Written by: Toni DiFranco
Dirrected by: Jimmy Kaufman
Aired on Nickelodeon: May 21, 2000 at 8:00 p.m.
My Overall Opinion of the Episode:
Okay, I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I thought that this episode was
cute! I loved the segment where the puppies were being born!
Cynthia Belliveau -- Dori Lowe
Julianna Enciu -- Annie
Lindsay Felton -- Caitlin Seeger
Jeremy Foley -- Griffen Lowe
Ken Tremblett -- Jim Lowe
Stephen Warner -- Brett Stevens
"Wishing for a Sail" -- Dig Circus
"Aces of Spades" -- The Dino Martini's
"King Louis" -- The Dino Martini's
"Restaurant" -- The Dino Martini's
"Let's Pretend" -- The Dino Martini's
"Old Lamp" -- The Dino Martini's
"Wack-O-Kitty" -- The Living in Swing Orchestra
"Rockin' at the Palace" -- The Living in Swing Orchestra
"Anything" -- The Living in Swing Orchestra
"Y2K" -- The Living in Swing Orchestra
"Rich Mind" -- Pleasure
"Beautiful Eyes" -- Under Construction
After discovering that Caitlin hasn't been mucking out Bandit's stall,
Dori accuses Caitlin of being irresponsible. Caitlin later asks Dori to hire
her as an assistant at Dori's veterinarian clinic. Dori refuses saying, "You're
not very responsible, Caitlin. I need someone that I can rely on." Caitlin
asks Griffen for advice on how she can convince Dori to hire her. Griffen
agrees to give her advice only if Caitlin agrees to do any favor that he
asks of her at a later date. After Caitlin agrees to this deal, Griffen
tells Caitlin to take more interest in Dori's cases and to ask technical questions.
Dori later asks Griffen to watch the clinic because she has something to
do. Griffen is upset about this because he is forced to cancel plans that
he has to take swing lessons at a dance studio where Annie is a dance teacher.
Griffen likes Annie and wants to impress her. He collects on the favor
that Caitlin owes him by asking Caitlin to watch the clinic while he goes
to the dance studio. While Caitlin is watching over the animals in the clinic,
a dog named Pepper begins to have puppies. Caitlin phones Griffen at the
dance studio and asks him to help her. Griffen refuses to help at first,
but changes his mind. Together, Caitlin and Griffen help Pepper deliver thirteen
puppies. Dori returns after the puppies have been born and finally decides
to hire Caitlin as her assistant.
1. While mucking out Bandit's stall, Caitlin mutters, "Bandit, you sure
turn a pile of oats into something totally disgusting! I should get hazard
pay for this!"
2. Caitlin phones Griffen at the dance studio to ask him to help her with
Pepper. Dori's charts indicate that thirteen puppies are expected. Caitlin
shouts at Griffen, "Griffen! It's thirteen! Didn't you hear me? Thirteen!
This is life and death here!" Griffen says, "So is this!" Caitlin asks,
"But how do I get them out? I don't know what to do!" Griffen responds,
"You don't have to do anything! Dogs have been having puppies for years without
help!" Caitlin feels that she can't handle the situation and she takes off
riding on Bandit. However, she changes her mind and returns to Pepper.
She tells herself, "I can't leave her there alone! There's no one else to
3. Caitlin's closing epilogue: "Maybe Pepper could have done it all by
herself, but I think she was glad to have me around. Whelping those little
guys made me feel pretty responsible. And that's a new feeling. Okay, Bandit,
I guess I'll be mucking out your stall regularly now, gross as it is."
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