The Adventures of Junior and Spike Wonder Dog. Book 21: Panning for Gold
The family goes to the mountains to pan for gold, see a coatimundi, marmot, opossum and chipmunk. Junior pans for gold in a stream and Dad pounds on a big rock. Dad makes beef stew for dinner, Spike plays with a ringtail cat. Dad tells Junior a story about an orphan boy and his dog, Stinky that prospect for gold. The next day, Junior finds a gold nugget and Spike plays with a beautiful butterfly.