First in the series. With the family split having become permanent, Rocket Dog's Whiskers lose Zaphod and a large group of males, whilst Maybelline's small band The Aztecs are experiencing housing issues!
Rocket Dog's pups Nugget and Beaker get their first lesson in desert survival out on the Manor. The Whiskers move burrows, and war breaks out over rations and power at the Commandos. Zorro decides to teach his brother Miles a lesson he won't forget.
Roving male Wilson, along with his roving buddy Phillippe, go off on a mission to meet the ladies and just maybe, find a group they can join - a burrow to call home. But will it bring Wilson any closer to finding a group he can settle at?
With family size dwindling, the Whiskers are the weakest they have been for a long time. Rocket Dog's second litter of pups couldn't come at better time. But when danger can come from any direction, the pups survival is far from certain.