I knew that “firefly” couldn’t just be a firefly! Angus is an Eternal Good Boy!
Oh, this is just delightful! Thank you, Georgia!
Aaand . . . the screen goes all blurry again.
It must be something about the air getting cooler and less humid. It does something to the screens.
What a tear jerker! I love it!
Angus the Firefly. Few could tell you how he came by that nickname, but everyone knew that he had earned it.
That’s the “firefly “ Iggy mentioned following a few days ago and we thought “ firefly in late October? What gives?” That’s Angus with his lantern !
So that’s what all those ghost lights really are! :D
Makes my heart happy and sad
That was the loveliest way to finish the Spooky Space Heater series!
Crying, for the correct reasons, is good for the soul … …
Angus knows why. It’s called “love”.
OMC. This is an amazing way to finish this story! It fills my heart with gladness and sadness all at once. I LOVE IT!
Awwww… that’s the sweetest thing! I love it!
Until now my computer has been immune to the infamous blurry screen syndrome – until now! Hope we get to see a blurry reunion between Baba and Angus before this is done.
Awww, that made me cry….
Ha! I just noticed that Violet and Natasha are still wearing their hospital gowns (right after they escaped from the lab). It makes sense, everybody else is shown as they were when they first made it to the BPH.
Wonderful strip Georgia, we’re honoured that you are able to share your talent for art and storytelling with us.
This is an awesome arc, one of the best ever. Great way to wrap up October which has not been the best month for many along the SunCoast. I love any appearance by Angus, what a loving gentleman he is and it is good to see the Robber Mice; I have been a bit surprised that they did not run into Beatrix and her new friends in the old wing of the Big Pink House. Nonetheless, it looks like it is all coming together for an amazing ending. Happy Halloween, All Hallows Eve, Dia De Muertos, All Saints Day and All Souls Day to everyone! Now I am going to try and see if I can stay up and watch Voyage to The Bottom of the Sea and Land of the Giants on MeTV. Thanks for a great October storyline Georgia!
This brought tears to my eyes. I love Georgia’s talent for weaving a tale. Sheer brilliance!
We always said we attracted random kitties because someone (probably Diana, back when) put up a sign only visible to cats reading Here There Be Suckers.
Looks like the commenters called the nature of the lightening bug the kittens were following, too.
Angus o’ the wisp?
Ah now we knows.
A house of hope.
“On the edge of town there was a house. Formerly grand; now only loved.” First panel of the tale and I’m already crying.
I am sobbing, which startled my hubby, bless him.
Panel 3—BoCH alert!! ( Back of Cat Head(s).
So reassuring to know that Angus is one of the spirit guides for the Angel of Homeless Pets!
sniffle is someone chopping onions? I’m an old army guy, I don’t get The Feels.
I just realized that the lantern appears in the Oct 14 strip, ready for action.
Sung by The Carpenters: Bless the Beasts and the Children
Bless the house and those who dwell there
The lost and sad no longer roam
They’ve found their home
Once inside they all can be
At last truly free!
Light their way with the help of the lantern
Light them home
Let love shine
All around them
Giving shelter from the storm
Keeping them safe
Safe and warm!
All around them!
I had just started reading this when Finn climbed into my lap. He is doing that more and more often. So I had a double reason for melting into “the Feels” this morning.
For all of us who have ever complained about Autocorrupt…see today’s Lola strip!
Hello Tommy! Hello Beatrix! Hello Goldie! Hello Robber Mice!
I know its suppose to be a Halloween tail…but I felt right in the meow meow.
Okay, I’m not proud, I’m bawling my eyes out right now. Can’t help it. A beautiful story line and Angus! I have a soft spot for Angus. This should be a Halloween book. I need a Halloween book!
No one does night skies like Georgia, and the ethereal kitties of 9 lives past.
Sweetest story ever! Thank you!
Drafted inferior screen!
The perfect final spooky space heater tale of the season. Beautiful!
Delightful and very, very heartwarming. A little teary-eyed and a lump in my throat here, but in the best possible way.
An ethereal wisp leading cats and kittens to the safety of the Big Pink House. What. What a beautiful strip.
Reading this on my phone, I first thought panel two said, “Formerly grand, now only loud.”
