The sun sets early in winter, so Lydia Petrovna returned from work in the dark. The woman almost reached her home when a couple of men came up to her and tried to take the purse. There were no passers-by, but a stray dog suddenly stood up to protect the woman.
An animal with a loud bark threw itself at the men, frightening them. The men got scared and disappeared.
Lydia Petrovna did not dare to leave her savior in the cold, so the dog stopped wandering the streets and found love and affection, and the woman decided to take care not only of a new pet, but also of other destitute animals living nearby.