Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mr. Moose Goes to Town

We only live about 2 miles from the print shop where Lyle works, so he usually comes home for lunch. Today as we were finishing lunch, his cell phone rang. That's not unusual either, as his co-workers often have questions that need immediate answers. But he wasn't on the phone long this time. He hung up and told us, "Loren says there's a bull moose over by city hall, down the street from the print shop."

We immediately sprang up and tore out to the truck, barefoot girls, dog, and all. Even though it was only 2 miles we were afraid the moose would be long gone by the time we got there.
He wasn't. He was just strolling around the neighborhood... inspecting objects in people's back yards... grazing on whatever looked appealing... wrestling with small trees... and blithely ignoring the paparazzi!
He was happy to find a pear tree just loaded with juicy ripe pears. He helped himself to several within easy reach on his side of the fence...
 
...before wandering off to visit other neighbors in the vicinity. 

We thought it would be fun to just follow him around town the rest of the afternoon, but as we had "promises to keep, and miles to go before we sleep..." we reluctantly bid him farewell and went about our business. 

We wonder how long it will be before he finds his way back across the bridge over the river to the forest where he lives? 

We love living in the Northwest!

3 comments:

Donetta said...

oh that is too cool!
loving life

pse said...

How fun!

Jan said...

That is soooo funny! Poor guy. I hope he didn't have a hard time finding his way home...I'll bet the girls loved it.. :-)