The lines were originally intended to be used on Alex's ref sheet. However, I ran out of space in my sketchbook and didn't want this to go to waste.
Now were just have something regarding a rustic moose roaming the industrial lots of Old Ashtyn.
Which means that Alex has to bring along his temperamental shotgun dubbed Thumper should the animal attempt to charge him. Ike's there for morale support more than anything.
It's a bit of a running gag to dispatch him to wildlife related calls; sending a K9 unit to deal with disorientated rustic animals is rather counter-productive considering the nature of the unit and the task at hand. But Alex also still has a valid animal control permit from his time spent working in that department which still leaves him qualified for these types of situations- much to his chagrin. Would rather be dealing with social issues rather than contending with the by-product of living in a city surrounded by wilderness and bush.
At least it's not a bear. Bears present their own set of issues, most notably that the police service doesn't exactly provide him with tranquilizers to subdue the animal.
The tattoo on the inside of his arm reads "Die mij bemint, bemint ook mijn hond" which is Dutch for "Love me, love my dog" and it holds both a literal and metaphorical meaning for him.