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!
I cuddled this puppy and it was the cutest thing ever.
Grooming party 2.0: Rear edition.
“I’m holy and I know it.”
“For fuck’s sake, another photo?!?”
“Here’s looking at you, kid.”
“Yes, I’m still here on this stoop. And now I will escort you back to your hotel.”
Yes, I admit it. I touched this pup.
The best passenger a motorcyclist can have!
Oh Simon, my camel. Your attitude is awesome
“Sigh….take it quickly so I can go back to sleep…”
“Yes, I know I’m gorgeous!”
“Duuuuuude…I’m a camel in Pushkar. Alcohol and meat are banned, but reefers are plenty.”
“This is the life….”
“Just let me streeeeeeeetch it out in downward dog. Ok, I’m good.”
Strong like bull
This puppy kept getting lightly slapped by the cow’s tail and it was adorable.
This cow was afraid of walking past these geese.
I can’t even. Soooooo cute!!
Gorgeous elephant. Though sad that they are still being used as entertainment and for tourists to ride.
Camel parking, anyone?
Snake charmer. Not going to lie, it was interesting to see even if it is animal cruelty.
“I’m Hector, reporting for duty.”
“I have found my sunny spot and I shall remain here forever.”
“Give me your food!!!”
He just wants to be loved…and I just want to love him…
“Yum, that street food was good!”
“He’s well hung!” said Sue, the mom on the trip.
I love this photo of a goat scratching himself on the wall of Amber Fort, Jaipur