Well, this was it, then. Famous Last Stand. Plucky Dog Defends His Master. What a Good Dog. Shame there'd be no one left to tell anyone...
He barked, 'Mine! Mine!' and leapt snarling towards the nearest shape.
A huge paw swatted him out of the air and then pinned him down, spreadeagled, in the snow.
He looked up past white fangs and a long muzzle into eyes that seemed familiar.
'Hmine,' growled the wolf. It was Angua.
The Fifth Elephant