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Hi, I’m India! I’m a backcountry pilot, structural engineer, author, and avid yogi/swimmer/hiker. I promised myself I would never do anything halfway, and this blog is me documenting that journey.

Hi! I’m India!

I’m just here living this awesome life with my dogs. I’m a backcountry pilot, structural engineer, author, travel writer, and avid yogi/swimmer/hiker. Human interaction stresses me out, so naturally my only form of expression is blogging, so welcome to 65 Whiskey!

I promised myself I would never do anything halfway, and this blog is me documenting that journey. Through my personal stories, I hope that you find inspiration to seek your passions—or at least have a good laugh at me attempting to seek mine.

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India Caedmon

DW's Second Obedience Class

DW’s Second Obedience Class

The Dog Whisperer seriously doesn't wear any bright colors. The only time I've ever seen him in anything that depicted life was the day I met him, and he still glowered at me. Today was no different. I kept my eyes on his—you guessed it—black shoes and Jasmine did everything he said. One of my old ...
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Jasmine's First Class with the DW

Jasmine’s First Class with the DW

May 18th was Jasmine's first legit class with the Dog Whisperer. He's as intimidating as the last time I saw him. I'm glad I brought my sunglasses today so he wouldn't notice me staring at his shoes. But unfortunately, he talked to me, so I just stared at his ear like I do with my optometrist ...
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Day 18: Update on the Savage Yeti

Day 18: Update on the Savage Yeti

Well, I’m officially registered for this obedience class! Yay me! The exact title is “Basic Obedience for the Personal Protection Dog.” I really like the setup of this class. It’s six weeks of obedience with a heavy focus on protection work…so, building upon existing drive and some different commands/skills necessary. The class has up to ten ...
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Day 14: Obedience

Day 14: Obedience

As of today, I've been with Jasmine for two weeks. She's still obnoxious, but she's…different…from when I first brought her home. First of all, she hasn't jumped on anyone for the last week, she hasn't tried to eat my other dogs, and she knows her name, sort of! This is unbelievable progress. She still gnaws on ...
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Day 12: Tame the Yeti

Day 12: Tame the Yeti

This weather is so weird right now. It's 33 degrees outside in spring! We have to put blankets over our flowerbeds so the tulips won't DIE. In the mornings, Jasmine wears this gray cropped sweater like JLo. I've been calling her "Jenny from the Block," and she's responding to it well. At least it's not blistering ...
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Day 3: Beast of a Beauty

Day 3: Beast of a Beauty

"Tatiana" seemed to be a mouthful for everyone I encountered. That, and the poor thing wasn't responding to anything even her original registered name. I woke up with serious determination today. Yesterday was hardly better than the night before when I first picked her up. She was nervous, skittish, and getting used to her new surroundings ...
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Day 1: The Yeti

Day 1: The Yeti

Today I picked up Tatiana (aka SG Baylie von der Amselhöhe BH AD. I'm very determined to have a dog named Tatiana, if you couldn't tell). She's finally home! And my Lord...what have I done? What. have. I. DONE? She was super rowdy the first time I met her, but this...this is unchartered waters right now ...
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Potential Conman?

Potential Conman?

I met the giant, unruly beast today, and I have mixed feelings about everything that just happened. She had no manners, and she looked to be about 15 lbs underweight. Her coat was pretty awful as well, as if she'd never been combed a day in her life. Likely kenneled all day every day. I will ...
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Disappointing News

Disappointing News

Remember how I told you little Tatiana was going to be born in April? Yeah, that's not gonna happen. Breeding was unsuccessful and my sweet girl is nonexistent for the time being. I'm surprisingly relieved because now is a terrible time to have a puppy with work being so crazy. But I feel like that's just ...
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The Dog Whisperer

The Dog Whisperer

When I was in college, there was this man on campus who wore a ski mask and raped women in front of their apartment complexes. Scary? Yeah. But that was never going to happen to me, so I continued to walk the university streets after dark with my pepper spray shoved deep inside my backpack. After ...
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