What's the Big Question...
Loper and Sally May have left Slim to manage the ranch while they go off to visit relatives for the holidays. But, just when it begins to look like another boring bachelor Christmas with Slim, a storm blows in and the electric fence separating a herd of steers from the highway shorts out. Now it’s up to Slim, Viola and the ranch’s Security Division to jump into action! Things take a surprising twist when Slim comes down with a burning fever in the middle of the operation, but nobody, and especially not Miss Viola, could have been prepared for the even bigger surprise that
transpires on the way to the hospital!
Slim sings a song about cowboy cooking called "'Maters and 'Taters", and Hank sings about "Christmas Cookies".
Everyone knows that bears live in the mountains and there are no mountains in the Texas Panhandle. So, when Slim claims to have seen a bear cross the road, no one knows what to believe, that is, until Deputy Kile spreads a report that there really is a bear on the loose in Ochiltree County! With news like this, the ranch's Security Force goes on Red Alert. Will Hank be able to defend the ranch from a raging, prowling bear?
Hear Hank sing a sage song, "Be Careful When You Drink From the Pot," and Wallace is forced to sing a "Thank You" song.
Talk about a rude awakening! Things go from bad to worse when Hank and Drover wake up in the wee hours of the morning to a full-fledged invasion of the ranch. It's the coyotes, and they're set on making a take-out dinner of Pete the Barncat. But, when Hank does Pete a favor, things take an even more unexpected turn. The coyotes catch sight of Drover and decide to kidnap him instead!
Hank has only one day to figure out how to get him back before the coyotes make Drover their evening meal. Can Hank manage to get Slim to understand the situation or will he have to go it alone? Or will he get help from a very unexpected ally?
In this exciting case, Hank falls victim to a series of sneaky schemes: first a Turkey Debacle endangers his relationship with Sally May, then a case of poising puts him at death's doornail, and finally, a disastrous ride to town almost finishes him off. Could it be that an eveil mastermind is behind these plots? As Hank narrows the pool of suspects, he finds himself drawn into a deep, dark conspiracy orchestrated by his mortal enemy...or is it mortal enemies?
Drover (?) sings "Joe Fred, the Grasshopper," and Slim sings the educational "Don't Haul a Sick Dog in the Back of Your Car."
It's New Year's Eve day on the ranch, and Slim and Miss Viola are both having second thoughts about their engagament -- but for what reason's? Viola returns the lock-washer ring Slim had given her a week before, but before Slim can fix things, Uncle Johnny asks for his help with a "little job."
Like all of Uncle Johnny's "little jobs," this one ends up being more that Slim signed up for, and the day's events put him in a race against the clock. Will he make it Viola's house in time to straighten things out, or will Hank and Drover live the rest of their doggy lives without ever seeing Miss Viola again?
Nobody on the ranch has seen a drought like this one! Ponds have dried up, the creek is down to a trickle, pastures have turned to burned toast, and the cows are kicking up clouds of dust. Then, to top it off, Pete the Barncat hatches a dastardly plot to ruin Loper's birthday! The last thing the cowboys need is a prarie fire, but that's what they get, and it begins to look like the next roundup might be their last. What the ranch really needs is a good rain to bring back the grass...and Loper's good mood!
Hank and Drover team up to sing both the "Drought Song" and following an "accident" in Slim's truck, "We Feel So Ashamed."
Hank is in real trouble this time! Loper and Sally May's relatives are coming for Christmas dinner, and she has been working to get the entire ranch in order -- including preparing for the Christmas feast. Unfortunately, when she discovers that the turkey she bought has met a terrible end, she pins the blame on Hank! Is he the guilty party, or have more sinister forces been at work to frame him for the crime? Later that day things seem to be looking up, that is until the replacement Christmas turkey "flies the coop" too, landing Hank in even eper trouble! Can an act of true heroism right the terrible wrong and salvage Hank's reputation, or is he doomed to spend the rest of his doggie days in exile?
It's early springtime on the ranch, and Hank is going through the usual motions of making sure that a warm spring arrives safely: singing songs about it, barking faithfully each morning, and helping the cowboys with their work around the ranch. However, in the midst of a particularly hard day's nap, he receives a report that his little birdy friend, Madame Moonshine, is in danger of being eaten by Pete the Barncat! Naturally, Hank springs into action to save her, but a misstep brings the wrath of Sally May down on his head, and Hank must flee the scene of the rescue and travel west on the Oregon Trail with Little Alfred. Later, when a freak storm causes the creek to rise, stranding Little Alfred far from the house, Hank must rely on his instincts and clever witsand perhaps a little help from Madame Mooshine to keep them both safe and get Alfred back to his mother!
Of all the mysteries Hank has faced in his illustrious career as the Head of Ranch Security, the only one that still has him truly stumped is the key to unlocking Miss Beulah’s heart. Why on earth would she go for a bird-brained bird dog when a specimen like Hank stands ready to sweep her off her feet? Could there be more to this problem than meets the eye? When Plato wanders off Billy’s ranch and Beulah discovers he’s lost, she tries to enlist Hank’s help to rescue him, and this presents Hank with a real moral dilemma: Will he help find his rival, or will he leave Plato to face the dangers of coyote country by nightfall alone?
Hank is forced to sing “Happy Birthday” to someone and later hear Hank and Beulah’s beautiful instrumental “Our Song.”
Everyone knows that a cowboy will rope anything that moves: cows, dogs, cats, bales of hay, unsuspecting fellow-cowboys… So, when some local goats escape their pen and turn up near Wolf Creek, Deputy Kile knows just who to ask to help him round them up: Slim Chance. Hank and Slim spring into action and go in search of the lost goats, but they could never have foreseen the dangers and surprises they’d face in the course of this rodeo rescue mission. Who is this mysterious and majestic sheep-king and his subjects that Hank finds? And, if they aren’t the little show-goats Deputy Kile described, what are they doing on the ranch? This may not be Hank’s first rodeo, but it’s certainly the strangest!
Hank is the honored guest for a Rip and Snort performance of a revised version of “Me Just a Worthless Coyote” and later a warrior group of Aoudad sheep sing “Aouda.”