Pet-of-the-Day - Meet Moe

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  • May 7, 2020

Moe is quite vocal, and he's got a knack for getting skunked!

Your name:       Greg Back

Job title/department:     Adjunct Professor / Communication

What kind of pet do you have (dog, cat, bird, etc.)?    Dog - Spitz/Golden Retriever mix   

What is your pet’s name?     Moe

How did you come up with this name?    When we got him from Second Chance pet rescue, we were told his name was Cosmo, and he really is a glamour boy. But, because I'm more a Three Stooges fan (Moe Howard) than a Seinfeld fan (Cosmo Kramer), we shortened it a bit.

How old is your pet?  14

What is your pet’s gender?   Male

Describe your pet in three words:    Sweet, vivacious, friendly

What is the thing your pet cannot live without?     A really good massage from The Hands (mine).

Can your pet do tricks? If so, what?     Tricks? Moe laughs at dogs who do tricks. He is far too handsome and lovable to be bothered with such things. He does "talk" to us when he wants something and is feeling impatient. It's sort of a mix of bark, howl and whine. He gets his point across quite well.

What is the best trick your pet has taught you?      Moe is quite vocal about getting his evening snack (half a Pupperoni Lean Beef slim jim-like thing).

Do you have a nickname for your pet?   What, Moe's not short enough? How about Moe-zilla? Moe-zambique?

You know your pet is in a good mood when he/she does this:   Starts running around like a puppy with a stick or a tennis ball in his mouth.

Your pet’s favorite spot to hangout is:   My end of the couch. Getting him to shove over can be quite difficult.

Favorite toy:   tennis ball

One habit you would like to change:     Get off my end of the couch.

Does your pet prefer to play with people, or other animals?    Any or all of the above.

Does your pet like children?     Yes

If you could ask your pet one question and they’d be able to answer it, what would it be?    Do you want to go out? Oh wait... the answer to that one is ALWAYS yes.

Can your pet read your emotions?     Oh, yes. He's quite sensitive.

Funniest moment you’ve had with your pet:     The hangdog look on his face after he got skunked for the FOURTH time.

What is the most rewarding aspect of owning your pet?   Can't imagine life without the companionship of a good animal.

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