At first Goofy refused to believe in Eega's existence until he saved him from a skiing accident and then they became friends. Eega has a pet named Pflip the Thnuckle Booh who has a color warning system. He turns red to warn Eega of sudden danger. At one point he helped Mickey and Chief O'Hara capture The Phantom Blot. Eega was used from 1947 to 1950 as brief replacement for Goofy as Mickey's sidekick. In Italy Eega has had his own stories but very few of them have been reprinted in the United States.