Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Mary Worth 3012

"No, we need your help putting her down. You seem to have the right temperament for it."

18 comments:

KitKat said...

Hmm, Mary doesn't strike me as someone willing to take an animal into her home. I can see her trying to foist Libby on Toby ("She can be a model for your clay animals!") or even Wilbur ("She'll keep you company since your daughter, What's Her Name, bolted.").

It looks like June was inspired by Hobbes for one of those frisky felines. But why is Mary holding a Hershey bar to her ear? Messy....

RobC said...

Hasn't Mary heard? They banned greyhound racing in Florida. There are hundreds of dogs needing adoption.

fauxprof said...

Mary is definitely not a cat person. (Or a dog person, or a person person, for that matter.) I doubt she’ll foster poor Libby herself. Toby is a psychopath, so not a good choice. Wilbur is so busy feeding himself, in between bouts of shower karaoke, that he’d forget to feed the cat. Libby would have to subsist on whatever falls on the floor from his sloppy sandwiches. I’d suggest kind, overworked Mr. Allora, or lonely Dr. Jeff. Or maybe medical assistant Jared would like a second kitty, but I don’t think Mary’s ever met him. Lucky Jared.

Anonymous said...


"And you need my help in placing her?"

"Yeah, you might say that. What time can you be here?"

-- Scottie McW.

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled

"Because One Cat Takes Up A Lot Of Space: Addition By Subtraction".

Problem?
Help placing.
Libby...Shelter space urgent.
My placing?

Anonymous said...

Since Karen Moy has obviously decided that Mary can situate every homeless animal in the state of California, you might want to get comfy folks; we may be here a while.

Chester the Dog said...

"...and she loves salmon muffins!"

Garnet said...

Uh oh. I hope this story line doesn't involve Wilbur. Who else could she try to get to take this cat? Toby doesn't seem like an animal person (even through she apparently likes to sculpt them) and Iris is too busy with Zach (or maybe he's dumped her by now? Who knows).

Chin Napkin Groupie said...

I expect that Mary will insist that Puddy be declawed. No risk of competition that way.

Michael Beaumier said...

Attend the Tale of Mary Worth —
Devoid of heart or warmth or mirth
She listens as if she really cares
And then bakes stray cats into “salmon squares”

Mary Worth: The Demon Meddler of Charterstone Condo Complex and Greater Santa Royale

meg said...

And thus begins the new strip, Cat Lady of Charterstone.

meg said...

Michael Beaumier:

Your sense of humor slants toward grim. I like that in a man.

Anonymous said...

Nicely done, Michael Beaumier, nicely done!

Anonymous said...

Well yes, we want your help. The cat is a handful and you are very good about tricking people into doing things they don't want to do.

RobC said...

Excellent Beaumier!
Mary Worth, the Demon Cat Lady of Fleet Street!
"Only the best American Short Hairs go in to Mary Worth's Salmon Squares."
Accept no others! Ask for only authentic Worthy Purrs(R) Salmon Treats!

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

You know Mary isn't going to keep this cat. She can always take it to NY with her. Let's see who she can palm it off on.

John Dill: He can make a pink cake replica of Libby. (However, his five floor tenement doesn't allow pets.)

Broadway legend Ken Kensington: He can have her play Grizabella in the revival of Cats. (He'll be playing Old Deuteronomy.)

Olive and Mr. and Mrs. Tee Hee: After six or seven "tee hees" Libby will run away an stand in front of an oncoming cab.

Martin said...

"If I help you place this cat into a nice home, will you teach me the right way to hold a cell phone?"

Chester the Dog said...

Poor cat? Poor us! Here we go back to the shelter...doesn't Mary have a few doorknobs to polish?