Life is never a bed of roses for the Toveys and their beloved Siamese cats Solomon and Sheba. For one thing, they've got Annabel the donkey to contend with and the thorny matter of her troublesome stomach after she overindulges on the apple harvest. More calamities ensue when Doreen and her husband Charles return from a riding course in the Scottish wilderness and Solomon thinks they have brought the Loch Ness Monster home with them. Then Sheba baffles her owners with a series of mysterious disappearances. What with Annabel adopting a cat of her own, Charles taking up the piano, Father Adams' flying hat and Solomon's determined efforts to catch a hare, there are endless adventures in store in this loveable, witty classic.