I found a really nice website run by Vasudha Mehta, Some very nice stories are on it. Like the latest one about Lallu the dog. Have a look
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Shopkeepers of Aada Bazaar in Indore downed their shutters as a mark of respect for Lallu — a much- loved 15- year- old stray dog of the locality who died on July 17.
As the news of Lallu’s death spread like wildfire, area residents assembled to mourn the dog and decided to conduct his last rites ( left). For, Lallu was no ordinary dog. Rakesh Kumar, who lives near the bazaar, said: “ Lallu used to follow the shav yatra ( last journey) of the dead and spent his time with the deceased’s family for 12 to 13 days after that.” Not just that, the canine was different from his breed. Garages, parking areas and chairs were his favourite places to retire. And he gorged on ordinary food and was fond of Indian meals.
A local revealed that on the 13th day after Lallu’s death, milk and jalebis were served to the others dogs of the area.
Some dogs truly have their day!
R.I. P Lallu…
Dogs seem to have been domesticated in various regions of the world in ancient times from the Gray Wolf (Canis lupus). In the Indian subcontinent, dogs featured as companions, hunters, workers, signs of royalty. Per the Encyclopedia Britannica, archaeologists have excavated Neolithic graves in Kashmir in which people were buried with their pets. Rock art in North Pakistan and in Central India shows people walking beside dogs or hunting with them. The ancient Indus people also liked dogs, and toy figurines of dogs with collars have been found at Mohenjo-daro and Harappa. The Sumerian texts refer to the "red dog of Meluhha" as an important trade item from the Indus Valley to Mesopotamia.
Even today, the Indian subcontinent is home to some very rare breeds of dogs. Now forgotten, these breeds were once highly regarded for their individual characteristics.