Tiger is a rescue dog who has lived with the Bates family for two years. The family consists of the parents, Ralph and Michelle, and two boys, Huey and Julian. Huey is Tiger’s boy – his special person who knows him the best. Aside from the Bates family, Tiger’s two great loves are interesting smells and Chilli Flavoured Tortilla Crisps.
He has many adventures with the family, including chasing squirrels and eating Ralph’s socks. However, Tiger is continually frustrated because, although he understands the Bates, they never seem to understand him and always end up doing the opposite of what he wants. After Tiger has eaten Ralph’s socks, the family decides he needs a friend, and so they get Fiona, a beautiful white cat. This is not what Tiger wants at all. At first, Tiger and Fiona do not get on, but then gradually they grow to understand each other better. Tiger and Fiona finally realise how strong their friendship has become, when one day, Tiger uses all his intelligence and ingenuity to save Fiona’s life.
This is a gentle and humorous story narrated from the dog’s point of view. It is very suitable for newly confident readers, but on occasion the use of dog ancestors and the dog spirit world may be slightly confusing for readers at the younger end of the age range.