Rich and flamboyant Honeybelle Hensley, the most colorful character in Mule Stop, Texas, dies a suspicious death and enrages the whole town by leaving her worldly fortune to the most undeserving recipient—her dog. The incorrigible Miss Ruffles is a Texas Cattle Cur, not a cuddly lapdog. But now Miss Ruffles is in danger, and it's up to Sunny McKillip, the unwilling dogsitter, to keep her safe. With a killer on the loose and a cowboy lawyer keeping a suspicious eye on her every move, Sunny needs all the help she can get, understanding how Texans think. There's more to Honeybelle's death than meets this Yankee's eye. It's a bucking bull ride of an adventure for Sunny and Miss Ruffles.