Moxie’s Newest Boyfriend Winston
Winston is a tiny French bulldog that belongs to a camping
neighbor of ours named Sandy. I’ve told you about
Moxie’s other boyfriend named Logan, who is a large
German shepherd. And you have to remember Moxie doesn’t
make friends easily with other dogs.
reminds me of me when I was younger, in that I could never
make up my mind about a boyfriend. My Mom tells me that
when I was walking I was more or less boy chasing all
the time. It started when I was about 16 and pretty much
ended with Herman (knock wood).
Moxie doesn’t get out a lot to meet other possible
boyfriends. We pretty much abide by the leash law and
so she has to meet other dogs while we’re with her.
The rest of the time she is inside the house with us.
And like I said before, she is generally not great with
other dogs anyway. Especially not females.
exactly say Moxie is boy crazy. After all, she has been
fixed, as they say. But she still has a much better disposition
towards male dogs than females.
had pets growing up, my Mom tells me we had a cat when
I was a baby who always jumped on me trying to lick the
excess milk off me. That’s pretty much when we stopped
having pets. Mom is not really a “pet person.”
This surprises me, since she’s always so loving
to my pets when she comes to visit.
is also a special bond between Moxie and my two adorable
felines, Sam and Sally. She is protective of them and
it is almost comical to watch Moxie sniff them and wag
her tail while Sally will rub up against Moxie nonchalantly
as she passes and Moxie will wag her tail in response.
really cute is when Sally arches her back under Moxie’s
nose. Sally has no fear of Moxie and Moxie has never given
her cause to have any qualms about their relationship.
Sam will always have a special place in my heart. But
Sam is not as demonstrative around Moxie. Though they
are great pals and I have seen them asleep together on
the rug by the fire with photos to prove it.
back to Winston. He has sadly gone to his winter home
in Schenectady and Moxie sniffs his front yard expectantly
every time we pass it on the road. It will be a long wait
until next summer for Moxie.
Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting
career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance
writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns
may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com