For a long time, Romanians were forbidden to have pets by Ceausescu (their tyrannical dictator). Because of this, families turned their dogs out, and the animals herded together causing a giant, giant problem with packs of roaming dogs. After awhile, a government funded mass-killing was instituted, and the result is fewer, but still an insane amount, of these roving dog-herds. At Rasnov Fortress, we were followed by this little fellow the entire time--pulling our heartstrings and making us wonder how easy it would be to smuggle him back to the US. Be careful, though--they are hungry and aggressive!