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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, January 5, 2011

Picolo snowfest

What a relief, after poor Ghattu's story, to read about a happy loved INDog and a caring owner with a conscience. It was therapeutic for me to post this, after the sickening case of Ghattu's owners.

Here's June's Picolo in Copenhagen, knee-deep in snow. Like many other Non-Resident INDogs, he seems to love the stuff!

Read Picolo's story here.

"We have lots of snow here in Copenhagen and temperatures have plummeted to the minus digits," says June. "The temperatures are the coldest Copenhagen has had in the last 20 years! Picolo's adaptability has surprised me. From a typical skinny short-haired desi dog, he has morphed into a furry winter dog."

"He loves the snow and can't stop playing in it."

"But there are days when he refuses to get out of bed and we have sumo wrestling competitions where we try to push him out of the door for his walk and he pushes back to remain inside."

(Sounds like what Lalee does in Nagaon early in the morning - without the excuse of snow outside!)

And here's a beautiful New Year card from Picolo. Thanks June and Picolo!

Photos: June Basar


georgia little pea said...

hi there, i'm sorry to make a comment that has nothing to do with this post in particular but i sent you an email a few days ago. to the address i found here. i was just wondering if you'd received it? it was a link about punna :)

Rajashree Khalap said...

Sorry, I haven't been online much in the past week. Have emailed you.