Pets Make Us Smile | Meet Indi (ana Bones)

Indi wearing his Indiana Bones hat.
Indi wearing his Indiana Bones hat.

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.

The Dog from the Bog
The Dog from the Bog
Playing X-box with my sons
Playing X-box with my sons
Indi and Mal - best pals! every boy should have a dog.
Indi and Mal – best pals! Every boy should have a dog.

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!

Guarding the roast chicken
Guarding the roast chicken
Miserable after surgery but not letting go of his new toy
Miserable after surgery but not letting go of his new toy

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.

"Take a picture of me instead!"
“Take a picture of me instead!”

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? 

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3 thoughts on “Pets Make Us Smile | Meet Indi (ana Bones)

  1. Adorable furry one, Ali! Fortunately Allegro, my yellow lab guide dog, isn’t too into chewing things… except his leash. 🙂 We play this game where he’s on the leash and I’m holding the other end, he jumps and tries to bite it, and I try to run and pull it away at the same time, so we spend a lot of time running in circles, sort of chasing each other, trying to change directions as quickly as possible. Allegro gets so into it and growls and jumps really high and his tail goes around a mile a minute– not literally but it looks a bit like it! He’s going to chew through that leash one day. I can’t imagine a life without a dog, yours sounds like such a playful sweet cute one!

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  2. Hi Ali. Thanks for joining my “Pets Make Us Smile” Blog Hop! I used to have a yellow lab named Chelsea. She was with me for fifteen years before she passed. She was also very naughty when she was a puppy. She tore out all of my lawn sprinkler system wires more than once. She ripped out the wires to my outdoor air conditioning unit. She ate a BARREL CACTUS – and, amazingly – did not have thorns anywhere in her mouth! And shoes – well that goes without saying…… 🙂

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