Breaking Cat News by Georgia Dunn for June 03, 2021

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    Aspen_Bell  6 months ago

    Lupin: “Woohoo, this is better than catnip!”

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    McColl34 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Introducing Mortimer! (He usually goes by his real name of Tortimer.)

    Give it up, Woman. Whatever the people kittens name it will be its real name.

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    Aspen_Bell  6 months ago

    Arsenic & Old Lace is one of the greatest plays and films ever made! The People know what’s good!!!

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    deadheadzan Premium Member 6 months ago

    We have us a name! I’m afraid I don’t remember the characters in Arsenic and Old Lace to get the reference to Mortimer. But the Girl came up with perfect name in Tortimer!

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    McColl34 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Easy Lupin, just close your eyes.

    No, wait! That might make it worse!

    Just hook your claws into the carpet and settle down for a few minutes.

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    Le'letha Premium Member 6 months ago

    Any ride you don’t barf off was a good one.

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    RAGs  6 months ago

    This reminds of the saying that you’re not drunk if you can lie on the ground without having to hold on.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 6 months ago

    Who thinks that Lupin has learned a lesson?

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    Sue Ellen  6 months ago

    Toddler mutant robot turtle!

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    saobadao  6 months ago

    “Slow the room down” my first drinking experience…. Aarrrgggghhh, Singapore slings, first year in college!

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    WelshRat Premium Member 6 months ago

    I wonder where Lupin left the barf?

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    Sionyx  6 months ago

    I’d ask if there’s been too much Animal Crossing during the shutdown, but Tortimer’s not in New Horizons, and the Kids aren’t near old enough to have played New Leaf…I’ll just have to remind myself that it’s a likely a coincidence, and that you man robovac instead of cool old turtle when referring to the vacuum by name.

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    222jo  6 months ago

    ‘Mortimer Turrdle’ has a nice ring too.

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    Jungle Empress  6 months ago

    OMC. My fellow Animal Crossing players will get a kick out of that last panel! LOL, Tortimer. :D

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    Gent  6 months ago

    I’d call him rodeobot. Or rodeoomba.

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    Robin Harwood  6 months ago

    Two of the earliest robots were tortoises.

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    cat19632001  6 months ago

    In panel one, I can even hear the cartoon dizzy birds chirping.

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    Kitty Katz  6 months ago

    A blast from the past: The Turtles’ Elenore

    You really make me dizzy

    You have me in a tizzy

    I really enjoy going out for a spin,

    Tortimer, really!

    How could there be doom and gloom

    When you vacuum the whole room?

    I really like you, Tortimer, really!


    Tortimer, gee I think you’re swell!

    You vacuum the floor so well,

    And I love to go for a spin

    Tortimer, running all around

    As you make that Brrring sound,

    You and I create such a din!


    I really think you’re groovy,

    More entertaining than a movie,

    Cleaning up cat hair,

    Tortimer, really!

    You do your job so thorough,

    There is just one thing, though,

    How can we shed to keep up with you?


    Tortimer, gee I think you’re swell!

    You vacuum the floor so well,

    And I love to go for a spin

    Tortimer, running all around

    As you make that Brrring sound,

    You and I create such a din!

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    GSD Mom Premium Member 6 months ago

    Love it – I knew Lupin would be unrepentant! But I also love Elvis’ unobtrusive supporting paw on his shoulder.

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    JDP_Huntington Beach  6 months ago

    Look’s like the 60’s were good for Lupin, let’s hope Tortimer is too!

    My Roomba lets the cat travel about, never saw it buck him off, but our roomba goes real slow and methodical, doing a 30 foot swipe in about 90 seconds.

    Tortimer must be a Ninja Turtle, he’s way faster than most of his turtle breathern.

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    gadenbaby (aka LadyKat)  6 months ago

    Sorry, Lupin, Elvis can’t slow the world down for you. Breathe and focus.

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    Santana  6 months ago

    He’s got a way about him

    I don’t know what it is

    But I know that floors aren’t clean without him

    He makes sounds like he’s freezin’, brrrrr

    I don’t know why it is

    But there doesn’t have to be a reason


    He can bring smiles when wheelin’, mmh

    I don’t know why it is

    But slow the room ‘cause Lupin’s reelin’

    He’s got a way of talkin’, beep beep

    I don’t know what it is

    But it lifts cat butt and Lupin stalks him


    He rolls out where messes abound

    Inspires us with moves renowned

    Lupin jumped him and got turned ’round

    He’s got a way of knowin’, mmh

    That he can hit a wall

    Yet find the strength to keep on goin’

    He’s got no height, a shortie, ooh

    And everywhere he goes

    Thanks to the Girl, he’s known as Tortie


    He’s got a way about him, mmh

    I don’t know what it is

    But I know now we can’t live without him

    Anyway, hey

    (Billy Joel – She’s Got A Way)

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    tweety6677  6 months ago

    Arsenic and Old Lace is one of my favorite movies.

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    rs0204 Premium Member 6 months ago

    Room spinning? Earth spinning on its axis at roughly twice its normal speed? Pink Elephants?

    A good Martini will do that for you!

