The Petriot Act
Season 9, Episode 6
Episode guide
Dale to the Chief
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The Petriot Act is the 177th episode of King of the Hill. It was first aired on February 13, 2005.


After Bill volunteers to look after an active duty soldier's pet and gets to watch a playful dog, Hank volunteers as well and ends up with a cat (to his dismay), who appears to Hank as a mean-spirited vicious animal that causes the Hill family nothing but misery, including several medical problems which are played upon by a veterinarian. The pricey medical treatments effectively devour the money the Hill family had put aside for their vacation. In a change of fortune for Bill, he has a pleasant experience for once.