A city family in the country- and a country dog who helps them learn the way to make the adjustment- this is the backbone of a delicious bit of nonsense. Scholarly Mr. McDonegal had no intention of taking on any animals. But Junket, a big Airedale, had been left to the care of the McDonegal children by his owners who had gone to Europe. Reluctant consent for temporary hospice was however all that Junket needed. And the McDonegals found he was indispensable to their new way of life. Other animals join the ranks- and supply Mrs. McDonegal with models for her painting. They win prizes at a local show and finally convert even the obdurate Mr. McDonegal.