Ballard Street by Jerry Van Amerongen for January 14, 2009


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    margueritem  almost 11 years ago

    Must have been a hard question.

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    ejcapulet  almost 11 years ago

    At least he’s coming up with a response - mine plays deaf when he panics like that.

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    KingRat  almost 11 years ago

    do i look fat in this?

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 11 months ago

    Careful, Ed, Natalie has some pointy elbows and she’s not afraid to use them.

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    x_Tech  11 months ago

    What about the cats on the other side of the room?

    You know…

    Chesney, Jack, Lily, Route 9, Bluebell, Woof, Jellybean, This Side Up, Mr Hollingsworth…

    Bucky, Leo Fatcat and his brother Bob, Elvis, Puck, Lupin, Tommy, Ludwig, Peekaboo, Muffin. I could go on because there are a lot of cats on the comics.


    Oh, wait, mustn’t forget Oliver.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member 11 months ago

    Hi, everybody!

    Tonight we’re here on the January 14th 2009 Ballard Street strip, to post our comments on

    the Jan 14th2019   “CLEO and COMPANY”


    Which you will find on Sherpa:


    And what a find!

    Nighthawks, you’ve outdone yourself!

    How many cats?

    I’m too busy trying to identify them all to count.

    I knew all but 4… but checking my suspicions on the internet led me to identify two of those.

    Still workin’ on the last two.


    Ed, Ed… just come out and say it.

    I’m always doing what you’re doing…. sitting here for ages sanding the rough edges off my posts….

    polishing the corners, sharpening the nuances…

    and meanwhile other people slip in and post ahead of me.



    Anyhow… I hope you’re not still hiding when we all get there…

    Natalie invited us all for grilled cheese sandwiches, with our Cleo commentary…. along with a bowl of her wonderful chicken vegetable soup.

    I’m bringing chocolate chip brownies.

    See you soon!

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    x_Tech  11 months ago

    Watch out Cleo, some of the cats have taken over the hot tub…

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    katina.cooper  11 months ago

    I don’t know who all of them are, but I would love to see all of them start to purr and rub up against Cleo and make her blush. That evil cat next door would be taking video and threatening to release it unless Cleo sets out cat food and tuna every day.

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    Rotifer Thalweg Premium Member 11 months ago

    Bill, Stimpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey (nailed it)

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    GROG Premium Member 11 months ago

    He always had trouble putting his response into actual words rather than raspberries.

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    GROG Premium Member 11 months ago

    It’s a safe bet that Tom didn’t kill the mouse. Perhaps it was the Cheshire cat.

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    MontanaLady  11 months ago

    Loved the Cheshire cat! Pretty clever NH. The one cat you can’t figure out……looks like something from the Felix the Cat era.

    Oh no! I just figured out, we’re going to see this on a “Find 9 Differences” Saturday! Yippee!

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    Perkycat  11 months ago

    I know most of them But, what I know for sure, it’s going to be a fun time in the Cleo and Company household tonight!

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    JP Steve Premium Member 11 months ago

    And to think I was satisfied with the punch line in panel four and almost missed scrolling down to the big reveal!

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    JP Steve Premium Member 11 months ago

    Wasn’t the one with the hairball a Smokey Stover character?

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member 11 months ago

    Ok…. first…. Nighthawks…. sigh….. That’s the only one left that I can’t identify…. yet I really feel like I’ve seen it before.

    I was hoping YOU knew!

    I couldn’t decide whether it looked actually old or, you know, retro-vintage….


    I thought it was Fleischer, but it also reminded me of the Animaniacs guys…. not the Disney-ish cat, but the three ambiguous title animals drawn like 1930’s characters.

    However, in the wee hours, before I even went to bed, I googled various versions of Bimbo dog, who occasionally was a cat(!), other Fleischer characters, all the Animaniacs, and everything else I could think of.

    I even excerpted that kitty from your picture, uploaded it to postimage, and did both Google and Bing image searches…

    They found nothing! Dang! But we will, one of these days.


    Alexi… 17.

    Counting 2 Siamese (so one of them doesn’t feel left out), and that guy outside the window.

    Rotifer… Grumpy and Doc do feel left out.

    Steve… Groening, yes… More specifically, I think it’s the Simpson’s cat, Snowball.


    I haven’t been naming them, to preserve it as a puzzle for those who still want to try.

    Tomorrow I will if anybody asks… Though maybe Nighthawks will first.


    Montana Lady… so good to see you here!

    And x_Tech… better NOT leave out Oliver!


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    Nighthawks Premium Member 11 months ago

    for what it’s worth, that mystery kitty doing the one hand stand is KRAZY KAT

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