|Open Breed Event, National College Grounds, Basavangudi|
|Im as good as the rest, Maybe better too. :)|
|Manu, the Winner!|
Our stall generated a lot of interest as we were the only stall that had pups. A lot of people dropped in and asked "which breed?" to which the answer was "Indian" to which the response was a bewildered look. Some of them asked if they were for sale, and we answered, no, they are not for sale, they are up for adoption to which again there was a bewildered look. We had information on 7 reasons why you should adopt an Indian dog that we compiled from Rajashree Khalap's Indog Project. A lot of people expressed interest and requested for a copy which we promptly gave. We also had a huge banner that shouted "Don't Shop. Adopt!"
We also had a bunch of boys advise us about getting 'nice' breeds next time. But to counter all that we had a lovely response from the crowd, the organisers, the judges & the chief guests. The Indian Dog was mentioned time & again by the hosts of the event.
2 pups got adopted into loving homes, one by the chief guest herself, Mrs Sheela Yogeshwar, an ardent animal lover who also has a score of Indian dogs as companion pets.
Amrut, dog behaviorist & trainer and a judge at the event, a very fine gentleman, who helped us rehabilitate Germy, was also there helping the Indian Dog get its due. We, the entire TGIDPA team thank him for his support wholeheartedly.
We believe that we made an impact by not shying away from participating with our Indian dogs in an open breed event and we stuck to our motto - "Don't Shop! Adopt!"
|A good job done!|