I had asked the lady who cooks for us to look out for some deshi pups in her area.
She lives in a distant village area, far away from the main city.
She informed me as soon as she found a litter of pups with their mother by the roadside near her house. She started feeding them occasionally. I went to see them. They were just about two months old.
I offered some treats to them and eventually they became friendlier and came near me to smell me and check me out. I followed the advice of a famous trainer on choosing my pup. After thorough examination and observation I chose the low/medium energy pup of the litter, since that is the energy level of our family. So I think he will be a fine pet, but time will tell.
In his first seven days in our house I could see that he was mellow, calm and composed, and very well-behaved. He already seemed housebroken, doesn't pee in the house, whines for me to take him outside and then does his 'business' immediately and returns inside without my having to say a word. We feed him chicken, rice, egg, fish, some vegetables. He loves it.
At first hesitant, this little guy now loves going for a walk with me every morning around the block. I supervise him closely.
Overall I just love the energy that he brings into our family! And he's so cute he makes me want to constantly cuddle him.
I would love it if more and more people brought INDogs into their homes. They are so low-maintenance, perfect for the Indian climate, and a healthy and hardy race. Thanks to Mother Nature.
Photos and text: Sourav Purkayastha
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