June 27th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

In today's strip, Phil arrives at the Pattermanse with a very filthy Farley; Elly's happy now but things get back to normal in a hurry as her need to not admit to being in the wrong means that he deliberately went down to the dump to make her miserable.

(Strip Number 4193, Original Publication Date, 29 June 1982)

Panel 1: A couple of hours or so after Phil made his mildly humorous comment about Eau du Milkbone, we find John and Elly awakened; she asks if that's a car outside and he, having heard Phil's voice, says that it's Phil.

Panel 2: Elly looks out the window and smiles broadly as she says "I can't believe it; he's found Farley."

Panel 3: Having put a housecoat on over her flannel nightie, she asks Phil how they can repay him.

Panel 4: He looks at a very messy and very ashamed-looking Farley and tells her that they can help clean out the back seat of his car.

Summary: It's great to see him but it's not great to have to remember that they blame him for all of this because they don't want to admit that they were in the wrong to not have him adequately tethered (or neutered to settle him down) in the first place.