For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 4 years ago

    Aren’t boars dangerous?

  2. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, over 4 years ago

    @Arye Uygur

    To put it delicately, pigs are omnivores, and they will kill and eat any small animal they can get hold of. Let’s hope Lizzie doesn’t get any closer to that boar.

  3. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, over 4 years ago


    Well, when I was growing up we had pigs that ran loose. Neither I nor any of the cats had any problems or any threats of problems. I don’t think Lizzy has to worry. They may be protective but they are not aggressive.

  4. richardkel

    richardkel said, over 4 years ago

    Female pigs can be very agressive too, especially if they have babies to protect.

  5. rundstyk

    rundstyk said, over 4 years ago

    @gmartin 997
    Pigs related to elephants? Since when?

  6. djc928

    djc928 said, over 4 years ago


    That’s the thought before the 1940s when it was determined to be incorrect. Elephants are the only living animals in their own order. Their closest relatives are hyraxes, manatees, and sea cows.

  7. Tubbycat

    Tubbycat said, over 4 years ago

    I’ve always preferred the name Dassie for the rock hyrax, but then I first encountered them in South Africa. Cute beasts!

  8. Ellymae2011

    Ellymae2011 said, over 4 years ago

    I can see that many of you are not farmers :) The “Boar Hogs” you are referring to – with tusks to gore people and much aggression, are wild boars, not domestic farm pigs. The Boar referred to in the strip, is a domestic pig that is a non-neutered tuskless male, used for stud (breeding purposes). Unless antagonized in some way that would push him to ire, it’s doubtful that he’d do much more than snuffle around Lizzie looking for food. Now, if she had a fresh (in heat, ready to breed) female pig with her… he might get a little rambunctious, but still, not even in the same ball park as the wild and scary mean boar hogs you folks are describing.

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 4 years ago

    My mom, who grew up on a farm, had a saying when something happened that was unpleasant or a lot of trouble. She’d say, “I ain’t had so much fun since the hogs et my brother!” She was being fey and speaking metaphorically. No hogs ate any of her brothers.

  10. lanman03

    lanman03 said, over 4 years ago


    If they did, it wouldn’t be the first time. A hungry hog, male or female, will eat anything. And I do have a farm background, in the Ozarks where hogs used to be allowed to range free to forage in the woods.

  11. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 4 years ago

    When I was in the Army, in Germany, one of my section mates came from a hog farm in Tennessee. He always said that the most difficult animals to work with, and the nastiest, were hogs. Different from wild boars, of course.
    We saw plenty of wild boar hogs. We’d sort of play hide-and-seek with them, especially at night. I was never charged by one (thank God), although I twice stumbled upon boar hogs that were busy rooting through our garbage.

    Some guys would warn us that the young ones liked to come and nibble on things – like fingers or toes that were sticking out of sleeping bags. Another of my section mates woke to find one sniffing around him while in his sack; he hit it in the face with his gas mask to scare it away.
    Yes, lots of fun, those boar hogs!

  12. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 4 years ago

    If you want the distinction between domestic hogs and ferals, come to north Texas. Feral hogs are destroying farmland and genetically reverting to their wild ancestry due to some idiot importing European wild hogs for hunting targets. Few human damage so far, but it is reached problem population only recently.

  13. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 4 years ago

    Fascinating comments today… thanks!

  14. Strodgers

    Strodgers said, over 4 years ago

    Yes Boars are dangerous, especially if you’re driving and they talk your ear off and put you to sleep. (sorry, couldn’t resist)

  15. Dave Johnston

    Dave Johnston said, over 4 years ago


    I reccon so.

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