Thursday, November 1, 2018

Mary Worth 3001

"Yes, Mary, thank you for this. Now we're going to take another unexpected detour to the JCC Older Singles luncheon where I'm determined to find you a husband. You'll thank me later."


Anonymous said...

Ha haaaa, hilarious comment, Wanders!

Yes, Mary, thank you for lying to me and manipulating me. You're such a saint.

Meanwhile, Wilbur assuages his loneliness by adopting a python. What could go wrong?

-- Scottie McW.

RobC said...

Gretta doesn't look too excited to be leaving the no-kill shelter.

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled

"All's Well That Ends Smugly".

Unexpected detour new life!
Yes. Thank you.
Proud. Approve!
(Grateful you!)

KitKat said...

Wanders, that’s a scream! I Ike the way you think. Before they go to the luncheon, I hope they stop at Pup Boys, where Saul convinces Mary to buy the most expensive tires available, plus an outrageous extended warranty.

@Nance, what a fitting title to this kidnapping.

meg said...

Walking up to the entrance of the animal shelter, Mary and Saul are deep in conversation:

Mary, I need your advice. I don’t know what breed of dog to get. Bella was an adorable little Yorkie, but I think I should get something different, like a Great Dane, or a Pit Bull...maybe a dachshund.

Saul, get a long little doggie.

mr_darcy said...

Meg, they should have taken Greta around the block in Mary's car before finalizing the paperwork.
Drive a dachshund. Then decide.

LouiseF said...

Hmmm..."detour". Does this mean Mary still expects to go tire shopping with Wynter and Greta... They probably won't want that dog in the tire store, and she'll probably bark her head off (and maybe pee all over) in Mary's car. I'd really like to see this..

Chrissy said...

This whole storyline irritates me, and the timing is just perfect (sarcasm) because my husband and I had to have our beloved 13-year-old cat Princess put to sleep this past Monday (sniffle).

We're very sad about it, and have decided that, while we'd like to get another cat at some point in the future, for the foreseeable future, we just want to take our time and remember her.

If someone tried to force me to an animal shelter right now, or decided to surprise me with a cute kitten or puppy to "help me out," I think I'd probably need therapy!

Also, poor Greta -- did anyone think about the fact that she's basically the "rebound relationship"? And what if Saul decides to remake her in the image of Bella, like Jimmy Stewart did to Kim Novak in "Vertigo"? No matter how you look at it, she's in for a ruff time!!

Downpuppy said...

No leash or carrier?

Gonna be real fun at the tire store.

meg said...

This is Greta’s escape plan! If this were a jailbreak movie, Mary’s car would be the prison laundry cart.

Soon as the Oldsmobuick is stopped somewhere, Greta will be off in a flash. Yes, dachshunds can’t run very fast, but neither can Saul and Mary (cue Benny Hill music).

r u ok? said...

We'll see how thankful Saul is after Greta destroys his condo, barks incessantly, pees everywhere, and bites Toby and everyone else. But if that happens he'll just trade Greta in for another interchangeable dog at the animal shelter.

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Downpuppy I was thinking the same thing! The shelter usually supplies cardboard carriers for a nominal fee. I hope Greta has an “accident” or pukes in the car or both. Mary will then make a detour back to Animal Shelter.

Chrissy, I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my Michael eight months ago and this story has been irritating me as well. If some meddlesome biddy kidnapped me and got me another cat because they felt they were “helping” me they would get a baseball bat to the head.

Mary is really loathsome.

Sandi Ego said...

Sandi Ego said...
Has Karen Moy done an animal shelter story? Because it feels like that's where this whole mess is headed.
Either Myster Wynter adopts an adorable mutt or he volunteers at the shelter and meets a charming widow who also volunteers and is totally into salmon.

September 19, 2018 at 11:51 AM

So, this only took about 6 weeks. And so much happened during that time - the cemetary, harrassment, almost getting tires. Still not giving up on Saul volunteering at the shelter. We'll find out by Christmas.

KitKat said...

Is Pampered Pet bow tie headquarters? And does it sell tires?

In Awful Animal Shelter’s haste to move Greta, the fact that Greta hasn’t been spayed was omitted. Won’t Saul be surprised when Greta sneaks out for an assignation and later presents him with a bounty of puppies? Mary will be delighted to adopt one, I’m sure (ha!).

Trilkhai said...

Chrissy, sorry to hear you had to take that step. This storyline began the day after I had to have my 18-year-old Romeo put to sleep, so it's royally irritating to me as well. If someone attempted to repeatedly pressure me to adopt right now and proceeded to drive me to a shelter under false pretenses, my reaction would be family-unfriendly enough that they'd need therapy.

I really hope Moy is getting tons of hate mail over this one, or at the least that she has seen the comment threads it has produced.

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Poor Greta. From the way she looks in the second panel all she needs is a “help” sign in her paw (like Wile E. Coyote would hold).

Also when I saw the panel I thought of the Bugs Bunny cartoon (I’m in a childish mood today) where Bugs and Daffy meet the Abonibale snowman and he grabs Daffy and starts hugging him saying “I will hug him and squeeze him and call him George.”

I am glad Pet Palace welcomes pets. I wasn’t sure if they did or not. (How stupid can this strip be?)

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Sorry I meant “Pampered Pet”. (It’s still a stupid sign.)

Carlye said...

Why does Greta look so longingly back at the shelter? As a friend of mine says, "Look to where you want to go."

Yahoonski said...

I want to thank everyone for the belly laffs yesterday and again today, by which I mean no disrespect to those of you who shared recent losses - I've been there many times myself. I was superstitious about Nance's (brilliant) title, because it suggested we'd reached the end of the story, when deep down we all knew better, and here we are today, still immersed in the thankathon. I do need to ask Regina about that "baseball bat to the head" business: are you related to Manny Machado? (Actually that looked like an accident with Manny. Juan Marichal would have been a better example of head batting).

Greta looks a dite skeptical in that last panel. Meanwhile, in Venice, Dawn adopts an electric eel that swims under her table and lightly shocks her at a littoral trattoria.

LouiseF said...

The only good thing about today's strip is Mary's (smug) silence while Wynter babbles on about his adoptee..