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.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Everyone smiles at the D'Souza's place. I was tempted to title this post "Et tu, Brute?" after seeing this picture of the new family member Brutus. Check Raju's killer smile in this earlier post and you'll understand why!
Brutus has just been officially adopted by Godfrey and Tina. His "siblings" Raju and Deepa were adopted early last year. Follow their story here.
"I named this fellow Brutus months ago," writes Tina D'Souza.
"About four months ago, Brutus came to the house we were building that is beside our property. He had a nasty wound and was not interested in being attended to. He would sleep all night but by morning he was gone. Brutus is a stout male maybe six or seven years old, and he has been neutered. So we assumed that he belonged to someone.
He looks like a Pariah-mix."
"Slowly Brutus has spent more and more time on our properties. He is very well-behaved and has picked up the smile command by watching me work with Raju. He loves me and wants to please. I like this dog and wonder where he is eating, but I have never suggested to Godfrey that we take him in...
Yesterday Godfrey suggested that we buy another bowl and collar! So I guess he's ours!"
"While Raju and Deepa like him, they are constantly putting him in his place. He has the strength to hurt them both at the same time as he is so strong and muscular, but I think he is so gracious to them for just being allowed to stay. We are dealing now with the alpha dog issue: Brutus never talks back to Raju or Deepa. I think that deep down Raju likes having a comrade, only he doesn't like sharing the attention."
Kudos to Tina and Godfrey and all the other nice people who have adopted Indies. At least some of our dogs get the homes they all deserve. And some of them get to smile!
Photos and story: Tina D'Souza