Phil and the wife somehow fill their recently renovated new house with animals. They start with two rabbits, they then acquire a guinea pig, next along comes Tim, their grouchy 15 year old Border collie. After two more rabbits, they somehow end up owning a cat.

When Tim goes to the great field in the sky, They decide to get a puppy. Phil has had dogs all his life, but they were in the main, older rescue dogs, and the wife’s experience was limited to Tim. A puppy is a new experience for both of them, and an experience it certainly turns out to be.

There are plenty of incidents to cope with as their new puppy grows up, many of which contribute to the slow deterioration of their newly renovated home.