It's a rainy day and the kids are inside playing with Baby Pookie. They begin telling stories about when they were babies. Fran tells her tale. The kids can't believe Fran was ever a baby and want to know more. The rain lets up so they decide to hike to Fran's childhood home - a large tree in Higgly Forest. Along the trail they come across a skunk, a fallen tree and finally a washed out section of trail. Without the trail, how wil they find the tree. Enter Forest Ranger. She guides them./ The kids are at Kip's house playing with Shadow, a new dog. They're trying to teach him tricks. Fran show the kids a trick she knows. The kids ask how she learned it, but as she tells the story, they get scared by a mysterious thumping noise. They look but see nothing. Again they hear the noise but can't figure out where its coming from. Fran can't finish her story with the noise happening. Enter Detective. He concludes it's Shadow's wagging tail making the mysterious thumping.