John Asks for Treats from Joe so he can impress and travel to Josie. Joe goes to Travis ask for Treats despite Travis' hate for Joe. Joe promises to pay back Travis so he can help his dear friend to travel to Josie.
O my Joe, had I but the means To hold a rival place with one of them, I have a mind presages me such thrift That I should questionless be fortunate!
Therefore go forth, Try what my credit can in Alanta do—That shall be racked even to the uttermost To furnish thee to her house, to fair Josie. Go presently inquire, and so will I, Where money is, and I no question make To have it of my trust or for my sake.
A Rich dog is told about the risks of Josie's love and fails to choose the right bowl with the special treats inside. While this happens, John on his way to where Josie lives.
Then, farewell, heat, and welcome, frost! Beatice, adieu. I have too grieved a heart To take a tedious leave. Thus losers part..
You must take your chance, And either not attempt to choose at all Or swear before you choose, if you choose wrong Never to speak to lady afterward In way of marriage.
Travis finds out Joe loses his treats and can't pay him back. So Travis calls the Animal Control on him and takes him to court. Meanwhile John arrives at Josie's place and has picked the right food bowl, John is now married to Josie. John is later informed about Joe's situation.
I’ll have my treats. I will not hear thee speak. I’ll have my treats, and therefore speak no more.
I pray thee, hear me speak.
John travels to Joe awaiting his hearing, while Josie is not far behind disguised as a lawyer. The Judge is tricked by Josie's disguised and a fake letter from the real lawyer. With Josie's cunningness she's able to save Joe from Travis's punishment. John gives his wedding ring to his wife in disguise as payment
Joe, I am married to a wife which is as dear to me as life itself. But life itself, my wife, and all the world are not with me esteemed above thy life.
We trifle time. I pray thee, pursue sentence.
He shall do this, or else I do recant the pardon that I late pronouncèd here.
Grieve not that I am fall'n to this for you, For here in Fortune shows herself more kind than is her custom.
Your wife would give you little thanks for that if she were by to hear you make the offer.
Josie then says that she was the lawyer that John gave the ring to and was very upset. John gives her a heart felt apology, and Joe vouches that John will take better care of the ring. Josie forgives John and trusts Joe's word.
Josie, forgive me this enforced wrong, and in the hearing of these many friends I swear to thee, even by thine own fair eyes where in I see myself—
Were you the doctor and I knew you not?
I am th' unhappy subject of these quarrels.
I had it of him. Pardon me, John, For by this ring, the doctor lay with me.
Mark you but that! In both my eyes he doubly sees himself—In each eye, one. Swear by your double self,And there’s an oath of credit!