A bad month has gotten even worse for me this week. Ody began having a series of problems on Sunday night that has now cascaded into his second hospitalization this week and a very murky prognosis. I’ll spare you the gory details, but this has been a horrible adventure the past few days… and just two weeks after I lost Biskit. I could also complain about the utterly outrageous costs of the animal hospital I was referred to by default this morning (More than I’ve spent at my regular vet in the past 10 years), but that would seem tacky in light of the situation.
And now that I have some time, I’m going to give Melanie and Roger’s Share Your World questions for this week my normal college try and see if my sense of humor is still intact through all of this chaos…
One of my favorite gifts that Harry Potter received came from the Weasley Twins; and was “Mrs. Mooney’s Marauder’s Map”. This magical document showed every classroom, hallway and secret corner in all of Hogwarts. It also showed you the location- by name- of every person in Hogwarts. If you had such a magical map of your town, what would you use it for?
When was the last time you made a snowball? Were in a snowball fight?
MITZI: Lookie!!! Mitzi, like, totally made a snowball just now!!!
I don’t know how you accomplished that, Mitzi, given that it’s August.
MITZI: Mitzi can, like, make snowballs anytime of the year when she uses her mouf!!!
Your mouf…. uh, mouth!?!?
MITZI: Yeppers! Shadow’s, like, totally not having a strange feeling inside of his Pokeyballs anymore!!!
SCRATCHY: (Doing her best Yakko Warner impersonation) Good night everybody!!!!
Many cultures set great value in each child of the family having godparents. Did you have godparents? Are you a godparent yourself?
I have no idea. My Mom’s side of the family was Catholic, and I’ve been told I was Baptized (A lot of good that did)… but I’m clueless about whether or not I have godparents. My parents both emerged from religious families as heathens…
You have found a secret tunnel under your house. Where does it go?
I’ll have to ask my plumbers who dug it 8 months ago…
Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?
According to our American school system, neither is anywhere near as important as rote memorization. And even that isn’t really important anymore since we all have access to Google.
How important is play in living a healthy and fulfilling life?
Playing games has all kinds of healthy benefits! See for yourself!
Is happiness just chemicals flowing through your brain or something more?
In a purely scientific nature, everything we experience, including consciousness itself, is just chemicals running through the brain. May as well add some more to the mix…
The gratitude section is out for this week, so let’s look back at some more of my old comics again since you all miss them so much. I’m very much in a stress-releasing possum-killing mood, and Buster’s propensity for sudden and unusual deaths precedes Shelf Critter Theatre and can be found in many of my old strips! Let’s look back on some of the best of Buster’s comical expirations…