An elderly, fat, homeless mutt was running down the dusty street, thinking: "I have survived. I have survived winter."
A tiny, young Yorkshire Terrier was riding a bicycle down by the river, squeezed into a leather bag that her gorgeous owner had tied to the rack over the rear wheel. They were going very fast. The poor thing was thinking: "I hope I'll survive this ride. I hope I'll survive."
All this on the second truly warm day of spring 2011 in Moscow. The 55th day of the actual, calendar, spring.