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Non Sequitur

By Wiley Miller
Dec 27, 2014
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Caption: The Blind Date
Man: Hi! 
Woman: Hi!
Man: I've got to admit I'm pretty nervous about this...
Woman: Oh, me too! Maybe we should just cut to the chase and tell each other what we're actually looking for. For me, it's a companion I can trust COMPLETELY...someone who will always live in the moment......and who will remain loving and devoted, even when I'm fat, gray and wrinkled.
Man: Me too...
Both: LET'S GO!!
Man: Nice meeting you!
Woman: Same here.
Dec 29, 2014
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    Argythree  about 3 years ago

    Some famous person said ‘if you want a friend, get a dog’. I guess the suggestion here is, if you want someone to trust who remain loyal and devoted, even as you age, adopt a pet. Sounds sadly realistic, these days…

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    Varnes  about 3 years ago

    Well played, Wiley…..Well played…..

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    Varnes  about 3 years ago

    Men are from the red wine dog planet and women are from the white wine kitty planet! .

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    Varnes  about 3 years ago

    Sing it Elvis….“I’ll have a blue, blue kitty without you…”

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    grasshopper  about 3 years ago

    I think all of that is also a great list…good luck to both of you for the New Year…

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    Varnes  about 3 years ago

    I hope they didn’t just leave the wine there….Chug-a-lug guys….

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    dadoctah  about 3 years ago

    Of course if you’re more than twenty years away from the “fat, gray and wrinkled” thing, the dog or cat you have now probably won’t be there to share it with you. Better get a parrot. Or a tortoise.

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    Johnny Potseed  about 3 years ago

    Although the strip is meant to be funny, it has a sad background:To a large extent, relationship has become a playground, an experimental ground.People have »temporary live companions« now. But if a relationship inherently has to end, if your partner inevitable will leave you, why start the thing?But I admit that there’s an advantage : If you can meet many people and try some sort of relationship many times, there’s a pretty good likelihood that you won’t waste time with the wrong person.

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    Lifeflame  about 3 years ago

    This is actually a repeat or an earlier strip and I am very glad to see it because I had it up for several years before it aged. My family has done animal rescue for 4 generations soon to be 5

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    keenanthelibrarian  about 3 years ago

    I guess you can want too much from just one person – not a cat or a dog, apparently.

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    crobinson019  about 3 years ago

    We adopted Snoopy (I one year tabby) this May. He’s been a joy!

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    Prey  about 3 years ago

    Dogs love you without reservation, cats are wild animals that live in your house and (barely) tolerate you. Both are generally more reliable than people.

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    Richard Amidei GC Insider about 3 years ago

    As Paulie Walnuts says: a cat is a snake with fur.

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    mso  about 3 years ago

    Gotta admire the honesty in both of them.

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    Duncan Idaho  about 3 years ago

    Outside of a dog, a book is mans best friend. Inside a dog it Is much too dark to read

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    Hector Gonzalez  about 3 years ago

    The true nature of dogs is that they are good sports. Cats not so much.

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    car2ner  about 3 years ago

    when you chose your pet make sure you find one that matches your lifestyle. Mismatching even fur-buddies is why shelters are full.

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    P51Strega  about 3 years ago

    I wondered what would happen when my bride got older, heavier, grayer. Turns out, it doesn’t affect how I feel about her at all. 34 years later, I still get giddy excited in her arms.

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    dabugger  about 3 years ago

    (damn popup ads keep coming)what ever Wally is saying…..it is either something or a cynical look at where people really are.

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    dogday GC Insider about 3 years ago

    Best. Blind. Date. EVER!!! Thank you, Wiley.

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    Hunter7  about 3 years ago

    @WileyI read this tale late last night – couldn’t think of a thing to say. Now – on the re-read – I FINALLY see the name of the place where the people were having wine. Wonderful idea Wiley!whether or not the man & woman meet again is for another strip at another time. But to have a place to go – to meet someone new AND to find a four footed friend. Both dog and cat look happy. As do the humans. The SPCA should try this.

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    Dianne Lee GC Insider about 3 years ago

    Check out PetFinder. But, watch which organization. If you can find a dog pound, humane society, they will let you have them for the cost of a vet putting them in good shape, which you would have to spend on a stray. Some of the groups seem to be a scam, charging $400-$500 for a dog or cat.

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    loner34  about 3 years ago

    I spent years looking for the perfect woman.I finally found her!Problem!SHE was looking for the perfect man. ;>(

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    mr_sherman GC Insider about 3 years ago

    Before entering a relationship with another person:1. Know and like yourself.2. get rid of excess baggage, material, mental and spiritual.3. You’re going to change over time and so is your partner. Accept it.

    These are lessons I learned only after my first marriage went bad. Both of us had a lot of maturing to do.

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    Strod  about 3 years ago

    I’m sorry to break everyone’s bubble here, but while it is true that our pets would probably love us just as much as we age, the reality is that we will never know for sure, because they live at most 15 to 20 years and we don’t really age too much in that time frame.  More so if we got them from a rescue place, as they usually were already a few years old at the time.

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    David Rickard GC Insider about 3 years ago

    If she wants something loving and devoted… why is she getting a cat? I’m a long-time cat person and I know not to expect love and devotion from felines.

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    Varnes  about 3 years ago

    drickard, I disagree….Cats show love, just differently….They do make you earn it though…

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    Dtroutma GC Insider about 3 years ago

    btw: my current cat and dog are both “rescues” as have been my previous ones, of both species. My son’s 4 cats, 1 dog, and a rabbit, are also “rescues”, one cat had literally been thrown in a dumpster as a kitten.

    Only one wife for the last 45 years, she rescued me, sort of. Hmm, getting to the stage where the litter box needs to be closer to the bed (with matress warmer too boot!).

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    westny77  about 3 years ago

    After many bad marriages Doris Day did not trust any men. She felt her pets would never betray her. I sure wish she make a new movie. She is one hot babe.

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    Lawrence Stetz GC Insider about 3 years ago

    Well, at least they are honest with themselves.

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    Richard V Anderson GC Insider about 3 years ago

    Oh my, DD, such thoughts you harbor. I giggle.

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    Corey Cohen  about 3 years ago

    “Tails of Joy Rescue”, that’s great!

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    karendawn1  about 3 years ago

    This is just gorgeous. Thanking you for this and your recent fun strips about Bob’s new plant based diet. Fun but Important.

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