Just one of the many strange traditions they’ve inherited from the People, Ora Zella. You’ll get used to them – but wait ’til they turn eggs colors!
Best wishes to all for a better 2023, no matter what your 2022 was like.
… three … two … one … POOF! Happy New Year!!
Dancing at the pajama party! Whee and Squee to the Orb!
I guess Lupin woke them all up for the event.
When I looked at this I was like, “It’s not new years yet?!” Then I remembered that time works differently in other places. WHY CAN’T WE ALL JUST USE THE SAME TIME!
What’s with lupins face in panel three?
Yeah, that’s the wrong way to give someone the count – at least in boxing
Go for catnip
And the fireworks arrive
Here we are, happy and alive
Feeling the last day count 7, 6, 5…
It′s the start of the party
And the evening seems so gay
So like ev’ryday
Now’s the time for us to say
Happy New Year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don′t, we might as well lay down and sigh
You and you, and you…and I…
(Happy New Year / ABBA)
All best wishes for 2023 to all of you
Finally Ora’s seen to be a bit scared.
What happens at zero, indeed!
I’ll let you know later tonight.
I’m remembering back to New Years Eve 1999 when we weren’t exactly sure what would happen at zero. Fortunately, the fears of Y2K did not come to pass. We eventually used up our stockpiles of batteries and bottled water.
Love how Iggy’s mouth, goes to the side of his face, as he asks his question! Lol!
Godt nytt år!
We’re going to have cheese & crackers, fun sodas, and other nibbles, maybe play Pandemic, Give Me The Brain, or Cards Against Humanity, and bag it after the news. We always say godt nytt år early. Dad rarely makes it to midnight, whereas hubby and I rarely go to bed before midnight. The cats don’t care. Their clock is built around when they get gooshyfood and hairball treats.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY !!
Did the People manage to stay awake this year or are they conked out on the red couch with their party hats sliding sideways?
If you think it’s loud now, wait ‘til you hear the neighbors’ fireworks outside
HAPPY NEW YEAR, ORB! At least here in New Zealand at the moment. ♡〜٩( ˃́▿˂̀ )۶〜♡
Still very early the 31st here. NZ is the leader of the pack!
Happy New Year to all in the Orb! May 2023 be good to us all!
I’ll have my granddaughter all day while my daughter and her husband are at the funeral so you better believe I’ll be in bed by 8. There’s a reason babies are for the young ;)
Meanwhile, Back on the Nile
At the Artisans’ Studio
Iggy Shipwright: Friends, I’d like you to meet my cousin, Ziggy Starcrossed.
Ziggy: Pleased to meet you all. Fresh and Salt Water Cats said you could help me.
Iron Glove: What can we do you for?
Ziggy: You’ve probably heard about the ship, the Red Planet Spider, caught in a storm. We mad it safely to harbor but need some repairs.
Iron Glove: If it’s metal work you need, I’m your chipmunk!
Wally: And I come from a long ling of carpenters.
Ziggy: Oh! You’re Awhile Fixit’s many times great grandson!
Wally: That’s me. I’m Awhile Fixit the seventh.
Ziggy: And we’re in desperate need of sails.
Maat-Tilda: Not to worry. Sophitti, Arachna, and I can do whatever you need with fabric.
Ziggy: Ari! Long time no see! Or no sea! Friends, Arachna and her friends were part of a rock group back in the day. They’re the ones who the ship is named after.
Arachna: Wow, Ziggs! I thought I knew you from somewhere.
Ziggy: What are you guys all doing now.
Arachna: We’ve all pretty much gone to more serious careers. But we still get together and jam sometimes.
Ziggy: Just one thing. Are all the materials we need going to be available?
Soph: I think that will be fine. Hit it, Ladies!
Ora Z popped higher than Iggy
Ora Zella is so dang cute!
I’m reporting from the future again. It’s now 2023. Doesn’t look any better than 2022, but I’ll wish you all a Happy New Year anyway. Stranger things have happened. Not many, though.
Happy New Year, all!I hope we all have a better 2023 than 2022. So many have lost loved ones, and there is much uncertainty. Thank goodness for Georgia’s creation of BCN and this lovely Orb, where we can all have a dose of happiness every single day.
awww..little kitty says “hold me” so sweet
I hope we get to see resolutions next year (tomorrow), those are usually entertaining. I also look forward to seeing Iggy and Ora Zella’s reactions to the many weird people holidays to come. It will be a blast!
Happy New Year to all my dear friends on the Orb.
Hey. Hey, you! Yeah, you, the deciders of fate…the makers of circumstance. Last year has been a little more challenging than my family or I needed. How about letting my family and I have relative benign calm for the next twelve months? I have a book to finish.
