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I'm a landrace dog fancier, birder and amateur arachnologist. 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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Rocky Singh




Amrendra Singh's beautiful INDog-mix Rocky has featured in our Facebook page many times. This is his first appearance on the blog! Amrendra sent in his story and his family took these lovely photos.




Rocky the Great (as we call him) joined my family, an intense animal-loving group of people, at Khajuraho as a puppy. He was rescued in a very distressed condition. His family were living in filth in a place where carcasses of animals were thrown.


Baby Rocky

























Now he is with my parents in Varanasi after spending a year with me in Khajuraho. 

It's a big mystery whether Rocky adopted my family or we adopted him!

He is always playful but street-smart. My mother has pampered him. Everyone in the family adjusts their behaviour according to his mood, and he displays an attitude of 'couldn't care less' most of the time. After all he is the darling of not only my family but the entire neighbourhood! Surprisingly many of my neighbours adore him.










Cake


























Friends



















































An important member of the family!










































































Don't you dare enter my house!
























































He was also selected among the top 10 most beautiful Indies of the country for the year 2013, by PETA India. He made us so proud!

Text and photos: Amrendra Singh
Varanasi

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2 comments:

Meghna said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures and Rocky's story. It's beautiful. God bless. :)

RAMESH B said...

As a neighbor, I see Rocky Singh almost everyday. He is the boss of the colony we stay in. He has swarm of admirers and follower's from among the INDogs of our area. When he is taken for a walk, there are at least a dozen other INDogs who follow him, like escorts. Like a Maharaja, he is shielded and protected by these escorts. Dogs from other groups just scram when King Rocky Singh is on his stroll with his army.

Best wishes to him and his proud owners.