Darn tiny screen. And then it got blurry on the last panel.
Danged inferior blurry screen…
You’re almost home
The ghost of every cat who died behind those walls lures more and more animals in to share their prison!
An onion ninja made it all dusty in here!
The motto for the BPH should be: Regain Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here!
Aww! All the stray and abandoned cats finding their way, Tommy waving hello, Angus showing the way, their benefactor’s picture in the attic, it’s all touched me right in the tear ducts.
This is absolutely beautiful! Georgia really knows how to play the long game, to the point that she can perfectly incorporate Sundays and reference the strip’s history and it all comes together so fantastically. She has such a talent with characters as well, and I will continue to appreciate more Angus.
Actually, it Can get better than this, when Sammy’s lying on me in bed. Right now, though, she’s eaten breakfast, Her Chair is next to and touching mine at the table where I’m having coffee. Still dark outside. Sammy looks up at me while I’m rubbing her ears and jaw; I slow blink at her, she slow blinks back and purrs. It’s Heaven!
Well, that wasn’t really spooky at all.
So much the better. :D
BCN Tarot: Here comes the Sun…
…featuring Cat Himself! And so appropriate to today’s strip:
Like coming into the light after a time of darkness, this card radiates hope and a spirit of “You can do this!”
BONUS: It has TOEBEANS! =SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!=
p.s. I thought the “firefly” would turn out to be a ghost cat with a lantern, but I wouldn’t have guessed in a million years that Angus would be the one shining the light to guide Iggy & Ora Zella to a place of safety & love… ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
p.p.s. I have GOT to do something about this danged blurry screen…
I didn’t notice the ears on the ghost cat immediately. We have a 17 year old blue Fold named Otis.
oh, heart heart heart ( all the extra “likes” I can make). Now I’m going to get my trying not to cry headache.
I vaguely remember a kerfuffle over Buzzy Mouse a few weeks ago. I do not remember if any sort of consensus came of it from the readers, however, I did find another Georgia Gem on the other site that I am currently procrastinating on. For the record I am not attempting to start anything, just show that this beautiful comic has been an ally in the past. Have a gorgeous Sunday, mine is rainy but I like the rain so no complaints here. :)
May all your thrills be delicious.
Meanwhile, Back on the Nile
Beatrixia: While going through the archives, I found a story of The Enchanted Pyramid.
Elvis-Anum: I’ve heard of that. Didn’t two sad cats find each other and find love and joy together?
Bea: That’s right. Here’s the script of The Enchanted Pyramid.
Enter Battle-Scarred Sailor and Plain-Looking Kitty
Sailor: I’m Iggy Seagoer. I’m renting this pyramid after a terrible accident ended my seagoing days.
Plain Kitty: And I’m Ora Plain, the new maid.
Mrs. Mewnitt, the Housekeeper: Welcome to the Enchanted Pyramid. It is my hope that your stay here will be most life-changing.
Iggy: Wonder what she meant by that. Is this place haunted?
Mrs. Mew: It is not haunted. It is enchanted by the spirits of those who have found joy here.
Iggy: Ora, do you ever hear whispers?
Ora: Sometimes. But I think it’s just my imagination once again running away with me.
Iggy: No, listen.
Whispers: (Welcome) (Greetings) (Hello)
More Time Passes
Iggy: Ora, I don’t know why they call you plain. You’re beautiful.
Ora: And even with losing an eye you see so much better than so many others.
Mrs. Mew: You have discovered the secret of the Enchanted Pyramid. You have found love.
Bea: “And so they lived happily ever after, even crossing the Rainbow Bridge paw in paw together.”
Elvis: Such a beautiful story. I wish it were true.
Whispers: (It is)
This made me cry.
Georgia, please make prints of this strip and offer them for sale.
And to you, Stormcloud!
Love this story and the sharing through the orb
I am not ugly crying…sniffle…you’re ugly crying!
Yer a good ’un, Angus lad.
Happy Samhain to all, and may all ye meet be the gentle Fae.
Thank you for the wonderful storyline, Georgia. It was such a thrill to read.
