Karina Chikitova deals with her family and her dog, Naida, in the remote Sakha Republic in Siberia
Someday, the 3-year-old strayed into the close-by woodlands with Naida, and ended up getting lost in the dense wild.
As the location did not have any phone network, it was well past 4 days when the Chikitovas had the ability to inform the authorities regarding their missing daughter. The locals knew that making it through the bear-infested wild was difficult for a little girl. Their only solace was that Naida was with Karina.
The whole village banded together and maintained searching for days, but there was no sign of the toddler. As weeks went by, everyone started fearing the most awful since there was every possibility that Karina had actually starved or been mauled by a wild animal.
Toward the end of 11 days, the search team found a ray of hope when they found Naida. With mixed feelings of hope and fear, they followed the dog. In an utterly heartbreaking moment, they found Karina lying still in the grass-bed that Naida had actually built for her!
Karina was bony and completely dehydrated after surviving 12 nights in the savage wild. She remained in hospital for days. When she recovered, she explained how Naida had been the sole reason why she is still alive!
The faithful canine had not only fended off the wild animals, but also kept Karina warm in the minus temperatures. While Karina ate berries and drank river water to keep going, it was Naida that was worried about returning house. The nervous pooch ultimately ventured out to find the rescuers, and led them to Karina’s hiding spot.
Karina had endured lots of infectious bug attacks and she was incredibly malnourished. However the resilient girl gradually recovered. These days, she is an aspiring ballerina with several starry dreams in her eyes!
As for Naida, she’s the general public’s favorite hero! The local authorities have actually also installed a gleaming statuary of Karina and Naida to honor the canine’s bravery!