This is my dog, Indi. He has been a part of our family since he was 16 weeks old, and this Christmas, he will be 5 years old. He is a cross between a Labrador and a Labradoodle. Although most people assume he is a Lab, you can see the ‘doodle’ influence in the shape of his head, his long narrow nose and deep chest. Although he’s big and solid, he doesn’t have the square, chunky build which most Labs have.
He’s a lot of fun, with so much energy! His craziness fits into our family really well. He is absolutely ruled by his belly, and will do anything for a doggy treat!
He was sooooo naughty when he was a pup! Now, the memories of what he got up to make me smile, but at the time, they were anything but funny. He chewed everything in sight, even the metal bar stools at the island unit in the kitchen; he would steal the socks off my little daughter, Carys’s feet; he would jump up at the washing line and nick my husband’s favourite shirts, (and ONLY my hubby’s fave shirts!), while we chased him around the garden in an attempt to retrieve them… inevitably, they were full of holes by the time we regained possession. And shoes, well, if you left any lying around, they were fair game, you’d never get them back! Not until they were chewed beyond recognition, at any rate.
At almost 5 years old, he doesn’t do any of that naughty stuff any more, but he hasn’t settled down and grown up much. He’s just an overgrown puppy, and I think he always will be!
What does your pet do to make you smile?