Cold Comfort is the first episode of the second season of the hit series Meerkat Manor.
Since the events of season one, Tosca and Shakespeare have not been seen and are both presumed dead. The Kalahari is dry, making foraging difficult for the Whiskers. Things are particularly tough for Flower as she has to eat more in order to produce milk for her new pups. At the main burrow her latest litter, Achillies, Chutney, Attila and Mango, are being babysat by Kinkaju, Mozart and Daisy. A roving male named Grog from the Commandos visits in the hopes of breeding with one of the babysitters. But young Attila runs towards the intruder, Mozart and Daisy chase after Attila to protect him and scare off Grog. Back out with the foraging party Zaphod is seen asserting his dominance over his brother Youssarian. Displeased with his treatment, Youssarian leaves the Whiskers to go roving. He eventually comes across a lone Lazuli female called Pancake. Grog appears in the hopes of breeding with Pancake, but Youssarian scares him off. Pancake allows Youssarian to mate with her and the couple spend the night together.
The next morning Youssarian leaves Pancake to try and find a different unrelated female and a group to join. Back at the Whiskers, the pups get to experience their first foraging trip. They encounter a bird of prey, but Zaphod warns them of the danger before the raptor sees them. Youssarian continues his roving journey and comes across the Lazuli. He tries to seduce their dominant female Cazanna, but Grog gets to Cazanna first and mates with her. When Youssarian tries to intervene he is seen off. Youssarian returns later to try his luck again but realises that two other mystery males are also roving in the area, creating competition.