She feeds the dogs, ravens, seagulls and white bears
ыгr name is Zoya Nikolaevna, she is 66. She tried to retire three times. The first time was when she was 50. She often goes to the spit and cape Kozhevnikov, behind the village – she says, she feeds the dogs and cuts up the bodies of animals washed ashore, so that it wouldn`t lay there decomposing for too long. Zoya Nikolaevna has 5 dogs. They all follow her to the spit looking for food.
She cuts into the wombs of walruses, that were washed ashore with the storm, so that animals and birds could eat the meat, and then she leaves. The dogs start eating the carcase, then come the seagulls and ravens. And in the end the white bears approach. She knows: the bears will inevitably come. They always come. A bear can eat a walrus in one fell swoop. Only the animal skin remains, that will be rotting until the dogs come and eat it.
She tells about a time, when for thee years in a row an old white bear come to the cape. She was coming there everytime to feed him. She would put the walrus meat for the dogs under a wooden bulk, and throw the pieces of flesh on the roof for the bear, so that the dogs couldn`t reach it. But three years later the bear disappeared – «he was old, and must have left to die», – suggests the woman.