Book Description: Garth Hunter used to be a normal boy--until the class gerbil bit him. When that happened, Garth found he had the power to understand animals and even help them. Not only that: Weebie, a very smart, very verbal gerbil, became Garth's friend.Garth and Weebie's vacation at Uncle Shep's Texas ranch sure is different from life in Connecticut. They eat breakfast at the crack of dawn, ride horses all day, even help Uncle Shep blowtorch a Cactus....But when a sudden lightning storm hits--disaster strikes! A flash flood roars through the canyon, separating Weebie and Garth. Poor Weebie must find his way across the dry dangerous Texas range alone.Will the strange advice of the wise Great Lizard help Weebie find his way back to Garth? It's down-home danger and runaway excitement in this ripsnorting Texas adventure!