For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for May 10, 2021

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    Храм С.О.Д. (Templo S.U.D. ucraniano)  about 1 year ago

    uh… yeah

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    Enter.Name.Here  about 1 year ago

    Some actually are, judging by the perceived intelligence of some of the fools in the news.

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    JD'Huntsville'AL  about 1 year ago

    So is Geo pronounced GEE-oh or Joe?

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    jimchronister2016  about 1 year ago

    With that type of neighbor, the dog is always more intelligent!

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    charliefarmrhere  about 1 year ago

    Maybe Ted & Sally Forth live on the other side of the people with the constantly barking dog.

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    Baarorso  about 1 year ago

    Takes one to know one, I guess.:/

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    Johnnyrico  about 1 year ago

    Good Lord… What a bunch of pigs…

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    jmworacle  about 1 year ago

    Betcha the dog has better manners.

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    littlejohn Premium Member about 1 year ago

    So maybe they have so ticks and are waiting to be ticked-off?

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    wilhemenacooker  about 1 year ago

    that’s what i did… had a next-door neighbor with a pair of dogs who would bark at anyone coming out on our back deck… my ex- would scream at them and got into verbal altercations with the neighbors… after that relationship was over, i would go over to the fence with treats – the dogs barked at first, but then over time they would wag their tails and whine whenever i came out on the back deck

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    bookworm0812  about 1 year ago

    I didn’t know Elly’s brother had a ponytail.

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    Jeffin Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Dadism: To train a dog, you have to start out knowing more than the dog.

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    brick10  about 1 year ago

    I find that to be true, more often than not.

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    trainnut1956  about 1 year ago

    Is Geo short for Geode, the rock who is the navigator on the spaceship “Vessel” in Disney Star Wars High Republic? High Republic is right. You have to be high to come up with “ideas” like that…

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    howtheduck  about 1 year ago

    If I were Elly, I would not accept this lame excuse from my brother. If you have had a baby as Elly has and your brother lives in the same town, as Phil does, then you should have had a visit BEFORE the baby has turned a year old.

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    Linguist  about 1 year ago

    A dog, horse, or kid … you’ve gotta be smarter than the beast to train it!

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    DavidHewlett  about 1 year ago

    What is going on today ? This is second ‘strip’ where all I have is a ’grey square ! ! !

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    Olddog04  about 1 year ago

    Most dogs are smarter than their owners

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    Plods with ...™ Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I’ve known a lot of “owners” like that. “Repossessed” a couple of adoptions because of it.

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    drycurt  about 1 year ago

    I got a buncha cheap but tasty dog treats to stuff through the fence gaps so the next door dog wouldn’t bark at me. She did bark all day at everyone/everything else every day, though. Blessed silence when she died.

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    samfran6-0  about 1 year ago

    I never understood why a dog owner leaves their pet outside alone and don’t notice that it is barking all night. How can they not hear it? I had only one dog in my life and he was never left outside alone. He was a 90# Pit-Lab and a great comfort to me after my hubby passed. Maybe I spoiled him but, I treated him like a family member. When he was in the back yard, so was I. In the front, so was I. Miss him.

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    Jan C  about 1 year ago

    Last Saturday one of our neighbors left their small dog on their balcony while they left for the day. I actually heard the owner tell the dog that they would be right back. That dog howled and barked the entire time they were gone, several hours.

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    Nicole™ (vaxxed & boosted)  Premium Member about 1 year ago

    If the dog starts telling you he’s a 2,000-year-old demon, run…don’t walk away. (Son of Sam reference)

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    summerdog  about 1 year ago

    Phil has his Dad’s chin, alright.

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    M M  about 1 year ago

    Georgia wasn’t invited to dinner?

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    Ukko wilko  about 1 year ago

    I’ve got a neighbor like that. My old dog is a lot more intelligent. Good part though, neither one barks.

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    hagarthehorrible  about 1 year ago

    Yes, some dogs may be more smarter than the owners.

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    howtheduck  about 1 year ago

    This is first time it is mentioned that Phil’s profession has changed to be a teacher instead of being a nightclub jazz entertainer. The real-life Phil, Lynn Johnston’s brother Alan, had been a teacher as early as 1985.

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    rebelstrike0  about 1 year ago

    So Phil, when are you and Georgia going to give John and Elly some nieces and nephews?

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    ScretWitch  about 1 year ago

    Poor dog.

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    AlfredJr.Hall  about 1 year ago

    Maybe the neighbor’s dog is lonesome sometimes. To entertain him/herself they bsrk sing or howl all day from displeasure.

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    Jabroniville Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Stuff like this is why a lot of people hate dogs. People consider it morally abhorrent to dislike dogs, but a LOT of owners just let them bark all day and all night like this, and it drives their neighbors insane.

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    summerdog  about 1 year ago

    Don’t you love Phil’s insect antenna in the first panel? Goes well with his weird chin and ponytail ; )

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