In Divided Loyalties the Whiskers family are noticably swelling to an unmanageable size. When the group go foraging they incidently split into two separate gangs. Flower's half consist of only seven followers; Zaphod, Mitch, Mozart, Pozzo, Sparky and two of Flower's pups, Dudley and Clive. The other half of the Whiskers falls under the command of Flower's pregnant daughter, Daisy. Youssarian tries to impress Daisy in hopes of becoming the dominant male by scent-marking the territory, but Daisy shows little interest. Meanwhile, evicted female Tosca watches all of the action from a safe distant, but makes no attempt to join either gang.
Daisy proves to be not much of a leader. She freaks out at the sight of a ground squirrel, which greatly confuses all of the subordinates. In spite of her "dizziness", the splinter gang forage well and take great care of Flower's other two pups, Petra and Mary-Pat. But while Daisy's half live in luxury, Flower's little group struggle to find food and have a bleak chance of survival.