Monday, December 5, 2011

An interview with our military moose!

I'm sitting here today interviewing the two winners of our costume constest!

Military Moose aka Hunter and GI Moose
Old Reliable:  Welcome boys!  Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to answer a few questions for our readers!

Hunter Moose:  It's our pleasure!  We love to talk (especially about ourselves).

Old Reliable:  First question, "What are your real names and where are you originally from?"

Hunter:  That's an easy one. Thanks for asking.  My real name is Hunter Moose and I help my brother here with some of his daily duties.  I am originally from Michigan.

GI Moose:  My name is GI moose, and I actually did not dress up in a military costume; I am a military moose.

Old Reliable: This next question is for GI Moose.  What is your military experience?

GI:  Well, I retired from the military as a 4- Antler General!   I proudly served with many great men and women in the military. I did tours in many different places, most of which I can't disclose because of their top secret status. 

Ol' Reliable:  What types of things do you do now?

Hunter:  GI is one of the moose in charge of protection duty for Chris' house.  I am there to assist him.

Ol' Reliable:  A viewer would like to know how it feels to have a book written about you?

GI:  Though neither Hunter nor I are the main characters in our Moo's new book, we are very excited to have a fellow moose as a main character.  The moose in The Moose at the Manger is a very special moose who brings another dimension to the Christmas story and to the importance of family.  I could go on and on, but I don't want to give too much of the plot away just yet!  (But, if you want to know a secret, I heard in a few weeks, we finally get to reveal the moose's name!)

Ol' Reliable:  Another viewer question...When did a moose repalce frogs in the author's life? 

Kermit the Frog (as himself):  Hi Ho, Kermit the Frog here!  I thought you'd never ask this question.  Believe it or not, the author, Lisa, still has ALL of her Kermit the Frog collection.  It's basically like having pictures and toys from way back when I was just a little tadpole.  Now that I'm grown, we put my picture and toys aside and made room for the moose.  Chris, the main moose, came in 1993.  Since then, my friend Ragmop (pictured here with me) and I hang out with the moose all of the time.  They are some very cool Alces alces (which is the high class name for moose)!

Ol Reliable: Thanks so much Kermit for stoppin' by! 

Kermit the Frog:  No problem.  I hear something going on in the kitchen. I think I'll go investigate! 

Ol Reliable: I have one final question from a reader and I know you'll enjoy answering this one.  How do you, as a moose, support our military and military families?

Hunter: Oh please, let me answer first!  Not just GI and I, but all of us moose have the utmost respect for all the men and women in uniform- those currently in the military as well as veterans.  Throughout the year we donate to the military and military-related causes.  Most recently...

GI: I'll pick it up here Hunter...Most recently, we have gotten involved in the Honor Flight program and have made cards for many WWII Veteran's who have gone to Washington DC.  For Christmas this year we are giving donatations of non-perishable goods to help send baskets to 12 WWII Veterans who live in the Chicagoland area.  We just went shopping the other day. We brought along some extra help along to carry the packages and we had a great time!

Ol' Reliable:  Wow!  You guys are great!  What a nice way to show your appreciation to our veterans.
                      Thanks for the entertaining and informative interview.  Special thanks to our guest frog, Kermit! 

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