Why is Mrs Pumphrey worried about Tricki?
What does she do to help him? Is she wise in this?
Who does "I' refer to in this story?
Is the narrator as rich as Tricki's mistress?
How does he treat the dog?
Why is he tempted to keep on as a permanent guest?
Why does Mrs. Pumphrey think the dog's recovery is "a triumph of surgery?
What kind of a person do you think the narrator, a veterinary surgeon is? Would you say he is tactful as well as full of common sense?
Do you think Tricki was happy to go home? What do you think will happen now?
Do you think this is a real life episode, or mere fiction? Or is it a mixture of both?
This episode describes the silly behavior of a rich woman who is foolishly indulgent, perhaps because she is lonely. Do you think such people are merely silly, or can their action cause harm to others?
Do you think there are also parents like Mrs. Pumphrey?
What would you have done if you were: (i) a member of the staff in Mrs. Pumphrey's (ii) a neighbour? What would your life have been like, in general?
What would you have done if you were in the narrator's place?