A sense of abandon, lonliness, an owner who rarely fed him, a walk to the park or pat on the head would be a dream trapped in the his mind. A welcomed home is the cold tile, of a granite stair way. Mothers pull their son away from petting his cold head, an business man in a rush steps on his tail and keeps walking like it was a dead leaf on a cold autumn morning. He laid until the day of warmness would enter his heart. (sorry this just came to me when i saw this great picture, didnt mean to brake the copyright rules...if i did. You can't just delete this if you don't like it.)
Buhuu, the dog looks so unhappy! It makes me want to cry. Very beautiful shot thought, showing the sad truth for so many dogs, and other animals, and humans too for that matter.. the picture looks perfekt with that indistinct background and the clarity of the dog.
It's a scene I can see all days while I walk. It is really sad, since I would like to take them all to nice homes (if possible to mine), but it is no the way it will be done any soon. Generally they are begging for a little love or a little food, and sometimes most they can get is a kick or a rock... Wonder, why such cruelty?
Don't worry, one look at that dog shows that he must be his pack's top beggar. In Moscow, the strays live in the lap of luxury, being so good at getting food that they never go hungry. They even share! Moscow strays have no need to be pets and even keep the city clean by hunting vermin and eating leftovers and are much loved.