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I'm a landrace dog fancier. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. Before that, I worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai from 1993-2007. Also a spider enthusiast and amateur arachnologist.

This blog is for aboriginal dog enthusiasts. It is part of the INDog Project www.indog.co.in. Only INDogs (Indian Pariah Dog) and INDog-mixes (Indies) 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 landrace village dog of the Indian subcontinent. I sometimes feature other landrace breeds too. Also see padsociety.org

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rani, INDog pin-up princess

Remember beautiful Rani, who travelled from South India to the South of France with rescuers Emmanuelle and John? 

Rani lives a wonderful life on the Cote d'Azur, near Nice. If you follow our INDog Club on Facebook, you will have seen these recent pictures of her already. This post is for the Facebook-phobic!  

In Paris with Ungo the rabbit

A bit bored in Paris...doesn't compare with the Cote d'Azur...

The last picture is of Rani with a visitor: Monique Nerman, owner of Tommy! Monique and Tommy have been living and travelling in Europe for some months now. Last week Monique met Emmanuelle and Rani at their home (it was a short trip so Tommy remained in Spain). They might all be neighbours soon!

Photos: Emmanuelle Colorado
Villefranche sur Mer

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

'How to eat a coconut' by Raju D'Souza


More on Raju D'Souza and his family here!

Photos: Tina Carver D'Souza
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Aldona, Bardez

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ziggy and Bimba

 Meet two Goyankar beauties, Bimba and Ziggy. (Goyankar means they're from Goa!)

Both belong to Ze and Marisa Belchior.

Bimba is a gorgeous tricolour INDog, nearly two years old now. She was around two months old when Ze rescued her from some Neanderthals (Disclaimer: that's my description, not Ze's, just in case they can read).

'She was being teased by the neighbours to take food offered and then kicked back about 6 feet because of her aggression when it comes to food,' says Ze.

'So I picked her up and washed her and gave her food. She then decided to leave and come back just in time to have four square meals in the day. 

'After a week of visiting as a very demanding guest, we decided to vaccinate and adopt her.'

Ziggy the cute INDog-mix is now nearly four years old, but was a small forlorn pup at the time of adoption.

'Her mother had abandoned her, so she came and fell at my feet, badly malnourished, full of fleas and mange. I picked her up, put her in a box and took her home.'

Please note how devoted both dogs are to Ze's baby!
These are certainly two of the luckiest dogs in Goa, and probably two of the prettiest.

How I wish all dogs could meet a kind benefactor in their darkest hour.  I'm so glad at least some of them do!

Photos: Ze de Belchior
Socorro Bardez Goa

An epic tale, continued

Revisiting Samson and Achilles, our INDog-mix heroes from Pune. Aren't they an elegant pair?

Read about their rescue and adoption here.

Achilles on the left, Samson on the right

Achilles trying to make like a good boy...

Photos: Lee Sverkerson