It is with great sorrow to see the impending death of Farley. His death is but a fact of life in this comic strip. The only problem is that Farley never sired his replacement because he was nutered.
AKdogman - Anchorage AlaskaI have a quick opinion on today's strip-- I don't think kids should be taught about religion until they are older. When kids are little they will listen to anything an adult says. As a result we have very bright kids praying to a somewhat ambiguous being over their pets. People just think "Awww what a good little child!" and not "Hmm... Maybe I've been making his/her choices for him/her." Kids should allowed to grow up and get an education before deciding whether to believe in a being logic dictates does not exist.
Tom F.You are WAY Too hard on yourself--we all have days when we dislike the reflection we see in the mirror. You made a good point: if her husband considered himself perfect and did give his opinions based on that, he would be unbearable to live with simply because our fleeting self doubts would be confirmed by someone we ought to trust.
Bev in BCLynn, I like Sunday's column. Her husband DOES like her just the way she is. It is uplifting!! The final panel is why we call it the funny papers--you weren't writing a marriage relationship column. Give yourself a break. In reality we all know where we stand physically in relation to other people and how our mates rate--but usually the outside is only a part of why we fall in love--it's mostly our personalities that make the match.
Melanie in IndianapolisRegarding Sunday's strip and John's final comment to Elly about her self-image. I got from it exactly what you stated in your comment that you meant. He admitted to her that he is not perfect. I guess what I'm trying to say is that many of us have come to know your thought processes pretty well from the daily comments, and are less critical than readers in the past may have been.
Jan C, Henderson, NVRE: 9/16 Really, I know Lynn has retired and the strips are reruns; however, I am truly tired of the way John puts down Elly in these early strips. If he were my husband, he'd get more than a long-suffering grimace. Can't you run more evolved strips?
Jacqueline MawhinneyAKDogMan - Farley was never neutered. Edgar was his offspring, the result of him escaping from the yard once again.
Stephanie, BaltimoreSometimes life is better, And sometimes it is worse, If you live your life richly, Or with empty purse. The Patterson's are like, Our own lives it is true, They grew along with us, Solving problems, it's true! Dear Lynn is our friend, we all wish she was near, For we all do love her, And hold her so dear.