Very sad news to report.
Indiana Horn, the beloved dog of Mike and Kate Horn and our unofficial 'mascot' at Palisades Toys, had to be put to sleep today, July 4th, 2009. He was 12 and a half years old and his health had been failing for some time, until it got to the point where he could no longer walk on his own.
Indiana, or Indy as he was called most of the time, was a staple in the Palisades offices. That was one of the cool things about working there, having a dog around all day. Since Mike owned the business, he made the rules, and one of the rules was that dogs were allowed.
Since Indy was a regular member of the team, he participated in all the stuff that all the employees did. We ran a contest where you had to guess who each of us were on the website based ONLY on our baby pictures. Of course, Indy was included with a shot of him when he was puppy. Sure it was a 'gimme' as far as guessing the right answer, but it was fun!
We even put Indy in our About Us section of our website, which is where the below photo is from.
This was back when our About Us had a bio on each of the people who worked at Palisades in sort of a Mug Shot format, complete with printed information on the black card. I don't have the actual finished artwork, just the roughs, but that was Indy's.
Very sad news indeed, and my heart goes out to the Horn's in their time of loss. Indy was a fantastic dog, and will be missed very much.