Ballard Street by Jerry Van Amerongen

Ballard Street

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    That’s a rare talent, there.

  2. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Good Grief, I hope Old Yeller doesn’t take off after that cat marking on Scooter.

  3. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

  4. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    Scooter’s a rare Louisiana Cat ahoula hound !

  5. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, over 1 year ago

    It’s just a sideshow.

  6. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Um…. that really isn’t Scooter…


    That’s his half-brother, Here-Kitty-Kitty…. same mother, different litter, different fathers.
    (Oh shush!…. Dogs don’t think that way…)


    And actually, that wasn’t his given name…
    First, his parents called him Oswald.
    Then his humans named him
    Rex.
    (Humans are so arrogant — they very seldom ask the dog parents what the puppy’s real name is.)


    But by the time he started to understand human speech, he’d become used to people seeing him and cooing “Here, kitty, kitty!”
    Then, of course, they always giggle or laugh.


    So of course, he assumed that was his name….
    and he’s proud that it’s one that makes people so happy.

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    This little fellow has a similar story….
    Guess what HE’S called!

    ( well, the English translation, anyway…

    cos his name is in Japanese.)


  8. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    @SusanSunshine

    So of course, he assumed that was his name….
    and he’s proud that it’s one that makes people so happy.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    No self-respecting dog would go by the name of " Here kitty, kitty ! "
    Oswald needs to be told to stand up on his hind legs and bark " I’m loud and proud !" ( to be a CAT ahoula hound ) !

  9. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Um…. that really isn’t Scooter…

    That’s his half-brother, Here-Kitty-Kitty…. same mother, different litter, different fathers.
    (Oh shush!…. Dogs don’t think that way…)

    And actually, that wasn’t his given name…
    First, his parents called him Oswald.
    Then his humans named him
    Rex.
    (Humans are so arrogant — they very seldom ask the dog parents what the puppy’s real name is.)

    But by the time he started to understand human speech, he’d become used to people seeing him and cooing “Here, kitty, kitty!”
    Then, of course, they always giggle or laugh.

    So of course, he assumed that was his name….
    and he’s proud that it’s one that makes people so happy.

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    I hear he’s starting therapy for Multiple Personality Disorder at the Companion Animal Support Clinic and Umbrella Factory.

  10. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Meanwhile…. I’m gonna wander over to the Tiki….
    It’s been a while.


    I promised the Monkey I’d drop off some banana cream pies…
    the Monday special is gonna be a free dessert with your the Yak ‘n’ Dak platter.


    All you can eat barbecued yak ribs (which is usually only one, anyway)
    beans, slaw, and a banana daiquiri….
    PLUS a slice of banana cream pie!

  11. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    SS

    This little fellow has a similar story….
    Guess what HE’S called!
    ( well, the English translation, anyway…
    cos his name is in Japanese.)
    ………………………………………….
    (名) 心臓 = heart

  12. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    All you can eat barbecued yak ribs (which is usually only one, anyway)
    beans, slaw, and a banana daiquiri….
    PLUS a slice of banana cream pie!

    ……………………………………………………….

    I’ll put in my order now. But I’m going to bed to rest up for all that eating………………….

  13. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Linguist — I suppose you’re right…
    then again, that’s a human viewpoint.


    True, being called something so feline is a bit insulting….
    but it’s only humans who call him that.


    Dogs really love to please humans… it’s their nature.
    He thinks their smirking giggles are a sign of pleasure…. and it gives him a vague sense of accomplishment.

    Meanwhile… his dog friends call him Oswald….. always have.

  14. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Oh…. OK Bev… I’ll mkae sure your name is on the list.


    Good sleuthing for the Japanese!
    Actually the stories say his name in English is “Heart-kun” …
    but “kun” isn’t English…
    so ???

  15. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    @SusanSunshine

    Speakin’ dog as I do, I have always referred to him as Oswald. Just like Calling Fenton, Fenton. Which is really, his name. Not Butch, as he was known, prior to working at the Tiki.
    Speaking of which, it will be my pleasure to buy you the libation of your choice. I’m having a quick nightcap and then to bed.
    I have had an exhausting weekend

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