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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, September 24, 2014

South of the Equator...

An update on the lucky Cape Town Pack, which has two Indy members! You can read their stories through the link in the earlier sentence!

Left to right: Sipho, Rishi, Leela

Leela, Rishi and Sipho lead a busy life what with regular hikes on Table Mountain, walks through the golf links near their home, racing and playing on the beach and sunbathing in their own garden. 

Cape Town is my top favourite city overseas. This message from Yvonne sums up why: 
"I was on the beach with all three dogs and there were over a thousand dolphins swimming in the direction of Table Mountain that filled the bay with fins and somersaults and wave surfing."

Sometimes Southern Right Whales are also spotted; and penguins and seals. Yvonne is actively involved with a seal rescue group. 

And here's Rishi running into the sea, Table Mountain in the distance. 

Rishi and Leela
Leela has a natural 'teeka'

Evening nap with Jules! Always the same spot.

Rishi asking for a tummy-tickle

Rishi is the smallest but has to have the biggest bed!

'Sipho's chair: everyone knows that!'

We've been comparing notes on Rishi and his sister, my Kimaya, for the last six years. They have many traits and habits in common, including having mad solo play bursts after dinner! Here's a photo of Kimaya 'meeting' her brother on Skype. I don't know whether dogs can see screen images but she is always interested in Skype and in this conversation she reacted to the barking far away in Cape Town. She also met Yvonne last November and seemed to recognize her voice.

There are many more posts about the Cape Town pack in this blog; search for 'Rishi and Leela,' 'Sipho' and you'll find lots more gorgeous photos.

Photos: Yvonne de Kock
Cape Town
South Africa

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