Rudy Park by Darrin Bell and Theron Heir for January 17, 2011
Boy says, "Hey barkeep, double hot chocolate, double whipped cream." Rudy says, "Sure. Everything okay?" Boy says, "It's our family cat. Her body stopped working." Rudy says, "I don't understand. Her body stopped working?" Boy says, "She died. But my parents are afraid to use that word with me, so they keep coming up with the strangest explanations." Boy says, "At one point, they told me she went to Wichita and wasn't coming back." Rudy says, "I'm lost. Isn't airport travel terrible these days?"