But this time, Mac doesn't come. We see him, with Jetta's ruined sweater. Now we know why he's not coming. Jetta laments that first she lost her sweater and now she's lost her dog. Emily Elizabeth and Jetta go to search for Mac and Clifford decides to hunt for him too. He's soon accompanied by Cleo and T-Bone. They eventually find him, hiding under a bush. They see the ruined sweater and realize why he's hiding.
Mac explains: he didn't mean to ruin the sweater, it was an accident. But now Jetta is going to be mad at him and he doesn't want to face her. Clifford, Cleo and T-Bone tell Mac that they don't think Jetta's going to be all that mad with him. She really misses him and is heartbroken that he's disappeared.
So Mac finally returns home, although at first he tries to run away. Emily Elizabeth and Jetta, having not found Mac during their search, decide to return home. Maybe Mac returned while they were away. Jetta's pleased to find Mac is home.
Mac shows Jetta the ruined shirt and she's a bit upset, but mostly she's just glad that Mac is back. And not only that, but this gives her an excuse to go shopping for a new shirt. Emily Elizabeth tells Clifford that he should never run away either. There's nothing he could ever do that would make her stop loving him.