Press Release - December 26, 2002
Obituary: Moose “The Hot Tub Dog” Dies at age 11
Moose “The Hot Tub Dog” died on December 19 in his home in Moriches, New York at the age of 11 (that’s 77 in dog years). He was recently diagnosed with liver cancer and died peacefully in the arms of his owner, Poolandspa.com’s President Daniel Harrison.
Moose, a Husky/Shepard mix, was a common fixture at the office and was loved by both the customers and employees of Long Island Hot Tubs and Poolandspa.com.
Moose became famous as “The Hot Tub Dog” by appearing in numerous television shows and magazine articles about Poolandspa.com over the last 7 years. He was most well known for testing out all the new rubber ducks that are sold by Poolandspa.com. While most dogs like to “get their bone”, or “get their ball”, Moose’s favorite pastime was to “get his duck”. If the rubber duck could stand up to being thrown and chewed by Moose, it would pass the test and would be sold by Poolandspa.com. During many of his television appearances, both locally and nationally, he would be shown in action “getting his duck”.
Moose will be missed by the thousands of people whose hearts he touched over the last decade.
The new “Hot Tub Dog” has already been acquired. “Sammy” is a 9 week old purebred Golden Retriever and will start to take over all of Moose’s duties within 8 months.
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