Lucky the Heroic Dog

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My family and I adopted Lucky, an INDOG mix around six and half months ago, when he was just a three month old pup. I adopted him from Malika in Dadar, with help of Charu Shah, who is a friend and both of us work for animal welfare.


Lucky is a pampered pup and extremely smart. He is very good with kids and everyday he plays with the building kids and has never harmed anyone. When he goes out for his walks with me or any family member, he is very friendly with everyone on road and doesn’t bark or bite anyone, but at the same time, if a stranger comes home, he becomes alert and barks a lot, at times he also gets aggressive when he sees a new face outside our house. Even the vet, who comes for his vaccinations etc, is a little scared of him and has suggested to us that since he is a very alert pup he will be a good watch-dog, better than a German shepherd or a Labrador. He had advised us to keep him at an office or factory, as Lucky would be a very good security dog, but we refused, as he had already become a family member and we loved him a lot.


This real life incident occurred on 20th Feb 2011 a Sunday, when all family members had gone to attend a wedding and I had gone out for some work. My younger brother Piyush had stayed back because his board exams are approaching and he was accompanied by Lucky.


Piyush was studying since early morning so he was drowsy around 3pm, and laid on the sofa with Lucky besides him. Just before lying down, Piyush had taken Lucky for a walk and after coming back had given him a chew stick, and he was busy nibbling on it. After sometime, Piyush heard some hammering sound, but he ignored it thinking that some work would be going on in neighbours house or neighbouring building. Lucky went to the Living room, and started barking vigorously at the main door. Since Piyush was already in a sleepy mode, he did not realize what is happening and he went to open the main door. As soon as Piyush opened the main door, Lucky ran out and started chasing some person. Lucky bolted after the person, and also bit him on his hand. The person had an accomplice waiting on a motorbike outside the gate. They finally managed to get away with Lucky chasing behind them. After running behind them for almost 300 feet or so, Piyush called Lucky and he came back. Only after Piyush went back home, he realized that these guys were professional thieves, and they had managed to open both the locks and were about to enter the house when Lucky’s barks woke him up.


Lucky has not been trained as a guard dog, but he had powerful instinct, which saved our house and probably my brother’s life also!


We went to the police station and registered a complaint. Two policemen came to inspect my house and they confirmed that someone had managed to break the locks and open the door. When the policemen came home, Lucky was a good boy, and greeted them warmly.


One of the policemen offered to adopt Lucky from us, saying that he will take Lucky with him for patrolling at night, but again we had to refuse them.
As you can see that INDogs are the best and superior to any pure breed. At the age of 9.5 months, Lucky did all this even without any sort of training. He has become the hero of our house now!


From-
Amit Parmar