After losing Dandy, her family's beloved horse, Kristine decides that she will never get close to another pet again-it's just too heartbreaking. So when her father surprises her with a new puppy for her birthday, Kristine is furious! With a new sister on the way, who needs a wriggling, messy, noisy, yellow ball of fur to look after! But how can an animal-loving girl resist the sweet brown eyes of a puppy who just wants to be loved?
Sister Bear loves taking care of her pet goldfish, Goldie. Sister feeds Goldie every morning and evening, cleans out her tank, and even gets her a beautiful fishbowl castle! But when Papa and Mama find Goldie floating belly-up in her tank, they worry about how Sister will feel. How will the Bear family cope with the loss of Goldie, the best goldfish in the world?