Sunday, October 26, 2014

All About Indy

Indy as a puppy - wasn't she cute?!?!
Note: This description was written in October 2014, but everything except our kids' ages and Indy's weight still apply (and she's put on a few pounds since her first litter). 

Indy is a three year old F1B (more about Goldendoodle generations click HERE) mini-Goldendoodle who weighs about 13 lbs. She is a sweetheart who just loves to be a part of the family. Cuddling on the couch and going for walks are her favorite activities, though she also loves playing with our 2 year old son and 8 month old daughter.

Colleen, Indy's human momma, had so much fun helping out with Rosie and Molly's litters that she wanted Indy to have puppies as well!

Indy is quite smart (sometimes too smart for her own good). She knew how to sit and come at just 6 weeks old and still does a great job obeying commands... although she can be a bit sneaky when we tell her to stay and then walk away from her... she just wants to be with us!

She is hypo-allergenic and about as no-shed as a dog can be - you're welcome to come inspect our house! It may be messy, but that's due to the three children under 27 months who reside here, not because of a shedding dog.

SuperIndy jumping down the stairs playing "chase"
Indy's human momma, Colleen, loves animals, so Indy has grown up around all kinds of wildlife. We regularly foster kittens for the local humane society, and Indy has become the de-facto mother to a few litters of kittens. She is always gentle with them, even when they would play with her and paw at her face. We also have tortoises and chickens at our house, and thankfully all of our animals live in relative peaceful harmony. Indy loves to go on walks and to the dog park; while she occasionally barks a bit at an aggressive dog, she generally loves to play with all other dogs.

Indy is quite athletic, springy, and quick. She loves to chase a ball or frisbee, but gets lazy after a number of throws and tries to lie down in some shade. Some of her favorite times are getting to play around with her "aunt" Rosie (Golden Retriever) and "cousin" Gus (Doberman). She always loses tug-of-war, but her quick turns and maneuverability allow her to snag balls and frisbees out from under the noses of her much larger friends.

Indy loves people... and thinks she's a person. When someone comes over, Indy can't relax until she's greeted them (usually with a nose to the hand or leg), but she pretty quickly calms down and just wants to lay around in the living room.

Indy was a fantastic mother with her first litter, and genuinely seemed to enjoy caring for her puppies, that it encouraged us to do another litter in the summer of 2015 - we're all so excited that the new litter is finally here! 

On a walk with the family
Indy loves to play with her cousin Gus and Aunt Rosie

Lounging with our daughter

Wasn't she the cutest puppy? 

Cuddles by the fire when our son was little

They have always been best buds! They're only 5 months apart

Our son loves Indy so much!

Family pic with a 9 month puppy and 4 month son

Playing with foster kittens

More love for our foster kittens

Watching the cars go by together
Crate training as a puppy
Looking dapper freshly groomed
Best buds from day 1
Indy as a puppy, and her "aunt" Rosie, the blog namesake

Rosie and Indy watching over our son
Rosie and Indy
Indy trying to play with a kitty we were babysitting for a friend

Cuddles all the time

Family picture, July 2015

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