In march 2012 we traveled to Hampi, a 60 something square kilometer site strewn with huge boulders. A perfect habitat for avid rock climbers and a safe place for young dogs giving birth to their first batch of puppies.
We found a litter of pups living under a large boulder by the side of the river. Right next to where the small boat would dock, all day, every 20-30 minutes. To transport locals and tourists alike across the rievr.
This little cutie had 3 siblings when we arrived, sadly within a matter of just a few days. 2 pups died and were taken away by some kind locals. They had fallen in the river next to this boulder and, with eyes still closed, never saw the world before they departed already. It was quite heartbreaking but I would bring a packet of biscuits to share with mother dog every time I came by to catch the boat across the river..
I am not sure what happened to the fourth pup. Not sure if it made it or not..
But look at this one, dreaming of it's future. .. A future of living wild in an amazing landscape, living freely.. We saw the happiest dogs in India. running in small packs, with their friends, growling at strange dogs in their territories, running up to our scooter to jump on for a ride - they did that!