"On my way up to the Rainbow Bridge. 6-22-07 Thanks Diana (Tinker, Roxxie, & Paisley's Mommy) for the beautiful picture. I've been an Angel for a whole year now! Well, Mommy says I've always been an Angel."
Nicknames: Lou, Indy Lou, Mr. Lou, Baby Boy, Twinners, Lizard, Lamb Eyes, Sweet Boy
Birthday: March 27th 1997
Likes: His family (Mommy, Papa, & Gramma)
Pet-Peeves: Getting up in the morning to go potty and going to see the Dr.
Favorite Toy: Little orange rubber basketball. He thinks it's the same one he's had since he was little.
Favorite Food: Peanut Butter (Dog) Suckers
Favorite Walk: Anywhere in short distances at a time. A place with lots of other dog messages.
Best Tricks: High Five, Stay, Dancing with Mommy, and giving good kisses.
Arrival Story: I first went with my ex-boyfriend to look at Indy and his other litter mates when he was only about 3 weeks old. I thought that was all we were doing. LOOKING. We still had other puppy listings we were going to look at too. When we saw him he was the smallest one of the litter, he had a sniffily runny nose, he snorted a lot, and he was the only one not already spoken for. My EX said "we'll take him!". I wasn't really too sure about him myself. Now, I realize that was the best thing he ever did for me. Indy is the best dog ever! I wouldn't trade him for nothin'! We always told him he was the "pick of the litter" and he is. Those other people don't know what they're missing. I now have custody of him (I just couldn't go on without him) and he has a new Papa who he loves very much. We are very lucky to have Indy in our lives.
Bio: Indy is part Brindle and part Fawn. His breeder called him a Frindle. Indy broke his leg (upper thigh) when he was about 10 months old. He had to wear a huge cast over his entire leg with a big handle (hook) at the top. He still has the scar to prove it. It never stopped him from being a happy dog and enjoying life like every other dog. It did give his mother a horrible scare though. She cried non-stop! I finally realized "people break legs all the time! Indy will be just fine!" And he was; still is ...just fine.
UPDATE: Indy sadly crossed over The Rainbow Bridge on June 22nd, 2007 with our assistance. An unrecoverable brain tumor was the cause. He is greatly missed by all and will never be forgotten. Indy was the best dog EVER! We love you Baby Boy! Sending "good kisses" up to you.
Forums Motto: Cool and Calm-long as Mommy's around
Today marks the second year I've been at The Rainbow Bridge. It really is a nice place here. I have tons of fun playing with all the other doggies. We play fetch, tag, hide-and-go-seek, & we even go swimming. I have met so many new friends! There is never a dull moment at The Rainbow Bridge. Every day we get new members here too. They all come here with a sad story. I know they are all greatly missed and leave many sad faces behind when they arrive. Just like I did. We all make sure to welcome the newcomer and reassure them that they will one day be reunited with their family. That is the day we all look forward to. But, until then, we try to make the best of it and have fun together.
But boy do I miss my family! I know they miss me too. I can see when they are thinking about me. And it sure is a lot! Seems like everyday someone is thinking about me and sending me good thoughts. I love receiving those little messages of love sent up from my family. I try to send them messages back. Sometimes they get them...sometimes they don't. My best trick is sending down pennies. They call them "Pennies From Heaven". It's always funny to see their faces when they see the penny. They usually pass it up then back up and go pick it up. Mommy always gives me a side look up to the sky. She tells me "Thank you Indy, Mommy loves you". I love seeing her smile!
My most recent message was sent through a plant. Mommy still has the plant basket my doctor had sent when I crossed over to The Rainbow Bridge. When she got it the plant had some lilly's in it. After the lillies were gone it was just a green plant. That is until this year....when I decided to help another flower grow. Just a couple days ago Mommy noticed a brand new lilly growing in the plant. She was totally shocked! Then she realized what day was coming up and she said "That's my Indy. Thank you boy!" And gave it a kiss. She told Gramma all about it and Gramma smiled. She knew it was me. I send Gramma messages all the time too.
So, if you happen to have a cherished family member at The Rainbow Bridge please know that we are always thinking about you. We know when you are thinking about us too. And, don't forget to be on the lookout for those special little messages that we send you. I know a lot of mine have been missed but when one of them is caught there is nothing like the feeling it gives us up here. We get all warm and fuzzy inside and out. I just know my family gets a special little tingle too. It makes my day!
Thanks for stopping by everydoggie! Hope you all have a wonderful day. Maybe your day will even be blessed with a "Penny From Heaven" . Just make sure you pick it up.
