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When Goliath's doghouse is destroyed by lightning Davey gets the job of building him a new one. Although Davey had worked with his father on many projects in the past, he has no confidence in himself to go it alone. He builds a crumbling shack trying to fool his father into thinking he can't do it without his dad's help. While Davey is sitting on the steps of the church moping to his friends about his lack of ability the reverend arrives and reminds Davey that Jesus was a carpenter. Knowing that Jesus wouldn't build anything second-rate Davey is now out to do the best he can.moreless
Davey, Jonathan and Tommy are bragging about who has the greatest dad. With a father-son picnic and a scooter race coming up it's soon found out that Tommy doesn't have a father. Pastor Horton offers to take his dad's place and helps him build his scooter.
Davey and Jonathan have a picnic on the roof of a building. Since Hank the janitor let the boys and Goliath have lunch on the roof, they try to return the favor by unraveling a tangled flag that is on the flagpole that extends from the six story building. When Jonathan goes to unravel the flag, the pole gives out and Jonathan is hanging on to it for dear life. Goliath runs to get Officer Dan, who is across the street writing the license number of a truck who just hit Pops' hot dog cart. Goliath communicates with Officer Dan who sees Jonathan in dire trouble. He rushes to the rooftop and pulls Jonathan to safety. In the meantime Pops is complaining to others about Officer Dan for "abandoning" him to chase a dog, not realizing there was an emergency happening just across the street. Officer Dan explains that protecting lives are more important than protecting property. Pops then gets the picture.moreless
Davey is not listening to Goliath. As Davey and Goliath go hiking in a forest park, Goliath saved Davey's life from a train. Goliath also encounters a deer which tells Goliath to tell Davey that the summer is dry and not to light a match. Davey does not believe him, but the deer is watching. When Davey and Goliath encounter a well, Davey has a little fun with it. He dips Goliath in the water to get cooled down. After Goliath is out, Davey pours red paint into the well to make it look like "Strawberry pop". Later, Davey's dad picks up Davey from the hike and needs water for the radiator. Some of the people around that area are thirsty and need water. Davey realizes what he did was completely stupid.moreless
Davey's geography lesson on Australia is very amusing at first with its dingos and kookaburras, but he soon tires of it and doesn't study for the test. He resorts to cheating, but that night his conscience begins to bother him..
Davey feels that nobody has any time for him so he coops himself up in his room claiming he needs no one else and to be alone would be wonderful. His father tells him to think about that and Davey dreams of a world where he is by himself. He soon sees how boring a world it is and when he wakes his whole outlook on life and those around him changes.moreless
Davey asks for his father's help building a lemonade stand and Mr. Hansen says he'll be right out after finishing his coffee. Meanwhile, Sally falls onto her doll carriage and breaks it. She is in a parade shortly and needs it fixed right away. Davey finds his father helping Sally first which leads him to believe his father loves Sally more than him. He soon learns that Sally is late for a parade and understands why she was helped first.moreless