Freddie’s gotten really good at the calculator thingies! Thumbs-up right back atcha, Freddie.
The Hidden Door! Dunn Dunn Dunnnnnnn.
Weird door! I love weird doors!
I would love to see Indiana Lupin here doing his own exploration alongside the robber mice, unbeknownst to the people.
Oh, and to continue answering Robin’s question from yesterday, in addition to studs with drywall and/or plaster, a do-it-yourselfer might just plaster over a door without even bothering to remove the handle!
The Door Into Summer?
With a purple room behind it?
“Look, if the landlord asks, it was like that when we came in here.”
Keep talking happy talk, Woman, about things you like to do. Hold that dream, for, without it, how can it come true?
The excitement level continues to build!
A weird door behind crumbling plaster! Hold me back, I’m so itching to try the doorknob!
Weird to you, Puck. Normal to certain Mice.
Looks like the wall isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be…
Weeee a mystery!
This should be interesting.
Weird doors are weird doors of course of course
And no one can walk thru closed doors of course.
That is of course unless these doors
Are before the curious News cats!
This looks like a job for the Cat of Adventure!
So a BOOP equals a BANG?
You know it’s a fair bit of escalation to go from “Cats report on regular events like their news” to “The Cat’s Owner Accidently Opens a Portal to the Ghost Dimension” I’m not against it I just never thought hearing the premise of this strip and starting a binge of it recently it’d go this directoion
Meanwhile, Back on the Nile
Queen Catshepsut the Golden: So you’ve possibly found a room behind a wall at the Very Good Pyramid.
Wally: Yes, Your Majesty. There was my family’s hieroglyph on a hollow-sounding wall.
The Queen: And what do you believe is behind that wall?
Puckmosis: Possibly a collection of scrolls, Your Majesty. Or maybe more treasure.
The Queen: The Artists can always use more gold and jewels for their crafts. It may be worthwhile for Burt-Ra’s team to see what’s behind that wall. I understand you also found a Kitten’s Room at the pyramid.
Beatrixia: Yes, Your Majesty. With tons of classic scrolls.
The Queen: Since the Very Good Pyramid is not too far from here, it may be worthwhile to re-open the library. Incidentally, where’s Elvis-Anum?
Puckmosis: He’s studying some scrolls he borrowed.
Elvis: Your Majesty, I must finish copying Paddle to the Nile and Make Way for Kittens within four weeks.
The Queen Why is that?
Elvis That’s when the scrolls are due back
Any updates, or still waiting for Monday?
How could they miss a doorknob?
Why does this have to be a Saturday? I cannot wait until Monday to find out what’s behind that door! They look a little fearful, but I am sure Freddie would never steer them wrong, and perhaps Pucky can help since he sees her.
Cue the theme to Twilight Zone.
Where are Tillie, Goldie, and Lupin? We know Elvis is hiding under the bed like the brave cat he is, but what are those three up to?
I absolutely LOVE Freddy’s rendition here! Georgia is such a wonderful artist and she’s caught Freddy’s essence perfectly.
“I gotta remember to come back here when I unlock bombs!”
I hope they find a big stash of cash in there to save the BPH!
Complete with knob…?
Could this be the answer to the problem behind door no. 1??
but… the knob
Can’t wait until Monday!
Must have been a very thing,flat door knob, to have been plastered over with no telltale bulge. And, yes, I AM a sick puppy. I can envision my Yeti character from DICK TRACY inside, having found a new hideout after that humiliating affair in the sewers.
Lots of comments about the door knob. Here is a first hand account from Maizing earlier in the comments:
“It looks to me as if the knob was removed from the door before it was plastered over. I have a door that has the knob removed. It has a large, round plate fastened over both sides of the hole where the knob had been.”
My thought was that even so you would still need a pretty good coat of plaster to cover the knob-less door plate. But old houses have uneven areas all over so who would really notice a lumpy plaster wall, especially if there is furniture in front of it.
Ohhh, this is getting good!
When did ‘WELP’ become a substitute for ‘WELL’? The first time I read it in a book earlier this year, I was sure the editor just missed it. Then kept seeing it over and over and looked it up. Whelp is what mama dogs do when they have puppies, I think
So… on Monday… do you suppose we’ll join the mice on their journey so that we can see this whole thing unfold from two differing perspectives?
re: doorknob. Doors along walls are usually inset a bit so you don’t bump into the doorknob when walking by.
Well… a hidden door… this could be interesting.
What with the ghost?
Well, that’s something you don’t find everyday.
Mystery door! The only thing that has more adventure then boxes!
Oh dude! That is one of the top-most dreams of mine! To stumble across a secret passage or hidden chamber in my house! I would LOVE to be there right at that moment!
Bonus Meanwhile Back on the Nile
Puckmosis: Welcome to another game of Let’s Make a Mutually Agreeable Pact! Our first contestant is Tabith-Isis. Do you want this box of Red Dots or what’s behind Door Number 1?
Tabith-Isis: Oh, definitely the box!
Puckmosis: Great choice! Figs, will you show us what’s behind Door Number 1?