Sniff Sniff Sniff - Angel Indy
P.S. I'll be looking for my candle Mommy. Mommy always lights my candle on my special days. Thanks Mommy....I love you!
Mommy wants to wish you a very Happy Birthday at The Rainbow Bridge. Today would be your 12th Birthday if you were celebrating down here with us. We hope you still get to celebrate with all your new friends at The Bridge. We will be celebrating you in our hearts on this special day along with every other day.
We miss you so much Baby Boy. There isn't a day that goes by that you don't run through my mind with your cute little face and your human-like qualities. I wish so much that you were still here with us today. We miss you! I know one day we will meet again and I can't wait to get that little "best kiss ever" from my Baby Boy.
Thank you Indy for everything you gave to me for so many years. Your unconditional love & loyalty, laughs, companionship, hugs & kisses, pride, protection & just for being my little buddy that would go anywhere or do anything that his Mother wanted to do. You were and always will be "The Best Dog Ever". Indy, you will never be forgotten and I want you to know that Mommy will always love The Baby Boy.
You take care of yourself up there and know that you are always on our minds and in our hearts forever. We all love and miss you so much Indy Lou. I'm sending up some giant hugs and sloppy kisses just for you. Happy 12th Birthday Indy!!
P.S. Please watch over your brother Hobie. He needs your love, guidance & protection to get him through this horrible disease. Thank you sweet boy. Enjoy your special day! I love you with all my heart.
It's been a year today since you've crossed over The Rainbow Bridge. I think about you all the time. You are always in our hearts and on our minds. There hasn't been a day that goes by that you haven't crossed my mind. You will forever hold a special place in my heart.
I know you are always with me no matter what I do. Tonight I know you were feeling that I needed you because I was having a bad day. I was standing outside just thinking about several different things on my mind lately including you and the year that you've been gone. All of a sudden while not even looking up I notice a shooting star. The only one in the sky. At that very moment I knew that you were with me. I've actually always known that but it's nice that you send me those little reminders every once in a while. I really appreciate it!
I'm sorry that you had to see me cry. I know you don't like when we do that. I have been getting better at looking at your pictures and your Dogster page. It really doesn't seem like it's been a year since you've left us for The Bridge. I can still see your sweet little face and feel your soft (person) kisses. You always gave the best kisses. You were the best Baby Boy a Mother could ever ask for. Mommy will always love the Baby Boy.
There are so many things that I wish we could've done for you. You always think back about the situation and wonder if you missed something. Was there something else that we could've done for you that we didn't? Was there something that we missed? Were you just having a really bad day one year ago today or were you letting us know your time had come? Did we act too soon? I will always wonder if your brain tumor was caused by something I did for you or to you. One of the things I always wanted to be sure of was that I wasn't keeping you around for me. I did not want you to suffer in any way at all. You meant the world to me Indy Lou.
You were the first little boy that made me feel like a real Mother. You made me the Dog Mother that I am today. I actually think it's a pretty good one too. I have you to thank for that. You knew you were special to me. It was always so funny how there were certain things that you would only allow your Mother to do. I cherished every one of those moments.
There are some things that I wish we could've done together that we missed out on. I do seriously regret all those things. I always wanted you to be in my wedding. You would've been a perfect Dog Of Honor. That makes me so sad to think of how we missed out on that. I do plan to get a tattoo of your portrait so that one day you will still be in my wedding while also being in my heart. I also wanted you to take the CGC test. You would've passed that with flying colors. Maybe that's why I never took you cuz it would be too easy. And I also wanted to give you a boy of your own. I know when you were younger and got out of the yard to find kids to play with you wanted a boy of your own to play with and protect. I'm so sorry I didn't give you that. I did take you places to be with kids though. I realized as you got older that wasn't so high on your priority list any more so that worked out. Of course also just having more time. I really wish we could've been together for many many more years.
I'm so sorry that you had to see me cry as I write this memorial to you. I really only want to think of you with happy thoughts. I know how much you love your family. I know you know how much we love you. We will always be in your heart and you will always be our little Guardian Angel in the sky.
Please keep an extra close eye on Hobie lately. He's been getting pretty weak lately. He needs your guidance so he can make it to his appointment. And thank you so much for sending Kozmo to us. I know he's a little trouble maker but that kinda sounds like a little boy I once knew way back in the day (wink wink).
I love you Indy. I miss you so much. Keep sending me signs that you are all around me. I love when you do that. Remember...Mommy loves the Baby Boy!