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Why a moose?

 
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Someone looking over my shoulder asked, "Why a moose? If it's a ranch, shouldn't it be a cow or a horse? I've never heard of a moose ranch."

I didn't have any answer for that. How did a moose become the mascot for a ranch?
 
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A question more suited to the Ranch Office I reckon.
 
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It is the head on the wall in the saloon where we go after all the digging.
 
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Take a look at a history of JavaRanch. Lots of fun stuff, including why we have a moose, and why he looks the way he does.
 
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J. Kevin Robbins wrote:Someone looking over my shoulder asked, "... I've never heard of a moose ranch."


Once people said the same about Elvis. Also Alice.
 
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Andrew Monkhouse wrote:Take a look at a history of JavaRanch. Lots of fun stuff, including why we have a moose, and why he looks the way he does.


That was interesting. Too bad it hasn't been updated since 2002. Thanks for the link.
 
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We also have a user profile option to hide the moose because someone complained his boss didn't like the moose/find it professional. I by contrast like the moose!
 
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I used to have that checked. Loved the verbiage "my boss doesn't like it". I finally turned him back on because I was missing all the holiday versions. That's what led to someone asking about a moose ranch.
 
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J. Kevin Robbins wrote:I used to have that checked. Loved the verbiage "my boss doesn't like it"


Why else would one want to hide the moose .
 
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