Doozy lives in a cozy cabin in the woods and loves to roam those woods with her dog, Smoke. She often gets distracted and forgets the time when playing with her friends and has to walk home through the dark woods. There, she meets a wise old owl who warns her, through the use of idioms, that her parents are anxiously waiting for her at home. Not understanding the meaning of those warnings, Doozy rushes home and finds that the warnings have literally come true. Doozy also has to explain to her unbelieving mother that she is late because of stopping in the woods to have a conversation with an owl. After three separate incidents with the owl, Doozy promises her parents that she has learned her lesson and will not be late getting home again.