Serfig-Aro: Here it is. A pile of used papyrus.
Tabith-Isis: Oh, Elvis would have like to pick that!
Puckmosis: And speaking of Elvis, he is our next contestant. Elvis, would you like this impossibly tiny sleeping box, or what’s behind Door Number 2?
Elvis: I need a sleeping box. I’ll take it.
Puckmosis: Figs, would you show us what’s behind Door Number 2?
Serfig-Aro: Elvis, you would have received a bunch of used tea bags.
Elvis-Anum: Which reminds me. It’s time for tea and scones. See you later.
Puckmosis: And now for our last contestant, Ta-Natash! Tash, do you want this wheel of cheese, or what’s behind Door Number 3?
Tash: Of course, the cheese. I already know what’s behind Door Number 3. But I’ll never tell!
As was shown yesterday, the stud finder seems to be unreliable when it comes to finding studs…
I have a stud finder, but it has never found any secret passages or hidden rooms. I want my money back.
Good surprise. Wonder how you plaster over a door knob? :)
If there’s a four-bedroom apartment with free utilities behind that door, I’m going to have trouble suspending my belief. :)
The drama…….The suspense…………Can we wait for Monday to find out what happens?
Will the woman run away with Dr. Man and have his baby?
Will the man and The Intruder be able to finally consummate their illicit love affair?
Will Elvis finally acknowledge that Tabitha’s kittens are his?
Will the truth come out that the Big Pink House is actually the Bates House and that Winifred Quinn was actually Norma Bates?
Join us Monday to learn the answers to these and other puzzling questions here on AS THE LITTER BOX TURNS.
I know next to nothing about construction, so this might not be possible, but I was wondering if when they made the house into apartments they covered the wall with drywall and the door was inset from the wall so the door knob wasn’t in the way.
Coraline? Are you there? The Other Mother?
Oooooh!!!! SO exciting! XD
Behind which they will find A FORTUNE IN KRUGERRANDS SO THEY CAN BUY THE HOUSE OUTRIGHT and rent space to their friends. Yay!
Well, there goes the security deposit!
The woman was just saying the other day that she would like to have more room. So maybe this will solve two problems if they discover something to help save The Big Pink House. They wouldn’t have to move and would have more space.
OT – I am a longtime reader, first time commenter. I feel the need today as I had to have my cat Fearless put to sleep this morning – she was 13 years old, and I had her for her last 8 years. When I woke up this morning, she was not doing her normal routine, including waking me up, and was very lethargic. I took her to the emergency vet and basically the tests they were able to do did not turn out well, and to keep here around would have involved long-term care and at least 1 blood transfusion, of which I did not want to put her through any pain and discomfort. This is the hardest thing I have had to do, and I know from reading the comments over the years that you do to. Thank you for your time and make sure to give your fur babies a hug!
I’m always impressed at how much expression Georgia can get out of a few pen and brush strokes
Poll: Will the door reveal the solution to the problem of the BPH’s impending sale, OR will the door reveal another mystery?
It’s a comic I will suspend normal reality or plastering over a door knob for entertainment value. I mean everybody forgot about the door frame and the offset of the door in the frame.
Ahh…Once again the Law of Conservation of Characters and Objects holds.
Maybe they’ll find a collection of classic books behind the door.
My dad found a weird door once. Revealed an entire machine shop that had never been used. Someone had sealed it up during construction.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! Before you take one more step, make sure that door leads to a room and not a wardrobe!
Last time I went through one of those, things got weird.
About the doorknob, frame, etc: I have seen this done. Drywall is laid flush with the door frame, both inside the frame and out. In this case, it looks as if joint tape wasn’t used, just joint compound. Thus, driving the nail caused cracking that followed the outline of the door. That the drywall was cracked where the doorknob is may be just serendipity, or it’s possible that it was cracked there during installation. (Measure with micrometer. Cut with ax. Beat into place.)
OT: Sometimes it works
A door which leads to a magical land of cat toys called Yarnia!
The plot, like my waistline, thickens…
O.T. request for ORB power.
My dearest friend, Diane’s (who lives in NJ) husband John is having severe muscle pain, but not really any other symptoms, and so far the doctor can’t account for it. The Lyme test was negative. Please send good thoughts, prayers for peace of mind for them both ( Diane is a very anxious person in the best of times) wisdom for the doctor and that it be something simple to heal. Thank you!
Wait did Freddie leave something valuable in there?
oh, this is good. A plot twist! :D
So why then, didn’t that door knob sticking out alert the Woman to this hidden door?
“There are times when we can feel destiny close around us like a fist around a doorknob. Sure, we can resist. But a knob that won’t turn, a door that sticks and never budges, is a nuisance to the gods. The gods may kick in the jamb. Worse, they may walk away in disgust, leaving us to hang dumbly from our tight hinges, deprived of any other chance in life to swing open into unnecessary risk and thus into enchantment.”
Why is a door-knob deader than anything else?
—D. H. Lawrence
“I like stepping into the future. Therefore, I look for doorknobs.”
― Mark Rosen
February 26, 2016