For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 9 months ago

    Poor Farley is tied up again. This seems to be the consequence every time he gets out, although the jokes about it are different each time.

  2. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Time for a fence.

  3. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, 9 months ago

    @Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray

    She’s already very offensive …

  4. sassy1

    sassy1 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Has he been neutered? Makes a big difference and he’ll stay home Gosh should have had that done to my ex-husband!

  5. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, 9 months ago

    @sassy1

    Hmmm … sounds like one reason at least that he’s your ex …

  6. flowerladytoo

    flowerladytoo said, 9 months ago

    @sassy1

    Nope, not neutered, as we will see further down the road (a couple years, probably).

  7. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    PETA would take a dim view of leaving a dog tied to a tree these days.

  8. SheMc

    SheMc said, 9 months ago

    No wonder he runs away given half a chance

  9. Jean

    Jean said, 9 months ago

    it is against the law to tie a dog up in the yard for extended periods of time where I live. Get an Invisible Fence, they work really well.

  10. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, 9 months ago

    It looks to me like, that if he didn’t spend so much time AROUND the tree his rope would be a lot longer and he could go further afield in the yard !

  11. GarisMom

    GarisMom said, 9 months ago

    I think some readers aren’t realizing that these are OLD strips, rerun from (at this point) the early 1980s. There WERE no invisible fences. There were no microchips. The big push on neutering was still some years away.

    I really am enjoying “catching up” on these early years, but you do need to keep in mind that this is NOT “current” in terms of what’s going on in the world today.

  12. tom_wright

    tom_wright said, 9 months ago

    I wouldn’t have a dog if I had to tie it up in the yard, that’s cruel! If you can’t afford a fence you can’t afford a dog.

  13. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 9 months ago

    @Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray

    Time for a fence.

    Or a pole.

  14. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 9 months ago

    @gmartin997

    In Wisconsin, people call the authorities because their neighbors tie their labs outside in below-freezing (or even below-zero) weather.

  15. howtheduck

    howtheduck said, 9 months ago

    @GarisMom

    I think some readers aren’t realizing that these are OLD strips, rerun from (at this point) the early 1980s. There WERE no invisible fences. There were no microchips. The big push on neutering was still some years away.
    -
    While you are correct that these comic strips are 29 years old, your other statements are not quite correct. You are right that the microchip technology was not around in 1985, but started being used in the 1990s. However, The Invisible Fence Company got started in 1974, 11 years prior. The sterilizing of smaller companion animals became popular in the 1960s, but veterinarians had been doing it since the 1900s. The James Herriot books talked about doing it, and they are quite old. Our family cat was neutered in the early 1980s.

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