John Longridge agrees to look after two dogs and a cat for the Hunter family while they travel abroad. Luath, a young Labrador retriever, Bodger, an old English Bull Terrier, and Tao, a Siamese cat, walk, run, fight and struggle together, escape death at every step, and finally come home. Their perilous journey is several hundred miles. Sheer determination keeps the trio moving towards their ultimate goal. Novel by Sheila Burnford. Reproducible chapter questions, plus comprehension questions, a story summary, author biography, creative and cross curricular activities, complete with answer key. 64 pages.