This is sort of a similar to yesterday’s comment, but look at Elvis’s face in the first panel panel.
Goldie’s little taken-aback “Moi?” paw in the first panel – so sweet!
Everything Elvis does is Dignity Personified, I know this … but right now he looks like an unholy hybrid of a vacuum and an angler fish!
I guess if Elvis is going to snarf, he will do it in a dignified manner. Just a Hoover would. Snarf up that kitty crack Elbiss!
Goldie girl is so appreciative…she can’t believe all this goodness is for her….
She will come to know the word “treats” very quickly, as all kitties who care for treats do.
Good Boys and Good Girls deserve treats all the time!
Does Tijuana Gold come in a catnip?
Goldie, eat them quickly. There are no rules in the Elvis eatery… He’s a group gobbler.
It’s like when a poor hungry cub tastes picanic basket goodies for the first time. sniff!
If I was Colonel Parker I’d be taking legal action over Elvis’s face in that last panel.
Goldie’s tongue, so cute and long.
RL comparison: I think this was Blossom’s reaction to finding a flavor of wet food that she likes!
I’m not ashamed to admit I teared up a little… Georgia, I am SO glad you adopted Goldie! XXX
If Goldie’s eyebrows go any higher they’ll be in orbit.
Goldie could have tried the chicky-dinner flavored treats if a certain Siamese hadn’t scarfed them all. Just saying.
Are the People ready for horkage on their bed again?
Panel three is a definite “light switch has flipped on” moment.
For you, there’ll be no crying
For you, the sun will be shining
’Cause we feel that when you get treats
It’s all right – you know it’s right
And your brothers keep eating, then they
Want some more
And you’ll have treats, you’ll have them, you’ll have them
Like never before
To you, we would give the world
To you, we’d never be cruel
‘Cause we feel that now you’re with us
It’s all right, you know it’s right
And we’ll always keep singing ’cause you
Know the score
That you are loved, you are loved, you are loved
Like never before, like never before
Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
Songwriter: Christine Mcvie
I am not sure which expression of Elvis is funnier, here when he is “snarking” up the Party Mix or the shocked scowl when he realized that he was eating the “senior” formula kitty food. Anyhow, yay for Goldie, getting a taste of the good life!!!!!
Lupin’s expression in the last panel looks pensive…like he is thinking about what Goldie’s backstory is.
“For a tasty treat that can’t be beat, try Yum Yum Kitty Kat Spider Treats.”
And just like that, Goldie’s new world just got a little sweeter!
my 2 girls Lexus age 14 and Ally age 1. Lexus is Elvis and will scarf fast, Ally is dainty and eats slowly, and allows Lexus to “steal” her share.
The way Elvis is snarfing up the treats, he’s going to start trying to eat the spots on the linoleum soon.
OT: Yesterday Zada, one of my elderly cats, had a stroke. The vet agreed that she didn’t appear to be suffering or even very conscious and that it would be all right to keep her comfortable at home until she died. I was holding her on the sofa and one of the former ferals, an old cat who’d seen a lot of death, surprised me by coming over and snuggling close to the sick cat who had not been her friend and purring loudly as if to comfort her. It was so touching! Zada died a short while later. It was as good an experience as something sad can be.
Goldie’s expression in the second panel is priceless, as she tentatively reaches out to taste her first treat.
OFF TOPIC: Yes, people, I’m back as myself on my trusty laptop. I phoned my IT guy and he talked me through taking the battery out, as it is deader than the proverbial doornail and will no longer charge. Now, I just have to jump through a few hoops so I can access my e-mails on my laptop. Every time I started to do this yesterday, I got distracted until I ran out of tries.
Paul seems to be a bit better. He was up for five hours yesterday. With the doctor’s blessing, I have again increased the amount he gets per hour through his feeding tube, and also the overall amount he gets each day. He seems to be tolerating it. His mom and stepdad are going to visit today, which should improve his mood.
