In Mumbai you encounter a lot of everything on the streets; traffic, people, buildings, businesses, dirt and also animals of all sorts and sizes.
At the bus stop across the hotel this little goat was nibbling on a leaf:
These goats were in front of some shops:
This goat was playing with the hand of the shop owner, using it to bounce his head against and jump.
In the meantime his 'fellow' goat was sleeping in the shop shelves, next to the merchandise:
There are cats, although not so many and the ones I saw were quite skinny and small:
And here, there and everywhere there are cows and bulls standing, lying or working. They generally DO belong to someone and of course it is a handy source of daily milk for the children. The bulls often pull wagons with cargo.
This bull was resting with his head on his legs. When the owner saw me taking pictures, he yelled at the animal to wake up and look at the camera:-(.
Dogs are all over the place. Most of them are stray dogs. They lay and sleep in the strangest places.
When I took this picture of the puppy, a guy came up and gave the little one a big smack, just for fun, thinking that I would think it was funny:-(.
The pup woke up with a scream and fled away.
My blood was boiling, but hey, I'm in India and just a tourist....better keep my cool.
A rooster in front of a carpet shop:
Ok, Mumbai and India may seem way back in time for western eyes, in some aspects, but not that back in time that they actually have dinosaurs...hahaha. These are standing nearby our hotel, near the Neru Science Centre.
Better not be an animal in India (nor in many other places on this planet);-), I guess.
Fortunately there are also people that love and care for animals here, like there are those everywhere, like my new friend Kitu. She owns a cat and feeds stray cats; good for you, Kitu!!!!
This is Kitu's cat, checking out our lunch. Hmmm, mackerel!!! Hahaha....
In general I find it a tough country for animal lovers. There is a lot of abuse, cruelty and suffering going on. But well, it is a hard life for the people as well, so it's not so surprising, of course.