Since being rescued in February, Chapati has come a long way - he has been de-wormed and 'deflea'ed, he has travelled in trains, he has visited beaches and temples, and he is now looking forward to visiting more of Asia with his mom and dad.
Here's an abridged version of his exciting journey so far - in photos:
It was the night of great changes in my life. A few hours ago I was nameless. I don't remember when I lost my family, but this day I was alone in the streets of Kochi, left on a meter height pedestal to die. I was starving, overheated and dehydrated. I was scared and couldn't already stay on my feet. I was weeping for help... Day 1
After visiting two vets, getting shaved and vaccinated and gaining some weight, a healthier Chapati at the beach
Chapati on his way to Goa in March
In early April, Chapati becomes a real travelling dog as his parents figure out the documents required to take him to Nepal. Thailand, Philippines and more
'Chapati at Chhatrapati'
Chapati travels illegally on a train - according to his post, in India, 'dogs can travel by trains only in AC First Class when you buy out the whole cabin' - something that his parents can't afford to do!
Hello, friends! I am online again and want to show you how I travel by trains This is my night train from Mumbai to Jodhpur I love trains, cause I can sleep really tight there and also I sleep with my parents But frankly speaking, now I'm traveling illegally In India dogs can travel by trains only in AC First Class when you buy out the whole cabin, which costs even more expensive than a flight. As my parents are not on that budget, we prefer AC 3 Tier. So, each time we enter the train, I am hiding in my bag Then, on our road, I have to hide under the sheet Lucky parents! Now I am small enough for this mischief to be managed Day 27
Chapati in Amritsar in May, where he got his rabies vaccination
I've got my Rabies Certificate, so now we can move on Buh-bye, Amritsar! It was really nice to spend time with you) The overall level of #dogfriendliness in the city is pretty the same as in the rest of India. But talking about people, I would say that Sikhs seem very #dogfriendly. Hope I am not mistaken, cause I've already started to love Sikhism Day 35
"So, my friends, we decided to take a risk. I'm going to cross the border illegally. Let me explain to you: it is the only way my parents can take me with them as their Indian visa is expiring and my rabies vaccination is administered not enough time ago to get the required documents," writes Chapati
On my way to Nepal So, my friends, we decided to take a risk. I'm going to cross the border illegally. Let me explain to you: it is the only way my parents can take me with them as their Indian visa is expiring and my rabies vaccination is administered not enough time ago to get the required documents. Still we are quite calm and confident . Whatever the future brings us - let it be... as long as we are all together Day 46
Chapati makes it safely across the border in early June
Mischief managed My parents took a cycle rickshaw to cross the border. So when they went to the Immigration Office, I could stay with the driver. After they got visas, we proceeded to the nearest bus station. In 100 meters after the border, some kind of official wearing a face mask, but without a uniform or any badge, came over to us. He looked into my crate and after having me found, he asked whether I have all required documents. My parents made pockerfaces, gave positive answer and slowly started to "look for" these documents (still I have lots of them ). But in 10 seconds a mysterious man said 'Okey-okey' and let us go . Overall our way from Delhi to Lumbini lasted 23 hours. We had to use 4 buses, 1 car and 1 cycle rickshaw Day 46
Chapati the happy dog at the Mayadevi Temple in Nepal
Still enjoying the moment in Mayadevi Temple It's very cool and peaceful here. All that we need after yesterday's crazy night. Could you imagine, we had another hotel accident After 23 hours on the way, we reached Lumbini and started to search for our pre-booked hotel. It took us one hour of wandering and asking people, and finally we realized that the hotel is actually out of business for years We even found its abandoned building Probably our funniest experience with @bookingcom. Still we are happy not to be charged in advance Thanks God, Lumbini was so #dogfriendly that we could easily find a place to stay in 10 minutes Day 47
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