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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7 Replies to “the next two weeks…”

  1. I’m here for the real, funny or not, it’s your take on the world that keeps me reading. Sorry for your loss man, been there, it hurts.

  2. I’m sorry for your loss. (One of my cats isn’t feeling very well right now either and it is worrying me to death) Still, I like sad strips. It brings a gravitas to the series. As a writer, I understand the need for pathos to make a story whole.

  3. Very sorry to read about both of your loses. You add a “real” that most comic strips don’t add and that is what sets you apart from the rest.

  4. I too just lost two within weeks of each other. The last animal has been in mourning since it happened, and that just adds so much more heartbreak. I’m so sorry for your loss, I empathize completely, and hope we all find ways to channel this loss into…something. I don’t know, I’m not being terribly eloquent, because I’m trying not to be weepy. I’m sorry man. We hold them in our hearts forever. It’s all we can do.

  5. Frank, Lezley and the whole family (yes… even you Bob…) ; It’s so heartbreaking to lose a human family member, but when it’s a beloved four legged fur baby that has even more limited time with us is down right devastating. Through the many years I’ve been a cat and dog owner, I’ve had my share of love and loss with fur babies. It’s a pain to the heart that only a true animal lover will ever understand. I had one person, after the death of my beloved “La La” tell me “it was just a cat… get over it…”…. wait WHAT?! Get over it? She crossed the Rainbow Bridge back in 2003, and to this day, I still haven’t “gotten over it”. My heart was aching with the news of the passing of my cat “Billy Boy” when I heard that your Izzy had also passed. I do know one thing, they crossed together, with your “Tommy” leading the way. Always remember, once their paw touches your skin, they will always be in your heart.

  6. Others here have said what I think, only better than I would have done.

    God bless and grant you peace.

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