The purpose of Sassistas!TM is to dole out sassy and stimulating perspectives on the weird and wonderful incongruities of life . . . or what we prefer to call our social soup. From the ridiculous to the sublime, from the stupid to the miraculous — we’re all swimming in it. Let’s make it easier to swallow.
At the end of the summer of 1997, Flannista biked nearly 850 miles of Alaska in about 10 days with a dozen folks. Our guide told us to be careful because we all biked at different speeds and sometimes would be biking alone. "MOST OF ALL," he warned, "stay away from moose which are much more dangerous than you realize". On the third day of the bike trip, Flann did come across a mother moose and her calf. I got off my bike and waited until they were very far away before I resumed pedaling.
Yesterday, I discovered the above photo in her Facebook news feed, accompanied by this copy:
Giant Jack the moose stands six feet tall, weighs almost 1,000 lbs. and is very protective of his tiny best friend Vanessa Gibson. The 23-year-old has nurtured Jack since he was three days old and the enormous moose is fiercely protective of her. Playing tag and run, and taking walks around the beautiful grounds of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre in Portage, Vanessa and three-year-old Jack are inseparable.
What does Vanessa's boyfriend think? To find out, click here to read more about Giant Jack and Vanessa. To tell you the truth, they kind of remind me of Matissta and her dog, Huckleberry.