January 12th, 2014

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 13 January 2014

We begin the week with the revelation that Farley got picked up by Animal Control.

(Strip Number 783, Original Publication Date, 14 January 1985)

Panel 1: As our story continues, we find Elly has returned from her trip outside. Since she's still in panic mode from wondering who the terrible dog-stealing dog thieves in the blue van might be, she looks as if she's been hit on the back of the head with a two-by-four when she tells John that Unknown Male Passerby Down The Street saw that thieving dog thieves in a blue dog-theft van have taken Farley away.

Panel 2: John is as confused as Elly because he has no idea of what sort of person would just pack Farley into a blue van either.

Panel 3: We shift focus to the local animal shelter where we find one of the employees telling his co-worker Tim that the large sheepdog he's brought in has been wandering around loose without a license, collar or anything that could identify him as being someone's pet.

Summary: The odd thing is that when most people read Saturday's strip, they probably thought "Well, it was only a matter of time before Farley got picked up by the dog catcher"; what they didn't realize is that the Pattersons were too stupid to see this sort of thing coming.