February 16th, 2018

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 18 February 2018

It would appear that Lynn believed that Aaron was needlessly idle twenty-nine years ago. This is because Farley has been turned into a Snoopy-like cartoon dog in order to punish Mike for lazing away on the couch while he was on the porch begging to be let in out of a snowstorm.

(Strip Number 6758, Original Publication Date, 19 February 1989)

Panel 1: We start things off with Farley yet again being allowed to roam around at large. What makes the Pattersons' negligence worse is that the poor fellow is doing so in a raging snowstorm.

Panel 2: When he gets to the door, he barks so as to be let in.

Panel 3: Since no one has come to open the door, he barks louder.

Panel 4: I begin to wonder if anyone is actually home because he's begun to scratch at the door also.

Panel 5: Watching the vigorous barking and scratching he's doing not being responded to makes me think that either no one is at home or someone's going to get yelled at for inattention while Mom is in the bath.

Panel 6: One wonders how long Farley has been out in the snow because when Liz comes to let him in, his back is covered in snow.

Panel 7: Lizzie lets him into the house to warm up.

Panel 8: Instead of immediately shaking the snow off like a real dog would, Farley walks down the hallway with a purpose in mind.

Panel 9: Said purpose is to glare reprovingly at Mike who's spent the last God knows how long propped up on the couch eating popcorn, reading Nacho Man comics and listening to this off-brand Walkman.

Panel 10: One would be forgiven for assuming that Farley is thought-bubbling "Let's see how YOU like it, you jerk!!!" when he shakes the snow onto a horrified Michael.

Summary: Usually, Farley is a mindless mutt who's being made to hold shaking off until an enemy can be inconvenienced. That does not obtain today because today, he's a person sending a message. Said person is Lynn and the message is "Get off your arse, Lazybones, and walk Willy The Black Spaniel™!"