Oh no. Too many. Run Puck, run! Fly like the wind, you fool!Also, quick poll: how many of you have been here before BCN was made available for newspapers? I’m curious.
The trees have spooky faces!!!
Have we somehow ended up in Oz? Or are those evil trees coming out of The Void?
When Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane . . . all are doomed! (Apologies to Robin)
Those are some scary looking tree faces.
That seems to be my reaction to everyday life.
How we get trees:https://tinyurl.com/HowWeGetTrees
The real nightmare before Christmas!
Shouldn’t the trees be happy that one less house will be chopping one of their cousins down every year now?
Poor Puck! He will never look at a Christmas tree the same way again. Or any tree!
Help! Help! It’s the Tree Creatures from outer space! The ancient astronaut theorists were right. They were always right!!
Wood you believe it’s time for some tree puns?
Is Puck disillusioned? Or is he terrified?
Either way I offer my services in comforting him. ((((((((((Puck))))))))))
Oh, boy, the boys have had Paranoia flakes for breakfast…
I’ve never trusted trees. I think they’re up to something.
Methinks Puck has found himself the stash of adult Egg Nog.
It was online years ago. I went to her website and wrote her about how much I loved her work and her boys. Told her I had 3 Bengals that walked on leashes and she wrote me back! I was immediately smitten. My girl waits now across the Rainbow Bridge but the boys are rulers of all they survey. My kitties are adoptees. Their breeder had cancer had to get rid of his cats for chemo. I took his last 3 kittens. It has been wonderful.
I’ve seen things…trees…that came from a box…it’s burned into my mind…trees should not grow from boxes…my world is forever changed!
How did Georgia manage to pry Elvis out of the tree? Sassy climbs up the center and there’s no way to grab her without trashing everything. I only know she’s in there because the whole tree starts to quiver (with fear I think).
The back of Puck’s head!
Now that looks much more like a Las Vegas fir.
Cue malicious sounds of tree branches being rubbed together.
Trees cackling to Puck: “We’ll get you kitty! Just come outside and you are ours!”
Tree tops suddenly begin swaying and twisting violently. Was it the wind … or something else?
I feel you, Puck. Just remember, the nightmares can’t hurt you.
Poor Puck! Perhaps Burt can step in and explain to him about artificial trees?
They’re being commanded by an evil Lorax
Nice drone shot in panel one. At least I assume that camera is a drone.
Not sure when I discovered BCN, but was drawn to the watercolor, unique view point, and charming story lines. It is the first thing read in the morning. It wakes me up with a good attitude. Miss the pre-newspaper format, but can always go back to reread and remind me of how wonderful the strip is.
Poor Pucky! Innocence lost :)
Call the Doctor! He has dealt with this before.
Oh, the horror of it all!
Come on, Puck! Surely your keen feline sense of smell can tell the difference between a plastic tree and a real one…
(goes up beside Puck) Don’t worry, those are real, no tree will hurt you.
OK, I think I have a shareable link for my Tommybaum on instagram:
(It was a permissions problem. Who knew?)
Coming soon to a kitty cartoon near you: The Day of the Triffids: the Sequel :o
I’m sure it was 2014 but when in that year I can’t remember. My womanfriend/hairdresser recommended it to me. My initial reaction was "bow ties, microphones, more cats-who-aren’t-really cats. Then I read the st
Random question: do any of my fellow Orbsters live in the vicinity of Waynesboro, VA? Need someone mechanically inclined who can go check out a van for me.
Whoops hit wrong place. Only have phone this last week to look at BCN. Won’t get Internet back until Fri. unless I go to the library or Starbucks. I haven’t been w/o Internet this long for years! So I read the strips and said ,“This woman understands Cats! These are based on real cats who behave like real cats! Aside from the mic’s, of course…” Been hooked ever since.
Me. I started reading the web comic because my daughter bought me a BCN mug for Xmas one year.
So hooked I’m looking at it at it on my phone! Normally I only use phone for texting and actual phone calls when I’m not near my computers.
Took me a minute to see the faces in the trees! Well done Georgia!
Aw heck…I been readin’ this comic since before you was all born… We had to tunnel our way through the snow two or three miles uphill both ways just to get to the internet outpost to read it… And then go to school… Or something like that… I don’t well remember.
It’s sad the cat has no idea what climbing a real tree is like. However I am glad she doesn’t kill a tree for Christmas..
There is unrest in the forest
There is trouble with the trees
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas
The trouble with the maples
And they’re quite convinced they’re right
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light
But the oaks can’t help their feelings
If they like the way they’re made
And they wonder why the maples
Can’t be happy in their shade?
There is trouble in the forest
And the creatures all have fled
As the maples scream ‘oppression!’
And the oaks, just shake their heads
So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights
’The oaks are just too greedy
We will make them give us light’
Now there’s no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet,Axe,And saw
By the Tri-Gods to the North – Geddy Lee / Alex Lifeson / Neil Peart
AKA – Rush
Me! Me! Me!
“There are ents, and then there are things that look like ents, but aren’t.”
That intelligence remark is aimed at Elvis who is showing none. Burt, as an indoor/outdoor cat, is full of the snark of wisdom about trees.
Me. Found out about BCN in 2016.
Me… Though I seldom post.
I had to get up early this morning for a snack and lo and behold, the foundling had gotten into the tree and was about the same height as Elvis before I could extract him. And of course the other cats and the dogs woke up and everyone had to be fed and the doggies all needed walkies and I never got back to bed. Stupid tree. At least today is a day off and I might be able get in a nap or two and make a dent in my dvr. Stupid tree.
neither can I.
I believe Puck is having an existential crisis right now.
Is that Birnam Wood on the march?
Been here from way before newspapers. At least since Georgia was first with GoComics. Love all the characters!
As an aside, here’s a bear family having fun!
Sorry for going off topic, but I just had to share this!
I wonder if those trees are related to the evil kite eating tree that bedevils Charlie Brown.
His Majesty and Elvis are one in this, except I can’t get HM out of my parents’ tree. It’s his first Christmas tree and he has helped dad put it up and decorate from start to finish with minimal biting. He has only decided he doesn’t like a couple ornaments dad put on so far.
OT – another happy “lost cat” reunion story.
This made me think of Robin…
So is this the Christmas storyline or the Halloween one? (And where’s our Our IX Lives Christmas series? "One million dollars is pocket change to the Taggart sisters!)
Puck has a profundity problem. He needs to bask in a sunny spot for a while and take a nap.
Ok, third panel is creepy. Evil Ents are coming.
Hey DennyWheeler, have you seen Georgia’s latest tweet? She expresses her gratitude to you for coining the term “Tommybaum”! And….she is so happy that Tommybaums are popping up all over and adding a BCN note to so many holiday celebrations. Way to go Orb!
The spruce is out there!
My paper stopped running the comic so glad I found it online.
Did anyone notice the cat ornament in panel 2?
If Puck finds a Charlie Brown Christmas tree, his compassion will certainly override his fear.
The forest of Fanghorn has arisen!!!
When my mother was young, they still decorated their Christmas tree with lit candles. Her cat Phineas used to sleep in the branches and didn’t burn the house down, not even once!
PS His last name was Ivanovalich. Say it out loud for best effect.
Started about a year before it came here. Instantly hooked :-)
February 26, 2016