Something I find incredibly contrasting to England, is the number of stray dogs here in Romania. I was very taken aback when I first witnessed just how many strays there were. On my first full day travelling around the city of Oradea (Nov. 2011), I saw more than 30 stray dogs. It is very sad.
On more than one occasion, I have come across pairs of strays that seem like they are old friends. They follow each other around, keeping each other company and playing together. It fills me with mixed emotions.