Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 5 months ago

    Same reason little owls think they are big owls. My ornithology professor at college told a story of when he was studying raptors in the field for his doctorate. He was watching birds when a mouse ran between his feet, being chased by a pygmy owl. The owl managed to miss him, but started screeching indignantly at him, apparently thinking he had eaten the mouse.

  2. starfighter441

    starfighter441 said, 5 months ago

    My scottie gave a Bull Mastiff a lesson in tolerance once.

  3. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, 5 months ago

    I once lived in a house with six dogs, including three Dobermans, one husky mix, a big Saluki and one little beagle who was the boss of them all… simply because she was there when the others arrived as pups, and established herself as the top of the social hierarchy. As the other dogs grew up, they never challenged the beagle… even when they were big enough to swallow her in one gulp.

  4. mluckie7

    mluckie7 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    I wonder what the dialogue in the last speech bubble was originally.

  5. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, 5 months ago

    I see Mrs. O. more as a patient Saint Bernard, rolling her eyes, and wishing she could get at the cask hanging from her collar…

  6. Jessica_D

    Jessica_D said, 5 months ago

    Re: Sunday 6/8 strip – the big panel that we don’t see but is published in the paper had this exchange between the boy and his father

    Father: What did you learn today?
    Boy: Oh, String Theory

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 5 months ago

    The difference between a yappy little dog and a wolverine. One is determined regardless of size, the other can rip the heart out of bear or cougar.

  8. thehag

    thehag said, 5 months ago


    Thank you, I always enjoy the small extra vignettes.

  9. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, 5 months ago

    Things get confusing when this strip goes all meta on us. Is the kid humbling himself with an admission that he’s annoying? Or is this self-exaltation? My money is on the latter.

  10. krcaddis

    krcaddis said, 5 months ago

    Our Great Dane was so frightened by a quaking Lap Poodle during a trip to the Vet that he peed himself and pushed a couch, with two people, away from the wall in order to hide.
    He would chase skateboarders then bring home the skateboards. Gotta’ wonder.

  11. garycarroll

    garycarroll said, 5 months ago

    It’s well established that the wild Chihuahuas domination of the North American desert came to an end when their primary prey, the wooly mammoth and rhinoceros, became extinct. Because of this predator/prey relationship it was assumed that wild Chihuahuas traveled in huge herds, somewhat like a cross between tiny Bison and huge army ants. Recent discoveries reveal instead that they hunted in small family groups.
    The obvious question is “How could a half a dozen Chihuahuas take down rhinos and elephants?” The answer is that they were highly venomous! This explains their eyes bugging out from bulging craniums despite their obviously having small brains – their skulls consist mostly of overfilled venom glands! Domestic Chihuahuas still posses these glands; though they are non functional in the sense that there is no longer a mechanism for injecting the toxin, their skulls are still largely full of venom and bile. Their utter lack of fear and obvious desire to attack larger and fiercer creatures (such as tigers and grizzly bears) is due to their instinctive desire to relieve this pressure and their confidence in the results… also not having much in the way of brains.
    The evidence suggests that Chihuahuas hunted mostly at night, relying at first on their huge ears to locate prey at range, with the final approach aided by large eyes which give them night vision somewhat better than cats. They may have panicked and stampeded the prey by use of painfully ultrasonic barks and whines. There is also some indication that in total darkness Chihuahuas are capable of echolocation.
    A few bites by the alpha and the pack would fall back and follow the prey until it became comatose, whereupon the bloody feast would begin.
    Genetic data proves that the bloodline of the wild Chihuahua forked, with one branch becoming the domestic creature we know today, and the other becoming what we know as vampire bats, who lost the venom but kept the echolocation skills and taste for a nocturnal diet of the blood of larger creatures.

  12. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 5 months ago


    Good Read! I’ve friends who love their Chihuahuas, they’ll get a laugh from your story.

  13. Dave The Red

    Dave The Red GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago


    LOL!! Too good, I think your theory holds merit…

  14. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago


    Of course it is.

  15. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 5 months ago

    It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog!

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