The death of high school art teacher Lori Harkness’s second child broke up her marriage to veterinarian Kelly Harkness. Even though they live in the same small town, she manages to avoid him until she reports to her summer job as a wrangler on the Wedding Ring Dude Ranch, where Kelly’s job makes contact inevitable.
When their daughter and another child go off in search of the legendary Mel’s Hole in an attempt to resurrect a dead cat, both are missing. Lori must enlist Kelly’s help to find them. But just what will be resurrected? More bitterness and strife, the unfortunate cat, or their misplaced love?