Don’t Make This Nana Mad!

I ran across a story I just had to share with you. I don’t know if Dorothea Taylor is a nana, but she’s old enough to be one. Taylor is 85 years old, weighs 95 pounds and is only 5 feet tall, but she’s no light weight.

She and her husband, George, live in Alaska. George went outside to walk the dogs (it was only 30 below zero outside….good grief!) I guess waiting for it to warm up was out of the question, but it makes me feel wimpy for not wanting to walk outside today and it was 43 degrees here (I am proud to say I walked anyway).

The difference in my walk and George’s was that while he was walking he was attacked by a moose. The only thing dangerous on my walk was some dog poop in the middle of the drive way, which I easily avoided with a deft left to right move equal to any NBA guard. Anyway, Dorothea looks outside, sees a moose attacking what she thought was her dog, but turns out it was her husband.

She runs out, grabs a shovel and hits the moose on the head and the back side. The moose runs back into the woods. George is taken to the hospital with seven broken ribs and a six inch cut on his head.

I’m guessing the next time George walks the dogs he’ll take Dorothea with him, or the shovel, or both.


  1. Love it! Sounds like my grandmother!

  2. Oh, my gosh how frightening and thank God both are ok!

  3. teresak 30 Jan, 2012

    Amen Lucy!