A stray dog is causing trouble in the neighborhood and Wishbone is getting the blame. As Joe, Sam, and David try to track the dog down, Wishbone is reminded of Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of Baskervilles.
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The bloodhound left plenty of evidence of his visit, namely paw prints, which surely the dog catcher must've noticed as soon as she saw the deck. The first thing she would've done as soon as she saw the prints would be exactly what Joe, Sam, and David did later - measure them to get an idea of what kind of dog to look for. Same with the bite marks in the chair. As soon as she saw Wishbone, no matter how much Mrs. Hernandez insisted that it was him, she should've known that Wishbone would be too small to do any of the damage. In other words, Joe, Sam, and David shouldn't have had to prove that Wishbone couldn't have made the mess - it would have been the first thing done.
Furthermore, after proving Wishbone innocent, there was no reason for them to go any further and find the culprit dog. All they had to do was, in Joe's words, "prove it wasn't Wishbone." The paw prints and bite marks that were too big to come from Wishbone should've exonerated him. See more
[laboriously hauling himself up out of sight behind the hinged wall-panel
Hhuggghh! Gotta cut down on the between-meal snacks!