This film is taken from the long-running Miriam series by celebrated Baltic studio Nukufilm in Tallinn, Estonia. This film is important as a realistic stop-motion depiction of contemporary life in Estonia: Miriam and her happy family have a normal life that many children around Europe, although not all, will find relatable. The excitement begins when a stray dog is found. The family take the dog in for the night, but the pet chicken is not happy. However, all’s well that ends well once the owner arrives to claim her dog. This beautiful example of Baltic stop-motion is a great way to talk about domestic environments and pet ownership as cultural norms. A snowy, wintry climate is depicted. The family are represented as modern, relaxed, and friendly.