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, April 20, 2011
The red dog and the sea
Lalee HATES the sea.
She likes the beach and the sand, and marking spots where other dogs have peed, and she specially likes rolling in places where the sand smells horrible (rotting fish is a favourite fragrance).
But water and waves, she does not like.
The sea is for aquatic creatures like fish and cetaceans and octopi and Kimaya.
Lalee is determined to remain, exclusively, a terrestrial being.
Last week I tried to convince her that splashing in the sea is a joyful activity that every dog should experience. I had to lead her in on her leash, not too deep but just to belly-level. In fact I had to lure her with treats to even get her in that far. Getting a cat in the sea would be easier.
Kimaya adores the sea, as you may have seen in this recent post about Lalee's tenth birthday celebrations.
Above, below: Kimaya played in the sea with Brownie, as usual.
She tried to get Lalee enthused about the water...with no success.
She even tried to free Lalee from bondage, hoping it would be more fun for her that way.
It wouldn't. Lalee would have bolted to the shore in a couple of seconds.
Kimaya looks out at the sea; Lalee looks longingly in the opposite direction.
When will this torture end? Can we go back please?
Photos taken with my phone (except for the slideshow pictures)