Charlie hates the holidays. And this year is shaping up to be
her worst yuletide ever. Her boyfriend has run off with his personal trainer, her boss is threatening to make her redundant, and her flat has exploded from a gas leak. Now she’s homeless, single, grumpy – and concussed. How much more cheer can Christmas bring?
When her mother persuades her to stay with a cousin in Devon, Charlie is forced to trade her dream of a quiet Christmas in London for a far too lively one looking after the 'clients' at Cosy Canine Cottages, her cousin's dog kennel. Soon she discovers that her new wards have bad breath, dirty feet and appalling table manners.
But what can they teach her about love?