Sunday, December 30, 2007

How about a little Moose Drool?

In planning my herd's New Year Eve celebration, I have decided to go with a Montana beer, "Moose Drool", as our beverage of choice.
A nice hearty brown ale, for a cold winter's night when one needs a bit of fortification. Should hit the spot nicely.
The Big Sky Brewing Co. in Missoula Montana is the maker of such an outstanding product. How can one go wrong with a name like "Moose Drool"? That just sound like refreshment to me!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Got Moose?




Well now, my owner seems to associate with humans who understand that us Moose are top priority and should be so recognized! The attached photographs are of a couple of Christmas gifts that the owner received. The "Got Moose?" is from a T-Shirt that his boss was smart enough to give him. I certainly hope he wears it frequently as in this town, if he is found wandering the streets, there is only one place in town for him to be returned too! [hopefully that isn't Banff, Canada!]. The other photograph is of a new herd member from the ornament family. As the little star states 2007 we will all easily keep track of when he was added into the herd. The owner's parents gave this guy to my owner for addition to my herd. So next time you hear "Got Moose?", you know that the answer is "Yes I do".

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

What Santa Wants


What Santa Wants
Originally uploaded by library.moose


And what I, The Library Moose, and my herd want is to wish all of you who visit my blog, a very Merry Christmas and to wish all a happy and healthy New Year. May your moose food never run out and your herd members be close to you.

Merry Moosemas everybody!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Candy Cane Moose


Candy Cane Moose
Originally uploaded by library.moose

'Twas 2 days before Christmas and new to the herd...meet Candy. Candy was gifted to my owner [aka added to the herd] by an anonymous donor. Although we both feel that he was found in Solvang, which should give a huge clue to library staff as to who found him. Needless to say, Candy is very much over the top in his enjoyment of the Christmas holidays. I would say that he's been nibbling on the fermented holly berries a bit too much. You gotta love the shoes with candy cane tips though, don't see those every day do you?

Friday, December 21, 2007

Foster Moose.


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Originally uploaded by library.moose

Let us all give a big welcome to Foster, a late holiday season adoptee. Brad and Angelina aren't the only families that are always looking to adopt new members into their herd. As I have the room and means to do so, when it comes to my attention that there is a chance at adopting a moose of lesser means into my family always open my heart and herd to others. Foster's misbegotten plight came to my attention through an intermediary source [thanks Bill!] and I am glad to welcome Foster into our herd. Already a number of my Library people herd and commented upon Foster and what a handsome new member of the herd he is, so welcome and may you enjoy your time with us!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Jackson Hole Six.


The Jackson Hole Six.
Originally uploaded by library.moose

You've heard of the Jackson Five or the Feasome Foursome before, well let me intoduce you to one of the hottest vocal groups in all of Moosedom, "The Jackson Hole Six". They grew up amidst the wonderful scenic splendors of the Grand Tetons and use the natural beauty of the area to inspire vocal sound. While they are on tour supporting their latest CD, "We wish you a Mossy Christmoose", they have taken a few days off to spend it with me and my herd this holiday.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Willie, Mickey and the Duke.


Willie, Mickey and the Duke.
Originally uploaded by library.moose

More Chistmoose season visitors to my herd....

Three college chums of mine, Willie "The Wheelman" who is a bus driver for senior services and loves to sing "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" while toting folks around this time of year. He's never actually run a Grandma over, backed over he's come close but never run over!

Mickey is a greeter at the local Moose-Mart. He loves to press the moose flesh and loves to sing "Grandma" with each and every handshake. Funny but Moose-Mart's profit dip during the Christmas shopping season instead of increase. Wouldn't have any thing to do with his singing would it?

Duke is a bouncer at a local watering hole [not a bar an actual watering hole] and he too loves to bounce along to the songs at the drop of a hat or a nod of his head.

Friday, December 14, 2007

What a nice Moose!

Wow, I am speechless [it can happen to me, ask around the library!]. Yesterday we had our staff holiday breakfast and besides the wonderful food [library staff do food good!] I, the owner, received a most unexpected and wonderful gift from The Library Moose. I now have a calendar featuring photos of my favorite moose, along with a few older photos of ye old owner. It looks like the moose got into collaberation with Louise, his official photographer, who also has a treasure trove of staff photos from over the years. We have always wondered where she keeps the photos because on the open market one could make a ton of money off of the blackmail. Anyways, the calendar is a special treat and I, the owner, shall try and get some photos posted from the calendar over the course of 2008.

Wiggles


Wiggles
Originally uploaded by library.moose

This is Wiggles. He is the Christmas visitor that everyone in the herd keeps away from the punch bowl...spiked or otherwise! Trust me when he drinks and gets his button pushed he literally wiggles and let us say that you only want to here his laughter once.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Harry N. David


Harry N. David
Originally uploaded by library.moose

A new member to the herd, and celebrating his first holiday with us, is the famed gossip columoost, Harry N. David. As you can see, Harry is well equiped to dish it out and so he shall from his new Burbank base of operations.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmoose Time is here.


