ext month, the city’s mostadorable Indian dogs areall set to accompany theirproud families to a dog show like no other. Hosted by theBlue Cross of India, the annualBlue Cross Well Dog Show is acelebration of everything canine.The dogs are a glorious mix of natural breeds including thoseadopted from the streets or ani-mal shelters, while others aremongrels or cross-breeds.Many participants in the pasthave included gorgeous dogs thathave survived serious illnessesand some have been rescued by their owners from accidents orabandonment. The show has al- ways been a memorable one, with unique titles and prizes thatinclude “Dog with the waggiesttail”, “Rarest colour”, “Friendliestdog” and “Best rescue”. Certiﬁ-cates, trophies and gift baskets will be among the prizes that thedogs can win.“Our objective is to demonstrateour pride in our all-Indian dogs,”says S. Chinny Krishna, Chair-man of Blue Cross of India, whohopes that more people willchoose to adopt dogs from theirlocal animal shelters. “If you arelooking for a companion animal,do visit your nearest animal shel-ter and choose from the many that would be there. All you haveto do is be willing to show that you would make for a responsiblepet owner. There are no charges.Though, your donations will helpthe important services providedby your local animal welfaregroup going.”Dogs will not be asked to performtricks, produce proof of pedigreeparentage or compete on the ba-sis of breed. All they have to do isshow up and be themselves. Andof course, it’s hardly a contest when every dog goes back homefeeling like a real winner!
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The Blue Cross Well Dog Show is a celebration of everything canine
FILE PHOTO: K MURALI KUMAR
with a difference
Mark this day
CPR Centre, EldamsRoad
: August 30, 2009
: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Rules for participation:
Mongrels, cross-breeds andnatural breeds (non-pedigree dogs only). Allowners must be leashed totheir companion animals.There is no entrance fee
here are two ﬁlm festivals startingfrom July 27, promising to offer moviebuffs some good entertainment.The Alliance Francaise of Madras ishosting Asian Film Festival, where one ﬁlmeach day will be screened till July 29.
Love and Honour
Eye in the Sky
(Hong Kong) willbe screened at 6.30 p.m. everyday.Also, the South Indian Film ChamberTheatre will be screening Brazilian ﬁlms, inassociation with the Embassy of Brazil, NewDelhi and the Indo Cine AppreciationFoundation. The ﬁlms are dedicated to SaoPaulo, the largest city in Brazil. The festivalwill be inaugurated with the screening of
Linha De Passe
at 6. 15 p.m. The ﬁlm will befollowed by
Vilanova Artigas, the architect
at 8 p.m.
will be screened on July 28. Theﬁlm is based on the real life experiences ofdoctor Drauzio Varella inside the dreadfulState Penitentiary Carandiru in Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo, Sociedade Anonima
SaoPaulo, a metropolis
will be shown on July29.
For details call 98401 51956
A festival of Brazilian and Asian ﬁlms promise to keep you entertained
Take me home
Danny is a four-year-old male Labradorcross who is healthy, playful andaffectionate. He has been neutered andis up for adoption. Call Praveen at9884144161
From Linha De Passe