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My Love Affair with the Animals of India

I frickin love animals, and as many people know, I LOVE dogs. So naturally, I am loving all the dogs on the streets in India. Most of them are pretty well cared for, which makes it easier, though the more mangy ones – and the odd one dead on the side of the road – do make me sad.

Also I want to adopt all of them.

And I’ll admit – I have pet some of them. The friendly ones and the puppies. Don’t worry – I’m not going to get rabies! 😉

The cows are pretty cute too. And the camels and the monkeys and the goats. Basically everything. Two funny stories:

In Jaisalmer, I was carrying a banana in the side pocket of my purse when a cow spotted it and started nudging my back. He twisted my rubber arm and I gave him a chunk of the banana, which he ate. But then he wasn’t interested in the rest and kept nudging me until I pet him. Cutest. Thing. Ever.

Then in Pushkar, a dog came running towards a bunch of us and started rubbing his body against my legs (new black pants, just FYI) being all “Love me, love me, love me!!” So I did.

I can’t help it. I have a weakness. Admitting it is the first step, right?

Now enjoy these photos!


The Many Faces of Old Lahore

Toronto’s Historic Distillery District

Signs of the Times: Israel and Palestine