Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Dog Lady

The streets of Colombo are littered with stray dogs. You can't walk a single block without passing a sing;e dog. I am amazed at two things. One that I have never seen one get hit by a car. They seem to know how to negotiate the traffic pretty well. The other thing is although they are mostly skinny dogs, they are not overly skinny.

So one morning I saw a lady with some grocery bags at her feet pouring water into a bowl for a dog and giving it something to eat. And what was that something? Red rice.

I have seen her quite a few times now and watched the dogs happily inhale the rice that she is giving them, tales wagging away.

Chances are she is getting leftover rice and probably curry from the local restaurants.

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