Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for July 09, 2012

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    Sherlock Watson  almost 10 years ago

    It’s the moment everybody knew was coming. Feels like there should be a fanfare.

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    Sisyphos  almost 10 years ago

    Okay—for the sake of argument, let’s say you’re not the father, Li’l Guard Duck! But I’ll bet you get the responsibility, at least for a while!

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    He can be Li’l Li’l Guard Duck.

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    SusanSunshine Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Bmonk from yesterday….that was sweet.Some would say crazy, but sweet.

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    orinoco womble  almost 10 years ago

    Looks like LGD was a real goose.

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    dataweaver  almost 10 years ago

    D’oh! How did I not see that one coming???

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    knight1192a  almost 10 years ago

    Well either Guard Duck knows he’s not the father but figures Pig thinks he is the father or he got drunk and doesn’t want to admit to it. But then he may have turned to someone for a recent one night affair after seeing an Aflac commercial. Maura did break his heart, but supposedly he got over her. Course those Aflac commercials don’t help very much as she left him to become the Aflac spokesduck. She did return briefly, but left again.

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    cartoon critic 2544  almost 10 years ago

    FINALLY! You made a funny, Pastis.

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    meowgirl  almost 10 years ago

    I wonder when Lil Guard Duck will show “lil, lil duck” how to launch a grenade? Or maybe he will start slow with a blow torch or something!!!

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    Squoop Premium Member almost 10 years ago

    Well isn’t this just ducky.

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    finale  almost 10 years ago

    He was home on Leave and quacked up a bit.

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    Number Three  almost 10 years ago

    That is so cute.

    I would look after that little duck!

    LOL xxx

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    dianecliff  almost 10 years ago

    Since ducks lay eggs in clutches if Lil’ Guard Duck is the father, he’s the father of the rest of them too.

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    tigre1  almost 10 years ago

    OK, we begin with Quack Fu…

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    DL  almost 10 years ago

    Well you gotta admit, there is a resemblance…

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    CaffeinatedBovinae   almost 10 years ago

    I always find the strips amusing but I think this may be the first, or at least the first in a long time, that has really made me actually laugh out loud.

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    bmonk  almost 10 years ago

    Now we know who will guard the little guard duck?

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    tigre1  almost 10 years ago

    Cry “Quack!” and loose the Ducks of War!" Now he’s got an apprentice…this should be GOOOOOD. Feathers will fly.

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    Popeyesforearm  almost 10 years ago

    He was on guard duty that night, I swear.

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    Fan o’ Lio.  almost 10 years ago

    Cybil from Lio and Guard Duck should join forces. They would be unstoppable.

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    Gokie5  almost 10 years ago

    No one’s pointed out that neither parent (if Lil Guard Duck is his parent) seems to have much feeling toward Lil Lil Guard Duck. He’s getting a baaaad start.

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    clebs  almost 10 years ago

    The father is the Rat!

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    BenjaminSilversten  over 2 years ago

    there goes the “flashback” theory

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    kf6rro  over 2 years ago

    I just realized that Guard Duck is smoking his cigarette through his chin… Did he get a tracheostomy because he smokes or something?

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    nick.d  about 2 years ago

    i just noticed guard duck’s mouth is just a single bill and the bottom “jaw” is a cigar

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    Rat from PBS  6 months ago

    for some reason, removing the final panel of this strip would make the strip heartbreaking.

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