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|"Off the Rails"
a pregnant collie named Princess to his surgery
to perform a caesarian section and discovers that
she has kennel cough. Local math teacher, Noel
Lewis, sees Terence for sleeplessness. Luke is
still grieving. Lucy is supposed to present
ribbons at the Wandin Valley Dog Show but is not
allowed to after Princess's owner, Mrs. Howie,
spreads malicious gossip that Matt's surgery is
infected with kennel cough.
"Spider" Webb goes missing and his
friend, Josh Lewis (Noel's son) is questioned.
Josh clashes with his father, who is an
emotionally abusive alcoholic, and rebels by
trashing a classroom at the school. Matt is
vindicated when a puppy purchased from Mrs. Howie
also comes down with kennel cough. Harry has been
using abbreviations on patient files and gets
into trouble when Esme tells Herb Monro about the
mysterious code on his file. Herb's code was
BIBT, which Harry used to mean "Brain in Big
Toe", and Harry has to come up with another
meaning to give to a worried Herb.
drinks himself into a stupor in the lodge and is
found by Luke and Steve. He eventually confesses
that Spider was killed while they were horsing
around on the railroad tracks. Rosemary confronts
Noel Lewis about his alcoholism after Josh is
brought in. Cookie unknowingly agrees to loan his
residence to an environmental products sales
representative, thinking she wanted to meet him
for a date. She gets him to become a rep himself.
Luke goes for a walk and Matt, Lucy, Steve,
Harry, and Kate go after him. Harry talks to Luke
about a patient he lost and Luke starts coming
out of his grief. Josh and Noel begin to get
along. Matt and Lucy decide to go camping on the
next long weekend.