thank you…

I’m beginning the second full day without my dog…

… and it sucks. It really sucks.

Lucy’s presence is evident in nearly all aspects of my life. And… nearly all aspects of my work.

February will mark the 17th year of my doing the strip.  Of those 17, Lucy has been part of 11… Making her debut in the strip on September 20, 2008.

I fudged reality just a bit with this… when Lez rescued her from the Humane Society, they named her Dixie.  I was the one who chose Lucy. I just liked the name.

From that first meeting, I probably screamed, muttered, growled and said the word “Lucy” several thousands of times.

I always told Lez that when Lucy passes, I will not be well. At. All.  Just like Lez when she lost her collie Lady. It’s harder than losing a human family member.  I know that seems cruel but it is… and I cannot explain why.

Over the next week or so, I’ll be posting work that are a kind of “Lucy’s Greatest Hits”.  Strips, drawings, etc.  I’m never going to be the same… that could be good or bad.

Thank you for coming along with me while I work through this.

The “Goodbye Lucy” strips will begin on the week of January 21.



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the next two weeks…


Over the next two weeks, the comic strips will not be so comic.  We lost Izzy.  And while she wasn’t a character I used that much in the strip, she was a character in our everyday home lives.  Losing two animals in little over a month is not easy.  I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone.  I felt the need to take this first strip and give some explanation of what’s going to happen. There are a lot of readers out there that don’t get their daily Bob through this website – so just posting to this blog wouldn’t help them.

I realize that life stinks sometimes… and the things we have to endure, especially when it comes to loss, stink. I thought it necessary to explain the next series out of respect to the reader.

I want to be clear.  I HATE doing sad strips.  But life throws you a  loss… and you have to deal with it in a way that gets you through.

We’ll get back to the funny after we get through the not so funny. Thanks!

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