Last April was overcast and cold. On one rainy day, a puppy suddenly appeared in our yard. It was left in a cardboard box in the yard, soaking wet and shivering with cold.
I felt sorry for the baby, but all I could do was give the puppy something to eat. My daughter and grandson came to visit me; a 4-month-old baby and an unfamiliar dog were not the best of neighbours. We were helped by an elderly neighbour who agreed to take the dog and set up a warm place for it in the barn.
We agreed with a neighbor that the puppy would stay with him for a week, and then we would go to the city and bring the dog to a shelter located along the road.
A week later we came to pick up the puppy, but Nikolai refused to give it back. During this time the lonely pensioner had become so friendly with the animal that he decided to keep it for himself. Such a turn of events only made me happy. The puppy now has a home and our neighbour has good company.
Nikolai Yurievich and the dog quickly became best friends. The dog was named Dick, and soon there was a sturdy puppy kennel in a neighbouring yard, the size of which could accommodate a couple of adult dogs.
Dick responded to its owner’s care with selfless love. The dog always accompanied the pensioner, they walked together and went shopping, Dick always sat on the porch and waited for the man to finish his shopping, looking at the door as if it had been a long time since it had seen its loved one.