Saturday, July 4, 2009

In Loving Memory...

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.


  1. I am so sorry to see that this beloved dog's life had to end...It sounds like he gave you and your co-workers lots of good memories and made the workplace so much more fun....

    Again, I hate this for y'all....


  2. My heart goes out to the Horn's! I remember Indy and he was a wonderfully friendly welcome when you walked in the door there.

  3. Aww, my family's Indy (Indiana Bones) also was put to sleep about 2 years ago. He was really awesome too. I'm sorry to hear that, it sounds like Mike's Indy was a fun dog, too. :(

  4. "We named the dog Indiana"

    Well this is a sad news, but 12 is a good long life for a dog.

    Unfortunately almost all animals die before Men, be it domestic or wild.

    From the top of my head, only crows and turtles live longer than Men, and do we really want to leave any of those in our will? No one could treat them like we could!

    May Indiana rest in peace. As I'm sure he'll live on in the memories of those who's life he touched.

  5. Oh man, I get so weepy about animals. I'm a dog lover for sure... but it sounds like he got all the love and attention a dog could ask for.

  6. Thanks Ken. Indy sure meant an awful lot to many people. Since Palisades was our extended family, he got the chance to touch so many more people beyond our immediate family. Love you Indy...


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