Monday, October 31, 2011

Indy at 4.5 Months

Today Indy weighs 16.7 lbs!

He has been a little sick this weekend, and is having more accidents than usual. Hopefully he'll be feeling better soon. It is frustrating, but in general Indy's behavior has been really great. He hasn't destroyed anything (except his toys) and he doesn't chew on the furniture.

Indy has loved the fall weather. I think he likes the cold outside, but he also really loves chasing and playing with leaves.

Here is Indy in his first Halloween costume at 12 weeks old. Since he wasn't feeling well, we didn't make him wear this at our Halloween party. He wore his Boo shirt (from his great-grandpa) instead.

Indy loves his new bed from Grandma Rosalie, and Keith and I love the bed too. You may find us curled up in it...without Indy! (We figure, if Indy can sleep in our bed, we can chill in his!)

Did you take any pictures at our wedding? Please send them to us!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Indy's Knit Ball

This week, I published a knitting pattern I designed for a toy ball for Indy. This knit dog toy ball has been felted (shrunk so the stitches don't show) but Indy loved both versions:

Indy (8 weeks old) playing with the unfelted ball:

Indy (9 weeks) playing with the felted ball:

I have some other knitting designs planned for Indy in the future. Just you wait!

Did you take any pictures at our wedding? Please send them to us!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Indy goes to the Beach (Indy at 16 weeks)

Indy had a big week this week. He went to the beach for the first time, "swam" in the lake for the first time (he didn't go deep enough where he couldn't touch), successfully played fetch for the first time (at the lake) and lost his first tooth. We also entered him in a costume contest by PetSmart (please vote for Indy! You can vote once a day until October 24.)

Indy's First Day at the Dog Beach:

Indy is getting VERY good a "wait." I can leave the room and he will be in the same spot where I left him. He can also wait for 3 min while looking at a treat he REALLY wants.

Tomorrow Indy will be 17 weeks old, and he is just over 13 lbs. It is so hard to believe that he was so tiny when we brought him home!

Did you take any pictures at our wedding? Please send them to us!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Marc and Rachel's Wedding in Maine

Keith and I had a wonderful time at Camp in Maine where we attended Marc and Rachel's wedding. The day was filled with camp activities, sports, crafts and fun in the lake.

While we were waiting for the ceremony to begin, Keith decided to have some fun...

All of the weddings this summer have been lucky with weather. Many predictions of rain turned false, and we had a perfect day for an outdoor wedding. The lake was so clear, that you could see the clouds in the sky reflected on the surface. If I cropped the pictures a bit, it could be hard to tell which part was the reflection.

It has been a wonderful wedding season, and we are very happy for all of our friends who got married this summer. I cannot wait for the next wedding season to begin!

Did you take any pictures at our wedding? Please send them to us!

Poor Monkey

Poor Monkey. I discovered today that his head started coming off his body, leaving his insides exposed. As this would not be safe for the puppy, I decided to surgically remove them. (I considered trying to fix the Monkey, but knew that my sutures would not hold against Indy's sharp baby teeth.)

Indy was anxious during the procedures. He yelped and woofed (softly) as I worked to remove every bit of the stuffing. I was able to save the squeaker intact, so that may be able to be used inside a handmade puppy toy.

after the Monkey's surgery, Indy picked him up and slowly and carefully walked over to his toy box. So cute!

Indy has spent the last 20 min carefully chewing on his monkey. It is sad, because he just realized that he could squeak the squeaker himself earlier this week. Thankfully, he is still happy to fall asleep on this less cushiony toy.