Hank is in deep trouble this time! It’s a blustery day in late fall, and he decides to sneak into the back of the pickup and hitch a ride with Slim and Loper to a neighbor’s fall branding. But he has no idea what’s in store of him! Instead of running into either Miss Viola or the beautiful Miss Beulah the Collie, he finds himself
on a Baxter’s ranch…Baxter, the cowboy who owns the beautiful Miss Scamper the Beagle. However, Miss Scamper has always been a bit hard to figure out, and Hank just can’t decide if she’s crazy about him…or angling to land him in a heap of trouble with her boyfriend Steel, the pit bull.
After his many years as a typical bachelor cowboy, Slim Chance is convinced—against his will — that he needs to build his own herd of cattle and invest in the future. So, he takes the plunge, takes out a loan, and takes his newly-bought heifers to a pasture on Viola’s father’s ranch. But, just about the time his new herd is calved-out and his investment is beginning to look promising, the dry and windy weather conditions put the entire county on High Alert for fire-danger. Hank is sure that he and Slim can defend the ranch against anything that comes their way, that is, until they come face-to-face with a wild fire unlike any grass fire they’ve seen before. Will Slim be able to get the cattle to safety in time? And, more importantly, what about Slim himself? You won’t want to miss this hair-raising and heart-warming tale of cowboy-bravery, true heroism, and the blessings of friends and community!
Pete the Barncat isn't known for his reliable story-telling, but when his report about a strange, tree-devouring creature is corroborated by another source namely J.T. Cluck, the ranch's head rooster Hank decides to investigate. However, just as the plot begins to thicken, Pete claims that it was all a joke and that the creature, a Three-Toed Tree Sloth, was really just a porcupine! Fortunately, Hank realizes that that's just what a sneaky cat would say to throw him off the trail, and his continued investigation soon leads him to a strange, bumbling little creature the Tree Sloth at last!
With the finely-tuned instincts of a Head of Ranch Security, Hank realizes that he must arrest this intruder! However, things don't turn out quite like he'd planned, and Hank soon has a very serious problem on his hands...