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I'm a landrace dog fancier, birder and amateur arachnologist. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. Before that, worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai from 1993-2007. Also a wildlife conservationist working in the tiger reserves of central India with Satpuda Foundation.

This blog is for aboriginal breed enthusiasts. It is part of the INDog Project www.indog.co.in. Only INDogs (Indian Pariah) and INDog-mix mongrels are featured here. The two are NOT the same, do please read the text on the right to understand the difference. Our aim: to create awareness about the primitive natural breed called the Indian Pariah Dog/INDog. I sometimes feature other landrace breeds too.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Rajashree's dogs

I adopted Lalee in 2002 after nursing her through an attack of canine distemper, a disease which is nearly always fatal. My family were all German Shepherd fans, and Lalee was my first pariah dog. I can’t truthfully say I own her because there’s a lot of confusion about who really owns who. (There’s absolutely NO confusion about who owns the living room sofa, though.)

My other dog is Bandra, a mix-breed male. He’s named after the suburban Mumbai railway station that was his original home. I’ve no idea where all his fluffy fur came from. He was short-haired when I adopted him.

My vision of a beautiful friendship between these two dogs is now a distant dream. They spend most of their waking hours plotting each other’s downfall (No bloodshed fortunately). They do occasionally team up against common enemies, like the plumber, the guy who brings the gas cylinders, and the cook.

I'll be posting their photos very soon.

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