A Forester is working in the woods, and takes a moment to rest by a tree (‘Dostaneme bourku’). As he sits there, a frog jumps past him being chased by a young vixen cub (‘Kmotrenka zakoncertovala si také?’). The Forester takes a liking to the cub immediately, drawn by its spirited play and beautiful fur, and decides to take the cub home with him. The cub struggles and tries to get away, calling for its mother (‘Mami!’), but the forester is too strong and takes it home with him.
At the Forester’s house life is not pleasant for the young Vixen. The family dog, Lapak, has amorous intentions towards her, which she fiercely rejects (‘To cucis Lapáku!?’). She is also tormented by the two young boys Pepik and Frantik, and is forced to defend herself, which results in her being tied up outside (‘Ze nevis, co mamé?’) She longs for her freedom, and dreams of her life in the woods before she was taken (‘Já taky nemám zkusenošti’).
When the morning comes, the Vixen is woken by the noisy
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