“Dad, I thought it was a real moose!”

Enroute from one family Christmas in southwest Saskatchewan to another in northeastern Saskatchewan on Boxing Day, we were driving through Moose Jaw. My husband, Wade, said to our boys, “Look out your window up ahead and you’ll see a great big moose!” Well, the boys dropped their cars and their books that they were engrossed in to catch a glimpse of this big moose…well, it was a big moose, all right! It was the gigantic moose statue that greets the visitors at Moose Jaw, but my boys have spent enough time at their grandpa’s farm in northern SK to know what real moose are and what a majestic animal they really are, so they were hugely disappointed and both exclaimed, “Dad, I thought it was a real moose!”