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    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.

    Moxie 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).

    Of course, 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.

    I wouldn’t 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.

    I never 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.

    There 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.

    What’s 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.

    Now 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.

    But 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