None of the people outside could have climbed in the window because the kitchen was on the second floor. The only ones in the house were the small baby and the dog (we know there was a dog because Ida tripped on a dog bone). As the baby was too small, the only one that could have taken the prize confections was the dog. One could conclude that the baseball flew through the open window, the dog chased it, and subsequently found the prized treats. Click here for more Bite-sized Mysteries.