The other day I was at the Tower Grove Farmer's Market & I decided to take Moxie. Taking her can be a little chaotic, what with all the people, the dogs, the smells, the tight spaces. But she loves it and people love her. We had almost finished making the rounds when a guy approached us from another booth. He bent down to pet her and asked her name. When I told him, he literally rolled his eyes and said "that's kind of played out."
What?! I don't even know you, man!
I went on to explain how it is kind of a homage to Maine, where we used to live, and there is this soda there...yada yada, and then in the same snotty voice he cut me off, "I know what Moxie is."
And then walked back to his stall.
Am I the only one that finds that crazy in this? Tell me I'm not the only one.
Anyway, regardless of whether the name Moxie is 'played out', it suits her personality to a T.
However, I will have to confess that there are 2 bostons out there that have her beat in the name department.
The first is one we met at a dog park. He is fat and round-headed with a white face and a black eye patch. Winston Churchill.
I know, it's insane.
The second is Chet Baker. And the story that goes along with that one is pretty good too.