ELVIS IS KILLING IT
the only reason that i read this comic is because the cats are so darn CUTE!!!!!
Topher is my oldest cat, also of four, and he and Elvis could be twins. Very demanding of Mom time, inhales food like he’s been starved of it for a week (will shove the other cats out of the way of theirs because he ALWAYS finishes eating first), but with a little Puck thrown in – he likes to stay out of fights, his heart is too kind and gentle for that.
Elvis! Mind your manners.
Off-topic, but in a similar vein to this story arc.
Yesterday, Bella came home from day boarding without her collar. That happens now and then, especially when they are busy. For Conan, it was no big deal, but I could tell Bella was upset the moment she and Papa came in the gate and he took her harness off. She just stood there, instead of racing over to me or taking off to sniff out everything that had visited her yard. She just look dejected and lost (the same way she did after we rescued her). When she did come, she was hesitant and cringing away. sob!
It didn’t take too long to realize the problem; she came into the shelter as a stray with no collar, and was returned to the shelter after her first adopter developed health issues … every time she was taken to the shelter, it was without her collar! I quickly located Conan’s old Christmas collar (it has a buckle and holes, so it could be adjusted to fit her much smaller neck).
As simple as that, all was well with her soul.
Ha ha, Elvis is exactly like my big male Siamese. We call him Gannet Boy when he’s inhaling treats.
Elvis is on route to perform the vomit comet
The gateway to chicky-dinner!
Elvis’ unsaid statement (based on expression and behavior) – “I want ALL the kitty treats! They are MINE”.
You don’t usually see the gang on all fours. More catlike than usual today!
Wait until the Party Mix comes out!
Holy Smokes! Tossing out kitty treats like confetti! If I did that, my cat would be urping up the treats within 10 minutes. I can only put out 2 at time. If I happen to drop 3, it is a risk.
Careful you don’t want to get sick Goldie
Meanwhile, Back on the Nile
Serfig-Aro: Hear ye, hear ye! Today Her Majesty Queen Catshepsut the Golden has declared it to be Cat Treat day!
The Cat Subjects: Nommy, Nom, Nom!
Serfig-Aro: The Royal Staff, Puckmosis and Beatrixia, will see that the treats are distributed throughout the land!
Serfig-Aro: Let us show our gratitude to the spiders, who made the treats possible!
Serfig-Aro: And we declare the spiders are our friends and not food!
The Cat Subjects: Aw, oh well if you insist.
Serfit-Aro: And now, treats for all!
The Cat Subjects: Snarf!
The way Elvis eats, Goldie may never get to the chicky -dinner treat, nor anyone in that matter.
Look, I’m not saying that this quarantine has damaged our ability to communicate, but I went to the pet store the other day for some dental treats and couldn’t find them. I went up to the stocker lady and she smiled and asked (in words) “Can I help you?” I kid you not, all I could do was stare blankly at her for several seconds before reaching up with all four of the fingers on one hand and tapping at my jaw. I managed to actually say. “Cats! Teeth! Clean!”The lady smiled sagely and nodded. “Our dental treats are right this way,” she said and led me to the kitty treats. (They had chicken.) I finally managed to make proper sentences after a moment but it was a dang good thing the pet store lady spoke Isolated Nutjob.
Georgia posted picture of Puck helping the Boy with is online learning:
Cute little Puckie talking with his cheeks full.
Watch-out, Georgia! Have a magazine ready for when Elvis starts looking for a rug, shoe, or prized possession to hork on. You can shove it between him and his target to thwart the hork before it hits its intended target. Easier clean-up!
A Pucky ‘thumbs up’!
Is Elvis even chewing these or just swallowing them whole?
The woman, also known as “The Num-Num Giver”.
Goldie, feline greatness.
