The habits of prairie dogs are depicted with an amusing accuracy and humanized to make a recognizable story. Tweeter Digwell, his parents, brothers, sisters, cousins, uncles and aunts, live in an extensive underground town, at the entrances of which they perch to take the air in characteristic prairie dog poses. Life seems good, except for the fact that Tweeter hasn't yet learned to whistle and peep with the skill that will make him into a town sentinel. But after a feast and a snooze, he finally acquires the knack and warns his sleeping companions in the nick of time to ward off some marauding badgers and ferrets. The author's cartoons, in desert colors, show a busy little city.