Zikki is a happy little gopher, living with his mom and siblings on the prairies of South Dakota.
He is granted a wish.
Does he wish wisely? Gee, I wonder.
He's the richest gopher in the world. You'd think that would be enough. Sigh.
He makes a few mistakes, suffers a few adventures, but he does survive.
He lives to be an older, wiser gopher.