Dorothea considers it a disgrace that one of her children has the white saddle-shaped patch on his bottom, and not on his back.
Life doesn't look too promising for Saddlebottom, until he runs away from home and meets a very unusual cat. With the aid of a ginger tom named Bendigo he proves his mother wrong.
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