Blanchette is a white toy poodle who lives very happily with her human family—her mom, Bobbie; her dad, Mel; and their two daughters, Melanie and Lana. At first, Blanchette is the only animal member of the family. Then everything begins to change.
First a lady at the salon tells Mom about some kittens due to be born soon. When they are all white, just like Blanchette, Mom decides to adopt one; the family names her Snowball. Blanchette eventually learns to love and accept the addition to their house, but Snowball is only the first of many new arrivals. A new cat named Mr. Black soon appears, followed by Bow, Honey and her kittens, and a neighborhood cat named Smokey. Nine cats in all join the family over many years, causing a bit of mayhem while building a large and happy family.
In this children’s story, a toy poodle named Blanchette tells the tale of the nine cats and kittens that make their way into her family’s household.