There’s no convincing Abner that his dog, Old Blue, won’t be drafted. With Mousey back from the Army he fits back into his job in the store. It’s the least the gents can do to give him a respectable job. A letter is found, but Lum isn’t sure who it’s for. Abner returns from his deliveries, and claims its on behalf of old Blue. Does it matter if Abner writes the letter to the Army on Blue’s behalf, or should the dog do the writing himself?
If Abner is afraid of losing Blue to the draft, why is he offering the dog to his country? It’s just his patriotic duty. Abner reviews the letter to get Lum’s opinion on the accuracy in describing the 13 year old black and tan hound. It’s silly to Lum to hear about the critter who doesn’t smoke, but has a bad ear. Will the Army think that Abner is touched in the head?
Abner feels he ought to give Blue a farewell party, and invite some of his doggie friends. Phone calls reveal that Cedric has had to work day and night over at the defense plant. Acting as Blue’s handler, Cedric hasn’t had time to take Blue home, but his work at the defense plant seems to have freed the dog from being required to serve in the military.