A boy and a dog with very long ears are sitting on the floor. The boy has his fingers covered in jam and rips in both the knees of his pants. Kathy believes that the little boy’s eyes make him look very guilty. Dr. Key notes that the dog is a bigger dog, “a fine dog” he says. Gertie decides that the boy’s name is Tim and Edith believes that the dog’s name is Pretty Dog.
Howard wonders if the picture is a photograph or a painting. It is very hard to tell, but Edith and Kathy believe it is a photograph because it says “photo by:” at the bottom of the picture. The flooring in the picture reminds Kathy of the new flooring at the Louis Brier.
We learn that Tim is the youngest of four brothers, Edith reasons that the older brothers push him around sometimes. We think that Tim’s parents might be at work, or maybe they work from home and aren’t supervising Tim very well. Kathy knows what Pretty Dog is thinking, she can tell by the way the dog is looking at Tim. The dog is thinking “Oh. you’re gonna get it!”.
When Tim’s parents get home he is going to get caught eating the cookies. Kathy doesn’t think he will be in trouble and Howard agrees since he hasn’t eaten all the cookies… yet. Edith and Gertie agree that if Tim did eat all the cookies he would be in trouble but since Tim is only 7 years old he wouldn’t get into a lot of trouble, probably just a mild scolding.
In the end, Edith believes that Tim is going to turn out to be a good boy and grow up well. Kathy thinks he might grow up to be a professional cookie stealer. That would certainly be an interesting profession.