Macon Leary je avtor knjig za turiste, kjer bralcem svetuje, kako naj potujejo brez večjih pretresov. Ko se nekega dne vrne s službene poti, mu žena Sarah mirno pove, da ga zapušča. Tako mu ostane le še pes Edward. Ko se Macon ponovno odpravi na službeno pot, Edwarda odpelje v pasji hotel in tam spozna Muriel Pritchett. Ona v njem takoj vidi idealnega očeta za svojega malega sina, zato mu hoče pomagati iz depresije, osamljenosti in čustvene otopelosti.
After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a strange outgoing woman, who seems to bring him back down to earth. After starting a relationship with the outgoing woman, Macon's wife seems to think that their marriage is still worth a try. Macon is then forced to deal many decisions