Updated on 16 October, 2021
There's one thing that all great comic strip artists have in common, and that is that they always pull out a good mutt comic strip. You know the type, with the cat that's slowly turning into the "perfect pet", only to get flipped over and spend the next few panels ripping the face off of its new owner. This is something that we all identify with, and it's funny whenever the mutt gets turned into a nightmare before you finally decide to give the poor creature its comeuppance at the end of the strip. Here are some of my favorite strips that I've picked up over the years.
Peanuts: In this classicanuts strip, Charlie is suffering from separation anxiety and decides he needs to be left alone in the house. The family dog, Chunk, who wants to be just like his master, decides to accompany him instead. Naturally, the family fights and Charlie eventually wins, but not before Chunk claws Charlie's face open with his teeth. The entire storyline takes place in the Shower Room, which is the same location where Charlie and Chunk share a comical series throughout the rest of the series.
Superman: In this Sunday strip, Superman tries to cheer up a girl by asking her to help him find her lost pooch, Buddy. The girl ignores him and walks out, but then an injured puppy jumps out from behind her and starts walking towards Superman. The two animals bond together, and Superman tells the girl that he'll give her the dog later on. Afterward, the homeless pooch naps in the window for several hours, until he falls asleep on Superman's lap.
Dog Poop Special: This strip features an adorable baby mutt named Poop. When told that his name was poop, the happy pooch promptly goes around scooping poop on everybody's clothes. The rest of the story involves the owner trying to train Poop to stop doing this, and when he finally realizes he doesn't want to hurt other people's feelings, he quits his job as a pooper scooper. Afterward, he goes to live at the local animal shelter.
Bonking Sunday Strip: One storyline from the popular Sunday strip involves the titular blondie Bonking. After meeting Mr. Right, she goes on a date with him, but soon gets bored and decides to bonk him instead. To her dismay, she finds herself getting more tired every time she bonks someone. Bonking ends up staying at the pet boutique one day, where a blondie named Sparky gives her a tour. Soon, Bonking finds out that she is related to Sparky, and she decides to tell him about her relationship with Mr. Right.
Animal Rights: The second Monday of each month, the cover of the Animal Rights Daily Comic Strip features a different celebrity who is being abused. The cover of the latest strip features Governor Gary Miron, who was arrested for attempting to rescue an abused dog. On the second page, it shows Miron freeing the dog from the animal shelters. Although some may think that the Governor is in a comical situation, it is actually a good thing that he is standing up for the poor animals that he encounter on a daily basis.
The Mammoth Cat: This particular strip features the story of a human companion. The human is slowly losing his or her memory and gradually becoming a vegetable due to the effects of old age. He or she endures a difficult time remembering what the words 'Mum' and'Dad' are.
The Mammoth Cat and the Bobcat: The third strip from the strip's archive features two of the three major characters from the strip. The first is a human female named Beth who has a crush on Bob. After a brief introduction, it shows us that Beth has developed a bonking ground-dweller, which causes her to hallucinate. In one of the scenes from the strip, we see Bob vomiting after discovering that his memory is slowly being erased. This provides evidence that the mutts suffer the same fate. The other human in the strip is named Beth and has a crush on Bob.