April 25th, 2015

Angry Candiru

Sunday, 26 April 2015

In today's strip, Lizzie and Annie's demonspawn torment Anne's cat and then whine piteously because he doesn't want to play with them any longer.

(Strip Number 7214, Original Publication Date, 27 April 1986)

Panel 1: As Elly and Annie drink coffee in the background, we find Lizzie and Richard kneeling by the door frame smiling at Annie's never before seen again or afterwards cat as it grooms itself.

Panel 2: They then grab the poor kitty from behind.

Panel 3: The strip proper begins with them becoming the sort of pet owner Cesco Marciuliano hates because they've dressed Kitty up like a baby.

Panel 4: They then rock the poor confused thing to sleep and sing it a lullaby.

Panel 5: Next comes making the poor creature drink from a sippy cup.

Panel 6: We come to the set-up for the end gag when they draw Kitty a bath.

Panel 7: Pussycat displays a sense of self-preservation no other character has displayed before this or ever will again by balking at being drowned by imbecile children.

Panel 8: Kitty then yowls in terror as he breaks free.

Panel 9: Lizzie interrupts the gossip session to tell her mommy dat Richard's kitty went on top of the fridge.

Panel 10: As the poor traumatized animal shivers in horror, Lizzie talks about how for some reason, he won't come down.

Summary: This, I think, is why pets go away because they're not good with kids. Rather than supervise the destructive idiot kids, it's easier to send kitties and doggies to a nice farm and not at all animal shelter where they'll play with chickens and horsies and not be euthanized because irresponsible idiots think they like animals.