Nancy by Guy Gilchrist


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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    Cuz of his new “leash” on life…..

  2. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, over 3 years ago

    Hopefully, this means that Sam will be living with Phil – which will give Phil ample reasons to spend time visiting Fritzi, Nancy and Sluggo so that they can take turns bonding with Sam.

  3. WSR

    WSR said, over 3 years ago

    Also will keep Poochie from getting jealous of Sam, and they become pals quicker.

  4. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t think you’d have to worry about that…. even if he did, no contest…. the animal would be recognized as taken from his care….the chance to “reclaim” him would have been while he was in the shelter, and it would seem that during the rescue process that the ownership legalities were cleared (and that would also have been the time for any court proceedings and the like), and it seems that Phil hung by close to claim him, perhaps anticipating the original owner trying to show up (it could also explain why he told Fritzi to not tell the kids yet, in case of all of this)….
    So it seems that all those hurdles got cleared and all…. kinda like the “time elapsed” thing where the story is advanced, and we see the result….

  5. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago

    My Sis-in-law, Connie, had her dog, Buttons, stay with Connie’s mom for a while, and Buttons would be tied to the clothes-line with his leash during the nice weather nights.
    Something attacked Buttons in the night and hurt his esophagus. There was considerable scars and blockage of his throat. Connie wanted to give Buttons to us. Her brother and my husband, Mike, said we would take Buttons, but he had to have an operation to fix his throat, first.
    He sounded like a goose honking while trying to breath.
    The operation was a success but, naturally, we wouldn’t think of putting a leash on his collar. He had a harness even after his throat healed.
    Later, our other dogs pulling off their collars and running into traffic caused me to realize that a harness is the safe and humane way to go to keep your dog safe. It also won’t hurt the dog’s throat when he pulls against it.

  6. Tim

    Tim said, over 3 years ago

    @Nun'Ya Bidness

    And a leash is just as humane if the dog’s owner teaches the dog how to walk properly when on-leash. Then the dog doesn’t pull on it, or slip the collar (which, if properly adjusted won’t happen anyway.)

  7. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I was thinking the same thing. He’s still someone else’s dog despite IJB’s legalese. He was kidnapped from someone’s yard.

  8. larryh77

    larryh77 said, over 3 years ago


    There’s a difference between being kidnapped and being rescued. This dog was mistreated and rescued because his health was in danger. Phil notified the authorities and went through the proper procedures to become his new owner. The previous owner may have to appear in court to fight charges of animal cruelty. The courts legally took the dog away from his former master because they deemed him unfit to care for a pet.

  9. X X

    X X said, over 3 years ago

    I see the sea lawyers are out in force today.

  10. catman5169

    catman5169 said, over 3 years ago

    Rescue animals seem to know that they were rescued, and tend to give their new family more love and attention…Smokey Joe was a rescue, and he shows he knows it….he’s rotten!!!

  11. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, over 3 years ago

    Sam will now live at the mission and become a friend to all the homeless who visit the mission.

  12. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    Lawyers… legalese… train wrecks…..Oy vey……

  13. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, over 3 years ago


    You’d be surprised at how many people would love to be welcomed into the shelter by an enthusiastic dog!
    When I went to a family reunion in Iowa, I wanted to ask the gal at the hotel front desk if there was a cat that I could rent for the night, who would sleep on the back of my head so that I’d feel right at home. For some reason, she seemed to be in a most foul mood, so I didn’t ask.

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