Now that’s news! I like this story out of Poland because:
1. The lost girl was 3.
2. The dog is a stray.
3. She fed it bread and it kept her warm.
A little girl wandered into the forest near her home and became lost in the marshes. The stray dog she played with most days followed her and stayed by her throughout the night. In the morning, rescuers found her after following the dog’s barking. She doesn’t own this dog but it feels tied to her, kindness repaid. And to think in most folklore a black dog following you is an omen of death. A simple story as sublime as any fairytale.