Say Hi to Joe. Joe nearly nipped this little project in the bud when during one of my very first attempts at pointing my camera at living subjects he immediately came over and told me "No cameras" and wanted to know what I was doing. I later found out he felt he was protecting his crews. Most of my images of him after that came at the end of a long telephoto lens.
He has yella eyes like a rabid dog, the strength of 10 men (Although I'm told it's kept deeply in reserve, very deep), he is quick to judge and fiercely loyal. He's also got a smile that STUNS you with it's brightness and quick display.
When I told him I was going to do a little post about him, I said "And guess what photo I'm going to use." and he immediately said "The hose." So he is also quite astute with all things 'art'.
The safest people on the Midway? Joe's little charges seen behind him. The second safest? You, once he decides he's got your back.