His name is Moses. He's turning 13 this month.
  1. We bought him from a woman who chain smoked in her trailer.
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    There were 5 other puppies. Their soft fur smelled of menthol cigarettes. I wanted to take them all.
  2. She said they were Husky/Lab mutts.
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    He has neither Husky, nor Lab in him.
  3. He's got 9 lives like a cat.
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    And he's almost used them all up.
  4. 1) running nose first into a headstone while trying to catch a frisbee at the dog park/cemetery we used to go to.
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    It's an official/sanctioned dog park IN AN ACTIVE CEMETERY in DC. Cannot go back, still remains one of the weirdest scenes in the city. (This is not a pic of the park, just an example of his frisbee skills)
  5. 2) huge tangle of chicken wire stuck through and around his lip/muzzle.
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    While camping. At night. Required pliers, ice, whiskey to remove.
  6. 3) got a used hypodermic needle stuck in his paw.
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    During a walk in DC. Not life threatening, but did have to google "can dogs get hiv?"
  7. 4) impaled by a branch
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    Ran full speed down a hill and chest first into a pointed branch that was stuck in the ground. Carried all 65lbs of him the 3 blocks home.
  8. 5) tore his doggy ACL, had to have surgery
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    Both legs.
  9. 6) fell out of the bed of a pick up truck
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    Jumped poorly? Idk he probably saw a squirrel.
  10. 7) tip of ear bitten off by another dog
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    One of his buddies in his dogwalking pack decided to be a dick, and bit it clean off.
  11. He resigned himself to his new life after my daughters were born with a beleaguered acceptance I'd never seen in him before.
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  12. He loves them now.
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    Or maybe just accepts their love?
  13. He's almost completely deaf.
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    This was his clique when his giant ears heard every crumb drop.
  14. He can barely hear us whistle
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    But he's still vigilant about keeping an eye on my girls.
  15. I will never regret having our friend immortalize him in his prime
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  16. He's a good dog.
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  17. I feel like I could write a book about him, but a list will have to do.
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