Delicately limned as innocently pointy-nosed, Dottie's a dog who follows her own bent despite her worried parents. `` `Not in the GARDEN!' '' exclaims Dad when she insists on planting lettuces, `` `Gardens are for burying bones.' '' And, later, `` `Dogs don't grow things....Go out and chase a postman.' '' Undeterred but curious, Dottie conducts a small survey and finds several friends enjoying unexpected activities—a duck rollerskating, a cat sailing, a rabbit painting a picture.
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