Sunday, June 1, 2014


Hello Everybody. Autumn the Puppy here, and let's do something we haven't done during a Sunday Funnies installment in quite a while: actually look at the comics!
But while doing so, we'll see how the pets are treated in these June 1, 2014 strips.

We start with a Classic Peanuts installment by the late Charles Schulz. Snoopy is on top of his doghouse sound asleep when it starts raining. He finally manages to wake up Charlie Brown to let him in, and in the last panel, Brown complains about being wide awake and his room smells like a wet dog.
Now, I'm going to assume it was a nice night when Snoopy went to bed, for no responsible pet owner would let a dog sleep out in the rain, and I can't fault Charlie Brown for being asleep when the rain started. As to the rest, why didn't he dry Snoopy off somewhere else?

Meanwhile, the neighborhood kids dressed Farley in some of Elly Patterson's underwear during a classic For Better or For Worse reprint by Lynn Johnston. Farley did keep his cool under pressure, but I could tell he wasn't happy with the situation.

So what is the point of all this?
Folks, fictional or not, animals are living beings too.

We have emotions and needs, and are far more dependent upon others for our care and upkeep; because unlike kids and the elderly, we'll need each other for our entire lives.
With summer coming, make sure your pets are in shade, don't overheat, and have plenty of water.
You take care of us, and we'll give you our love and gratitude for our entire lives.

Please be responsible pet owners, and join us again next weekend for more Sunday Funnies.--AtP.

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