This is lovely
Is this really the end of this arc? I believe this will segue into the introduction of the new cats to the Woman and the Man and Elvis, Puck , Lupin and Goldie. Who gets along with who? And who has a contentious relationship ala Lupin and Goldie? There are so many possibilities that I can see this continuing all the way to the end of the year.
Oh! It was Angus!
And… my screen went blurry. (Danged onion-cutting ninjas! They followed me to the laundromat.)
This one hit me right in the feels <3
Aww ! I love this !! Welcome furry ones :)
MUST YOU MAKE ME CRY! I have work! Meetings? How do I explain this to my zoom students? There was a cat ghost that made me cry? sniffle
The kilted Scottish fold is actually a will-o-the-wisp!
O.T. SHAUNNMUNN- Happy belated birthday!! I am so very sorry that I missed it on the 26th! I’ve been so preoccupied with other things and I accidentally set my alarm for next yr not this one. I hope you and Lalybarger had a lovely celebration. Praying that this year you enjoy an abundance of love, joy, prosperity, peace, contentment and exceptional good health! Again, I’m so sorry to be so late. I love and miss you.
Love, love, love this!!!
I just noticed the lantern is the same one in the newest card.
How bizarre. A Kitty Campfire Tales that fits into the main story arc. So now we know A ghost led the undead and the werewolf to the BPH.
I think this one hit harder than the original, pre-GoComics Halloween Special. Which hit harder than anything since the original, pre-GoComics Christmas Special. I was so not prepared for this.
AWW, now everyone here has an idea of why dear sweet kitties show up to their homes as they are being guided there :-)
Happy Halloween everyone!!!
Lights will guide you Home excerpt from poem by Anoushka Jain
When you’re lost and alone
And every bird has flown home
Just look in your heart, darling.
And the lights will guide you Home.
So whenever you’re broken or by time, bent.
Remember all the wishes sent and the kisses blown.
Just look in your heart, Darling.
And the lights will guide you home.❤(๑′ᴗ‵๑)❤
Why are you all making my screen so blurry?!
There are a lot of homeless cats and dogs out there. I just wished I could take in some more cats, but in my declining years I can’t. But, I do donate to the shelters. That’s the best I can do.
Okay this is one neck of a reveal I didn’t see coming. The ghosts have been leading the cast here this whole time. Im…not sure how I feel about it
Denny Wheeler is missing in catcion. Anyone heard from him recently????
Yea I believe it. May all of us be wise (or at least lucky enough) to follow the light. For I am quite sure it will be offered to everyone
Just got done carving a couple of jack-o-lanterns. One a regular jack-o-lantern pumpkin, nice and large, the other a little snowbaby ghost pumpkin. REALLY wished I had my seven year old niece helping me on the snowbaby. Could have used her little hands to clean it out. I’m not the tallest guy around, about average height, but my hands were a little too large for an easy time cleaning the pumpkin to care it. Looked like I was wearing Roman Republic/Empire boxing gloves when I could get my hand inside. And it’s so small it takes a tea light to light it.
My daughter told me she saw a grey tabby kitten on the porch yesterday. We keep food, water, and a cathouse on the front porch and it looks like another kitten has found it. Looks to be 6-8 months old and ran when Jora moved closer to the window to get a better look. I’m betting she’s the one who dragged out the old skirt I had put in the cathouse. I’ll have to stuff it back in tomorrow.
Stop making me cry, Georgia!
Lovely. Very mush a “Wind in the Willows” feel, in the best way.
Oh, my heart. Oh, my heart. Get home, sweet babies.
Those last two panels got me sweating through my eyes again! Happy Halloween everyone!
SNIFF Happy halloween, especially to all the fur babies.
Georgia, I just hope the BPH never suffers the fate of the Home. (yes, I just re-read the stories of the People, and for any Orbster who hasn’t read them, I strongly recommend Ingathering-The Complete Stories of the People by Zenna Henderson)
This strip—especially the last panel—goes into my mental file with the last two panels of the first Hallowe’en Special.
This one made me cry, seeing Tommy and Beatrix and Goldie and the Robber Mice.
I’m crying- i don’t know why- teens are weird like that- But this is so sweet. <3
That’s just beautiful.
Blurry screen, again!
February 26, 2016