"Stanley knew he wasn't supposed to sit on the couch. But his people went out a lot." So begins the tale of Stanley the naughty dog. The first time he puts one paw on the couch, after his people leave him alone, Stanley is quite apprehensive and waits for someone to yell at him. The couch feels so good that he pulls his whole body onto it and stretches out. Everytime his owners leave and return without noticing Stanley's disobedience, he becomes more emboldened. Soon, not only is Stanley enjoying the sofa, but he also turns on the music and breaks into the frig for food.
Initially Stanley delights in his time alone, but after a couple of weeks he longs for the company of another dog to enjoy his disobedience. So Stanley invites one single dog named Alice to his house. However, in a scene straight out of every teen movie, other dogs overhear of the party and packs of dogs begin arriving. Stanley is the consumate host, stating "The more the merrier!," while shaking paws at the front door. He even invites his guests to raid the refrigerator.