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Cactus Tracks & Cowboy Philosophy

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Publisher Comments:

Described by The Washington Post as being able "to make a dead man sit up and laugh," Baxter Black--veterinarian/doctor turned poet/columnist/raconteur--has been making living people laugh with his novel (Hey Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky?), syndicated columns, appearances on The Tonight Show, and regular pieces on National Public Radio. Now this complete illustrated collection of the commentaries that have aired on NPR?s Morning Edition presents Black?s latest dose of medicine for animal and human alike. Ranging from a riotous account of two cowboys chasing down a cow in the nude to a very touching piece about a rancher who loses his wife to cancer and finds out the true worth of his friends and neighbors, Cactus Tracks and Cowboy Philosophy brings together Black?s best-known and most adored work.

Synopsis:

The beloved NPR commentator, popular syndicated columnist, and authentic cowboy poet offers a hilarious collection of ranch wit and wisdom.

About the Author

Baxter Black is the author of eleven volumes of cowboy poetry and the bestselling novel Hey Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky? He is a regular commentator on National Public Radio and writes a weekly column, "On the Edge of Common Sense," which appears in newspapers nationwide.

Table of Contents

Cactus Tracks and Cowboy Philosophy List of Illustrations

Introduction

Hangin' On, Hopin' and Prayin' for Rain

Ralph's Tree

All I Want for Christmas

Runnin' Wild Horses

Anonymous End

Home the Hard Way

A Lesson in Life

The Sales Call

A Love Story

Holiday Travelers

The Car Wash

The Practitioner's Lot

Aarp!

Range Free

Chauvinist? Who Me?

Women!

Tolerance

Caught in the Act

Rudolph's Night Off

Grandma's Picture Box

Sheepmen, Border Collies, and Mules

The Consultant

Deer Rasslin'

Just Friends

Triggernometry

Oneupmanship

The Ropin' Vet

The Herd Sire

The Cowboy's Guide to Vegetarians

A Vegetarian's Guide to Cowboy's

The Stock Dog Demonstration

Cowboy Preserves

Fear of Flying

January, February, Mud

Boller's Comments

Another Good Man Gone

Lost

Ardel's Bull

Dog Emotions

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Secret Seasoning

Feast or Famine

Loose Cow

Thrifty

Garthed Out!

Part Indian

White Oaks Rodeo

joe and Maria

My Kinda Truck

Vern's Wreck

The Cowboy and his Tapeworm

Bentley the Born-Again Bull

Buffalo Tracks

The Great Chicken Run

Disappearing Digits

Lookin' Back

Political Correctness

The Big High and Lonesome

Landscaping

It Ain't Easy Bein' a Cowboy

the Old Stove-Up Cowboys of America

The Grapevine

The Tranquilizer Gun

Keepin' Busy

The Epitaph

A Fox in the Henhouse

Parakeets and Dogs

Cowboy Time

The Flood

Balin' Wheat

The Starr Valley Bean Field War

Chicago's Bratwurst

The National Insect

Moose Alert

What's Christmas to a Cow?

Cold Feet

Pig Feet

Tombstone of Canaan

Neat and Tidy Calving

The C-Section

The Wilderness Wall

Advice Column

Border Collies

He Sang "Little Joe the Wrangler"

The Outback

Truth in Labeling

It's the Law

the First Cowboy Thankgiving

The Reindeer Flu

Cowboy Mentality

The Valdez

The Mountain

Of Pigs and Poultry

Cow Xtractor

The Hunter's Son

Doggone Country

The Romantic Cowboy

A Cowboy Parade

Cow Attack

Anti-Smokin' Device

High Cost of Recycling

In the Doghouse

Inheriting the Family Room

The Lost Chicken

Workin' for Wages

Minnesota Oreos

Oreos Apology

Leroy and Tom

Cowboy Vegetarian Cookbook

Noah's Dispersal Sale

Duct Tape Agriculture

Cow Polygamy

Shoein' Pigeye

Nature Films

The Houlihan

Babe

Religious Reflections

Just Words

Here Come De Judge

Glossary

NPR Air Dates

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140276831
Author:
Black, Baxter
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Black, Baxter F.
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Cowboys
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Veterinarians
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
v. 4
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.72x5.06x.62 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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