Friends: Cowboys, Cattle, Horses, Dogs, Cats, and 'Coons

Friends: Cowboys, Cattle, Horses, Dogs, Cats, and 'Coons

by John R. Erickson

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Overview

Friends: Cowboys, Cattle, Horses, Dogs, Cats, and 'Coons by John R. Erickson

Here under one cover are the collected writings of John R. Erickson about characters who have entered his life on the High Plains country of the Texas Panhandle. Erickson writes with authority about ranching and cowboying in the modern era, always with an eye for the humor of everyday incidents. Some of his friends are widely known, such as artist Ace Reid and noted fiddle player Frankie McWhorter. Others are cowboys who work the big ranches between the Canadian and Beaver Rivers. They share the stage with some of Erickson's four-legged friends: the Phantom Cow, Texie, the Incredible Burping Dog, an Arabian horse called Dandy, Callie the cat, and Eddy the raccoon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574411454
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Publication date: 04/28/2002
Series: Western Life Series , #6
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

John R. Erickson, born in Midland, Texas, and raised in the Texas Panhandle town of Perryton, is a fifth-generation Texan with ranching roots back to the 1850s. He graduated from the University of Texas and studied at the Harvard Divinity School, but made his living on horseback while pursuing his writing. His Hank the Cowdog series has become a national favorite. He and his wife run their own ranch and commercial beef cattle operation. A member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Erickson has been profiled in Southern Living, American Cowboy Magazine, and on CBS’s Evening News with Dan Rather. He is the author of seven books in UNT Press’s Western Life Series.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Part 1Teachers
Ace Reid3
Frankie McWhorter15
Andy was a Cowboy25
Part 2Cowboys
Dave Nicholson and the Pickle Snowcone35
Clarence Herrington and Cowboy Logic39
Lance Bussard's Broken Collarbone43
Marshall Cator47
Jim Streeter53
Merle Kraft's Roundup57
Part 3Cattle
The Phantom Cow63
Lucky, the Orphan Calf69
The Floating Cow75
Geraldine Calf79
A Mother Cow83
Crazy Jane, A Maverick Heifer87
Red #1293
Part 4Dogs, Cats, and 'Coons
Bones99
Sophie103
Penny107
Texie, The Incredible Burping Dog111
Callie Cat115
Eddy the Rac119
Part 5Horses
Reno125
Calypso129
Dandy131
Tom135
Sinbad139
Sabalita143
Snips151
Nocona157
Windsong161

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