It was a steep bank, and he paused for bread at the top, excusing the act to himself by looking at his watch.
He succeeds in building another fire, but his fingers are getting too cold to bend or feel anything.
the man he becomes more desperate. He looks to his dog and decides to warm his hands by killing the thing and plunging his hands into its warm guts. But after tackling the dog, he realizes that he has no way of killing it without his hands. So he has to let it go.
But when it smells death on the man, the dog howls for a few moments. Then it eventually trots off toward the camp, where it knows it will find food and a fire. Not exactly the most loyal dog in the world, but he's a survivor.