The popular Hank the Cowdog series is based on the humorous antics of the canine Head of Ranch Security. In this first book, Hank and his little buddy, Drover, set out to solve a series of baffling murders on the ranch. Is Hank a suspect? An Outlaw? Can he clear his good name?
The second book in the series opens with Hank defending the ranch against the attack of a Silver Monster Bird. Later he is stricken with the dreaded disease, Eye-Crosserosis. Hank visits the cave of a witchy little owl named Madame Moonshine.
Hank starts out to give Pete the Barncat a little scare, but to his surprise Pete turns out to be Sinister the Bobcat. Hank finds himself on a mission to save Little Alfred. Hank stumbles upon Madame Moonshine and gets trapped by Rip and Snort. Will Hank find a way out and will he rescue Little Alfred?
Someone or something has been robbing eggs from the chicken house. Hank stakes out the chicken house and to his surprise sees a fiddle-playing fox hop in with the hens, play them some hot fiddle music, and then accept several fresh eggs as his payment! Instead of arresting Frankie the Fox, Hank joins forces with him to try and win the heart of Beulah the Collie.
Wallace the Buzzard flies through the windshield of Slimís pickup. Wounded and knocked silly, he goes to town with Slim, Hank, Drover, and Little Alfred, to watch a Santa Claus parade. Is Wallace Christmas dinner for Buster and Muggs? A sniveling poodle versus Hank?
A convoy of circus trucks is passing through the ranch. The last truck in the column hits a bump and a large red box falls off and comes to rest in the pasture. Hank and Drover investigate the box and discover that it contains a circus monkey. Pete advises Hank not to open it, but Hankís curiosity gets the best of him. What follows is fun and adventure.
Hank makes a foolish bet with his archenemy, Pete the Barncat, that he can catch the Lumberpile Bunny. He loses the wager, his job, his pride, and even his gunny sack bed under the gas tanks. Hank begins to plot revenge. He must dispose of the cat. That sounds simple. But without Pete, Hank discovers scrap time has lost all its joy and meaning.
What happens when Hank the Cowdog finds himself stuck in town and facing the mean, monster Great Dane, ďRamboĒ? Ramboís only weakness is that heís a car-barkaholic. He just canít resist chasing and barking at passing cars. Join Hank as he runs the Eighteen-wheeler Marathon, charms his nieces and nephews with tales of courage, and enlists Dog-Pound Ralph in a scheme to banish Rambo.
Against her better judgement, Sally May leaves the ranch in Slimís care. While Slim naps, Hank and Little Alfred subject strawberry ice cream to rigorous product testing and then go for a ride in a mysterious spaceship. But itís when Slim finally awakens that their adventures really begin. Hank saves Slim from sure death, endures a terrible whipping from the Hooking Bull, and much, much more.
Wonder if cattle rustlers still exist? Well, they do. Hank and Slim go on a camping trip to see if they can catch the mysterious stranger who is stealing calves. Hank devours all of Slimís camp meat (weenies) and chews the tent rope in half during a thunderstorm. Slim gets soaked, but fortunately he never figures out why the rope broke.