Stray dogs in Russia can be scary: feral, hungry, intimidating; but, also impressive: It has been said that some dogs in Moscow have learned how to use the Metro to commute independently.
Given some of the past experiences I've had with dogs in Russia (in Siberia and the Russian Far East), I was a bit hesitant to approach this homeless dog in Vladimir, a few hours outside of Moscow. But he was like a teddy bear. I saw him in the evening, and again in the morning. It was -29° C. I honestly do not know how he survived the night, let alone many nights. He lives outside, always; and, even more heartbreaking, he lives outside of the veterinary clinic.
|Homeless dog surviving the winter in Vladimir, Russia. I cried a little.|
|Veterinary clinic in Vladimir, Russia.|