From the taking-inspiration-from-other-places department:
Meet Rúz alt-Telithos (later Rúz alt-Silverfall), the Alatian Upland Herder later known, after extensive microgravity and extravehicular training at Oculus Station, as the First
Dog Bandal On The Moon – travelling there with the Silverfall Five mission, during the course of which he participated in a number of physiological studies, assisted the astronauts with their work, and greatly enjoyed the ability to leap nearly 30′ from a standing start.
A statue of Rúz stands outside the primary dome airlock leading to Seléne City’s first surface shuttleport.
(…and at some point he appears to have modeled for a magazine cover in a different fictional universe altogether, heh.)