For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. curmudgeon68

    curmudgeon68 said, over 3 years ago

    Thank you Cesar.

  2. Arye Uygur

    Arye Uygur said, over 3 years ago

    I remember this one. When I was a kid we had a little dog who would suddenly become vicious and fearsome when she sensed she was going to be bathed. She would get behind the toilet bowl and the only way we get her to the sink was for me to clip on her leash (if I dared to get near her) and pull her. Once in the bath she began to love it.

  3. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    says ellisaana less than a minute ago

    I seem to have struck a nerve yesterday with my comment about cellphones vs watches. Many of you like your watches. That is fine, for you. (sorry for this long ramble, but here goes:)
    I own a few wrist watches, but rarely wear one. Years ago, my mom gave me a beautiful gold analog watch as a graduation gift. It kept great time, on my dresser. Every time I put it on my arm, it would go crazy, gaining or losing time at random. Took it to 2 different jewelers. Both said it kept perfect time while they had it. Apparently, it became magnetized when it was on my arm.
    The first few battery operated watches I tried would do the same thing. Since I needed to know the time during work, I finally found a cheap digital watch which kept time. It was ugly as sin and it made my skin break out. Or I would snag it on something while working. I ended up carrying the watch in my pocket. (couldn’t carry a purse. I had too much other stuff to haul around. (clipboards, cameras, rulers, various tools and gauges, my glasses)
    The moment I retired, I ditched the watch. I carry 4 things: a small wallet, my glasses (sun or inside – one pair on my face, one in my pocket) and a cellphone.
    The phone displays the time on its face. It is a place to store my grocery list and a calendar for doctor appointments. It has a calculator, a camera and an alarm clock (if I want to nap) I rarely use it to call anyone. I don’t talk on it while driving and if it rings while I am out in public, I push a button and send the call to voice mail.
    To the person who said it was “incredibly rude” to look a cellphone to get the time; is it more rude to surreptiously glance at the face of a phone when you aren’t in a conversation with someone, or to be constantly glancing at your wrist while some is talking to you?
    The fourth thing in my pocket? I always carry a pen. Not quite as good a weapon as a pencil, but it will do in a pinch. Plus, I never know when I might have the inspiration to write poetry. I have never learned how to type with accuracy.

  4. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    That is too true.
    It’s uncanny how dogs can differentiate between words: ride, walk, bath; even when spoken in the same “happy” voice.

  5. keith kunz

    keith kunz GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    dogs like water but hate baths. its because dogs in the wild don’t bath the dirt helps keep them cool.

  6. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 3 years ago

    I never say where we’re going; I just say ’let’s go’, and assume full cooperation. Which is what I get, which is good, because they are large and I am small, and also old and infirm.

    If they discover that, I could be in trouble!

  7. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 years ago

    we spell a lot around our dog. She knows go, bye bye, bath, treat or cookie, walk, and vet. She also knows when it is time for her flea/heartworm pill and hides. lol

  8. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 3 years ago

    At least, we finally get reminded that poor, lovable, Farley is still with us. How I love him.

  9. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    That’s good advice for bathing the cat too. You can’t hold the cat and try to get stuff together, that cat will squirm. If she senses it’s bath time she goes to hide under the bed. So I get everything ready and casually pick the cat up off the bed, give her a few cuddles and calmly bring her to the sink. Then she sees what’s going to happen but it can take place much quicker and be over and done with sooner without as much grief.

  10. loves raising duncan

    loves raising duncan said, over 3 years ago

    John, you know better than to say the “B” word!

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  12. route66paul

    route66paul said, over 3 years ago

    I have found that a tall kitchen trash can makes a great bathtub for cats. 6 in of soapy water and you can hold them down and wash them. It is almost impossible for them to get out(claws can’t get anything to hook onto – except you).

  13. angusdad

    angusdad said, over 3 years ago

    I just went through this last week. We didn’t say a word, but he knew and hid under the desk. The funny thing is, once we get him in the tub, he likes it. I had a dog once that all I had to do was tap the side of the tub and she would jump in.

  14. summerdog

    summerdog said, over 3 years ago

    Dogs hate baths because baths strip them of their “doggy smell”. That’s why they roll in smelly stuff right after a bath. They want that “doggy perfume” aura around them to feel comfortable.

  15. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe saying "treat’ will counteract that?

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