Alfie and his twin sister Alfreeda are excited to welcome Herbie, a cute little Yorkshire Terrier. But Herbie is not excited about being at Hound Hotel. The furry boy is so homesick that all he does is lay around and cry. Alfie's convinced that Herbie just needs some guy time, but Alfreeda insists on babying the dog instead. Alfie's many funny attempts at cheering up Herbie make this a charming early chapter book, sure to please boys and girls alike.