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, over 3 years ago

    for sure the classroom’s pet hamster

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Hamsters are nice, safe pets. Never had one myself. Had an iguana though.

  3. thebird55

    thebird55 said, over 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    I dunno, I’ll bet she let him get one to make up for not being there for him.

  4. route66paul

    route66paul said, over 3 years ago

    sorry, no reptiles or rodents in my house. Rodents are reptile or carnivorous fish food – I really don’t want the family dog or cat getting sick by trying to eat it.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Almost the only time a school pet is introduced into a story line is if its going to escape and create havoc at best, or die.
    Just sayin’.
    poor hamster

  6. artybee

    artybee said, over 3 years ago

    I always wanted an iguana, so I could name him “Don.”

  7. sleeepy2

    sleeepy2 said, over 3 years ago

    Had iguanas, snakes, & geckos. I can tell you, reptiles are BORING pets. They just sit on their heat rock all day. They might as well be plastic!

  8. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Definitely getting the class pet if she’s picking him up at school. Should be a fun week with Farley too!

  9. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago


    Oh please. So if you are late in picking up your child, then you should get them a pet? If so, then don’t wonder why so many pets are abandoned each year. That’s quite a leap.

  10. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, over 3 years ago

    most parents wind up taking care of pets anyway.

  11. gaebie

    gaebie said, over 3 years ago

    Great. The hamster episode is what my local paper ran with two weeks ago instead of what was here. Now I get two weeks of reruns.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Monique was a sweet young woman who won a trip to Lynn Lake to meet me, on a show called Thrill of a Lifetime. I was the “thrill!” Part of the arrangement was that she would see herself in the comic strip and receive an original drawing. Because our encounter had been so short and I had done just one drawing for the show (a Sunday page), I decided to include her as one of the library staff. I never heard from her, but I hoped she enjoyed her brief appearances.

  13. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, over 3 years ago

    We had hamsters when my son was little. We bought two females so we wouldn’t have any more, and wouldn’t you know, one of them was pregnant. We sold the babies back to the pet store. The only thing wrong with hamsters as pets is that their cage smells. No matter how often you clean it, it just plain stinks. And if you have Habitrails with lots of tubes, they are almost impossible to keep clean.

  14. L Nelson

    L Nelson said, over 3 years ago


    The only pets ever to bite me were hamsters. Twice. And with those long sharp teeth, the bites are very deep. Hamsters are not the best pet for kids. They are nocturnal, and are actually very fragile animals.

    As to route66paul – why would your dog or cat get sick eating a pet rodent? Why would they eat a pet rodent? I have 3 dogs and a cat, and they don’t eat my 3 rats or my guinea pig. If they did, it wouldn’t make them sick!

    He must be taking care of the class pet. She is picking him up with the hamster, not shopping for one. Lucky kid won’t be left out in the snow this time anyway.

  15. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 3 years ago

    Hope Michael takes better care of the hamster than he sometimes does Farley (remember him maliciously squirting that poor dog in the face with a water hose last summer?).



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