“Rollo Beagles was a dog with big ideas. Some of them were good and some were not.” So begins this heartwarming tale of Rollo Beagles' devotion to a little boy named Bartie, whom he loves best in the world. When Bartie is sad, Rollo is sad. Since Bartie's parents are always going away, leaving their little boy behind, Rollo decides it would be best if he adopted Bartie as his very own son. Which he does. When Bartie's human parents arrange - without even checking with Rollo - to send the little boy off to summer camp - alone - without Rollo - Bartie's beagle-father knows he must take steps to keep his son at home. And Rollo has a very definite idea on what to do!
Rollo's story is followed by the delightful tale of a striped cat named Toodles. In the midst of a rainstorm, Toodles, drenched, meows plaintively at a stranger's door. This turns out to be just the right door, for behind it she finds warmth, safety, sardines, and a wonderful best friend! Soon the two are telling each other their deepest secrets and even playing checkers together. Their mutual affection grows so strong that Toodles does something most unusual for a cat - and it only intensifies the bond between them!