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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.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Deepa and Jamie

Deepa was always my favourite INDog Club member, because she looks so like Lalee.

This girl has been settled happily in Switzerland with Nicole's parents for over two years now. Read about her in The lake of swans.

Deepa is a gentle friendly soul and she has a special bond with Jamie, Nicole's little nephew.

Jamie was born just a day before Deepa reached Switzerland. See Deepa and the baby for an earlier picture of him. He has learned to speak now and the first thing he says every morning is that he wants to go to Deepa's house. Fortunately his home is within walking distance of Nicole's parents' place so these two friends get to meet daily.
"The boy shares everything with her from biscuits to ice cream," Nicole writes. "She allows him to use her back as a pillow on the sofa and seems to like it."

Recently Jamie wanted his pictures taken along with Deepa. Here they are!

Earlier posts about Deepa in this blog:

Her baby pics,
Town dog, country dog,
Deepa and friends,
Deepa, Bandra and Lalee,
Deepa in christmas card country
Deepa and assorted friends,
The Indi and the cat, Part 3,
Deepa and the baby,

Photos: Nicole Poyyayil


wandereress said...

Love the pictures. Jamie and Deeepa's beautiful bond is so evident. I can't stop smiling. Thanks for sharing these Nicole. Juhee

Npoyyayil said...

Juhee, most welcome, and thanks to Rajashree who created this great blog. I believe it benefits children to grow up with animals, learning from very small age onwards, that they are not toys but great friends.