Cambodia pets

November 26, 2014

Cambodia dogOne of the things that struck me when we visited villages in Cambodia was that even though the villagers had very little, they still had pets that they doted on.










Nearly every home we visited had a dog, sometimes several, who stayed close to their owners.

Dogs at Angkor Thom








At Angkor Thom I spotted these dogs sleeping in the shade – they’re strays, but they were very well looked after and fed by the Buddhist monks…

Angkor Thom dog











And this beautiful boy.

cattle in Cambodia








Even their working cattle were treated as part of the family – the villagers rested on hammocks right next to their cows, who were very calm and relaxed.

Cow Cambodia









It’s often said you can tell a lot about a country from the way its animals area treated. The Cambodian people have been through so much, they don’t have much, and yet they treat their animals with respect. Says it all, really. (I loved this cow, who was very happy to have her forehead rubbed.)

*This is my entry for The Gallery and the theme this week is ‘pets’.

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  • Lisa from Lisa's Life November 30, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Must have been heart-rending to see the bond between humans and animals in poor conditions when so many that are better off have no respect for their four-legged companions.

    A very moving post 🙂

  • Susan Mann November 26, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    A lovely post x

  • Sarah MumofThree World November 26, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    What a lovely post! Nice to see something different and learn something new about the world. That last cow is adorable!