Later, Snoopy receives a letter from a girl named Lila, who has been in the hospital for three weeks and needs Snoopy to keep her company. Upon receiving the letter, he immediately sets off with Woodstock to go see her, leaving Charlie Brown completely in the dark as to who Lila is. But when Linus decides to do some investigating (Charlie Brown: "Just what I need: A blanket-carrying Sherlock Holmes"), he discovers, to Charlie Brown's horror, that Lila is Snoopy's original owner. He faints upon hearing this.
En route to see Lila, Snoopy (with Woodstock along) is forced to face the challenges of a world full of signs declaring "No Dogs Allowed" (e.g. the bus, train, library, hospital, etc., musically accented by the deep tones of Thurl Ravenscroft), and they also face the perils of being the pets of an annoying girl named Clara before managing to escape. The two best friends even camp out and play football and music while preparing dinner.
Snoopy finally arrives at the hospital to keep Lila company for the rest of the time she is admitted. Lila credits Snoopy with saving her life as the two tearfully part ways. Snoopy is about to return home when he realizes he will miss Lila too much and runs back up to see her. He returns home to 'settle his affairs' and say good-bye. Snoopy writes a letter and shows it to the kids, leaving possessions to them. (Charlie Brown never got anything). The kids throw Snoopy a large, tearful going-away party.
The kids closest to Snoopy get up to say a few words in his honor. But when it is his turn to speak, Charlie Brown, overwhelmed to the point of silence, can only burst into tears with Snoopy doing likewise. The rest of the gang, even Lucy, eventually follows suit when Schroeder plays It's a Long Way to Tipperary on his piano. Snoopy opens his mountain of presents, every single one is a bone.
With Snoopy now gone for good, Charlie Brown is unable to sleep. He later admits to Linus that he even prepared a dinner dish for Snoopy and took it out to the now-abandoned doghouse before remembering that Snoopy was gone.
When Snoopy arrives at Lila's apartment building the next day, he realizes a sign next to the door that says "No dogs allowed in this building" before Lila comes to the door. Then he is reluctantly introduced to Lila's pet cat. Snoopy shows Lila the sign. Now released from his personal obligation by this discovery, Snoopy leaves Lila behind and joyfully returns to Charlie Brown and the others.
All seems back to normal until Snoopy, again through Woodstock's typewritten letter, demands back the stuff he gave to the gang before he left (except Charlie Brown; Snoopy gave him nothing, so he owes him nothing). The rest of the gang angrily walk off leaving Charlie Brown and Snoopy together.
Schulz later said he would have utilized Guaraldi's services for the third Peanuts feature, Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown, had the composer not died suddenly in 1976.
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CAMP SNOOPY; SAYING GOODBYE; Camp Snoopy's farewell is cause for many long faces; Young and not-so-young marked the closing of the Mall of America's signature feature since it opened in 1992.(NEWS)
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