Meanwhile, various deities and demigods stroll in the gardens of Olympus. Outside Zeus’s temple, in the most extensive and palatial garden, is a large marble pool. The water in the pool is always cloudy and shimmering. Yet, looking into its depths, you will see faint shadows carrying on their simple dance of mortality.
Atë sits on the pool’s edge, making designs in the water with her fingers as Dionysus and Apollo approach. She smiles at the arrivals, and Dionysus nods his head. Apollo passes his hand over the waters, and they slowly clear to reveal an older man sitting at a desk, typing away on a computer; a large black cat sitting on his lap, while an orange cat, new to the family, is perched on the desk, reading the latest text expectantly.
“So,” Dionysus begins, his voice emerging deep within his broad chest. “What fun will we have with this one this year?” Apollo and Atë laugh and look down on the mortal expectantly.
I love the greetings from around the globe. Happy New Year to all!
This.. this was just precious. It’as also just nice to see the kids in their jams.
Totally OT, can anyone read all the fine print under “edited for humor and decency” on today’s Get Fuzzy?
Happy Hogmanay All!
We started a “Virtual First Footing” on New Years 2021 due to the lockdown. We leave a small package with a mini of a Single Malt Scotch, a pack of Shortbread (amount adjusted for houses with kids), coin of the realm and a candle on every doorstep on our court, with our best wishes that all enjoy food, drink, fuel, and prosperity in the new year.
Our virtual Virtual First Footing Hogmanay Wishes to the Orb!
I’m an undesirable First-Footer because I’m a shortish blonde female, contrary to the specifications for luck of a tall dark man. Today (Saturday the 31st) our local Scottish Society is celebrating Hogmanay at noon local time, partly to avoid the midnight drunk drivers.
Here are some other New Year’s Eve strips. This is one from the original Web comics. https://www.gocomics.com/breaking-cat-news/2016/04/26 It was in April on GoComics because the sites were not in sync at that time.
The first year the comic was in newspapers Georgia said she would have like to use that one, but of course there were characters that hadn’t been introduced yet in the newspaper so she couldn’t. The one she did was still good, https://www.gocomics.com/breaking-cat-news/2017/12/31 Next year New Year’s Eve will also be on a Sunday. She won’t be able to do that strip exactly, because there are new characters and the kids are bigger, but maybe something similar.
Happy New Year’s Eve to all and sundry! I’m off to my daughter’s in a bit for a feast of ham, green beans, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and Yule log for dessert!
“Do we have to start counting now for the next one?” Inquisitive kittens want to know.
A special Happy New Year to you and your family, Georgia—I’m so looking forward to another year of BCN!
What happens on zero?
(And the end of my bday.) Happy New Year’s, y’all! ❤️❤️❤️
You’d be surprised how often people ask me, “Why are you yelling numbers the wrong way?” ;-)
Poor little kittens, have no idea what’s going on. I feel for the colony cats because of all the fireworks that will be going off tonight.
Off-topic: Tomorrow is my official retirement from a long and varied technical career. I have done my best to development artistic and writing skills over the years, so I will have plenty to occupy my time. I am fortunate to have a pretty good Social Security benefit but not enough to continue living in the tourist town where I have been for the last fifteen years. The New Year will be for re-locating and starting on the rest of my life.
Happy New Year to all! May you also have challenging adventures in your future.
Wishing all my fellow Orbsters & Orbabies a happy, healthy, & safe 2023 – thank you all for being so kind, caring, & generally AWSUM! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Happy New Year, Orbsters! Here’s to more laughs and good times in BCN.
Best of luck in your very New year.
Cue the fireworks from the neighbors. . .
Happy New Year everyone!
Happy New Year to all!
Looking forward to another night of the neighbors shooting off fireworks until 2 or 3 in the morning.
Shouldn’t they be all puffy, like Elvis? Nyla went puffy a lot when she was just starting to explore.
Did the People fall asleep at 10 pm again?
Way to scare Iggy and Ora Z
Hope everyone in The Orb has a safe and Happy New Year celebration, wherever you are!
Two little tail poofs! So cute.
Ora Zella and Iggy look ready to party like it’s 1999 – oops, 2022.
Happy New Year, Orb!
Sealed with a slow blink.
I love " orbsters and orbabies"! God bless all of you in 2023 and beyond.
Off-topic: Dear Tad1.
Liking everything does not mean you lack discrimination. It means you are acknowledging the people who take the time to post comments. I agree that you might want to avoid liking comments from The Grinch, except that since we now know that it annoys him…
This is really sweet. But I was kinda looking forward to seeing Lupin make the couch explode for New Years. Sigh ……..
We’re half an hour into 2023 in my time zone, so now I can say HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Lupine face in panel 3
February 26, 2016