Posts Tagged ‘Dogs’

Pooch Cafe (5/20/11)

May 20, 2011

To recap this strip: a pup is baptized in the name of the master, the dog, and the holy biscuit; he chases a mailman across a darkened field; he juggles three squirrels; and finally, he begs for pizza. What I’m wondering is whether panels two and three represent some kind of surreal religious experience. When this mutt is submerged in water, is he overcome by some kind of trippy canine spirituality? Or does he emerge from the water with such a high that he chases a pack of squirrels, catches three of them by their bushy tails, and commences juggling? I’m partial to the trippy visions scenario, but either option would be awesome.

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Garfield (4/28/11)

April 28, 2011

Somewhere along the line, I made an enemy of my neighbor’s dog. For months after he arrived, this little yipper made a habit of barking at me as I walked to the garage in the morning. Then I started petting him and calling him by name, and he managed to chill out. But a few weeks ago, I made the mistake of running alongside the fence and scaring the bejeezus out of him. Now, not only does he bark at me, but he growls the low, guttural growl of a dog that means business. Fortunately, he’s far too small to do any real damage. Still, his angry barks are more than a little unsettling.

Pardon My Planet (1/8/11)

January 8, 2011

I seriously doubt that the fish in this strip has a more compelling backstory than the dog. It’s not that the fish is boring (okay, it’s probably a little boring) but that the dog is relentlessly interesting. For one thing, it’s wearing pearls instead of a dog collar. Was this dog a member of the aristocracy or did he pry those out of a costume trunk hidden in the back of a storage locker used by vaudeville enthusiasts? The dog also appears to have a head that’s slightly larger than it ought to be, given its tiny body. That’s not interesting in and of itself, but it does suggest the dog has more character quirks than that lame, perfectly proportioned fish.

Red and Rover (12/5/10)

December 5, 2010

If your vacuum cleaner is on the fritz, a hungry dog might be willing to eat whatever crumbs you’ve let fall to the floor. A cat, on the other hand, would probably sniff those crumbs and then saunter over to a sunbeam. But don’t assume the dog would be doing you a huge favor by sucking up small bits of food. Sure, he’d keep edibles off your floor, but he’d also shed like nobody’s business, even more so than his feline brethren. Whenever I vacuum my rug, I find huge clumps of cat hair in the bag at the end. I can only assume those clumps would be worse if I had a bigger, less meticulous, mutt.