Old Yeller Author:Fred Gipson At first, Travis couldn't stand the sight of Old Yeller. The stray dog was ugly, and a thieving rascal, too. But he sure was clever, and a smart dog could be a big help on the wild Texas frontier, especially with Papa away on a long cattle drive up to Abilene. — Strong and courageous, Old Yeller proved that he could protect Travis's family from a... more »ny sort of danger. But can Travis do the same for Old Yeller?