Christmoose Time is here.
Originally uploaded by library.moose

Well I thought that I'd show off my current habit. mind you this is not the official photograph, that honor goes to Ms. Louise my long time photographer. The owner does pretty good these days but one always wants to keep those long standing relationships strong. The tree is new this year as is the table cloth. Looking nice and Christmasy don't you think?

The Singer Triplets.


Three Wise Moose.
Originally uploaded by library.moose

Also in town visiting, are the world famous Singer Triplets. These guys are reknowned for their vocal harmonies in their recordings. Although, we all love them, when on holiday vacation they tend to be a bit on the rowdy side and will sing at the drop of a hat, the wave of a hand or for that, any sort of motion or sign of life and they start singing. Fortunately, both the human and moose herd, shall we say know how to push their buttons and when they don't have the juice going the songs stop flowing! Besides they only know one Christmas song and "Grandma got run over by a raindeer" it does get a bit old to hear them sing the same thing all of the time. Nice guys to have around to inject some life into the party but you have to keep 'em under control.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Merry Moosemas Wreath


Merry Moosemas Wreath
Originally uploaded by library.moose

Hi again, yep, yet another post featuring out-of-town Holiday visitors. The Wreath Brothers tend to be guys who prefer a bit of distance from the herd, which is why during their seasonal visit they prefer to hang around in my owner's office.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Rikki and Ralph Moose.


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Originally uploaded by library.moose

Currently visiting my library herd for the holidays are our dear friends Rikki and Ralph Moose from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. This time of the year, those Canadians are so cold that they tend to overdress a bit when visiting the warmer climate of Burbank. I keep telling them that skates aren't necessary but one can only do so much. Anyways, I hope that this season brings you into contact with your good friends, even if they too dress a bit inappropriately!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Uncle Buzzwinkle..moose on the loose!

Good old Uncle Buzzwinkle, out on the town, juiced as usual. Always has been know as the "Black Moose" of the family. Maybe he can go into rehab with Paris, and Lyndsey and Brittney? Thanks to one of my human herd, Jan, for bringing Uncle's latest adventure to my attention.

Bull moose strung with lights and tipsy on crab apples
What do you call a moose stumbling drunk on fermented crabapples in front of a dive bar with christmas lights tangled in its antlers? Buzzwinkle, of course
But seriously, the juiced moose had certainly seen better days than Tuesday, when he became a bewildered tourist attraction, parked in the courtyard of Bernie's Bungalow Lounge as shoppers clicked by with their Nordstrom bags. "He just has this goofy look on his face," said Rick Sinnott, a Fish and Game biologist who came to check on him and guessed he'd probably eaten too many crab apples from an old tree in Bernie's yard. "He's either drunk or in gastric distress." Even before his crab-apple bender, the downtown moose was something of a seasonal celebrity, making the television news after he spent the weekend clumping along the avenues with his big rack, thrilling the holiday shopping throngs. But Tuesday was a banner day for moose hijinks. It started when he stopped to nibble the trees in Town Square Park, which had recently been strung with expensive LED Christmas lights. They snagged in his antlers, and he seemed roped to a tree for a while, generating numerous calls to Sinnott's office from passers-by. After some effort, the moose freed himself, but took the light string with him, dragging it through traffic. Sinnott sees snagged moose all the time -- Christmas lights, hammocks, swing sets. Usually the animal will pull itself free, though occasionally, for bad snarls, it will have to be drugged and untangled by biologists. Those tangled moose get tagged. Buzzwinkle has one such tag, which means he's a repeat offender. After Town Square Park, the moose squeezed into the courtyard at Bernie's, where he settled in a pile of crab apples and eventually assumed a disoriented stance, staring into space, snorting steam. What was on his moose mind? Was he dreaming of chewing spring buds or sleeping in the tall summer grass? Was he filled with crab-appletini regret? Hard to say.
"He's just been in the same spot since I got here," said Gina Senior, a bartender at Bernie's. "He's not really doing much except standing there." "You can't do much for a drunk moose except wait for him to sober up," Sinnott said. And he's in a pretty good place -- among Bernie's fountains and yard sculptures, behind a hedge, safe from passing traffic.
Even Sinnott couldn't resist the pull of a bad moose one-liner.

"These country moose can't always hold their liquor," he said.

WATCH THOSE CRABAPPLES... THEY'RE POTENT!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Three of a kind.


Three of a kind.
Originally uploaded by library.moose

Hey, its been a madhouse here for me, your library Moose. Christmas preparations and holiday plans, parties and shopping. Just never ends does it?! I wanted to introduce everyone to the newest herd members. These three little guys were send to me by one of my first supporters. A big Library Moose shout out to Joe Eiben, you always believed in my potential and I promise to look after and take good care of the three wee little moose. BTW, my owner did state that he well has learned his lessons from you Mr. Joe, when he saw the envelope in his mailbox, he listened to it first to make sure it wasn't ticking!

I have a lot of new pictures to post, new herd members to introduce, new Christmas habitat to show off and of course, I have a whole bunch of herd members who are visiting this month for the holidays to introduce everyone to, I just hope that there are enough days to deal with all of the going ons!