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Red and Rover by Brian Basset for February 05, 2014

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    rentier  about 6 years ago

    That’s realy a reason to be concerned!

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member about 6 years ago

    :’(

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    arye uygur  about 6 years ago

    That’s what my comment several weeks ago was about. It is sad.

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    AshburnStadium  about 6 years ago

    This is the first time that I can recall seeing Red’s parents. His dad looks a lot like Darrin Stephens with glasses!I have said on several occasions that Red will lose Rover when he’s a teenager.

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    Catfeet Premium Member about 6 years ago

    In the meantime, extra hugs and noogies for Rover.

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    Tom Moriarty Premium Member about 6 years ago

    That’s a sad thought.

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    sosebee3  about 6 years ago

    Paisley curtains, big hair, is this the sixties?

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    Barry1941  about 6 years ago

    No need to introduce reality into the strip. What the heck Snoopy is around 64 years old.

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    mymontana  about 6 years ago

    PLEASE KEEP THE LOVING RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RED & ROVER – THEY ARE A TREASURE

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    Yukoneric  about 6 years ago

    Our son’s dog lived 17 years…………….

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    virginiamuttly  about 6 years ago

    Have “NO” “Fear”,,,, Red and Rover will never age,,, No Rainbow Bridge for Rover,,,,,

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    scottie4851 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Not a real upper this morning . Sigh!

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    BBWolf128  about 6 years ago

    I do not want these allusions of reality. I know reality.Over my 50 years the names of my beloved friends would fill this box..I come here to remember, to remember the life.Not the end.

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    mpk94  about 6 years ago

    He better not be “leaving” !

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    Old Man River Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Unfortunately, that is always too soon.

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    shorthairshai  about 6 years ago

    My son lost his Boston Terrier that he had gotten when he was four this last spring . He is 17 now and I really think it was still one of the hardest things he will ever have to do. Was horrible to watch him go through. Yoyo wasn’t just a pet, he was his best friend. There is a part of me that still grieves for every pet I have ever lost.

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    mymontana  about 6 years ago

    THE BEAUTY OF THIS TENDER RELATIONSHIP IS THAT IT IS A MOMENT IN TIME – I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE DOING

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    mymontana  about 6 years ago

    THE JOY OF VIEWING RED & ROVER EACH MORNING TO SEE WHAT THEY ARE UP TO IS PRICELESS. TODAY’S IS DISASTROUS & UNNECESSARY.

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    Ermine Notyours  about 6 years ago

    I’ve noticed that Red has gotten a little older over the years. It was probably inevitable that Rover would do a Farley.

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    Strod  about 6 years ago

    A few months ago I made the same comment as Red’s dad in the first panel… and got pretty much shouted at things along the lines of “We don’t see all of Red’s life in the strip!” Well, there you have it.

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    gblakley  about 6 years ago

    Brian,Please tell us that today’s strip is NOT foreshadowing where you intend to go with Red and Rover…

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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Rover is am Angel.He will always be around.

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    doris sloan  about 6 years ago

    Red will never lose Rover. Period!

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    Comic Minister  about 6 years ago

    Great talk guys! Nice to see you both today!

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    flynbl9  about 6 years ago

    A year or so ago, I e-mailed Brian about “Nurse” Rover taking the best care of RED when he is sick but I had never ever seen Rover sick… a limp yes but not a cold, loss of appetite, etc.

    I would never ever want to see Rover/comic strip cross over to the bridge.

    I loss my pup to cancer. I look at Rover and see her. That smile, tail wag, that uncertainty and sense of adventure.

    Whoa, flood of tears :(…

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    cleokaya  about 6 years ago

    Today’s strip is a real jolt. Three years ago in April we adopted a 12 year old Schnauzer named Penny. In the past few months she has gone completely deaf and her eyesight is failing. We knew when we brought her home with us that our time with her was precious as is life with anyone we love. Nobody knows what tomorrow will bring so love each moment you have those friends and family that make your life special.

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    flynbl9  about 6 years ago

    In 2009, I believe it is 10/16, Brian had a comic of Red saying his prayers… “As Rover Lays himself down to sleep, I pray the Lord his soul to keep” and as Red is reciting that, Rover kisses him.

    I love this strip… such heart tuggers **
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    sarahbowl1  about 6 years ago

    Please don’t let sadness into Red & Rover! We all know the reality. Let us have uplifting thoughts every morning. On the upside, thank you Brian for your excellent strip.

