Meet Alice and Indy, our March Pets of the Month. Both were submitted through our SALT Shaker App by Dee Waldruff, Manager of State and Local Taxes at Paychex, Inc.
Alice (Tears on My Pillow) is a thoroughbred who recently celebrated her twenty-eighth birthday. She has lived on the Waldruff property (affectionately referred to as “Walderosa”) for the last 16 years. This girl has done it all—and has the extensive resume to show for it! In her younger years, she was a racehorse, eventer, show hunter, trail horse, 4H horse and lesson horse. She still enjoys quiet trail rides and jumping smaller fences.
Indy is a retired racing Greyhound from Alabama and has been a wonderful addition to the Waldruff family, which includes Dee, her husband and daughter, three horses, another dog, three cats and a guinea pig. He was adopted through the multi-breed rescue group, SHUG (Sighthound Underground), which rescues, rehabilitates, transports and supports Sighthounds from around the world.
According to Dee, it took nearly a year for Indy to come out of his shell. He did not know how to play or snuggle. But thanks to his persistent Labrador “sister,” he now enjoys playtime and being loved on by his humans.
Indy’s schedule is a busy one! He is a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International, and spends one day each week at a local elementary school listening to third graders read to him; he visits college campuses during exam week to help students relieve stress; and he also attends local meet and greets for area Greyhound adoptions.
These two sweeties are thrilled to be featured as the March Pets of the Month!