"Scoop!" called Aunt Dotty, "Where's your grandaddy? I can't find him nowhere!"
Grandad Coop couldn't have picked a better time to wander off--3:10 A.M. on the morning school starts. Ninth grade seems a million miles away as Scoop rides through the dark looking for him. He is growing more difficult every day. It's not his fault; it's just the Alzheimer's disease.
But she couldn't think about that now. A new horse was coming to Horsefeathers later that day. Scoop needs to be ready to greet this problem mare. A paying boarder is important to the existence of Horsefeathers Stable.
As Scoop struggles to understand the new mare, Grandad sinks deeper into his illness. Maybe it would be better if he went to that nursing home...
Dealing with Grandad and the horses seems almost too much for Scoop, but in the midst of everything, she learns some important lessons about God.