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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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Indy and the cat, Part 2

Alas, my Lalee is no cat lover, and on the subject of felines she and I will forever disagree.

Right from the start I taught her that trying to kill the house cats was a Very Bad Thing. I did this by roaring in a sergeant-major tone of voice every time she snarled at them. She has now stopped trying to eradicate this species from the planet but that's as far as it goes. Left to herself she wouldn't be seen dead sitting so close to any of them. So I have to confess that these photos were completely set up. Lalee was merely obeying my instructions. Note her expression of dignified restraint.

As for my little tabby-and-white MiniPini, she is famed more for her beauty than her brains and is also marginally more obedient than the rest of her kind. She sat still for several minutes before recalling some more important business and scampering off. (If you're wondering about her tail, I'm afraid I have no explanation - she was stumpy-tailed even as a tiny kitten, when we first found her).
I'm really very proud of Lalee...if she could learn not to attack cats, I think it proves that any kind of canine aggression can be controlled or cured, as long as the owner is willing to take some trouble over it (using more sophisticated training methods than mine, perhaps!)


Click here for The Indy and the cat, Part 1 - now this dog and cat really do love each other!

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