Friday, March 26, 2021

Mary Worth 3599

Carrot muffins and doggie buscuits. Good roughage for man and beast.


KitKat said...

Didn't anyone ever tell Saul "Beware of Worths bearing gifts"?

Mary made carrot muffins instead of zucchini muffins because the zuke that was moldering in her fridge for two months was too soft to grate.

Did Mary shape the dog biscuits free hand, or does she own a dog-bone cookie cutter? And, did she mix in the moldering zucchini?

Anonymous said...

"I made dog biscuits for Greta and Max, and carrot muffins for you and Eve."

"Oh, Mary, you really do need to get a life. I mean . . . dog bicuits? Seriously?"

I hope the dogs spit out the biscuits right in front of her.

-- Scottie McW.

Jerry Smith said...

Saul on the phone later with Mary: "Y'know, Worth (crunch, crunch) these dog biscuits ain't half bad! Wadja put in 'em?"

Yahoonski said...

Didn't Saul's former dog expire after eating Mary's appetizers? If Greta keels over dead after partaking, I think even Saul may begin to recognize a certain point of intersection between Mary's cooking and doggy deaths. If it's true, per one of the Bond books (Goldfinger?) that "Once is happenstance; twice is coincidence; three times is enemy action," then poor Saul still might not see the pattern, and Agent Worth will have license to kill yet a third mutt. So this could drag on for another few months.

Anonymous said...

Good thing Mary clarified for Saul that the muffins were for Eve and him, and the dog biscuits were for Max and Greta. Otherwise Saul and Eve would have spent the rest of the day trying to figure it out.


Anonymous said...

Where's the banana bread with Gram's secret ingredient ?

Chester the Dog said...

I hope they have the vet on speed dial!

hmmm said...

Mary: “I like to cook. Laundry? Eh, not so much. That’s why I wear this purple cowl sweater every day for six months before I swap it out for my other one.”

Michael Beaumier said...

“...And I’ll leave it to you to discover which one has the antidote.”

lmjb1964 said...


Saul says the dogs like the biscuits, but then shows the dogs just sitting there holding the biscuits in their mouths. And dogs I've ever know would immediately scarf down any food item you gave them. Instead, Great and Max are sitting there, and both have rather bemused expressions that seem to say, "What are we supposed to do with these? Are they food? Maybe we should bury them. Deep."

Anonymous said...


Wow, if there was a Worthy Award for Most Awkward Strip of the Year, today's would be worthy. Where to begin?

• In panel 1, we have a quote that tries to be profound but is just cheesy. "Food is our common ground, a universal experience." Yeah, well, so is breathing, drinking, happiness, pain, going to the bathroom, etc. etc. etc. Nice try Jimbo, but this is a banal Fail.

• In the same panel, we have Mary not only taking an undeserved victory lap, but praising herself while doing so. Vain and proud of it!

• Not satisfied with that flex, she goes on in the next panel to praise her cooking, if she does say so herself.

• Next panel, the three of them sit there side by side with sappy grins while not looking at each other as the dogs get crumbs all over the rug. Hilariously stilted and awkward.

• In the same panel, Mary promises to give Eve her recipe. Omitted Mary thought balloon: "Like hell I will."

• In panel 5, perhaps the Quote of the Year: "Eve and I love carrots"! Are you kidding me? Who on this planet has ever uttered such a thing? Who other than Bugs Bunny LOVES carrots? I like carrots. Lots of people like carrots. But LOVE them? Not buying it.

Well, that's it, but that's more than plenty -- other than to say, I wonder if Mary will be inviting Jeff over too. Probably not. He probably hates dogs too.

-- Scottie McW.

fauxprof said...


Is KM snarking on herself? The line about Saul and Eve and their dogs having matching neckwear sounds like a wisecrack of sorts. At any rate, now that Mary has been duly thanked for the advice she didn’t give and the treats the dogs won’t eat, perhaps this story arc is over? Please?

Anonymous said...


Well, thank Heavens! I finally have the answer to why none of my marriages worked out. I like carrots, but all my husbands were just peas in a pod.


KitKat said...

Apt comments, friends. I was thinking that today HAS to be the end of this, but then I recoiled at the thought of reading this tomorrow: “Next week, when Mary hosts Eve, Saul, and their dogs for dinner....” OH NOOOOOOOOO.....etc. etc.

meg said...

I must be the only one hoping for this story to continue. If it doesn’t, I have a post all ready to go that will be like yesterday’s salmon.