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    ajh2i  6 months ago

    Oh my. This is the BEST! <3

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    Michael G.  6 months ago

    It’s what he’ll answer to.

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    Alverant  6 months ago

    Who thinks that Lupin wants to go again?

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    BettyAdams  6 months ago

    Tortimor forever! Strap a knife on him and let him go!

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    Code the Enforcer  6 months ago

    Tortimer it is! … Robot Roll Call !! … :)

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    Jingles the cat  6 months ago

    Tortimer. I like it!

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    TampaFanatic1  6 months ago

    Tortimer Turtle has a nice ring.

    OT Cats and other pets for adoption:

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    mistercatworks  6 months ago

    and without that catnip hangover

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    alliegator  6 months ago

    I just call mine the nu-nu. My kids watched the tele-tubbies….

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    Bryan Smith Premium Member 6 months ago

    Tortimer, LOL

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    christineracine77  6 months ago

    Now I must watch “Arsenic and Old Lace.”

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    BrendaMinnis  6 months ago

    love how our little ones actually do name things, no matter how hard we try to name them first

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    Susanna Premium Member 6 months ago

    I am wondering if this conversation or one like it actually took place when Georgia’s family got their robot vacuum.

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    alien cat ghost  6 months ago

    lupin felt a little strange!

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    marilynnbyerly  6 months ago

    I’m trying to connect “Arsenic and Old Lace” to a robot vaccuum, but I can’t. In this household of nerds, I’d expect a Dalek or R2D2 reference, instead.

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    Strob Premium Member 6 months ago

    I’m not that familiar with “Arsenic”, so I just keep thinking about Edgar Bergen’s Mortimer Snerd.

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    Miri Tallstag  6 months ago

    Sounds like the kiddos get the final say!

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    Steelburner Premium Member 6 months ago

    The Girl has her mother’s way with words, does she not? I like “Tortimer.” And Lupin is still learning from heartless Experience. The trouble with experience is that you get it right after you need it.

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    BJIllistrated Premium Member 6 months ago

    I vote for “Tortimer” as well.

    Off subject I posed this question on another strip and it was suggested I ask it here as we’re all cat fans. I have good friends that have 4 cats. All came at different times and for different reasons. One of them is a litter mate of my 2 boys. He’s a naturally larger cat like them, but he’s gain a huge amount of weight over the last few years. They’ve tried low calorie high protein food, but he still hasn’t lost a pound. He weighs in at 31 pounds now. He resembles a football. I suspect he’s somehow sneaking food from the other bowls, but his ability to get to them is limited. They’re indoor cats for the most part. They all have an abundance of toys and places to play.

    My friends love him dearly, but can’t afford vet services. Over the years I have tried to help out with that, but I can’t manage it along with my two. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this? We took him into the vet once about it, and the vet couldn’t find anything obvious wrong.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have.

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    Daeder  6 months ago

    Does the boy have a toy army helmet he can put on the back of the robot to make it more tortoise-like?

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    willie_mctell  6 months ago

    Tortimer is good. We live on a street called Tortuga. Sadly there are no turtles, tortoises, or terrapins close by.

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    azevedan  6 months ago

    Lupin looks much like I did after I rode the Fire and Ice roller coasters at Universal Studios back-to-back.

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    azevedan  6 months ago

    If it’s like drinking, just hang one leg over the side of the bed. Stops the room from spinning. Ask me how I know this.

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    crazeekatlady  6 months ago

    A good children’s book I just read. Strange Planet The Sneaking, Hiding, Vibrating Creature by Nathan W Pyle. New this year. Contains Death Blades and Flavor Muscles, among other great definitions.

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    SquawkTron  6 months ago

    Must’ve been one heck of a ride.

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    SunflowerGirl100  6 months ago

    Facebook posting by Georgia showing Tortimer in action. They got it Christmas 2018. She says “The beginning of this story arc was close to real life; after adopting Goldie it felt like we had a LOT of cat hair. Tortimer has been so helpful to just sort of “reset” the floor each night. He is an iRobot Roomba (I avoided brand names in the comic, but we’ve had great luck with him, so I thought I’d mention it here if it could help!)”

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    metagalaxy1970  6 months ago

    He looks like he has a lot of fun on Tortimer.

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    MortimerCat Premium Member 6 months ago

    Mortimer is a great name (for a cat)

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    John W Kennedy Premium Member 6 months ago

    The scientific name is “Machina speculatrix”.

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    Font Lady Premium Member 6 months ago

    Mort = Death so Mortimer the Roomba would be the Death of Dust. Dust-bunnies beware!

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    Darthcaliber  6 months ago

    Arsenic and Old Lace is one of my favorite plays and Dr Einstein is probably my favorite role I’ve played. I’ve actually done the show three times now. The first time was in high school and I played Officer O’Hara that time, but I played Einstein the other two. I do a Peter Lorre voice when playing him since the movie was my introduction to the story so that’s how I always picture the character and frequently have audience members say I sound just like him. Super fun role in super fun play.

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    BillJackson2  6 months ago

    My daughter’s cat Junior:

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    Classic Nerd  6 months ago

    Who names their vacuum cleaners

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