Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. Nachikethass

    Nachikethass said, over 4 years ago

    Luddy looks cute – but I didn’t get the drift… :(

  2. OzzieJohn

    OzzieJohn said, over 4 years ago

    Me too. What’s Ludwig actually DOING?

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    It’s pretty huge, but I think the red device is the electric blanket controller.


    It’s set on 3 for Luddy, and he comes and complains to Arlo every 8 hours when it shuts off automatically.

  4. DarkTower56

    DarkTower56 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Thanks SusanSunshine! I love A&J but sometimes it can be a little obtuse Your explanation is right on!

  5. Nachikethass

    Nachikethass said, over 4 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    Aaahh! Thank you, kind lady! :) We don’t have to use electric blankets – that’s the reason I thought it is an alarm clock!

  6. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )

    Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? ) GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    @Nachikethass

    You’re not alone, but I did think the display was a little strange.

  7. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon said, over 4 years ago

    We have 4 cats and at least two seem to think they need to be on the bed at any given time

    No need for an electric blanket with all that body heat

    Our biggest cat, Boots, likes to sleep under the covers by my feet

    If my feet get cold while I’m sleeping, I just slip them into “Warm Boots”

  8. WillardMBaker

    WillardMBaker said, over 4 years ago

    I just put out a heating pad set on low for my cat. Stays on forever and uses less heat since it heats a smaller area. My home was built in 1938 and has no insulation nor can insulation be added easily or cheaply. Bentley would die without his miracle bed in the winter.

  9. Tony

    Tony said, over 4 years ago

    Ha- I was wrong. I assumed Luddy was complaining that it had been a whole hour since he was last fed.

  10. Gojira

    Gojira said, over 4 years ago

    I didn’t get it, either, but an electric blanket makes perfect sense. My cat, though, would head for the next warm spot, my lap.

  11. opentomeet

    opentomeet GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    I guess you can divide the comments into two, those who have an electric blanket who got the joke straight away, and those who don’t, who didn’t. My wife’s electric blanket (two zones, as I don’t need it) would run for 10 hours before switching off. I’m surprised they can’t make them for up to twelve hours, save Arlo one trip a day!!

  12. LuvThemPluggers

    LuvThemPluggers said, over 4 years ago

    I sure appreciate the interpretation on some of these. Never having seen a red electric blanket control, I thought it was an alarm clock and a glass of milk and Ludwig was announcing he was due for a meal. I must work on my sleuth skills.

  13. Mona Warner

    Mona Warner said, over 4 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    That made it funny. Thank you. I’ve never owned an electric blanket so I didn’t know. It doesn’t stay very cold very long in Houston.

  14. doublepaw

    doublepaw said, over 4 years ago

    Okay I wondered why a clock radio came on every eight hours.

  15. JavaJim

    JavaJim said, over 4 years ago

    I don’t believe the blanket is set for 3 hours for Ludwig— it is just set for its normal, default 8-hour period and counts down. When it gets to zero, it shuts off. That’s why Arlo asks, “Do we have to go through this every 8 hours?”

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