The Case of the Missing Cat
Three-act musical comedy; 39 script pages.
- HANK THE COWDOG, Head of Ranch Security
- DROVER, a little mutt
- PETE, a very nasty little cat
- THE LUMBER PILE BUNNY, a rabbit on the ranch
- SNORT, a rowdy coyote
- RIP, Snort’s brother
This story centers around one of the best villains in Hank series: Sally May’s pampered kitty. Hank insists that Pete is a dumb cat, but everyone else knows the truth: this is an uncommonly smart, very nasty little cat who is a genius at drawing Hank into disasters. When Hank loses a bet and Pete wins Hank’s job as Head of Ranch Security, Hank makes a fateful decision: he drags Pete into a wild canyon and leaves him for the coyotes. Instead of finding true happiness, he discovers that life without a cat is dull and meaningless—and he brings the cat back to the ranch!
- "BARK AT THE MAILMAN BATTLE HYMN"
- "CATS ARE STUPID"
- "I MUST DISPOSE OF THE CAT"
- "WE DON’T GIVE A HOOT"
- "PRAIRIE VESPERS"