This is a loving children's book! It is a Tribute to Scooter, who passed away. He was Loretta's pet dog. It shows the beautiful closeness between Loretta and her doggie, Scooter. It also tells us that kitties and doggies have feelings for one another through their actions at Scooter's passing. The Townies indicate how very much they loved Scooter and how much they will miss him. Scooter was an unusually loving dog who capitvated everyone's heart, be it a human or someone from the animal kingdom. It helps us to understand the passing process of a beloved pet.