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It's a blustery day in late fall, and Hank decides to sneak into the back of Slim's pickup and hitch a ride with the cowboys to a neighbor's fall branding. However, instead of running into either Miss Viola or the beautiful Miss Beulah the Collie, as he'd hoped, Hank finds himself on Baxter's ranch! Things aren't all bad though, since Baxter happens to be the very cowboy who owns the gorgeous Miss Scamper the Beagle! Unfortunately for Hank, Miss Scamper has always been a little hard to figure out, and he can't decide if she's crazy about him...or just plain crazy. And, as the day unfolds, it even begins to look like she's angling to land him in a heap of trouble with her pit bull boyfriend, Steel!
About the Author
John R. Erickson is an American cowboy and author, best known for his classic children’s series, Hank the Cowdog. Erickson has written and published 93 books and more than 500 articles, and his stories have won a number of awards, including the Audie, Oppenheimer, Wrangler, and Lamplighter Awards. The Hank the Cowdog series began as a self-publishing venture in his garage in 1982 and has endured to become one of the nation’s most popular series for children and families. Through the eyes of Hank the Cowdog, a smelly, smart-aleck Head of Ranch Security, Erickson gives readers a glimpse of daily life on a ranch in the West Texas Panhandle. Erickson and his wife of 45 years, Kristine, live on their cattle ranch near Perryton, Texas. They have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.