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Every Dog Has His Day by John R. Erickson
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Every Dog Has His Day (1988)

by John R. Erickson

Other authors: Gerald L. Holmes (Illustrator)

Series: Hank the Cowdog (10)

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Poor Hank the Cowdog. Here it is roundup time on his master's ranch and High Loper is having a snooty purebred border collie named Bennie come in to do Hank's job. Worse, it's being done while that lovely beagle, Miss Scamper, looks on from her master's pickup truck. Worst of all, Loper actually ties up Hank with a long rope (Hank claims it's ten feet long), just so he can't get in the way.

Drover takes advantage of Hank's predicament to ignore his orders and spend time chatting with Miss Scamper. Remember how Foghorn Leghorn used to torment that poor farm dog into chasing him until the rope ran out and the dog choked? Pete tries to get Hank to do the same thing.

When Hank is free he causes a disaster with the cows that makes it a smart move for him to lie low for awhile. He hides among the willows of Wolf Creek until he runs into danger from a couple of familiar characters. The buzzards join in. How will Hank avoid becoming lunch? If he does, can he get his job back?

Bennie's haughty voice and Miss Scamper's Mae West-like voice were delightful, as were Hank's usual boasting and misuse of big words. The usual sound effects and old-time music enhanced the narration. Some of the songs were: 'The Sun Shines Bright on My Old Kentucky Home,' 'Turkey in the Straw,' and 'I Dream of Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair'. As for the original songs, 'Saddle Up Overture in C-Maybe' may not have many words, but it has a nice beat, while both 'Daddy Packed His Suitcase 'Cause Mama Was a Mean Old Bag' and [title not stated on the CD case, but probably] 'Sleep, Baby Sleep' were funny. Hank and Junior did a nice duet in that last one.

Round up the kiddies and play Hank the Cowdog for them (and yourselves). This series is a treat! ( )
  JalenV | Jun 6, 2014 |
funny,but I recommend it because it will make you laugh. ( )
  a.taylor | Dec 1, 2011 |
This book is not particularly heavy on plot and repeats a lot of elements seen earlier in the series: Hank tries to impress a love interest, but has to contend with another suitor who impresses her more; he gets in trouble, ends up running away to escape trouble, and runs into more trouble with coyotes before going back home. The humour in this book is still great, but by this point in the series this type of storyline is starting to run out of steam. ( )
  quaintlittlehead | Jan 29, 2009 |
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It's me again, Hank the Cowdog.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141303867, Paperback)

It's roundup time on the ranch, but Hank was left behind! Benny ? a hot shot, high-priced cowdog ? is running the show while Hank is tied to a fence post....

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Hank the Cowdog gets into more and more trouble before he is able to find a happy solution to his problems.

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