Mountain dogs are combative and territorial. The adults are forever running up and down their hillside barking at the tribe on the next slope. Often they sport a torn ear or a bite acquired in a border skirmish. Near the Nurnang waterfalls in Arunachal Pradesh I saw some pups so new that they were barely able to walk. This one was the runt of the litter, but sported a tremendous scowl.
In early November the place was spectacularly cold although there was no snow on the ground. The dense fur coat on the pup must be absolutely essential now, a couple of months later.
Pups are mundane enough for Photrablogger’s challenge although I think the scowl is more epic than mundane. Wouldn’t you think that this is right for Cee’s "Out with the old" challenge as well? The silky coat makes this totally a subject for Narami’s Tuesdays of texture.