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By Greg Evans
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Apr 24, 2012
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Brad: "I can't find Shannon. I've looked in every ro-"
Toni: "SHANNON"
Toni: "I want to make sure my voice reaches the other side of the house"
Brad: "Wow!"
Brad: "It reached the other side of the state"
Toni: "Bad, did you leave the back door open?"
Apr 26, 2012
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    bikenboatn  over 5 years ago

    Learning more about Toni than you ever cared to, eh, Brad?

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    Comicman42485  over 5 years ago

    Have fun hunting for the brat in the rain, you two…

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    lshim671  over 5 years ago

    Isn’t that kind of a silly question? A kid leaving in the rain isn’t exactly like a cat sneaking out an open door. Shannon’s, what, five? I imagine she can open doors herself.

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    Orion-13  over 5 years ago

    Fun? Maybe. Coming home and drying off? Definitely. Bonding with your lady by being a stand-up guy and doing the right thing to help find the little one? THAT’S going to land Toni permanently.

    Orion

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    Joann Crowe GC Insider over 5 years ago

    Shannon never did get her Weenie World kiddie meal…

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    ZacBSM  over 5 years ago

    Uh-oh. Now Toni must be regretting her lapse of judgment when she momentarily forgot Shannon while in lovefest with Brad – an attempt, anyway. Looks like some readers’ predictions were on the target – she went back to WW. In the rain. Yikes.

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    Dabit  over 5 years ago

    Geeeze, Toni ! Let’s blame Brad …

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    ComicLaff  over 5 years ago

    Uh-oh.

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    DaJellyBelly  over 5 years ago

    I see some possible drama coming ahead.: night time, a torrential rain, possibly a creek or stream nearby. A stream that is usually very peaceful, only a few inches deep and a few feet wide. During heavy rains it can become a raging river, capable of sweeping people, children AND adults downstream.

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    Dabit  over 5 years ago

    Hero time, Brad !

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    whayle  over 5 years ago

    Nothing, and I mean NOTHING is as scary as not knowing where your child is. Even if you truly know he or she is in the house, behind a clothes rack at a store, or is just around the corner of an aisle, that first moment is nothing but sheer panic and terror. Maybe not so much at home as in a store. But an open door… sheer panic and terror. I lost my child for a total of 12 seconds at a store when he wandered off to look at something shiny. Yes, my voice probably reached the other side of the state too as I called his name.

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    koalablue80  over 5 years ago

    A five year old should know enough to stay in the house whether the door is open or not. She’s not a cat. I agree with other folks who think she went on a foray to Weenie World. Would be kind of interesting to see another side of Eiffel if she helped Shannon – she probably would realize Shannon’s sort of a mini-Eiffel and maybe relate to her a little. Too much to hope for probably.

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    EstrelitaH  over 5 years ago

    Or there is that OTHER possibility – Shannon is actually sound asleep in her bed and the wind blew the door open. After Brad and Toni search for her, they come home and discover that they were worried about all of the wrong things.

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    Nabuquduriuzhur  over 5 years ago

    That’s her “mom voice.” So when do we find if Shannon is actually Sionnan, Eiffel’s kid or Sh’anoon, Toni’s kid?

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    Northern_Man  over 5 years ago

    Toni is trying to establish who left the door open…AND beginning to panic, not trying to establish blame. Yet. The house will be searched first, then the search widens. These two are ERT’s, and training kicks in, even over panic. We hope.

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    Northern_Man  over 5 years ago

    Oops, Brad did a room- to-room already… 911 time!

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    37safta  over 5 years ago

    Remember Brad’s comment that his favorite place for Shannon to be is/was “without us.” or something like that. Shannon must have heard. This is his doing, though Toni’s comment that he would be a moron to bring her back certainly did not help if Shannon was still there to hear it when Toni said this.

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    YankeeFan56  over 5 years ago

    I’m a little surprised that no one has yet thought of that other possibility— abduction.

    …..the 9-fingered Ann Eiffel?…..maybe even Dirk?

