Here’s to free spirits

Streeties are fascinating. Someone once asked me to describe the attitude of a street dog. Is he friendly with people? Is he cautious of people? There were many questions. I pondered over this for a while and then finally the best way I could describe it was that streeties are “cautiously curious about people and life in general”. They like people. They will approach people. But at the same time, they never let their guard down. They are free spirits and hate being confined. Here is Debolina’s story of Tini, another free spirit.

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Tini stayed with us for five days recovering from poisoning. Her only thought was when she could leave and join her sisters whom she watched from our balcony.
Photo Credit: Riju Dutta

Author
Sindhoor
Canine Behaviour Counselor , Bangalore Hundeskole 


Welcoming mango showers

I bet everyone is happy to welcome the rains to Bangalore. While we are painfully aware of the changing weather patters, let’s for now just enjoy the spirit of the mango showers, with this lovely picture postcard from Pondy.

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One rainy evening in Pondicherry, this little one came running up to me. A bit of petting and a couple of biscuits later, she was good to go. Everybody needs some love

Photo Credit: Akshar V S


Selvi’s elves

Selvi looks like a normal person. She works as a domestic help in India leading a rather humble life, perhaps earning around $70 a month. But Selvi is no ordinary person. She has a remarkable crew of elves – her streeties.

Kam Raghavan, the person who happened to spot Selvi’s elves, had this to report: “She started working a couple of years ago in one of the apartments in the building you see. There was only one dog on the premises then. She started feeding that dog. Over the last couple of years the brood has become larger. She no longer works at the building. But travels to it every morning with food for her beloved pooches. ”

P.S. We are still get get reports on what the elves are up to. If you are around MRC Nagar, Chennai and spot Selvi, do say a “Hi” and ask her about her elves. We might get some clues. If she permits sharing a picture of her elves, do upload and hashtag it with #selviselves #bombatdawgz.

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Selvi’s elves enjoying their snack break
Photo Credit: Kam Raghavan

If you think Selvi’s elves are up to something super cool and want to support her feeding program, give her a buzz. She apparently is open to investors in her project. Leave a comment if you’d like to reach her.

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Author
Sindhoor
Canine Behaviour Counselor , Bangalore Hundeskole