Old Mother Hubbard doesn't live in a shoe nor have so many children she doesn't know what to do (that was the unnamed but fecund Old Woman), but is living in poverty working as the laundress for the King, who must be pretty cheap. And, to the dismay of her pet dog, her cupboard is indeed bare. The dog is nonetheless sent to deliver the King's laundry, but decides he'd rather ride than walk and starts to hitchhike, inadvertently catching a ride with the dogcatcher. He escapes and his antics at the castle so delight the King that he rewards the dog and his mistress.
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