I gathered once to visit a classmate - Lenka. Encountered by chance in the subway, and had not seen by that time 12 years - from school.
She lived in Chertanovo - but I promised to get out on Sunday. And she came.
I went into the porch, went up to the 4th floor, called - and I was met with open arms and a laid table. We talked. It turned out that she was happily married (her husband was a translator in some cool company, he was just in a trip to England, so nobody bothered us to talk.) And the children are a boy and a girl, and the twins, 3 years each. Only in the apartment they were not.
- And where are you children affairs, Lenka? - I asked a question. - Grandma, or something, gave?
- Why grandma? - the girlfriend was surprised. - Walk in the yard!
- What are you doing? I want to see! - I burst into flames. - And who are they walking with?
- Yes, with a dog - Lenka smiled.
- How's the dog? - I turned cold.- Here, in Chertanovo ??? You said they were 3 years old!
- Well yes. Let's go to the balcony - right now you will see.
And we went out onto the balcony, from where a view opened onto a small, but quite decent, furnished courtyard, on one side facing the arch, and on the other, the road. In the center of it, between the swings, there was a sandbox. And her two kids were busy in it. And lying next to him, putting his face on his paws, a HUGE English mastiff.
- And this is our Max. It is 95 cm tall at the withers and 135 kg of weight, ”Lenka immediately confided.
And then the girl playing with a shovel, suddenly threw him and shook him to the road. With cars driving on it. Everything inside me went cold again. Well, okay, a dog can protect - but what about cars ??? But I did not have time to shout.
When the distance to the roadway was 7-8 meters, the dog sprung up on its paws, made ONE long creeping jump and found itself next to the child. After that, he slightly tilted his head, gently took the girl with his teeth behind the hood, lifted it above the ground and, despite her protests, brought it back into the sandbox and took the old pose - head on its feet.
- Now I understand? - laughing, asked Lenka.
I understand. Because with such a guard and “nanny” children could be left not only in Chertanovo, but, probably, in Harlem.