For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Odd Dog

    Odd Dog GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    A star is born! It’s all about the motivation:-)

  2. Salinasong

    Salinasong said, over 1 year ago

    If someone doesn’t kill him (or his trumpet) first!

  3. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 1 year ago

    When I was a kid I figured out that my dog couldn’t hear recorded music because she HOWLED when someone in my home played the piano but never reacted when I would put an LP of piano music on. Also, my present cat does not react when she’s in front of a mirror..

  4. Bailey

    Bailey said, over 1 year ago

    “Also, my present cat does not react when she’s in front of a mirror..”
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    Mine neither… but others have. My dogs — though — are hysterical with mirrors.

  5. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 1 year ago

    Enjoy having your epiglottis ripped out, Mikey? Keep it up…

    Harsh, yes, but when dealing with a dumbass who just wants to be a dumbass….
    -————————-
    You ought to know…

    DUMBASS!

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Lynn’s Notes:
    Aaron balked at learning to read music and practicing, but he did love his rented trumpet. With my brother’s guidance, he polished the bell, oiled the valves, and cleaned out the tube — which would otherwise fill with fungus, mould, and other odious flotsam (nourished by the moisture and foodstuff propelled by vigorous breath). The instrument itself was a beautiful possession, but it came with the guilt of not practicing.

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    I never played a instrument.

  7. oldman2015

    oldman2015 said, over 1 year ago

    can you play far far away?

  8. Senex

    Senex said, over 1 year ago

    I helped a friend who ate chocolate bars during band clean his trumpet once… yuck !

  9. kittenpah

    kittenpah said, over 1 year ago

    My son suddenly took a great interest in practicing the guitar in his mid-teens. I couldn’t figure out what on earth drove this sudden enthusiasm for hours a day, until I observed that it bugged the heck out of his little sister.

  10. angusdad

    angusdad said, over 1 year ago

    When I was a kid I had a violin in school. I would practice in my room with the dog locked in with me. She would howl and my parents thought it was cruel and unusual punishment.
    My dog now will bark and sing along when I play the piano. Sometimes he’s pretty close to being on key

  11. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, over 1 year ago

    We don’t have inside dogs, but we do have parakeets that get pretty excited when we start playing music on the piano. Since these stories are based on Lynn’s own son, I think this comic strip gives us the real reason why he didn’t practice his trumpet that much with his mom’s office being in the same space as her home. It’s one thing for a dog to howl, but it’s another thing for a mom to howl.

  12. exturk

    exturk said, over 1 year ago

    He can make money with that instrument -
    people will pay him to stop!

  13. exturk

    exturk said, over 1 year ago

    And then there was the boy that got a drum and drove everyone nuts —
    Until someone asked him “Ever wonder what’s inside that drum?”

  14. GretchensMom

    GretchensMom said, over 1 year ago

    @Bailey

    Mine neither… but others have. My dogs — though — are hysterical with mirrors.

     

    My dog pays absolutely NO ATTENTION to that “other” doggie in the mirror looking back at her. Maybe she knows she’s looking at herself so there’s no reason to get excited? Oh, well. Thank goodness she’s so much more fun when it comes to OTHER things in life though!!!!! ;-)

  15. snakemama

    snakemama said, over 1 year ago

    when i was a kid, we doggy sat a spaniel who howled when anyone played an instrument

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