Run fast ... fall down

Run fast ... fall down

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Memorial of Indie

Sometime in April of 2002, just after moving to Colorado, I adopted a 3 year old dog from the Mile High Weimaraner Rescue. So much has happened in the last 10.5 years of my life and Indie was with me through it all. She passed away this week, and I have been reminiscing all weekend. I've gone through some pictures and pulled out ones to show some of what we've been through together.

She has traveled with me from Colorado to the Grand Canyon, Tetons, Yosemite, Glacier, Montana, several trips to North Carolina, California to Oregon, Utah, and all over Colorado.
First picture I have of us together - April 2002.
On a winter day in the Boulder Mountains

First backpacking trip. She's ready for dinner.
At the Tetons
Is that a binky?

She accompanied me on so many 14ers. Here's Missouri Mountain.

Heidi and Indie en route to Huron Peak

The worst she has ever smelled - cleaning it off in a pristine mountain lake.

Wedding Day photo. She walked down the aisle with me and stood next to us

Curious about a marmot
Running down with Heidi off of Uncompagre to beat out the thunderstorm

Kehoe Beach in N. California

She slept in a tight circle practically on top of me every night for 10 years

She loved opening presents. This is her looking in the Hanukkah box

Under the covers

Downtown San Francisco

About to become a sister

In Yosemite National Park with pregnant Heidi

Such a family girl

Christmas 2011

Starting to show her age

One of her last runs

At least memories live forever. Love ya, little girl.


  1. Hi Joey:

    I'm sorry to hear of the loss of Indie. I recall a number of hikes/backpacks/climbs with her...e.g., Blanca 2005, Snowmass 2006...good times, great peaks, stellar partners, memorable photos. Dogs complete our lives in so many ways, and their companionship at home, on the trails, and in life in general is priceless. I know you will miss Indie forever.

    Dave Hale

  2. Hey Joey, great tribute and picture you put together. I am really sorry to hear of this, Indie was a great dog.

  3. Joey,
    Thank you so much for giving Indie the wonderful forever home she deserved. She couldn't have asked for a better match! Adopters like you make all the heartache in rescue worth it. Though I am so sad for your loss, my heart is filled with joy knowing that she had a beautiful life with you. Thank you for giving her that. May these great memories help ease the hurt.
    Michelle Daum
    Mile High Weimaraner Rescue