That’s right! It all starts with Hank as a puppy enjoying his family’s backyard home. But, feathers really fly when Hank the puppy defends his backyard against invading
– Phantom Ducks? Hank’s mother says it’s a good time for him to go out on his own before the dogcatcher arrives! Hank makes his way to the Twitchell Livestock Auction. Will he join up with Slim, the cowboy he meets there? Or will the dogcatcher provide his new home?
Hear Hank sing “Leaving Home.” But that’s not all! Included on this audio are the very first two Hank short stories ever written! Confessions of a Cowdog, and Confessions of a Cowdog: Part 2. These first appeared in a book called, The Devil in Texas, collection
of John’s short stories.
When Hank begins his day being attacked by a Headless Cowboy, he knows it’s going to be a tough day defending the ranch! But when Slim discovers Sally May’s watermelon patch has been raided by raccoons, things get serious. Slim, Drover, and Hank (mostly Hank) are entrusted with the job of a nighttime stakeout to catch the raccoons in the act. Will Hank save the day? Or will busted watermelons prove Hank is a bust as the Head of Ranch Security?
To cheat or not to cheat: that’s just one of the questions to be answered on the ranch!
While interrogating J.T. Cluck, Hank hopes he can figure out what scary creatures are planning an attack on the ranch. After Hank lures Pete the Barncat into making a foolish bet for scraps, would Pete try to cheat the Head of Ranch Security? Will Truth and Justice (Hank) win in the end?
Hear Hank sing "Don’t Get Your News From a Chicken."
When an enemy spy (in a chicken suit!) neaks on the ranch, it’s going to be a wild day for Hank. Hank discovers that he is the owner of some newfound valuables, but will he be able to protect them? Things really take a wild and windy turn when Hank and Drover go with Slim to help oil the windmills on the ranch. Somehow, Slim draws a ride on a “Runaway Windmill”. Of course, who better to lead a rescue party than Hank the Cowdog (and Drover)!
Hank and Drover sing the catchy “A Dog Should Smell Like a Dog” song.
When Hank finds out that Drover has made an important scientific discovery about the moon, he gets oatmeal cookies on the brain. He accidentally gets loaded in Loper and Sally May’s car that also contains a picnic basket with...you guessed it-oatmeal cookies! Will Hank be able to resist the temptation or will he actually find out that Sally May packed the picnic just for him?
Hank and Drover end it all by singing a funny song, "It Doesn't Make Sense."
Sally May is planning to host a dance in her yard and launches a major Spring Cleaning Offensive! When a grumbling Slim is drafted to haul trash to the burn barrel, Hank decides it might be a good idea to keep an eye on him. He was right! Later, Miss Viola’s pickup breaks down in front of Slim’s house, and she needs Slim’s expert help as a mechanic. Will the bachelor cowboy take the opportunity
to ask her to the dance or will the Head of Ranch Security have to take her to the
Miss Viola sings “Silly Old Maid.”
It’s Valentine’s Day on the ranch but bachelor-cowboy Slim Chance doesn’t know it. Sally May tells him to forget about the cows and “Go to town and buy a nice gift for Miss Viola!” Slim hates to shop, but he goes to town (with the dogs, of course) and buys a nice box of candy for Miss Viola. But on the way to Viola’s house, Hank and Drover take an interest in the candy and...will there be a Happy Valentine’s Day on the ranch?
Slim sings a bachelor’s opinion in his
Get ready for laughs when you listen to these excerpts from ten of Hank’s stories! They are performed like an old-time radio show with sound effects and each character has its own unique voice! You will hear Hank as he bargains for a priceless corncob, learns about manners from Wallace the Buzzard, runs into
Rip and Snort the coyote brothers, taunts a raging rottweiler, gets into trouble with Sally May the rancher’s wife, and more! Dogs, Buzzards, and Coyotes not only talk on this hilarious CD, they also sing! You will enjoy the musical talents of Hank, a grumpy Wallace, the raucous duo of Rip and Snort, Slim the cowboy as he sings a touching song, and two of Drover’s songs packed with great
advice! Banjo, fiddle, marimba, synthesizers, and guitar are just some of the instruments you will hear on these nine songs.