Gladys Taber's dozen is kitchen cozy. Sentiment ranks high, style places a poor second as she writes of young people and parents and neighbors and dogs. There are big helpings of love, familial, romantic and doggy. Pets often help it along: Miss Moss' cats brought the acquaintance of the grocer Mr. Barnes; and the impossible, irresistible Kathleen, with her Irish setter ways, certainly clinched the match between Bill and Sally. (Mrs. Taber is at her best with canine romps.) There are other four-legged friends: Little Goat, the runt of the litter, overlooked for show, who proved herself in the field and earned herself the moniker of Manitou Miracle Maid and the right to chew her mistress' furs; Dusty who learned the joys of retirement, Timothy, left with Dick to mourn ""the adored one."" Then there are the young people, with their kindness to stray teachers, their spur-of-the-moment weddings, and their parents who devotedly provide them. One Dozen and one is for a number of readers who've been around for some time.