This is the third book in the Tashka series that features Mollis, a Native American boy and his grandfather, Imafo. In each story, Imafo helps Mollis deal with problems that are faced by all children by telling Mollis about a problem that Tashka the Warrior Dog had that was similar.
In this story, Mollis is upset because he always seems to be in trouble because of his younger brother. Imafo tells Mollis the story of the problems Tashka had when the Fullers adopted a new puppy.
The book also includes the number words 1 to 10 in the Choctaw language and a couple of other Choctaw words that are used in the book. A final section describes how the Choctaw children from long ago played and what their dolls looked like.