In this sequel to Stubby and the Puppy Pack (Minstrel, 1999), Wallace continues the adventures of Kikki and her dog friends Boris, Doris, and Morris. The cat and her pals explore their neighborhood, and meet some new, not always nice, people. A little girl who lives nearby likes to play dress up with poor unsuspecting animals, and her mother calls the pound on any creature that gets within close range. Readers will find Kikki's narration to be quite descriptive, and the plot is enjoyable. However, her nickname, Stubby, is alluded to briefly in the first chapter, but is not used again, and children may be confused as to why it's in the book's title. While the ending is rather abrupt, this is an enjoyable, easy-to-follow story that animal/pet fans are sure to enjoy.