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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, July 17, 2009

Fida and Tara

These pretty dogs belong to Ashwini and Ajay Varma. Originally adopted in Pune, they now live with their owners in the US. Fida is the pale one and Tara is the darker brown one.

Tara entered the Varmas' lives when they found her lying on the road bleeding profusely from the forehead. Probably because some goon had flung a stone at her. She was immobile and it took a month for the hole in her head to heal up. No external scars remain, but the trauma left her understandably scared of humans. She is nervous to this day, though she has improved a lot thanks to this kind couple's patient efforts and care.

Fida is the opposite, a confident and fearless dog. She just walked into the Varmas' house one rainy evening and they decided to keep her. Look at her narrowed, intelligent eyes as she gazes into the camera. Very different from Tara's soft mild expression, but just as cute!

Photos: Ashwini and Ajay Varma

Emailed to me by Sameer Prabhakar

1 comment:

doggylove said...

hi! they r sooo cute!!