I don’t have a car. By choice. (You all know Portland is the #1 bike-friendly city in the country, right?) It does mean getting Indi to vet appointments takes some coordination. Luckily we have Brad. He is an excellent driver and has access to mini vans, cargo vans, zip cars and 24 foot-long Penskes.
Brad was with us when Indi went in for surgery. I wrapped the white long sleeved shirt I wore the day before around Indi’s neck, wiping my tear on it before walking out the door. And Brad was with me when I picked Indi up the next day. He drove us home in a cargo van with a dog bed in the back, helping to lift Indi in and out so she wouldn’t hurt herself. Brad is a strapping lad at 6 feet 3 inches tall. But Indi brings him to his knees. When Brad comes over Indi whines and rolls over untill he kneels down and pets her. Despite declaring, “I am not a hand holder” he is a sucker for her love. And no matter how capable and independant I am, it sure is nice to have a big strong man around.
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