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.
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"