Moreno's dad was able to save six moose in all — sparing them from being consigned to the trash heap, or winding up with some less grateful dog.
"I was a bit surprised," Moreno said. "It just made me really happy to see that he was able to get some before they were all gone."
Hopefully, the family's current Moose supply should keep Papi going for the foreseeable future (though they may need to let the toy get into a sorrier state of overuse than they had before). The little dog, of course, will remain none the wiser about just how close he came to losing his best friend.