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Pickles by Brian Crane for October 12, 2021

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    RodeoBoy  3 months ago

    Oh, the priceless innocence and simple faith of a child…

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    hariseldon59  3 months ago

    Except when people train them to be vicious.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  3 months ago

    Very nice, Nelson.

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    Concretionist  3 months ago

    Generally true. Though I’ve known a few…

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    Wilde Bill  3 months ago

    We had a vicious little poodle. No wonder the darned thing lived so long.

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    californiamonty  3 months ago

    I’m sure I’ve seen or heard Nelson’s line before.

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    profbob  3 months ago

    Roscoe in panel 4 appears to agree with Nelson’s opinion.

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    Olddog04  3 months ago

    My dog is asleep on the couch beside me as I read this. He’s a nice dog, but don’t mess with my kids. He will get ugly quick.

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    Pgalden1 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Solid thinking Nelson.

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    jmworacle  3 months ago

    That’s one way of looking at it.

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    kelloggs2066  3 months ago

    It’s sad having to say Goodbye to a Good Dog.

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    sandpiper  3 months ago

    A wise child.

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    PDXCubbie  3 months ago

    Well said, Nelson! Well said….

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    juicebruce  3 months ago

    Roscoe is thinking that’s nice. Now how about a nice belly rub !

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    Well said Nelson, I totally agree!

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    “All dogs go to heaven”

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    dadoctah  3 months ago

    And he didn’t have to sit under a bo tree until his legs fell off to reach that conclusion, either.

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    seamusrmacdonald  3 months ago

    Dogs, sadly, are NOT all nice. Most are though.

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    dlkrueger33  3 months ago

    I guess cats aren’t nice. They are given 9 lives to get it right. LOL

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    duggersd Premium Member 3 months ago

    Why is it dogs don’t get to live too long but still have to die old? —Bojangles

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    bittenbyknittin  3 months ago

    No. No they don’t already know how to be good. It takes training. Some people don’t realize that, which is why dogs end up at the shelter. Dogs do know how to love unconditionally, though.

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    jagedlo  3 months ago

    And the look on Roscoe’s face and his tail wag is his version of saying “Amen”…

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    hardwickd  3 months ago

    Well said!

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    WaitingMan  3 months ago

    Nelson never met Zelda, my parent’s dog. The bitch was pure evil.

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    Thechildinme  3 months ago

    Many rescue dogs (and cats) have lived through unimaginable cruelty and survived physically, but a learned fear and distrust of humans often keep them in “survival mode,” preventing them from being a fun companion.

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    rich5021  3 months ago

    If anyone reading this strip hasn’t already seen the movie, A Dog’s Purpose, they need to watch it. I’m more of a cat person, but I like dogs too. It’s a great movie.

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    walstib  3 months ago

    Doggone it!

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    wongo  3 months ago

    I agree.

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    ANIMAL  3 months ago

    “Good” boy…….

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    jslabotnik  3 months ago

    Giant Tortoises must start out really bad, or are really slow learners

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    The Old Wolf  3 months ago

    This is an old story, but it’s nice to see it echoed here.

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    jeanie5448  3 months ago

    Out of the mouth of babes

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    Zebrastripes  3 months ago

    Awww! Trying to reason ….

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    EuroHomer  3 months ago

    Saw something similar recently on FB, but it referred to learning how to love

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    IshkaBibel1  3 months ago

    Ah, good old fashioned sappy drivel. “sniff”

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    DawnQuinn1  3 months ago

    Out of the mouths of babes. Nelson spoke the truth.

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    prrdh  3 months ago

    Reminds me of an old Paladin episode where Paladin quoted the tsar to the effect that the good die young that they may not fall into error, but the evil live on that they may repent.

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    rickmac1937 Premium Member 3 months ago

    Looks like Nelson got it right

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    swanridge  3 months ago

    People know how to be good, its just that half of them choose not to on a continual basis.

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    KEA  3 months ago

    wouldn’t have to say goodbye if you never said hello

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    Femi Aminat  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Rainbow Bridge Reunion…

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    DondiDoo  3 months ago

    May you outlive many dogs

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    Cozmik Cowboy  3 months ago

    That might explain why my dad’s still going at 90…………

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    kab2rb  3 months ago

    Dogs could live to be nice, the owner is the one who works with them to teach them bad. We had 3 Goldens and my daughter gives them Moringa to help fight cancer the oldest male is 11 years old and Moringa made him more lively.

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    writerofstories Premium Member 3 months ago

    This strip is most often funny and light-weight – but I love how the cartoonist sometimes slips in some sweet stuff like this!

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    ArtisticArtemis  3 months ago

    …and cats usually live longer than dogs because they’re mischievous!

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    >^..^<

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    ArtisticArtemis  3 months ago

    Update: my sweet kitty voluntarily walked about 12 feet to get by the side of the bed and patiently waited for me to lift her up on it, and she drank some water!

    Pain medication and corticosteroid injection helped?

    I’m crossing my fingers and lighting a metaphorical candle…

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    BryanWoolman Premium Member 3 months ago

    Best of the best.

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    BJIllistrated Premium Member 3 months ago

    This guy here in my avatar was just diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease which is fatal. He’s been a wonderful companion and will be sorely missed. This is the last one in a long line just like Grandpa is teaching Nelson about. God willing I will have another before it’s my time to join them all. At least that’s what I hope for.

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    Ginny Premium Member 3 months ago

    As the saying goes – “only the good die young”.

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    Malcome1  3 months ago

    Sorry, not all dogs. Like people, some are just not wired the same.

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    Darth Stevious  3 months ago

    I don’t like dogs but that got even me in the feels

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    wbbh Premium Member 3 months ago

    “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” ― Will Rogers

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    Back to Big Mike  3 months ago

    Inspired words, Nelson.

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    David Huie Green-ToChargeForTruthIsToPayForLies  3 months ago

    Then why am I still here??

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    w16521  3 months ago

    Roscoe really likes the compliment.

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    freshmeet2030  3 months ago

    … but “only the good die young.” — billy joel

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 3 months ago

    Yes, Nelson. This is exactly right.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 3 months ago

    Amen Nelson

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    ragsarooni Premium Member 3 months ago

    Out of the mouths of babes…..

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    pbr50138  3 months ago

    Dogs are born good. It’s the owners that turn into bad.

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