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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, September 3, 2009

Hugo's incredible journey















Remember little Hugo Boss? The feisty pup in this adoption video I posted a couple of weeks ago?

Life has changed rapidly and dramatically for Hugo, and I haven't been able to keep up with posting the updates, thanks to my recent hectic trips here and there.


Hugo has travelled to another hemisphere, a new owner and a new life. He has a new name too: Pete.


He's even become quite a media darling! The Times of India, Ahmedabad, wrote about him thrice:


http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/city/ahmedabad/Ahmedabad-slum-dog-finds-home-in-Canada/articleshow/4917160.cms
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/NEWS/City/Ahmedabad/Ahmedabad-bids-Hugo-tearful-goodbye/articleshow/4947129.cms
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/city/ahmedabad/Slum-dog-from-Ahmedabad-wins-over-Canada/articleshow/4966312.cms

And here's his story covered by the Ottawa Sun: http://www.ottawasun.com/news/ottawa/2009/08/30/10680601.html

Hugo/Pete's new owner is a photographer, so we are going to see brilliant portraits of him quite often, I hope. Here are the first ones. The beautiful adult dog in the pictures is his new "sibling" Jorja, a Canaan Dog.

Photos: Sarah O'Neill
Ottawa
Canada


Photos by Sarah in this blog: Street dogs of Santo Domingo

2 comments:

Sarah O'Neill said...

Thank you so much for this post and for all the help you gave Lisa. :)

Rajashree Khalap said...

You're welcome :-) I'm so thrilled it all went off so well and he reached safely!