Yesterday on a drive drove over the mountains to Pitesti we came across a dog seller near Campulung. It is a hard life for the many shepherds during the long winter months and all manner of selling goes on to eek out a living in this often harsh environment. The shepherd was selling Carpathian mountain dog puppies. There was a lot of interest from passing motorists, and I was hoping that someone living in a city apartment didn't buy one. They looked very cute and cuddly but I'm not sure the passing admirers knew what size they would eventually grow to. On this particular day there was only one seller, but on warmer days there are usually several. I can understand why the shepherds do this, as any extra income is welcome, but I just hope the puppies will be cared for properly and given plenty of room to roam, as that is what these big dogs need to remain healthy and happy.
We also came across shepherds that slaughtered a pig at the side of the road. They had just dismembered the body of the pig and the entrails thrown to the sheep dog.
Even though there was snow everywhere it felt pleasantly warm with the sun reflecting on the snow. Some great views were to be hand only a couple of miles from Bran castle!