Wandering through the woods in search of food, the she-wolf came upon a small puppy tied to a tree with a rope. There was no water or food near the animal. It looked exhausted and close to death. The she-wolf had recently had cubs of her own and her maternal instinct did not allow her to leave the puppy alone to its certain death.
The she-wolf chewed the rope with her teeth, took the end of it in her teeth, and led the baby to her lair. So the little puppy found his family in the middle of the forest. The dog grew together with the wolf cubs and soon became a beautiful, large animal.
There was a farmhouse not far from the forest. The owner of the house collected medicinal herbs, so he often went to the forest. On another trip to get herbs he took his dog named Berta with him. This time an unexpected event happened in the woods. The man with Bertha was surrounded by wolves. Among the wolf pack he saw a large dog. It was the dog that gave the other animals some kind of sign and they moved away from the man.
Soon this dog began to appear frequently near the man’s house. It walked around, but did not come close to the man. It took time for the man to gradually feed the animal. But once the dog realized it was safe, it stayed with the farmer and guarded his house.