For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

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  1. Elaine Paulsen

    Elaine Paulsen said, over 5 years ago

    Poor Farley!!!

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 5 years ago

    At least Farley has a commiserator…

  3. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 5 years ago

    YES!

  4. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 5 years ago

    Poor Farley!! “Nizzie” needs to be taught how to deal with animals without abusing them.

  5. James

    James said, over 5 years ago

    Nizzie go to her room and leave Farley alone.

  6. snakemama

    snakemama said, over 5 years ago

    “nizzie” wasn’t abusing farley…she was behaving like a typical 3 year old with a large living toy. three year olds are not known for their gentle treatment of pets. and as a snake owner, i have had my pet python around children only after it’s been fed and rested. it’s up to the snake’s owners to properly feed and monitor the snake’s and child’s behavior.

  7. norascats

    norascats said, over 5 years ago

    Kids need training in how to handle pets. It is not OK to hurt others. And that includes pets.

  8. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    In this – and most cases – it’s the parent who doesn’t monitor a child around the dog. I’m sorry, but dogs are tamed, but still have instincts. You can’t expect them to get man handled and not react.
    PARENTS REMEMBER TO WATCH YOUR CHILDREN AROUND ANIMALS.

  9. bookgirl2

    bookgirl2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    In my house, Nizzie would have been in for the scolding, not Farley.

  10. AmariT

    AmariT said, over 5 years ago

    We introduced my little nephew to my grandparents’ dog last Christmas. He would chase that dog all over the place and try to pat it the same way Elizabeth is here (boomboom), and we kept having to be like, “Geeeeentle. Geeeeeeentle” while guiding him on how to pet.

    He didn’t quite get it by the time we left, but we certainly didn’t let him beat up on the poor dog.

  11. Quaby

    Quaby said, over 5 years ago

    Momma didn’t see anything Nizzie did to poor Farley. Momma came in the room and saw Nizzie on the floor, with Farley going ’ ***WOOOFFFF*** Farley should be commended for his tolerance of the the accidental abuse Nizzie parcled out and if Michael had been behind Nizzie watching the scene unfold he should have spoke up on Farley’s behalf.

    And yes, I am from the school that our fur babies are not ‘it’. They are he and she, him and her (and my sweetie noogums, of course…. :-) )

  12. ISABEL DIAZ

    ISABEL DIAZ said, over 5 years ago

    MAYBE CUZ MOMMY NOT SEE ELIZABETH .. CUZ ELIZABETH PLAYER WITH DOGGIE AHAHAHA FARLEY GET ANGRY HURT BODY AND LIZZY PULL EAR… NO BODY SAW IT..

  13. MysteryCat

    MysteryCat GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    @quaby; love your avatar.

  14. MississippiRedagain

    MississippiRedagain said, over 5 years ago

    you all might be interested to know the writer of this strip has her own blog about each day’s comic strip where she makes remarks about each day’s work. Here is today’s comment -

    Lynn’s Notes:

    It amazes me how resilient and stoic some dogs are with young children. They put up with being sat on, pulled at and strangled. Their patience and good humour is remarkable. They seem to instinctively know that babies don’t know any better and just have to learn. On the other hand, some dogs can’t tolerate young children at all. Some bark and snarl, some just ignore kids and walk away. Amazing, isn’t it… to see how often dogs behave like people!

  15. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 5 years ago

    I agree, psychlady! I never accepted the rationale of “kids will be kids”. Either you need to monitor them closely and teach them proper behavior (which Lizzie seems to be at that age), or they should be punished for improper behavior.

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