Both Vesta-Linnéa and her mother dream of a cuddly little pet. When they eventually get a dog, it’s the luckiest day in Vesta-Linnéa’s life. Later, when it turns out that mum’s boyfriend is allergic to fur and they cannot keep the dog, it’s the saddest day in Vesta-Linnéa’s life. Then grandmother comes to the rescue and Vesta-Linnéa’s disappointment once again turns to happiness. This heartfelt story of a little girl’s longing, happiness and disappointments really tells it how it is.