Geoffrey, Zippy, George and Bungle have just got back from the zoo and Zippy wants a real elephant for a pet. Geoffrey goes to the pet shop and buys a guinea pig which Zippy calls Gilbert. Zippy wants to look after Gilbert for the first week and take good care of him. George gives Zippy some carrots to give to Gilbert and Bungles collected some newspapers for the hutch, but Zippy's more interested in playing with his toy car. Zippy cant be bothered to clean out Gilbert's hutch or give him any food or change his water, so Geoffrey decides to teaches him a lesson. Geoffrey gives everyone lunch apart from Zippy, so when Zippy asks why Geoffrey says he's been far too busy watching TV. Zippy then gets mad and goes to his room to read his comics, but then complains about how messy it is. Geoffrey then tells Zippy off for not looking after Gilbert, so Zippy goes to clean his hutch and takes him some food. Geoffrey reads a story called 'Alby All Alone'.