March 18th, 2013

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Today's strip is the one in which Humphrey gets loose because some idiot forgot to secure the latch on his cage. The family think that he's under the sink but he is actually on the kitchen floor eating crumbs or something.

(Strip Number 576, Original Publication Date, 20 March 1984)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike telling John to close the door quickly because the hamster got loose.

Panel 2: Elly does at least one thing right when she tells John to put Farley in the garage because she thinks she has Humphrey cornered under the sink.

Panel 3: She then asks Michael to hand her a flashlight.

Panel 4: As the four of them luck under the sink, John asks Elly if she's had any luck finding Humphrey yet; since he's several feet behind them eating foods hamsters shouldn't eat, I would tend to say "No."

Summary: While I'm not sure how Lynn will spin this, what I do know is that they go exactly the wrong way about catching him. Any reputable care guide will tell you how to catch an errant hamster and the Pattersons don't do anything right aside from keeping Farley out of the way.