.


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[User Picture]From: ste_noni
2009-05-12 12:38 pm (UTC)
Alaska makes for good stories. :)
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[User Picture]From: lunarophelia
2009-05-14 09:05 am (UTC)
This is true!
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[User Picture]From: x1985
2009-05-12 05:04 pm (UTC)
scary/hilarious! scarelarious?
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[User Picture]From: lunarophelia
2009-05-14 09:04 am (UTC)
scarelarious...that pretty much describes all my run ins with Alaskan wildlife!
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From: given_to
2009-05-13 06:22 am (UTC)
oh man, what an experience!
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[User Picture]From: lunarophelia
2009-05-14 09:05 am (UTC)
No kidding!
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[User Picture]From: aquaenigma
2009-05-13 12:58 pm (UTC)

I HAVE AN ICON FOR MOOSE!!!

Wow. Moose?! Hope your strawberries are ok, and umm... that you are able to replace the produce you lobbed lol!

I hope you don't have any more run ins with the wildlife, your dog barking at 3 am is better than him NOT barking YKWIM? Glad no one was hurt (minus the possibility of the strawberries...)

Oh, and opossums carry rabies too, I can totally understand not wanting them to attack a beloved pet. Yikes.
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[User Picture]From: lunarophelia
2009-05-14 09:04 am (UTC)

Re: I HAVE AN ICON FOR MOOSE!!!

HAHA! Great icon!

My strawberries were spared, thankfully. One of them is turning red already I hope they taste good and even if they don't, they are nice to look at.

And I am grateful he alerted me to the intruder. It was a giood reminder that I need to be more careful when I let him out because there are also wolves and bears out at this time of year.

Brutus was so lucky we have a fence. When I saw the fence in daylight I noticed the moose left quite the dent where she first kicked. She would have hit him squarely in the chest but for the fence.
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[User Picture]From: snowowl
2009-05-15 08:44 pm (UTC)
We'd love to shoot your friend's wedding (we're on the NC/VA line but we don't have travel fees)! Here's our website, if you'd like to check it out. Our package is $1500 for two photographers, all day coverage, album credit and images on disk. What day in July is her wedding? Feel free to email me via the contact form on our site! :o)
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[User Picture]From: lunarophelia
2009-05-16 01:16 am (UTC)
I wish you could have done my wedding! I passed this information along to her. The wedding will be on the 18th or 19th, for some reason I've drawn a blank!
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[User Picture]From: snowowl
2009-05-16 06:18 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks! We still have that weekend open on our calendar so I hope we can work with her! It's great you're helping her with the planning -- though it must be hard since you're both long distance!
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