Rose is Rose by Don Wimmer and Pat Brady

Rose is Rose

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  1. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, 12 months ago

    Responding to Linda von de Bur yesterday: I’ve never seen or smelled a skunk around my house (I’m in the middle of town—40,000 residents) but I’ve seen, chased, swatted, and photographed the raccoons. I think they’re after the grubs in the lawn. Once I started spreading grub killer the digging abated.

  2. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, 12 months ago

    Continuing the raccoon discussion from yesterday: I read (I think it was in Discover magazine) about a retarded child with pica who was eating the sand in his sandbox where raccoons had pooped. The parasites got into him and caused serious problems. The doctors were baffled until they finally did some detective work and found out about the raccoon/sandbox/pica connection.

  3. Chickweed Fan

    Chickweed Fan said, 12 months ago

    Sandboxes should always be covered with something to keep animals from using it as a bathroom.

  4. Chickweed Fan

    Chickweed Fan said, 12 months ago

    We live in a subdivision with large lots, some of which back up to woods, including our lot. A neighbor would sometimes put sugar cubes on their deck for the raccoons. The natural instinct of a raccoon is to wash its food before it eats. The raccoon would wash the sugar in a nearby creek and, of course, the sugar dissolved in the water.

    They also would sometimes give the raccoons an egg and watch the raccoon roll the egg around.

  5. jonesb

    jonesb said, 12 months ago

    Raccoons carry more diseases in their poop than any other animal except maybe the possum. When we moved from Alaska to South Dakota we lost three sled dogs to hemolytic e-coli from raccoon poop. Cute but nasty.

  6. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, 12 months ago

    but delicious when roasted!!

  7. Senex

    Senex said, 12 months ago

    @Chickweed Fan

    They are not taking baths.

  8. snarkm

    snarkm said, 12 months ago

    @ComicsJester

    Where I live, the cats eat the dogs.

    No, seriously, a cat willing to defend herself instead of running can send the largest dog packing. I have a stupid relative who owns a German Shepherd trained to defend the house. One day she was visiting and the dog spotted my cat on the lawn. The dog flipped out, barking and growling and tugging on its leash. She pretended to lose hold of the leash and let go. She was smirking so I knew it was deliberate. The dog bolted towards my cat and I only prayed that she would be faster. I was sure she was a goner. But instead of running my cat turned towards the dog, spitting and hissing like a tiger with her claws extended and her fur standing up. She was crouching and you could see that she was just waiting for the dog to come close enough so that she could jump on its head and go straight for the eyes and nose. The dog stopped like it had hit a glass wall and almost did a barrel roll in its attempt to turn around without getting any closer to my cat. My cat sat down again and very deliberately began to clean herself and ‘ignore’ the dog. It was pretty incredible.

  9. MaNoah

    MaNoah said, 12 months ago

    i have a norwegian forest cat (google it!). a neighbor’s mini-doberman did a jump and charge on her in her own yard. about a half dozen quick zips on its muzzle & the dog couldn’t get turned around fast enough! the owner was mad because our cat also was about twice her dog’s size (and felt it got “picked on”) and the dog had to go to the vet.

  10. Sharon  Hayes

    Sharon Hayes GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Even a wild Fox is smart enough to know not to mess with a cat. A stupid one decided to chase my cat but when she turned to defend herself the Fox fled the scene. They know a cat’s claws can do some serious damage.
    If you have a pack of dogs though, they can and do kill cats. A pack killed a feral one I was feeding and trying to get domesticated. I found her on my front lawn. I had seen them around. They came to my house because I left food out for her. She was street wise so I know it had to be that pack who killed her. I found their owner and threatened to call animal control if he didn’t keep them up and that was the last time I saw them. I just feel bad I hadn’t done that sooner.

  11. Puddleglum2

    Puddleglum2 said, 12 months ago

    “‘Cats’ as cat can!”

  12. SusieSchroeder

    SusieSchroeder said, 12 months ago

    Yay fir the dog

  13. Ben_Jammin

    Ben_Jammin said, 12 months ago

    If I were there I’d shake that tree and it’d be like busting open a pinata for that dog.

  14. rekam

    rekam GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @Ben_Jammin

    Now you’re being mean. Enjoy the comic for itself.

  15. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Poor kitties!

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