Painting: Don’t eat me, I am someone’s pet!

Don't eat me
Oil Painting by Monica Ingudam 
Canvas 11 by 15 inch 
Original - Not for Sale, looking to exhibit in Art Gallery. 

Don’t eat me, I am someone’s pet!

Let me tell you a story about Jone the dog and his master Jotin from Manipur. Jotin has a special gift of connecting with animals specially with dogs. The most interesting thing Jone’s master did was the campaign to stop eating dog meat in Manipur. Jone would go to the local joints where dog meat is served and would do cute stunts saluting the customers, shaking hands — as his master Jotin was hoping that the customers may change their mind of eating dog meat seeing a cute lovable đź’—dog — wow, what a beautiful idea and so courageous too! I was so inspired hearing this story of such passion, love and drive for dogs that I have to paint Jone.

Missing pet dog and being eaten is one of the common social issue in Manipur. My own old age nearly blind pet dog wasn’t spared either. Our locality people ate our dog after he was hit by a truck, we never got to say good-bye. When you look at a dog, it’s saying “Don’t eat me, I am someone’s pet!”


About Monica Ingudam Born and raised with conflict background, lack of freedom in Manipur (India), based in Maryland (USA), patent holder for identifying Caller ID, with Computer Science Engineering background, you will find her innovating Healthcare solutions as a Senior Product Analyst. With the vision to spread love and peace, you will find her hosting high achiever workshops and talk-show at FindingTheVoices during the weekends to inspire, empower and educate. She loves painting, has pledged funds from her Art to giving back to the society and has successfully supported Palliative Care , education for children , relief for COVID19 in Manipur and currently raising funds for Library of Manipur and 1001Thagatchari gratitude project of Manipur. Do consider supporting her initiatives by getting her paintings and products made from her art.

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