Dogs in comic strips always grab my attention, especially when the dog is best friends with a human. My favorite human-dog duo is Red and Rover. Not only do they go on space adventures together, you can tell that they are best friends. After learning about some of the other human-dog duos, I wanted to see which comic my dogs and I best reflect.
I have been taking care of my dogs, Gus and Gomer, while my parents are on vacation. Before this one-on-one time with them, I thought we were best friends. After spending a week alone with them, I think they are out to get me.
Just in the past week, a loaf of bread has gone missing from my kitchen counter. There has been a squirrel casualty in the backyard. The garbage has been gotten into … twice. And they have barked at anything that moved outside.
All that I ask is for my dogs and I to get along instead of them treating me like I’m a stranger in THEIR house. Why can’t we just sit in a box together and go to outer space? Or sit on the couch and discuss the news?
I now understand the types of relationships my dogs and I share. I have a Marmaduke and a Garfield. Gus is constantly getting in the trash and trying to escape out the front door, and it’s a given that Gomer is part feline. He gives me the side-eye from across the room and I can almost see the thought bubble above his head, filled with snarky remarks.
Although my dogs and I may not have a partner-in-crime Red and Rover-type relationship, we somehow are making it work. Which comic do you think best represents you and your pet? Comment below!