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, June 24, 2010
Sheru and Bijli
In Cara's words:
"My two beautiful mountain dogs live a happy existence in our house in the lower Himalayas.
Sheru is a complete Mamma's boy and follows us (my mother and I) around like a lamb. His first year of life he was partially terrorized by my nine-year old Bhutia Baloo. Since Baloo passed away, Sheru has been having some dominance issues as he has suddenly realized he's king of the castle. The house staff say he is aggressive with strangers which I find hard to believe since he behaves like a little kitten around me. Trying to climb on to my lap despite his size and constantly licking any bare body part.
Bijli on the other hand is far more poised than Sheru. She is a real beauty - intelligent, kind and with a rich glossy coat. Despite never being formally trained she knows immediately what you want from her. She commands love unlike Sheru who demands love. Together they're a tornado. Racing up and down the house, splashing in the pond and scaring any guests we may have."
Below is Astro, who has no INDog ancestry but is a mix of labrador and beagle. His mother was one of the beagles rescued from Ranbaxy's labs several years ago. I wanted to include him here because he is an adopted dog too, and an important member of Cara's family! Astro is now eight years old.
Photos, text: Cara Tejpal
Lower Himalayas and New Delhi