Every day this sacred cow would come and wait at the door for a chapati handout.
All over Rajasthan I saw cows like this waiting at doorways. They reminded me of monks with their begging bowls, and this comparison was proven apt when an owner appeared at the door with a freshly made batch of warm chapatis for the cow.
Goats also wait at doors, although not as patiently as the cows, as I saw a few slip into the houses. According to the man with the chapatis, the goats ravage the potted plants, and if the monkeys get in, they are even worse, as they have figured out how to open refrigerator doors!
A goat trying to pretend it’s a sacred cow, but with the added insurance that if the owner opens the door the goat can quickly slip in and chow down on the inner courtyard garden!For more about this challenge: http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-waiting/