This is the story of two orphaned whales looking for a home. Swirley dreamed of a home and a little boy he could call his own. But there was a problem. Swirley couldn't swim and he knew no one would want a whale that couldn't swim. He thought he was the only non swimming whale until one day he met Dottie.
Dottie (short for Polka dot) also dreamed of a home and a child of her own (she preferred a little girl). Swirley and Dottie became fast friends.
Dottie and Swirley loved playing together and rolling in the grass. Their favorite thing though was looking out at the water. Always wishing they could jump in the cool clear water like all the other whales.
One sunny day while Swirley and Dottie were dreaming about the children they someday hoped to live with, they came up with a plan. They came up with a way to be in the water even though they couldn't swim. They laid on the raft together, dipping their tales in the water and seeing who could make the biggest splash.
They were very happy and it showed on their faces.
One day a woman came. She knew of two children (just happened to be a boy and a girl) who would love whales of their own. When she saw Swirley and Dottie she knew they were just the whales for her young friends and it certainly didn't matter to her (or to them) that these whales couldn't swim.