Rose is Rose by Don Wimmer and Pat Brady

Rose is Rose

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  1. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, almost 4 years ago

    He’s a Cardinal (solid Red) and they stick around all Winter.
    (He probably knows where a stream with unfrozen running water is, but since Rose delivers, why bother?)

  2. GramEGoose

    GramEGoose said, almost 4 years ago

    I once put out a pan of hot water figuring as it cooled the birds hanging around would get a drink before it froze. Shortly there-after I looked out to see 3 birds in a line waiting while a 4th was taking a hot bath.

  3. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, almost 4 years ago


    Nice story Gram. lol Birds aren’t dumb!

  4. kevindix

    kevindix said, almost 4 years ago

    That round head is very unlike a cardinal.

  5. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, almost 4 years ago


    Really, THAT’s the only anatomical ‘distortion’ you’ve seen in this strip?

  6. Jada Witmer

    Jada Witmer said, almost 4 years ago

    We have Desert Cardinals around our house. They are mainly brown, but the have splashes of red on the inside of their wings, under their tails and their heads. The heads also have the Cardinal crest. So pretty.

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 4 years ago

    Aww the poor little thing. I’d let it live in the guest room only Peekaboo might eat it.

  8. Sharon  Hayes

    Sharon Hayes GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’m in NC and we have thousands of Cardinals here all year. They bring the babies in the late Spring and you should watch them feed them. By then, the babies are almost full grown but will follow their parents around with their mouths open like they’re still tiny and in the nest. The parents always oblige and feed them a seed.
    I also go out first thing in the morning with fresh water if I see it’s frozen. I’ve never seen a Cardinal tap on ice but have seen the Mourning Doves do it. After I put out the water, they’re all back for a drink.

  9. Puddleglum2

    Puddleglum2 said, almost 4 years ago

    “…there was no room for them in the inn.”

  10. samfran60

    samfran60 said, almost 4 years ago



  11. Meowlin

    Meowlin said, almost 4 years ago

    Consistently no crests. These birds may be purple finches (which are, oddly enough, more red than purple).

  12. renewed1

    renewed1 said, almost 4 years ago

    I keep my feeders full all winter. The finches and chicadees go through a lot of feed. Sometimes I even have gold finches visit.

  13. water_moon

    water_moon said, almost 4 years ago

    I’d put our more food in the feeder if the squirrls didn’t raid it. Sure they can’t get at the bottom of the feeder where the food is because it has a squirl gaurd, but one of them gets on top and jumps until the feeder swings and some food falls out, then they all enjoy what spills on the ground. . .

  14. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    Meowlin: Roger Peterson defined the purple finch as “a sparrow dipped in raspberry juice.”

  15. ujean

    ujean said, almost 4 years ago


    Pasquale’s angel would give you a kiss on the cheek for that.

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