Drover is Hank's loyal yet yellow-bellied sidekick. When Hank the Cowdog charges into action, Drover usually goes charging into hidingunder the gas tanks, into the machine shed, or behind Slim's pickup. In addition to his timid streak, Drover has a bad leg, which coincidentallyor not so coincidentally?acts up when the going gets tough, as in the following excerpt:
[Hank:] "Hang on, Drover, here we go!'
[Drover:] 'Oh, my leg...'
We zoomed in for a look. Sure enough, it was Tuerto of the Gotch Eye. When
he saw us streaking towards him, he tossed his head and stamped his right front
foot. It was pretty clear at this point that he had no business in our home
'Hank to Drover, over. Confirm visual sighting at eleven o'clock.'
'I thought it was only ten o'clock.'
'Roger, but suspect has moved one hour to the south.'
'Time sure flies when you're scared.'
'Roger. Suspect has invaded our territorial territory. Prepare to initiate
'Hank, let's don't growl at him. He might think we're being unfriendly.'
'That's the whole point, Roger.'
'Of course you are. Ready? Mark! We have initiated Growling Mode One and are
proceeding toward the target!'"
(from: Hank the Cowdog #8: The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse
Illustration by Gerald L. Holmes from Hank the Cowdog #7: The Curse of the Incredible Priceless Corncob)