A New Day is the ninth episode of the third season of Meerkat Manor.
Following Flower's death the position of dominant female is passed on to Rocket Dog. Maybelline and Daisy give birth to a mixed litter of seven pups. However the burrow becomes infested with parasites due to the Whiskers spending weeks there. Rocket Dog tries to instigate a burrow move but her sister Maybelline refuses to leave out of fear of the risks to her pups. Rocket Dog attempts to gain control of the situation but fails due to Maybelline's resistence, causing chaos among the family. Zaphod manages to convince the group to continue moving burrows, all the pups are eventually safely moved to a new den.
The group go foraging the next day and leave Zaphod behind to babysit. Mitch and the adopted pup Axel spot the Zappa in the distance, but fail to raise the alarm until it's too late. Rocket Dog forces the Whiskers to retreat, but the Zappa don't stop their pursuit. Eventually Rocket Dog changes her mind and leads the Whiskers into a fight against the rival gang. The Whiskers win the fight and claim back their territory.