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I'm a landrace dog fancier and birder. I'm also a wildlife conservationist working in the tiger reserves of central India with Satpuda Foundation. Founder of the INDog Project (www.indog.co.in) and the INDog Club. I worked with urban free-ranging dogs of Mumbai for 14 years.

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.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Chocos, Jelly and Vanilla

Chocos 






















Some more photos of Vandana's beautiful INDog family in Palakkad, Kerala: Chocos and her daughters Jelly and Vanilla. Earlier blog posts about the girls here and here.

I love reading Vandana's updates about them. 'When it's really hot, Chocos rolls around in mud and walks around like a swamp monster...sometimes she turns into a swamp monster when she goes fishing. When our canal is dry and muddy, there will be puddles in it with small fish and crabs...She loves herding cattle whenever they pass through her territory and she's always making rounds to see if there are intruders.'

























Above: 'Chocos in one of her cosy holes.'
(Check this other post about two digging Indies, Shalini and Somu!)
































Above: 'Vanilla having breakfast next to some of her favourite things, an old cup, the cloth we dry them with after a bath, and a coconut. All three of them keep their things in a kind of pile.'


Jelly eating her breakfast















































































Above: the sleeping sisters. Vanilla and Jelly like to spend more time in the house than their mother, no doubt because they were born as house pets. After playing and exploring they come right back inside.


Vanilla
































As Vandana says, 'it's like they're custom made for human society but they still have their wild side intact'. Or as I like to call it, their free-roaming, village dog side.


Photos and text: Vandana SB

Palakkad 
Kerala

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1 comment:

Prasenjit Dutta said...

https://www.facebook.com/duttapbhulo

Dear friends of InDogs, you may also like to see something that I'm trying to do for the poor Indies who have suffered centuries of abuse. Please see the link above and like the page that I've created for my own rescued Indie 'Bhulo'. I do borrow pics and stories from Indog Club which I acknowledge. I trust Rajashree Khalap does not mind and would lend me permission as I'm not doing this for any commercial use.