For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for October 06, 2019


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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  4 months ago

    how about giving that casserole, Elly, to the raccoons and opossums who dig through the trash cans?

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    Enter.Name.Here  4 months ago

    BAD Elly! Bad girl! Do not give people food to dogs. Their digestive systems are not identical to ours. Some things in that casserole may be harmful him. This habit may have helped to contribute to his eventual demise by weakening his health over time.

    Please review if you are a pet owner:

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    BrendaStefka  4 months ago

    They are really saying that it’s time for it to go into the trash bin. Or, if you don’t want it in your trash, consider the one at a nearby apartment complex thrown away after dark (when they can’t see you as well).

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    Watcher  4 months ago

    You really do not want your whole family home and sick in bed Elly.

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    rekam Premium Member 4 months ago

    If Farley wouldn’t eat it, you can be sure your family shouldn’t.

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    ariel777000  4 months ago

    We follow the “three day rule.” Any leftover in the fridge needs to be thrown out after three days. So I freeze leftovers like spaghetti sauce within a day or so. As for the rest, no one should eat it. Nor should dogs or cats ever eat people food. If you want your pet to live a long and healthy life, research what they can safely eat. Don’t even trust commercial pet products, which are often based on grains your pet cannot tolerate.

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    rshive  4 months ago

    I’m told that a certain amount of heat will kill that colored stuff on top of the casserole.

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    chmsam  4 months ago

    “I think it’s good for another few days. And we’ve only had the ‘stomach flu’ six times this year. Ya know, I wonder what causes that?”

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    asrialfeeple  4 months ago

    Does food poisoning mean anything to you, Ellie?

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    jpayne4040  4 months ago

    Farley just told you it’s no good!

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    Auntie Socialist  4 months ago

    Honey when your dog turns up his nose on something out of the fridge, you need to throw it away after double bagging it in biohazard bags.

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    stilwillc  4 months ago

    If no one has eaten the leftovers by the end of the 2nd day, it’s time to clear them out of the fridge. No one must like them well enough to finish them. I did make a mistake yesterday morning though when I gave our dog the leftover chicken from two days ago. Since he was home for lunch, he wanted that chicken. Rarely happens.

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    Our dog doesn’t like coffee – Just gave him a taste not a bowlful honest. Never tried wine but it is made out of grapes so guess I won’t.

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    summerdog  4 months ago

    My husband wouldn’t touch a casserole with a ten foot spoon. He hates his food mixed up…or even touching each other. Plain is the word at my house.

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    ajakimber425  4 months ago

    Actually, you might as well pitch it out, if you don’t know how long it was in the refrig.

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    tripwire45  4 months ago

    If the dog doesn’t want it, toss it out, El.

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    USN1977  4 months ago

    That was another strip where Elly was cleaning out the refrigerator

    Elly: This is no good….God only knows how long this has been here…P.U., that one smells like Michael’s room!

    Elly puts everything into garbage bag

    Elly: Even though this food is rancid, spoiled, and moldy, I still feel guilty about throwing it out…

    Elly disposes of trash bag

    Elly{talking to herself}: …my mother would have made it into a casserole.

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Yeah, dogs can do that. So excited about getting whatever I am eating, but when I let them have a bite they get all picky and refuse to eat it. Of course they come back over and want more of what I am eating again. I don’t get it.

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    flagmichael  4 months ago

    No “baby bump” yet. I wonder how long it will be before Elly’s profile is different on Sundays from the weekday strips.

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    kodj kodjin Premium Member 4 months ago

    My rule is; if you retrieve the Tupperware bowl from the back of the bottom shelf in the ‘fridge and you can’t identify what the gray-green fuzzy substance inside,it’s probably time to throw it out!

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    Dragoncat  4 months ago

    Poor Farley… He would love to be able to eat people food, only to find out that, like most people, he doesn’t like it either.

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    MagOctopus  4 months ago

    My boyfriend is such a good cook we rarely have leftovers but when we do they get repurposed at once. We are also serious composters. Now if we could just afford a place with a garden!

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    Jan C  4 months ago

    I don’t like to eat the same thing two days in a row, so I give the leftovers at least 2 days before I throw them out. We’ve gotten much better about eating leftovers in the past couple of years, though.

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    howtheduck  4 months ago

    This gives us a good feeling about why the Pattersons wanted the Enjos to get that casserole.

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    Night-Gaunt49  4 months ago

    Let him sniff it in the dish before deciding.

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    Duster Freebottom Premium Member 4 months ago

    For those who object to Elly’s actions, please suggest an alternate ending that would still be humorous.

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    fix-n-fly  4 months ago

    If the dog won’t eat it, what makes you think your family will?

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    jusy.catlett.zoli  3 months ago

    I know this is a strip with a humorous ending, and that’s good, but in real life, if the food it’s not good anymore to be eaten by people, it isn’t good for your dog, too. Let the appropriate garbage can have it. :)

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