Let me start by saying, I am a girl afraid of a dog. I was bitten severely in the face as a young child and the surprise and horror has stayed with me. I can’t look a dog in the eyes. So, I can relate to this poor little girl and the anxiety she feels when the thought of encountering this dog overwhelms her. This story is described as a children’s story. I disagree with that. I think adults can find enjoyment in this story and how it all turns out. How things change when perceived with out fear. How love can change everything, from a dog’s viciousness to a little girl’s terror to a man’s heart.