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    auramac  over 5 years ago

    Brad looked in every room. Did he not notice the open door. I can’t believe the kid took off in the rain. Very strange…

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    rusty gate  over 5 years ago

    Make sure to look under beds and in closets. My wife found door open when her son had disappeared. She ran to the pons several hundred yards away, panicking. She returned to house to call police and found he had crawled under bed covers and was snoozing.

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    lance96816  over 5 years ago

    Argh another arc to this story? Weeks of Leslie, and just a blurb of Anne? Dont we even get to know what happpened to Rosa and Gunther.

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    WillParkinson  over 5 years ago

    I’m guessing she’s with TJ.

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    YankeeFan56  over 5 years ago

    Ann’s capable of it, and Shannon IS a kid.

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    Sisyphos  over 5 years ago

    Brad is getting a forced introduction to the world of adult family responsibility (and also auditioning as husband material for Toni, whose wifey-side her cry of SHANNON suggested). If as most commentators seem to think Shannon is trekking to WeenieWorld through the rain, Brad and Toni will have to call on their professional skills to find and rescue her before she becomes lost or ill or both. Or to rescue Ann Eiffel from Shannon.

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    The Old Wolf  over 5 years ago

    Not blaming Brad, just eliminating a possibility. Also lost a 2-year-old in a mall for 10 minutes or so….Nothing is more terrifying. The mind shuts down and the gut takes over.

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    maestrabella67  over 5 years ago

    Why shouldn’t he leave the backdoor open? It’s his house!

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    Rakkav  over 5 years ago

    “What do you want to do tonight, Shannon?”“The same thing we do every night, Toni. TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD!”Hence the very loud shout of panic.

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    Wenthral  over 5 years ago

    That kid has a serious SPS condition. (Silver Platter Syndrome)

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    Mordock999  over 5 years ago

    Wait, Wait.

    Toni and Brad, Panic and call the Police.

    ….and Officer Dirk SHOWS Up…..,

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    gunnip  over 5 years ago

    Brad – Toni, I don’t like your tone of voice. Of course I leave the door open when it is raining. That is so all the stray dogs and cats can come in out of the rain.

    That is where this whole relationship is going.Any “commitment” short of marriage can be over just with one genuine mistake. It is past time to take this relationship to the next level.Commit Toni Commit!

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    Tinyman  over 5 years ago

    Ya I agree with the fact she went back to weenie world to torture Eyesore some more. I would pay Shannon for that too.

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    violinrules  over 5 years ago

    Also, what kind of five year old would intentionally venture outside in the pouring rain?

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    Tinyman  over 5 years ago

    Little louder China didnt hear you.

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    Tinyman  over 5 years ago

    @violinrules:A 5 year old thats enrolled in school maybe?

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    reedkomicks GC Insider over 5 years ago

    Each kid is different. Many 5 year olds are fine in the house, but usually the adult sets them up with an activity before leaving them alone. Also, Shannon seems less socialized and aware of boundaries than some kids.

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    ekw555  over 5 years ago

    @whayle – that’s no their child, so no worries.

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    Kim Roberts  over 5 years ago

    Maybe she went out just as T.J. came in and they went for ice cream to give Brad and Toni some “alone time”.

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    poyer4230  over 5 years ago

    yup ,she’s at weenie world.

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    Doctor11 GC Insider over 5 years ago

    No! They need to go out and look for Shannon right away.

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    Manhunter808  over 5 years ago

    Maybe she’s just playing hide-n-seek, in her own “special” way

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    Hugh Manatee  over 5 years ago

    “No, I didn’t leave the back door open. By the way, do you want to get married?”

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    Chuck373  over 5 years ago

    Story line believability becoming weak. Why would Shannon leave the house, at night, in the rain? She has a little more common sense, even at her age.

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    tryoung71  over 5 years ago

    I smell a Dirk story…

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    Chuck373  over 5 years ago

    Knew it was coming to this. While I was reading yesterdays strip, I heard the “Jaws” cello music starting up.

