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Hank the Cowdog

Hank is the top dog at his master's ranch in West Texas. It's Hank's job to lead the ranch's defense squad and protect his master's property from marauding coyotes, monsters, and other hooligans. When he's not on duty, Hank enjoys soaking in the septic tank, keeping the ranch's snooty barncat in his place, and catching a little shuteye on his gunnysack bed.

Here, in an excerpt from his first adventure ever, Hank tells his loyal readers what it takes to be a Head of Ranch Security:

"When I took this job as Head of Ranch Security, I knew that I was only flesh and blood, four legs, a tail, a couple of ears, a pretty nice kind of nose that the women really go for, two bushels of hair and another half-bushel of Mexican sandburs.You add that all up and you don't get Superman, just me, good old easy-going Hank who works hard, tries to do his job, and gets very little cooperation from anyone else around here."

(from: Hank the Cowdog #1. The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog)
Illustration by Gerald L. Holmes from Hank the Cowdog #1. The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog)

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