Beautiful story and photos about dogs in Mumbai, India, which “turns out to be a pretty good place for a dog.” The city got a bit of a bad reputation when some dogs went for a swim in the river and came out with a blue tinge to their fur. But it turns out that the rich and poor alike care deeply for the dogs roaming the city, who aren’t even called strays but “community dogs.” Even the poorest residents feed the dogs and even buy shampoo to wash them. One wealthy resident delivers 100 meals a day to the dogs, using special spices depending on the season (turmeric during monsoon season to boost their immunity). She had this to say: “It comes down to tolerance. …It’s crowded here, its diverse, and to survive, you need to be tolerant. The more tolerant you are, the more compassion you have.”
I don’t know about your classrooms, but I can say this is exactly the message my classroom community needs today.