A small dog among wild wolves â€“ can this turn out well? A small dog with a wolfâ€™s habits among people â€“ can this turn out well? F. K. Waechter provides a possible answer, for this is the story of a small dog who is swept this way and that by events and which always manages to fit in. Since the dog always finds someone to look after him, he takes life as it comes. He surpasses himself as a wild hunter in the Russian forests, he is Olgaâ€™s placid companion on her walks in the little town. And Olga knows that a dog can have a wolfâ€™s soul â€“ even if it only looks like a little lapdog. This is a book about life, particularly since the little dog knows that everything â€“ even life itself â€“ comes to an end one day.
Â»Yet another masterpiece that, with its unsentimental succinctness, activates all of the emotions.Â« Jury of the Youth Literature Prize 1999