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    Brown Leghorn  over 5 years ago

    I was in charge of a 4 and a 5 year old sisters and in this day and age they seem to be more self absorbed with their own interests. Shannon is headed back to get what she thinks she desrves and was spirited away from, namely to see the humilliation of that mean woman and the weenie she was about to get.

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    Airman  over 5 years ago

    Shannon left with a determined look on her face, after being made a hero for biting Ann. She is on her way to Weenie World, but will get lost in bad weather, and we will be off on high drama for a few days.

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    linsonl  over 5 years ago

    Insanity is inherited from your children….trust me on this.

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    imbaldeagle  over 5 years ago

    “Classic” – Kid disappears; adults find kid; end never comes. See Pearls Before Swine.

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    anim8trix  over 5 years ago

    Shannon has been kidnapped!

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    Endunamoo  over 5 years ago

    Classic 5 year old move. Get an Idea in mind and go. There are so many possible avenues to explore here.. I am just gonna sit back and enjoy the ride.

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    wiselad  over 5 years ago

    either Greg decided to have Shannon back at WW, and actually Ann tells TJ “take her home, the stupid broad Toni must be worried” or Shannon ends up being with Luann, as Shannon went a few blocks away to the Degroots home

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    wiselad  over 5 years ago

    if TJ is not at work when Shannon gets at WW, and since “no one is there to see her”, Ann actually is nice to her and even gives her food, at least until Toni arrives, and she switches back to her usual self, and tells Toni and Brad, “you two leaving her alone and she ends up here, take this stupid kid away”

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    Kathe  over 5 years ago

    Because Toni and Brad were absorbed in each other, maybe Shannon went to find TJ at WW. Shannon finds being around TJ is fun. Maybe it wasn’t raining when she left the house. However, I’m wondering how far away is WW. She may get lost and that would be unfortunate for Toni. Especially if Ann is aware of the situation and puts in her five cents worth in order to get back at Toni (and Brad). But we just have to wait to see what will happen.

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    weblais  over 5 years ago

    They’ll find her at Weenie World— bonding with Ann.

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    wiselad  over 5 years ago

    how do you know Dave has a big farm with lot of deers in it?

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    mgstoked  over 5 years ago

    OR just leave her be…..she can fin for herself.

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    Airman  over 5 years ago

    Just like the start of Snoopy’s book, “It was a dark and stormy night………..”. The kid is missing, terror strikes Toni & Brad. Toni faces child neglect charges, unless Rosa’s Uncle Zorro sweeps in to the rescue, driving his Ford Fusion (assembled in Mexico).

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    drewpamon  over 5 years ago

    pretty sure she wasn’t blaming brad for having an open door but trying to find some reason OTHER than shannon out in the rain.

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    starseer  over 5 years ago

    I don’t think Toni is accusing Brad – she wants to know if he left the door open (oops) or if Shannon forgot to close it on her way out the door (oh, crud!).

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    mjhannaman  over 5 years ago

    And yes, she’ll be at WW with TJ and AI, where all the fun and frolic goes on.

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    gemdrite  over 5 years ago

    I took her question about Brad leaving the door open as informational, not accusatory. Like she’s hoping Brad left it open, even though she knows it’s more likely that Shannon went out the door.

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    The Life I Draw Upon  over 5 years ago

    … and here’s parenthood.

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    clarke3060 GC Insider over 5 years ago

    Brad —For future reference —note how your lady screams when the wheels begin to come off. The old saying, “Think w/ your brain, not your vein.”, might be appropriate here.

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    RayThomas101  over 5 years ago

    Everybody forgot the joke in the last panel. I think it was hilarious.

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    MeGoNow GC Insider over 5 years ago

    Just get some sleep. The kidnappers will bring her back pretty quick. (Unless they recruit her as their evil leader.)

