September 17th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

In today's strip, the veterinarian makes a sarcastic comment meant to reinforce the message "Keep your dog in your yard"; given how stupid Elly can be, my gut tells me that she'll take it literally.

(Strip Number 470, Original Publication Date, 20 September 1983)

Panel 1: We find ourselves back at the veterinary clinic; as the kids play with Farley, the veterinarian tells Elly that he's a little slow but otherwise fine.

Panel 2: Elly asks him what she can do to make sure that this doesn't happen again.

Panel 3: The man says that she has two choices. First, she can make sure that he stays on their property.

Panel 4: Second, she can ask her neighbours to put out better quality garbage.

Summary: What happens is, weeeeellllll, the second thing, more or less. Time and again, Elly's tendency to ignore precautions because they don't work perfectly causes him to wander off their property. Eventually, it kills him.