They don't live in Minneapolis, they live in St. Paul. They knocked over the Christmas tree because they wanted to see what was in there. Ralph is the dogs name, and he is a happy dog. He's a white dog. He's wondering where his family is! Mischief is the cats name because she gets into mischief. They are looking at what they've done and wondering about it - they've made a big mess! They might have been hungry. "Meow" said Mischief. Ralph is concentrating, thinking about what he's done. It smells like Christmas in the house - pinecones, cookies, salads and bread baking! Ralph and Mischief are going to be in trouble. Their family will be upset because they were going to have company and open their presents. They might even think about putting Mischief to sleep! Instead, Ralph and Mischief are sent to their corners for punishment.