Off the Mark by Mark Parisi for September 20, 2023

  1. Bigboycrop
    BigBoy  7 months ago

    Thanks for stopping by, I enjoyed that when I was in the hospital. (My visitor was actually a Great Dane )

     •  Reply
  2. 16914740417144785387296898810443
    jasonsnakelover  7 months ago

    One time I did 21 laps.

     •  Reply
  3. Blunebottle
    blunebottle  7 months ago

    He’s a good doggie!

     •  Reply
  4. Dscf0051
    sarahbowl1 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Awe! I love this! Makes my day!

     •  Reply
  5. Man with x ray glasses
    The Reader Premium Member 7 months ago

    Is that counting the times at the water bowl?

     •  Reply
  6. Img 20230831 231000
    silberdistel  7 months ago

    Strange, it doesn’t look quite like Moonkey’s dog. Love this strip today ❤️

     •  Reply
  7. