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About indi

Raina is Indi's mom. She is 30 and lives in Portland, Oregon. Raina was 22 when she got Indi and her heart broke when Indi was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Today Indi and Raina are living life one day at time. Things sure look brighter with a supportive Tripawd community.

Indi and the hot dog buns.

When Brad came home this afternoon Indi did not get up and greet him like she usually does. She wagged her tail and wanted belly rubs, but she would not leave her bed. Brad thought that was strange because when … Continue reading

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Welcome to the West Side

I have not written in a while, but I have a good excuse. We moved. It all happened so fast– where do I begin?! Long story short (long, long, long story) our land lady gave us 30 days notice to … Continue reading

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This is my mom’s dog, Maile. She lives in Kona on the big island of Hawaii. Maile and Indi have never met because it is not easy to get a dog to or from Hawaii. I’ve never met Maile, myself, … Continue reading

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Indi gets outa Dodge

Last weekend we all got outa Dodge and went to stay at Megan and Adam’s house in Hood River. They were actually in Tahoe for Megan’s 30th brithday, but Callie was there. (We regretfully had to bow out of the Tahoe trip because … Continue reading

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A gift from Lauren

Indi getting her red vest off, which officially marked two weeks post-amputation, was the perfect occasion to give her the smoked bone from Lauren. (Don’t read into the symbolism.) I thought she might have some trouble chomping on it with … Continue reading

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1 red vest and 100 staples

Today the red vest came off and the staples came out. Indi looks like her old self again. Well, mostly. Brad picked us up in the cargo van and we drove to Dr Simpson’s one last time.  When it was … Continue reading

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Great news from Dr Simpson

Yesterday Dr Simpson called. I stood by the kitchen sink and concentrated on breathing as she said hello and asked me how Indi was doing. I was prepared to hear the worst. See, along with the leg Dr Simpson also … Continue reading

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The front left leg.

Indi’s leg weighed 5 pounds. Our surgeon, Dr. Simpson, said it was the largest dog leg she has ever….well, you know (gulp!). On Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Indi went in for surgery weighing 95 pounds. She left the next day … Continue reading

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Indi’s roommate Sam

Sam’s head stuck in the lid of the bathroom trash can. Notice that his tail is blurry because it is wagging so hard. If you look up “Black Lab” in Wikipedia (or the encyclopedia if you are keeping it old … Continue reading

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Indi’s favorite captain

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 … Continue reading

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