Animals in Ahmedabad

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Old Ahmedabad is a colourful labyrinth reminiscent of a quaint medieval Italian town, except with meandering cows and docile Indian dogs and donkeys everywhere. Here is a gallery of God’s creatures in Gujarat starting the day in their hood.

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Already having breakfast downstairs

Calves with nothing to eat yet and mock-fighting

The calves have nothing to eat yet

A stranger appears to offer imaginary breakfast

A stranger appears to offer imaginary breakfast

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Rich cow

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Poor cow

I see chapatis lying on the streets everywhere

I see random chapatis on the streets everywhere

Apparently they're for the cows

Apparently chapatis aren’t thrown away for no reason in Ahmedabad

Meanwhile at the dog hood

Meanwhile at the dog house…

The dogs are getting ready to go to work

The men are getting ready to go to work

While the bitch is at home tending to the puppies

While the bitch stays at home to take care of the newborn

Gujarat is a vegetarian state. Even the dogs here eat their greens

Gujarat is a vegetarian state. No exceptions to the rule.

A sattvic vegetarian diet means less aggression

A sattvic vegetarian diet leads to a calm and gentle mind

A pooch can drink milk from the same plate as Lakshmi the cat and she won't claw him to smithereens

In Ahmedabad, a pooch can drink milk from the same plate as Lakshmi the cat and she won’t claw him to smithereens

The only feisty critters are the urban squirrels

The only feisty critters are the urban squirrels and their rajasic diet of insects.

They are running around the windowsill, all up in each others' territory like cray cray

They are all up in each others’ territory like cray cray

Bovines beating the rush hour traffic

Bovines trying to beat the rush hour traffic

Lining up for wheat grass shots before getting into the office

This one is just lounging in the sun

These supervisors are just lounging in the sun

Either a tai tai or a supervisor

Either a Brahmin or a supervisor

Here come the donkeys

Here come the shudra donkeys

They're the slave labour around these parts

They’re the slave labour around these parts

Donkey’s aren’t dumb — they led all the caravan groups along the silk road.

Stylin' a nice henna forehead patch and ear-dye

It doesn’t mean that slaves can’t be stylin’. Rad henna forehead patch and ear-dye, bro.

Snacktime

The Indian workday is over before noon. Time for Happy Hour.

Respect the Animals around You!

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