Indore’s Lallu was no ordinary street dog

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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, 2010.

 

As the news of Lallu’s death spread like wildfire, area residents assembled to mourn the dog and decided to conduct his last rites. 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.

 

Bless Lalu, may he rest in peace and love. Some dogs truly have their day!

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