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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.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Snoopy was born right in front of our home in March 2005. There were three of them, Snoopy, Caesar and Snowball (as we named them!) Ranjit and I fell in love with all three.

On May 24 we came back home from a meeting and Ranjit spontaneously said, "Let's take one home!" Since Snoopy looked the cutest, black and white and all plump, we picked him up.

The next couple of days were just like having a newborn in the house. Snoopy would wake us up crying in the middle of the night, sometimes he was hungry and sometimes lonely. I'm sure he missed his mother those days. We would come home to find small puddles everywhere.

And so the memories began...Snoopy trying to climb into our bathroom to relieve himself. Attempting to climb on to our sofa with no success. Peering out of the cardboard box as we took him by bike to my parents' home. His excitement at seeing us after we had left him at a shelter for a week. The list continues...

Today he has many aliases: Mr. Snook, Beta, Mr. Spy, Chonu, Pooksi-boy, Spoono, Puthu, Begusky and more. Snoopy is well-known in our society to the extent that people don't know us but recognize us through our dog.

Each day he grows closer to our hearts!

Anindita John

Navi Mumbai

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