For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for January 28, 2023

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    Templo S.U.D.  4 months ago

    Farley is probably showing his age; hearing is going.

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    AlondraRachellaLabute  4 months ago

    Maybe he’s making like a cat. Takes a message and gets back to you later.

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    angelolady Premium Member 4 months ago

    When this first ran, I though LJ was getting ready to kill him off.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 4 months ago

    As in that Far Side cartoon, he hears: “Farley blah-blah-blah Farley blah-blah Farley blah-blah-blah…”

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    SWCarter  4 months ago

    Here’s how to tell: open a can of dog food. If your dog doesn’t come running, then something is wrong.

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    littlejohn Premium Member 4 months ago

    I love dogs. But unfortunately, large dogs like Farley have a short life expectancy. Usually around seven to ten years. Although there are exceptions. Small dogs on the other hand can live to eighteen to twenty plus years.

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    GirlGeek Premium Member 4 months ago

    And so it begins

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    Wren Fahel  4 months ago

    OMH…it’s coming soon…I’m not ready…

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    Tigrisan Premium Member 4 months ago

    We’ve always had Dobermans and the one I still miss most lived to 13, but he went deaf around 11 years. When he went deaf, it was the last time he ever wagged his tail. It was heartbreaking.

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    dlkrueger33  4 months ago

    Why did I read that first line like the old Petula Clark song, “Don’t Sleep in Subway”. (Don’t Sleep in the Doorway, Farley). LOL

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    goboboyd  4 months ago

    I was thinking it resembled what I’ve seen herding dogs do. Monitoring the doorway helps keep tabs on the flock. When everyone is in the same room. All is well.

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    Bob Blumenfeld  4 months ago

    Oh, dear.

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    ladykat  4 months ago

    Oh, Farley, you’re getting old, boy.

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    Gaertner Paul Premium Member 4 months ago

    IIRC, Farley’s got one last, grand, heroic job to do…

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    bwoodruf Premium Member 4 months ago

    We just discovered the B&W cat in my picture is now deaf. Sad

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    Michael Beeson Premium Member 4 months ago

    Attention Lynn: I am old enough to remember when Farley died, before you killed the whole strip and started over after your divorce. Don’t you DARE kill Farley again!! Don’t even let him get ill or deaf. Remember, you are writing a comic strip, not a novel! We want Farley healthy and funny.

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    paranormal  4 months ago

    Like my dogs, it’s selective hearing…

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    Robert Wilson Premium Member 4 months ago

    Sadly, dogs do go deaf.

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    Daltongang Premium Member 4 months ago

    Elizebeth, you are about to experience one of the great tragedies in life. No one can explain it to you nor can they shelter you from the pain. You must experience it, cope with it, learn from it and perceiver.

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    g04922  4 months ago

    yep. cartracts next…poor guy. how old is Farley?

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    kamoolah  4 months ago

    If the Pattersons need to pay a bill, now is the time to send Farley to the dog fights.

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    mmmmary  4 months ago

    Where’s the mail slot?

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    Eric S   4 months ago

    PROBABLY wax in the ears

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    John Jorgensen  4 months ago

    What a misfortune for a dog, whose lifespan is much shorter than ours, to end up in one of the few comic strips where aging happens in real time. Snoopy was still going strong after 50 years, Marmaduke after 61.

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    Foob  4 months ago

    I miss Double Sided Scooby Snack.

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    howtheduck  4 months ago

    Farley was just knocked unconscious when Liz opened that door and then tripped on him. Her glasses were too fogged up to notice the effect on Farley.

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    mjowens1985  4 months ago

    Maybe he just doesn’t understand “don’t sleep in the doorway”, Liz.

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    dennis.caunce  4 months ago

    My senior dog is blind as a bat and deaf as a post and daft as a brush. We love her though :-)

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member 4 months ago

    Oh-oh. I don’t know if I like where this is going …

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