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I'm a landrace dog fancier and birder. 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, May 21, 2014

Two ladies of Thrissur

These are Tippu's lady friends (Tippu of Thrissur, not the pup Tippu of Kozhikode). 

They started living on Sajoy's property some time ago. 

'Two months ago they were chicken-killers,' says Sajoy. 'Now I'm giving them meals and they've stopped killing poultry!'

They eat from the same bowl without conflict.

Dogs with high prey drive often continue to kill whatever they can even if they are well-fed; but luckily these two seem to have been killing chickens only for survival.

By feeding them Sajoy has actually saved their lives. Villagers do not tolerate dogs that kill livestock and poultry. Such dogs are usually poisoned. 

These girls definitely love Sajoy for feeding them, even if they don't know he saved them from a horrible death. 

Sajoy will be trying to get them spayed by the nearest vet.

Meanwhile the duo have not just changed their eating habits; they have also become local celebrities!

'A few days ago a thief came to rob a neighbouring house, and he jumped into my compound, not realizing there were dogs here,' says Sajoy. 'Tippu and these two ran after him, and one of them caught and bit him. I heard their barking and the man's cry. Then the villagers came and grabbed the thief and handed him over to the police. 

'Since then the former chicken-killers and Tippu have become the heroes of the village!'

That really is a happy story!

Photos: Sajoy Peter

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Anonymous said...

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”
― Mark Twain

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ladies :-*

Samir said...

nice job done sajoy :)