Pooch Cafe by Paul Gilligan

Pooch Cafe

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 4 years ago

    Yet another flaw for having a balloon tied to your tail: easy suspicion when looking through a window. Better fudge the idea for good, Poncho.

  2. Tsukuyomi

    Tsukuyomi said, about 4 years ago

    Why would you put a pie at the window anyway

  3. carl craig

    carl craig said, about 4 years ago


    to cool

  4. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 4 years ago


    To get stolen or dirty.

  5. Hillbillyman

    Hillbillyman said, about 4 years ago


    I think any pie would cool just as fast on the counter top,but ’the pie in the windowsill somehow is the consensus in cartoons and on some TV shows as well where I have seen it depicted numerous times where someone or something always steals it.

  6. RootsInDM

    RootsInDM said, about 4 years ago

    People really used to put things outside to cool, years ago. A dish towel over the top of the pie kept it (fairly) clean. If you didn’t have A/C, cooling things inside on the counter just heated up the inside of the house.

  7. Miserichord

    Miserichord said, about 4 years ago


    Before refrigerators, even if you owned an icebox, the ice was to valuable (in the sense that it had to last until the iceman came around again) to use to cool hot things.
    You allowed food to come to room temperature before putting it in the icebox.
    If you were using, or had been using the oven, the kitchen was too hot to let things cool on the counter, but the window sill was much cooler.

    The days before central air, or even window fans.

  8. opentomeet

    opentomeet GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    In the UK when I was growing up, we didn’t have A/C, central air or even an icebox. And my mother NEVER put a pie or hot food on the window sill to cool. It seems to be to be an American Heartland stereotype.

  9. Xane_T

    Xane_T said, about 4 years ago

    I imagine it had something to do with needing space in the kitchen while you were preparing the rest of the meal. Either that or it’s completely a cartoon invention and wasn’t actually (or at least, not commonly) done until then.

  10. oldmachead

    oldmachead said, about 4 years ago

    Hmm … the balloon popped but his tail isn’t down with guilt?

  11. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, about 4 years ago


    Putting a pie in the window to cool IS an American heartland stereotype. They really did used to put pies in windowsills to cool.

  12. ciel

    ciel GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    It’s nice that a cartoon doesn’t have to worry about screens in the way or why one would use a living room or den window sill instead of a kitchen one.

    Not related to this, but it revives memories of a cake cooling on the kitchen table. We left the kitchen for a very short while and upon return found the cat nested comfortably on/in the warm cake.

    Had a dog that snatched an entire roast beef from the table and gobbled it down incredibly fast. Had quite the tummy upset and had to be on a restricted bland doggy diet for a few days afterwards. The roast that he “emitted” was not in salvagable condition, needless to say.

  13. Erik Van Thienen

    Erik Van Thienen said, about 4 years ago

    Here in Belgium farmers used cellars or basement rooms to cool pies. But still village boys managed to steal pies by climbing trough the cellar window or hatch.

  14. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago


    We once had a beagle that could take the lid off my mom’s cookie jar, AND PUT IT BACK ON AGAIN! You didn’t know Sneakers (after the Margaret Wise Brown childrens story, but still, she was aptly named!) had taken the cookies until you took the lid off and the cookies were gone! Mom started using a tin can after that with a tight fitting lid! :-D

  15. Number Six

    Number Six said, about 4 years ago

    The whole film is an allegory.


    It was intended to provoke empathy in children, for an inanimate object. Sadly, you’d be lucky to stimulate empathy from ‘the little darlings’ today over a chick that’s fallen from its nest…

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