Regarding the comments about the 1950's and 1960's, everyone thinks the "good old days" were better and that the younger generation is bound for perdition. And the world continues to turn. That said, things were more orderly and predictable then. I remember being able to get on a plane without being scanned or searched as late at 1969. You just showed them your ticket and they let you on the plane. A lot has changed. Some changes are good, some not.
John, Scottsdale, AZAfter reading today's (July 12) strip, I cannot help thinking about poor Farley, alone in the kennel, wondering whether he will ever see anyone again. A dog "in the way" on a farm? Only the hypersensitive Elly would think so.
John, Scottsdale, AZI'm totally disgusted by todays strip. "They're only barn cats"? Really? No animal should be treated as "disposable". How totally ignorant.
MattieAh, yes. Barn cats. Lovely to look at but since they're feral, not really approachable. Sort of a bad idea to expose children to them. It's down there with getting emotionally attached to what's going to end up on a plate soon.
Paul Jones, Saint John, New BrunswickIn response to Mattie, I would say that Laura's comment about the kittens being "only barn cats" was not treating them as disposable. She was making the distinction between a house pet and an animal that lives in the barn and does a very important job. Without barn cats, mice would overrun the feed bins. The use of the word "only" doesn't necessarily mean inferior. It can also mean "not what you (as city kids) expected".
Jan C, Henderson, NV