Major politics between Nishi and the adopting mum

A mum and her puppies have turned up at our exploring site. Every morning when we go there, the mum shows that she does not like us being there. The puppies are cautions, except for this one. Nishi has managed to make friends with her, as you can see in these slightly old videos. Tiggy is still working through her issues with them and that's another story for another day. Today we met the dogs again. The mum seems to be "adopting". Her group of "puppies" seems to have grown from 3 to 5. No two of them look alike and they seem to be of slightly different ages. Still, she is the one in charge, the mum! For some reason, all 6 of them came charging at us today. I was able to get them to stop cha

A dog is a dog is a dog

The intent of #livesofstreeties is to bust myths about streeties. Today the myth we want to bust is that streeties are somehow different from our pet dogs. It's this mental separation that makes people afraid of street dogs. Even among academics, I sometimes see people argue that street dog studies are not relevant in understanding pet dogs because pet dogs are bred to be different. Well, here in India, streeties are mixes of our aboriginal breeds and several non-Indian breeds. Also, many of us adopt dogs from the streets and they become pet dogs. Anyone who has interacted with these dogs in any meaningful way will agree that the separation of street dog and pet dog is in our mind and on pap

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