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 wants to enter a fair for prized vegetables at his Grandparent's farm. Davey thinks that all it is is planing the seeds and then "hocus pocus", you're done. He then finds out that there is a lot more work to planting his prized vegetables, than what meets the eye. As Davey goes on working, he goofs off and is reminded by his Grandfather that he has to spray the insecticide and maintain his vegetables. Davey then goofs off one too many times in the barn, jumping in the hay with his buddy. Sally then notices that there are "pretty little bugs" on the vegetables. She then shows her Grandfather and he said that he warned Davey about it and hoped that Davey will take care of it before it gets out of control. When it's the day of the fair, Davey pulls the vegetables out of the ground. The plants are sick. Davey failed at what was his responsibility and learns what can happen when you "goof off" and not maintain what you need to maintain first.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
Davey is spending his vacation at his Grandparents' house in the country. While shopping in the city, Goliath is supposed to guard the shopping bags. A neighborhood bully's dog steals one of the bags for his master. After the dog takes the bag, Goliath jumps on him. Davey walks out of the store and sees the bully shoot a rock at Goliath with his slingshot. Davey, in defense of Goliath and the bully get into a big fight. After getting all cleaned up, Davey and his buddy Tom fo fishing. The bully is fishing and won't let them fish in their lake. Tommy goes to get his fishing pole which he forgot earlier. The bully then picks it up and throws it in the lake causing Tommy to fall in as well. Later, the bully ends up shooting rocks at a boar for fun. The fang riddled boar turns around and then chases the bully. The bully climbs up a tree to escape and ends up getting stuck. While the bully is stuck up the tree, Davey and Goliath are the only ones around to help him. Still angry at the bully, Davey and Goliath rescue him, apologies are made, and new friendships are started.moreless
Ed Brown, Davey's boss for his paper route gives Davey a portable printing press. Davey wants to show his appreciation and thanks by doing something for him. Davey goes out to get a story for Ed and becomes a witness to a car driving into a house. As Ed is in the office, he accidentally breaks the sign on his desk that says "Ed Brown: Editor in Chief". After Ed broke the sign, Davey has a great idea. He creates Ed a new sign as a gift of appreciation.moreless