Sister wished for a cat for her birthday, but she got Dudley instead. Dudley is all dog, and he likes to chase cats. Dudley chases one, two, three cats and more across a busy street, down the railroad tracks, past a skunk, through a construction site, past a bumblebee nest, into a burning building, around a swimming pool, through a thunderstorm, and all the way to the circus, where the cats are called tigers. Bad dog! Does he think he has nine lives like a cat? Maybe so, in this delightfully zany tale of poetic justice and birthday wishes come true.