It’s Been A Long Time Coming….

A lot is going on in the world, and a lot is going on in my house, so I didn’t get to draw anything this week to show my support for Blackout Tuesday and the Black Lives Matter protests taking place following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Amaud Aurbery. I didn’t really want to go, “Oh look, a cutesy rendering of the victims of systemic racial injustice!” because that felt very wrong to me.

But I remembered this comic I drew back in November of 2017, which at the time I debated posting because gosh, I didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but now I realize there are only seven readers of this comic and they need to know, in case there was any question, that I am 100% anti-racist and I’m here to keep listening and keep learning and hopefully see some real healing and much-needed lasting change coming.

I am taking a knee for America.

(And yeah, at the time the most outrageous thing I’d seen the President of the United States do was toss paper towels to the people of Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria. Now I realize he’s fine with tear gassing people and letting Covid-19 spread as long as it didn’t crash the stock market. He still fails to recognize why Colin Kaepernick was kneeling. I’m not fine with that. There’s so much I’m not fine with. And that’s why I draw.)

Back to silly pictures of squirrels on Wednesday. Go be the change you want to see in the world, kids. ✊🏿

You THINK?

The Spider and I look at my car, which has a flat tire. "So...the car passed its safety inspection...with a flat tire?" The Spider asks. "I asked the guy to put air in the tires, you think he put too much?" I ask.

Still trying to wrap my mind around what kind of service station allows someone to leave on a flat. I guess this is my review?

(I left on the flat because I didn’t have a flat when I got there and once again I trusted someone to do something and tell me if something was wrong instead of covering it up and hoping I wouldn’t say anything. I wish I’d been doing a funny dashboard video that morning because wow that would’ve been hi-LAR-ious! We hobbled around the block, right back to the service station, and he put on the spare. Now next time I take my car out, I gotta go get a tire. I also gotta get another service station.)

Oh Hey, Girlfriend!

Babycat sniffs The Puppy's foot as The Puppy says, "Hey girlfriend, you wanna watch the airplane shows?" Babycat looks up at the TV as The Puppy sniffs her butt. "I love the airplane shows, girlfriend! Can we watch the bird show after? I love the bird show," Babycat says.

After the sneak preview yesterday, was this where you thought that was going?

They do love watching the airplane shows and the bird shows, I think right now we could all do with watching the airplane shows and the bird shows with a friend whose smells you dig.

Happy Birthday, Babe

Babycat is sandwiched between The Fluffy One and the spirit of The Slinky One. "Happy Birthday to you and your brother's spirit, babe! Older men are the best! Let's nap!" The spirit of The Slinky One purrs while The Fluffy One says, "Indeed, you too are the delight, you may share the tuna of celebration with me!" "Oh thanks! My birthday is around now, and my gotcha day is coming up, too!" Babycat continues as The Puppy rolls her eyes and says, "I mean, really, nobody called it a gotcha day when I was a puppy. Whatevers, I has a boyfriend and he's making a weird noise in my ear. That's cute!" The Kitten purrs as he licks The Puppy's ear, his tail making the shape of a heart.

Who knew they’d all end up being friends? Tonight we bust out the good tuna for The Fluffy One, who totally has a girllllllfriiiiiiiiend!

The real Babycat and Fluffy One lounging at a window.

Everything they do is my dream come true and I’m lucky that I get to watch them be adorable together.

And yes, these two are…something.

The actual Kitten and Puppy hang out in the hallway.

April is packed with furry holidays, the 4th was The Puppy’s gotcha day, and she had an extra long walkies in the sun that day and I’ll just say that’s why I didn’t get to draw her a special strip all to herself, sure.

It wouldn’t be a Ninja Twin birthday without both of them, so enjoy this sexy flashback and just know these two boys were always perfect gentlemen and never wrestled without each other’s permission and a little boy with a long tail could learn a lot from them. *AHEM*

The actual Ninja Twins cuddled up on the window years ago.

How to prevent Coronavirus

Animated GIF of Ian Hart as Dr. Watson pulling a bandana over his face, coating his hands and arms in alcohol, and setting them on fire.

Dr. John Watson knew how to fight Coronavirus. Be like Dr. Watson.

(I know, you were expecting a comic, but I made this GIF a long time ago after seeing Dr. Watson throw down against some germs in Sherlock Holmes and the Case Of The Silk Stocking, and never was there a better time to share these handy tips on how to live.)

It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it.

Oh hi. You may have noticed there was no comic this week. I have plans to draw lots of comics about why. We’re all fine, though. Hope you’re all fine, too.

Meanwhile, I don’t want to leave you all hanging so if you’ve missed out on the previous Mystery Months, they’re mostly all tagged here for your scrolling enjoyment.

Be safe, wash your hands, crank up the music, and let me know if Chewy is delivering for you, okay?

 

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