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    Moxie Has A Boyfriend

    Yes, it’s true. His name is Logan and he’s a very gentle German Shepherd and Siberian Husky mix. He showed up one day and totally intrigued Moxie, our Dalmatian. He was wearing a collar with the name “Zeus” on it, which we later learned belonged to the owner’s former dog. But it had his address on it, so when Herman came home, he very kindly drove Zeus (I mean Logan) home to that address.

    Logan is owned by a guy named Ken in Caroga Lake. He is kept chained to a tree and can frequently be found lounging on the side street in front of his house. Ken isn’t being cruel, chaining him to a tree, by the way. Logan has a talent for slipping off his collar and going calling throughout the neighborhood.

    So now when we take Moxie on a walk, one of our frequent stops is to see Logan. It’s really cute how they interact. They are constantly smelling each other and very often playing tag by crouching, jumping up and circling each other with tails wagging.

    You should know that Moxie, although great with people and children, is not always sociable with other dogs. But Logan is an exception and she really seems to have taken to him. And him to her. If we walk Moxie to the post office, which we do most every day, Moxie will pull towards Logan’s street as we walk home. It’s obvious she knows where she’s going.

    You should also know that Moxie has been neutered, so there is no chance of little Moxies or Logans running around. Logan’s a pretty young dog, I’d say a year or two old, but he’s very tolerant and good natured for such a young dog.

    I haven’t had a heart to heart talk with Moxie about boys yet. But she seems to be doing pretty well on her own. Logan has great manners, and that helps. To give Moxie her due, after sniffing a greeting to Logan and playing a bit, she nonchalantly goes off to chew grass or sniff other areas as if Logan isn’t the be-all and end-all. And Logan, in turn, doesn’t seem all that concerned when she takes off back home with us. They must be secure in their relationship.

    "Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"