Moose on the Loose and Loose Moose Theatre

Bet you can’t say the title to this week’s blog three times fast! Now that I have your attention simply by the title, I have to explain what it all means. Moose were on the loose at my dad’s farm last week and I want to share the story he told me on the phone just the other day. I grew up in beautiful northeast Saskatchewan right where all the lakes and trees start in the province and moose are abundant in the area, especially this time of year. Dad was sitting watching ‘Canada AM’ while having his morning coffee in the living room when what does he see right outside the big south facing window? A cow moose looking in the window! Dad got up and waved his arms and she put her nose right to the window trying to smell him. Then she heard the T.V. so then she was listening very intently before she sauntered off in front of the house where there are bird feeders. Dad went into the kitchen to watch her from the kitchen window and he noticed she kept looking behind her, so he walked back into the living room. Guess what he saw there? A moose calf looking in the window now! Well, Dad was just getting a real kick out of this, but of course he didn’t get any pictures! Next the cow and calf walk around the north side of the house and are contemplating walking up the patio so dad is busy watching them and now he spots a bull moose on this side of the house! The whole family is visiting and this bull moose has just one horn! They took their time looking around and then sauntered off just as quietly as they came! Now that is something you don’t see every day! A few days later, Dad’s neighbor, Barb, posted pictures of ‘one horn’ on facebook and I told her he was at Dad’s, but she thought it was a different one, because his buddy is missing the opposite horn! Pretty neat!

My boys and I have season tickets to Loose Moose Theatre in Calgary and enjoyed the Aesop’s Fables show last weekend. If you haven’t been and you have young children, you really should check it out. The actors are very versatile, the shows are done within one hour, the set and props are simple, yet creative ,and the price is right at $12 a ticket. We have enjoyed every show and they usually have music and humor that the adults appreciate!

Until next week, remember: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream Discover.” Mark Twain.