Once upon a time, there existed a kingdom of critters in a small town known as Plainville. Cheek the Chipmunk, Fin the Fish, Musky the Muskrat and Pad the Beaver lived there, along with many other critters. They all lived on a little dead-end road called Oxbow Lane, just off of Chestnut Hill. The road was about three-quarters of a mile long and was not traveled much.
At the end of Oxbow Lane dwelled a woman named Molly. Molly loved all kinds of animals. She lived by herself with her dog Nipper. Molly owned some horses and sheep and they were pastured near her home.
Halfway down Oxbow Lane, pine and maple trees lined both sides of the road that led to the beautiful large pond that was home to many animals. Butternut and beechnut trees stood tall, as spruce, cedar, balsam and white birch made up the remainder of the bordering forest. Apple trees were scattered throughout the cleared pastures. Blueberry, blackberry and red raspberry bushes grew wild, weaving in and out of the woods and around the pastures.
Pad the Beaver, Fin the Fish and Musky the Muskrat all resided near or in the pond. Cheek the Chipmunk inhabited a big old butternut tree not far from the pond. Their adventures and those of other animal friends that lived on Oxbow Lane never seemed to end.
Pad was very wise. However, he did not try many things since he was afraid of failing. Fin was a great jumper, yet he had no willpower. Cheek was fast afoot but was scared of everything. Musky was a bragger and was very slow afoot.
All of the critters on Oxbow Lane were the best of friends. And they often found themselves involved in some pretty funny and sometimes scary situations.