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    sunsohot  over 5 years ago

    Exactly…I especially agree about the precious paper crown and that Brad is new to dealing with kids – 5 year olds can be a patience tester like no other :)

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    reedkomicks GC Insider over 5 years ago

    Just wondering how you think a 5 yr old could find her way to Weenie World?

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    nottoooldeither  over 5 years ago

    She will go to Weenie World, Eiffle will have humanity and we will find that Eiffle is actually Shannon’s birth mother.

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    SideshowStarlet  over 5 years ago

    Called it a few days ago. Shannon is off to WeenieWorld. She’ll come in, muddy and soaking wet, getting footprints all over Ann’s restaurant. Won’t Ann be steamed!

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    Popeyesforearm  over 5 years ago

    ditto

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    Dragoncat GC Insider over 5 years ago

    Uh-oh… This can’t be good.

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    mojitobaby  over 5 years ago

    Nah, like the flight to LA, this is gonna be a one-note Shannon-bit-Ann arc that fizzles away to nowhere, rather than escalates. Seriously, where could you see it going? Shannon’s gonna be found curled up in the dishwasher, asleep, or something of the sort and it’ll be all over by Saturday. Did Brad check the inside of the fridge?

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    legionbuck43  over 5 years ago

    Only way to watch this kid = Velcro harness for wall attachment and a big supply of Thorazine !

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    mojitobaby  over 5 years ago

    While Shannon’s impulsive and stubborn, going out in the rain and the dark doesn’t sound like something she’d find too much fun, so I vote for her being inside the house, As anticlimax it’s woefully tame (no typo) but fairly predictable – I think Monday will bring a non-WW arc.

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    tigre1  over 5 years ago

    I LIKE the way you guys…and gals…think. Thank you very.

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    SwimsWithSharks  over 5 years ago

    Well thank goodness this emergency arose so our young adults don’t succumb to the perils of premarital cuddling.

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    Terrywoebegone  over 5 years ago

    Of course it’s already Bwad’s fault. I see trouble brewing on this Dark and stormy night.

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    DayoftheDead  over 5 years ago

    Cant wait to see where this is going.

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    FANOLIO  over 5 years ago

    Like I said yesterday:I think Shannon went back to Weenie World for a bite.

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    unimehe  over 5 years ago

    Why am I having For Better or For Worse flashbacks?

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    terrycox51550  over 5 years ago

    Eiffel kidnapped her!!!!!!!

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    Chocoloop  over 5 years ago

    Good storyline, Greg…

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    barron44 GC Insider over 5 years ago

    She’s not blaming Brad. She wants to know if it was he or Shannon who opened the door and left it open.

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    imbaldeagle  over 5 years ago

    It wasn’t raining when Shannon left & she just stepped outside to watch a squirrel. She decided to catch and pet it, but it scampered away. Sometime later she realized she was lost and it was starting to rain. TJ came along in his car and picked her up, took her to WW and bought her the kids meal. Tomorrow, B&T will show up hopping mad that TJ didn’t call them.

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    melmarsh9v  over 5 years ago

    As for Dirk— he is probably making better wages as a garbage collector than a law enforcement officer.

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    Busy_Bee  over 5 years ago

    Shannon is dripping her way over to to Wenieburger. Friends with Effiel next??

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    melmarsh9v  over 5 years ago

    Also, it should be considered that Shannon went out the back door before the rain started…

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    Tinyman  over 5 years ago

    @Sideshow Starlet:Actually a movie that I saw and enjoyed very much about a year and a half ago called “ORPHAN” had that same exact storyline. I wonder if Gregg saw that movie.

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    AdrienneMalone  over 5 years ago

    They’re going to search all night, cold, wet, and miserable. Then when they finally return home to call for help, they will find Shannon sitting on the couch, watching TV, warm and dry.Hey, how else is she going to get to watch her choice of programs? Kid’s pretty sharp.

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    damifino59  over 5 years ago

    Wow,the comments on this strip are way heavy for a comic strip.

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    Barnabus Blackoak  over 5 years ago

    she’s gonna be INSIDE, under a bed or in a closet.

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