Mud, Pap Blossom's loyal dog, has never before been in such deep trouble. Scooty, the school hamster Junior brought home for the weekend, is missing and the evidence points right to Mud. The only sensible thing for a dog to do is head under the porch and refuse to come out. In the meantime more mysteries crop up. Maggie and Ralphie find Mad Mary's bag and cane by the side of the road, and everybody knows that she'd never leave them behind voluntarily. Plus, overhearing a phone conversation, Vern and Michael think someone is out to kill them. With disappearances, a possible kidnappying and maybe even a murder or two, it's anything a but booring weekend at the Blossom's.
A little like A Midsummer Night's Dream, this fifth romp with the Blossom clan flits lightly from amusing episode to hilarious set scene, the characters mixing, matching, and eventually sorting themselves out. Maggie and Ralphie (who now, with the help of his artificial limb, is bicycle-borne) are having a lovers' spat; old Mad Mary (the Vulture Lady, and Junior's best friend) has disappeared; Junior has the honor of keeping Scooty, the class hamster, for the weekend--but Mud, Pap's dog, seems to have eaten him and is now hiding under the porch while the distraught Junior vows vengeance; and Vern and his friend Michael form a sort of chorus with a perpetual case of uncontrollable giggles that they can quell only by thinking of a real joke.
The hilarious Blossom family are at it again. This time Mud Blossom, Grandpa's dog has to stand trial for a hamster murder he may not have committed!
Highlights for Children book about Mud, Pap Blossom's loyal dog, being lost as mysteries crop up. Disappearances, a possible kidnapping, and maybe even a murder or two, it's an exciting weekend at the Blossoms'.