Nothing earth shattering, just slow wonderful progress. The horrible scruffy vicious feral monster is no longer recognizable as such. Trixie will be seen grooming as much or more than the others in the house. Always working on a fur knot or cleaning between the beans. If you recall, we originally had to clean her feet every 2-3 days and wet brush her.
The kitchen is her favorite place. She is most comfortable there but is now roaming the house at will. In fact, the last few days I have discovered her lounging on our headboard. With a look of “What? Shut your mouth before the flies go in.” She even comes up on the bed in the AM for short periods. Sits (on my feet) and stares at the sleeping Num-Num Giver. I exist only as furniture.
She will sometimes allow rubbies in the living room. Our living room is actually “free range” territory. Trixie and her 2 broods act as if they are wild cats on the African veldt, basking and stalking but rarely allowing the big dumb humans to approach. These are the same mush brains who assault you in any other room demanding rubbies and other good things.
In the kitchen Trixie shows the depths of her domestic yet aloof transformation. She rarely wakes up on her favorite chair when we come in and do kitchen things. If she does it is that one lazy eyelid and the look of “Hey, people are sleeping here.” Strange thing. If she is in the kitchen but not asleep she somehow always manages to cross your path and then stop. “No, this is just a coincidence, no I’m not looking at you (aloof aloof aloof) but I wouldn’t be terribly upset if you surprised me with some rubbies and butt skritchies. The brush? Oh I couldn’t. Well, if you insist, just a little.”
I don’t know if she will ever allow herself to be picked up, but the level at which she actually seeks out contact is stunning. An adult feral. Absolutely amazing.
awe <3 love Goldies tongue
Today is Goth Day, and they deserve it. No, not the modern “goths,” most of whom probably don’t know much about their historical namesake. It is generally accepted that historical Goths are culturally connected with the earliest documented inhabitants of a region in north Poland (Weilbark Culture), and there are cultural links to southern Sweden. From this region they gradually migrated southeast into a region roughly around modern Ukraine. It was from there that they began to interact and come in conflict with the Roman Empire.
Their reputation as a destructive force is based on their military prowess, but their destructiveness has its roots in Roman diplomatic bungling and cultural decline. Their treatment by the Romans was nothing short of barbaric. The Goths were, in fact, fairly advanced and civilized. They had a written language, though almost none is preserved, and used Runic inscriptions (remember the Scandinavian connection). Technologically they were advanced as the Romans, with the exception of architecture. What they lacked was central organization. By the time they began to achieve it, possibly due to Hunnic influence and domination, they had ample reasons for contempt and even hatred for Rome. Although they put an end to the Western Roman Empire, their destructiveness is vastly exaggerated in “popular” history and the writings of some late Roman authors. Their history is long, complex, and worthy of study. They are noted for their humane treatment of those they conquered, unlike many of their contemporaries. Unfortunately, their name has been misused in popular culture for centuries, if not millennia.
Not funny, today, but definitely ironic.
Awww sweet Goldie girl.
Anyone noticed that what she is wearing and the floor have the same color?
Okay, all you cat servants, check out today’s “Non-sequitur.” https://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2020/05/22?ct=v&cti=1491470
Doesn’t it look as though her tongue is coming out of her nose?
Indeed, Puck, the chicky-dinner flavor is good.
you guys big nate fans if you dont know about it is sper funny
Love Goldie’s little tongue delicately picking up a treat.
Dang! Elvis is a real treat monster!
These comic strips are cute
You can rely on Puck to give food reviews.
The domestication process is so mysterious. My cats have now trained me to enjoy giving them treats.
How uncouth, expecting Goldie and the boys to eat treats off the floor.
Goldie best watch her tail or Elvis might snarf it.
AWWWWWWW…. sweet little Goldie!
Hooray!! Goldie is finally living the good life that she deserves.
Oh my goodness you guys! Just watched the sweetest looney toones about flying cats :) so sweeet
LOL lupin panel 4
Shortest BCN Arc ever, not including Sunday strips.
February 26, 2016