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    As I have said before, dog is god spelled backwards.It is how he walks among us, evaluating and judging our actions.So, always be sure to treat others with kindness and respect, especially dogs.

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    Jkiss  about 6 years ago

    Good thing this is a comic strip and Red never has to grow up and lose Rover………right Brian?

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    sarahbowl1  about 6 years ago

    Well, I haven’t been following Red & Rover very long but I do remember a little neighbor boy a couple of months ago appearing in the strip.

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    Gretchen's Mom  about 6 years ago

    You can’t have a comic strip called “Red and Rover” without Rover!

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    ILOVEHOBBESSOMUCH  about 6 years ago

    IS ROVER GOING TO DIE SOON?! I can’t take it… i just can’t.

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    Stephen Gilberg  about 6 years ago

    Does he have ANY friends other than Rover? Mom, you’d better make sure he has some practice with people skills before he REALLY needs them. Just buying a new dog won’t be enough.

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    Robert Stroud  about 6 years ago

    Just posted a blog column on this sorrow when we lost a border collie to a seizure disorder last month. We had adopted (rescued) her just six months earlier and weren’t successful in tracking down the right treatment for her ailment. The vet said it’s basically trial and error with meds. She was only two, but spent the part of her brief life in “dog heaven” taking long walks on in the forests of the Pacific Northwest.

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    ORMouseworks  about 6 years ago

    “A friend of mine had an Alsatian puppy…” Oh, how awful it must have been for your friend to lose her faithful companion after 10 years… Now they are together for forever…but, the sadness of their passing will always remain in her family’s’ and friends’ hearts. Try to remember the good times as much as you can… ;)

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    ghostdog1  about 6 years ago

    Brian Basset – do NOT go there!

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    Les Gray  about 6 years ago

    If you have ever lost a pet this brings tears to your eyes; please, may my great-great-grandchildren enjoy the two of them

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    TMO1 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    This is why it’s a good idea to get another dog when the first one is about 8 years old, so you won’t suddenly be “dogless” when the first dog dies. I wish I had done that. This coming Monday marks 15 years since my beloved Sheltie died; not a day goes by that I don’t think of him.

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    TMO1 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    That’s terribly sad. You’d hope a 20-year-old woman would think before throwing her life away over something that was pretty much inevitable from the day she received her puppy. I understand the emotional pain, as I’ve been through it myself, but a 20-year-old has too much to live for to throw her life away like that.

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I have seen Dad a few times in the strip as well as Mom, and Martin as well.

    BRIAN, WHAT IS THIS? TOO SAD! ROVER MUST NEVER GO AWAY! HE IS THE LIFE FORCE FOR US WHO HAVE LOST OUR BELOVED PETS, AND THOSE WHO STILL HAVE OUR BELOVED PETS!

    This strip is so joyful! Today’s was WAY TOO SAD!

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    Dry and Dusty Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I hope you aren’t ending the strip, are you, Brian?

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    jthurber  about 6 years ago

    Damn…it’s real dusty in here…

    I think Brian is just making a point about the relationship between them…

    But sad nonetheless…and good!

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    Emily2010  about 6 years ago

    I think the strip will end one day, but not with Rover dying! This is my favorite comic strip. I go here first thing in the morning :)

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    Julius Marold Premium Member about 6 years ago

    “Honey” (aka “Mom”) is wrong. When Rover is no longer around, Red will need someone who’s been a friend for a long time to help him get over the loss. Ask me how I know……

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    BRI-NO-MITE!! Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I won’t get another dog. I can’t go through that kind of grief ever again.

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    No need to back translate before spelling backwards.

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    lcgaunnac  about 6 years ago

    That is a cruel thing to say!

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    You worship God in your way and I will worship Him in mine…

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    Green Darkness  about 6 years ago

    But have you ever noticed that whenever someone says that so-and-so has ‘few friends,’ it nearly always implies that it’s barely a step removed from having no friends? I’ve never understood the notion that when it comes to friendship, you’re supposed to meet some mandatory minimum — which, curiously, no one ever specifies. But fall below this mythical mandatory minimum, and that supposedly is cause for concern, mainly by those whose dictum is ‘all people, all the time.’ But what they don’t grasp is that not everyone is wired that way. There are those for whom ‘few’ is more than enough. And there those for whom it would mean the world to find even one.

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    saflyer Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I have a fear based on this panel and the recent ones testing our knowledge of their relationship. What if Brian is planning to retire and ends the strip with a plot like the movie “My Dog Skip”. Don’t think I could handle Rover passing.

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