This time around (there have been three others) Horatio the middle-aged cat does not run away from home but is taken along on a visit to Mrs. Casey's daughter in the country. The other cats are taken too, and Horatio has to contend with his own bothersome kittens as well as the daughter's small twins. But a night spent outdoors introduces Horatio to the pleasures of the country, and the visit comes to an end ""just when I was getting used to this place."" Clymer ends with another happy surprise for Horatio--the kittens are left behind with the twins--and Mrs. Casey sums up his conclusion: ""It was nice, but it's good to be home."" Horatio returned from previous outings having decided that his mistress' pets were ""not so bad after all""; getting rid of them is a switch, but no more satisfactory as a story solution.