Living with Indy~Sick days

No one like feeling under the weather with cough due to cold. Recently, I was pondering what does a dog might feel like when their tummy is upset. Do they feel the same blah that women might feel, or is it more like the death death bed of a man?


Recently, after a day at daycare, Indy woke me up with whines at midnight. It was clear she needed to go outside, and her pacing and pooping ritual was pretty obvious she was sick. After that she woke us at 2:30am, again at 5:00am, and she needed out every 2-3 hours to empty her tummy.

Although, Indy is a relatively healthy dog, she was a stray before my son adopted her. I have to wonder how that impacted her digestion and food sensitivities. Or would she have been sensitive to foods regardless, dogs do have allergies…


So we em-barked (lol) on the rice and chicken diet for a few days. I find it interesting that I did more cooking for the dog that week, than I might have for my spouse, spoiled dog!


It took approximately 3 days for Indy to start feeling better and another 1-2 for her tummy to return to normal, but as a dog sitting grandparent, those 4- 5 days felt like forever, as I felt the need to be hyper vigilant. Caring for someone else’s pet is a new level of responsibility that I didn’t expect. I’m concerned everyday about her health and wellbeing. I t
hink about what’s best for her and put her needs above my own, I guess this is what we are suppose to do but surprisingly it’s a layer of stress that you don’t anticipate.

Now that Indy is feeling better, I pack her snacks to take to daycare hoping to ward off another incident. So the doggo takes a doggie bag to school…

Here’s hoping for an uneventful remainder of her visit!

Do you have doggie stories you’d like to share? Post them in the comments!

fullsizeoutput_1e3c Doggie Chef (Trudi)

Living with Indy~Half way

The days are long but the months are short…

I can’t believe that we are already at the end of January. Where does the time go? After a recent hiatus from writing, it was pointed out to me that the Indy stories were missed, so here we are again!

Recently, my son messaged me to let me know he would pick up Indy in approximately 90 days. Initially, I thought, wow 90 more days…but then I reflected that 126 days had already passed and, therefore, we were beyond the half way mark!

It’s been about 4 months since Indy was dropped off to live with us, while my son serves our country and we’ve been making the best of the challenges and loving the attention this dog gives us. Indy is a cuddle monster and would climb onto your lab every minute of every day if she could.

2629B620-A252-43D9-8F7E-049C3B635B3BI recently came across this meme on facebook and it made me think of Indy and how she must be viewing her time with us. On reflection, the meme is pretty accurate of the time it took for her to settle into the routines of our busy lives. Although, I’m pretty sure when she hears a vehicle in the driveway she’s waiting for it to be her daddy.

I’d say that she is starting to feel like this is home. She’s learned a few more manners and is working on a few others. She sits at the door and waits for the “ok” before exiting the house, she’s better about not jumping out of the car without permission, and for the most part she comes when we call/whistle for her.

Indy typically goes to daycare once a week to stay social and occasionally socializes with the other dog on the property. She regularly tears apart her stuffy and managed to destroy a “tough” new xmas stuffy in literally 10 mins ­čśŽ

Each day that passes is one day closer to her being reunited with her person, and one more day closer to me not having dog hair on everything. Life is bittersweet and although I might complain a little, I’m sure I’ll miss her when she’s gone. I wonder if she’ll miss us?

Do you have a doggie story to share? We’d love to read about it in the comments!

IMG_1560 Time keeper (Trudi)