Warned about living in the country of her dreams - Kenya - Lorraine closes the door on adventure and buries herself in domestic life. Lorraine is lured outdoors by 'DOG', a flea infested mutt who arrives on the doorstep. DOG is comfortable in this scary new world, and as they begin walking together, the bond between them deepens. Realizing if she waits for her husband she won't go anywhere, Lorraine packs DOG into a 1983 Land Rover for their first adventure - Tanzania. Over the course of four years the pack of two encounter spitting cobras, drunken judges and other assorted wildlife, and Lorraine learns repeatedly that her anxieties are misplaced. Together, the author and reader discover it's the fears inside needing to be faced and vanquished, not the imagined demons of the outer world. While visiting nomadic tribes Lorraine ultimately decides, 'If I can't travel there with my dogs, the place isn't worth exploring.'