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I got Indy from the pound when he was a year and a half old. A good friend, and roommate at the time, and I had gone to the pound and my friend was the one who picked him out. When we got home, I wasn't sure about him, but my roommate left town for the week that Monday, and let me say when he got back home at the end of the week I knew I could never give Indy up.

The first couple months were fun training him. Indy was very smart and he picked up on stuff very fast, but he was always very gentle and timid though. I also figured out he was mistreated before I got him, so it took a little to earn his trust. When he quit cowering when I held my hand above his head I was happy, and it made me even more happy when he put his head to my hand so I would pet him. As time went on and we moved, I taught Indy to play and then we found his favorite toy – the frisbee. We lived with Seth, another friend, by this time and her two cats, but we would play with the frisbee every chance we got. We actually had to get Indy a really good one with the bone on top so he wouldn't break it, and he loved to chase that frisbee and would chase it even when he was worn out. I remember the first time it landed in the tree and I thought "what is he going to do?", and I never expected him to just sit and bark at it until I got it down for him!

A while later and yet another move had us living in the basement of another friends house. He and his girlfriend lived upstairs with their two dogs, and Indy and I had the basement. I kept him in the basement when I was at work because all three dogs unattended had trouble. It wad sad because Indy had never been in a crate before that, and he did not like it. I can't blame him; all he wanted to do is look out the window. Finally we moved into a house by ourselves. Single life was lonely, but I had my best friend to keep me company. It's funny, I really think we could understand each other and he certainly knew all of my secrets (and he kept them very well too). It was funny the day I came home from work and he bumped my leg away from the trash he spread out on the floor. Another time he got so excited while running around the yard he ran into the back of my knee.

The last move we made was in with my wife-to-be and her two kids, and they had one dog at the time – Lady, a Sheltie, that barks at everything (still). I think Indy started to tune her out and after some time he lost his hearing, however he would wait on the back porch for her whenever we let them both out... like a perfect gentleman.

Wow, I still cry when I think of Indy. He was like my right hand and we would spend hours in the garage tinkering with stuff, just happy to be together. I'm going to miss him.


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