dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Sunday, 9 August 2020

The one where we take a look at someone else who's at risk from extreme heat: Farley.

(Original Publication Date, 11 August 1991)

Panel 1: We find ourselves feeling a bit unsettled. This is because it's a hot-ass day and since he doesn't have sweat glands like human beings do, Farley is hot and miserable. I keep thinking about pets who die in cars on hot-ass days when I see this.

Panel 2: Something around the corner catches the poor dog's attention.

Panel 3: That something is an air conditioner set to 'meat locker' just like Elly likes it set when she's lecturing children about enjoying heat alerts.

Panel 4: Lynn humanizes Farley by making him sigh in relief.

Panel 5: As the dog enjoys the cool breeze, a door slams.

Panel 6: John reminds us that Lynn is at pains to pander to American readers by saying it has to be 100 degrees out there. (That's 38 in Celsius, by the way.)

Panel 7: Farley is living it up as John talks about how great it feels coming home to a nice cool house.

Panel 8: We see John sniffing the air because something smells off.

Panel 9: He then tells Elly that for some reason, the air smells like dog.

Summary: You know what really smells like dog, John? One that dies of heat stroke because his owners are nitwits who let him outside on a hot-ass day.
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