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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

Thursday, March 27, 2014

India's birthday post

This is to celebrate India's tenth birthday! She turned 10 on February 25 this year.

India went to NYC with Caroline Walker as a tiny puppy. If you've been following our blog from the beginning, you'll remember her first story here. And also these photos of her playing with Leela, and their movie.

Look at her first puppy video, in a hotel in Mangalore, Karnataka. (The other puppy in the video also got adopted in the US). 

And compare it with her recent 10th birthday video: 

As Caroline says, 'You can see some of the same personality traits in her...as she backs away tentatively and tries to get a read on the situation.'

Very very INDog.

And here are some of her recent photos. As pretty as ever.

Nothing to bark at

I love this one!
And this!

In the car, wearing a beautiful 'zari' collar

Very annoyed Indy - at the St Patrick Day Parade

At the beach

My very nicest memories of NYC are of the day Kiran and I spent there in November 2008 with Caroline, India, Yvonne and Leela; roaming around Central Park and going for a walk and lunch, and even taking the dogs to an art gallery. Strangers stopped us in the street to admire the dogs and ask what breed they were. 

That year they even appeared on the Martha Stewart Dog Show!

Happy birthday dearest beautiful India, though we are a month late. We wish you many more wonderful years and birthdays!

Photos and videos: Caroline Walker

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