Rusty McGillicuddy, age 6 ½, was sitting in the kitchen when he smelled his mother’s delicious chocolate chip cookies. Her secret was adding peanut butter. He started to eat them all. Meanwhile, Goldy, their golden retriever, was watching patiently. He was hoping Rusty might drop a cookie. If not, Goldy was an adept cookie stealer. The cookies were for Rusty’s half-birthday party. Goldy was planning to eat all the cookies as a magical disappearing act. Rusty’s mom Judy was not happy he ate all the cookies, so she put him on strict cookie probation for 6 months. Rusty also had to miss out on his mom’s hamburgers she’d made for the party. When Rusty grows up, he’ll sell cookies at his world-famous cookie and burger restaurant, Cookie Place, where he’ll get to have all the cookies he wants.