Day 24: The End Of The Line
CHIP: Congratulations Buster on surviving this Advent calendar!
FUZZYWIG: “Surviving” being a relative term, of course.
SNUGGLE: Dude! You’re a real badass to take all that punishment and always come back for more!
MITZI: Totally!!! You’re, like, a perspiration to us all!!!
BUSTER: Aw, shucks! It’s all in a day’s work.
CHIP: On behalf of everyone here at The Nest, Buster, we want to honor you with this award!
TROLL: Careful! I just put a brand new coat of lead paint on that thing after I stole it from the bowling alley!
CHIP: Buster, today marks the seventh anniversary of Evil Squirrel’s Nest… and your constantly getting killed in stupid ways has been one of this blog’s most enduring gags.
RAINY: You mean like the perpetual drought on this godforsaken Shelf?
FUZZYWIG: We’re glad that you were able to cross over from the comic strips to provide Shelf Critter Theatre with one more pathetic way to get cheap laughs out of our audience. We’d probably all be sitting in the bargain bin down at Goodwill now if it weren’t for you.
BUSTER: (Blushing) Gee, guys. I…. I don’t know what to say!!!
SNUGGLE: Nothing, dude!!! You’ve earned it!
MITZI: In a show of our, like, gravitude, we’re totally not going to kill you today!
ALL: (Singing…. off key, of course)
For he’s a jolly good possum!
For he’s a jolly good possum!
For he’s a jolly good possummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Which nobody can deny!
BUSTER: (Fighting back crocodile tears) This is…. the happiest day…. of my entire…..
CHIP: Ummmmm….. was this in the script?
FUZZYWIG: I don’t know… I think I smoked my copy of it.
CHIP: (Feeling for a pulse) He actually died!
FUZZYWIG: No shit?
TROLL: Well, since Buster won’t be needing this trophy anymore, I’ll see if I can hock it for enough to get some “liquid breakfast”…
CHIP: So on a day Buster wasn’t supposed to get killed, he ends up dying of natural causes! Isn’t it ironic?
FUZZYWIG: Don’t you think?
NEEDS MORE BLOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CHIP: Jesus, Zeeba! He was already dead!
ZEEBA: No blood, no death! Zeeba’s rules!!!
MITZI: That’s Mitzi’s baby grrl!!!!!!!!!!!
On behalf of myself and all of the critters (living and dead) at The Nest…. have a Merry Christmas!!!
Poor Buster – he survives all that indignity only to croak in the end. Well, perhaps the anniversary of the Nest is a good day to go and leave it to Zeeba to insist on one final bloodbath. What fun (except for Buster of course) the Advent Calendar has been. We wish all of you (living, dead or somewhere in the Twilight Zone) a VERY Merry Christmas! Looking forward to another year of “NESTINESS” from you…..Tuesday Teasers wouldn’t be the same without you…….
Holiday Hugs, Pam (and Teddy too)
All of that dying takes its toll on you after a while… it should have been no surprise Buster would get stressed out and keel over on his own. I’m sure a lot of people have referred to my humor as something close to “Nestiness” before! Merry Christmas, and I’ll be sure to drop by for my usual Teaser contribution tomorrow…. just as long as the holiday dinner isn’t being served by You Know Who! (Or contains any bird parts other than turkey)
Miss D has a big surprise………………(no – not stuffed possum!)
Merry Christmas ES and the rest of the Nest.
Thank you and Merry Christmas to you Jaded. Thanks for being a part of my little slice of heaven here for the past seven years!
RIP Buster. May all the critters (the good, the bad, the naughty) have a joyous and happy howliday. Fleas Navidog!
Ha! It’s been Fleas Navidog around here for much of the past few months. Maybe not so much now that it’s gotten really cold… but perhaps Buster got bitten to death. Merry Christmas to you and the ninjas and knuckleheads!
Right back atcha 🎄🎅🏼❄️
Zeeba is fast becoming my fave. I feel we have much in common. Do you, um, have, um, her phone number…?
I think it’s written on the bathroom wall in red….. um…. I’m not sure if that’s lipstick or not. Perhaps you can get her a gift for her first birthday next week. I’m sure she could use a new hatchet…
Poor Buster. At least he got to experience a few minutes of appreciation and gravitude before he croaked.
It’s too bad that even when he’s already dead Zeeba has to kill him again. I’m a bit worried Mitzi seems so accepting of her behavior…