For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 2 years ago

    Michael, I’m afraid God IS the pet department; He created animals too of course.

  2. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, about 2 years ago

    St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals. It is customary for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of 4 October. As a good Anglican, I am sure Elly Patterson is aware of that. However, creator Lynn Johnston has made her anti-church sentiments known on several occasions in interviews, so I doubt this is leading to a discussion about St. Francis (although it would be really cool if it did),

  3. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, about 2 years ago

    @howtheduck

    Also, St. Hubert is the patron of dogs. (And hunters.)

  4. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I’m not sure what heaven’s like, Mikey, but I’m pretty sure it’s not like Walmart.

  5. Robina  Fox

    Robina Fox said, about 2 years ago

    @BRI-NO-MITE!!

    I thought it was St. Roch. All his pictures and statues have a dog.

  6. Luxurylife

    Luxurylife said, about 2 years ago

    @gmartin997

    Hopefully if you pick up that line for the pet dept in heaven its not a indian guy who you can’t understand. : )

  7. Tog

    Tog said, about 2 years ago

    @Luxurylife

    I’ve dealt with him too. Spent an hour telling him the problem and all he did was to come back and tell me what I’d been telling him.

  8. Jean

    Jean said, about 2 years ago

    I don’t think God outsources his work. How sweet that Michael wants to pray for Farley, children need to understand the importance of prayer.

  9. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, about 2 years ago

    @Luxurylife

    ;-)

  10. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, about 2 years ago

    @briatollah and @Robina Fox: I never knew about either of those Saints; something fun and cool to look up (besides being bombarded with all those baby bump stories…)

  11. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, about 2 years ago

    @Luxurylife

    We’ve all dealt with that guy..he says his name is “Peter”, but you know it’s not :)

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    This strip brought in a lot of mail. People said they prayed for the safety and well being of their pets as much as they did for friends and family.


    Praying brings comfort to people who otherwise have nothing much they can do.

  13. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, about 2 years ago

    @howtheduck

    C’mon, this isn’t anti-church – this is a kid asking a question (and a writer making a joke).
    As a sort-of-a-Catholic, I guess I was supposed to pray to a saint, but I always skipped middle management, and went straight to God.

  14. BlitzMcD

    BlitzMcD said, about 2 years ago

    The direct line to God is through Jesus, rather than saints. After all, He did say that no one comes to the Father but through Him (Jesus). The kid is on the right track.

  15. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, about 2 years ago

    @Robina Fox

    There can be more than one patron. For example, St. Eustice is another patron of hunters, along with St Hubert.

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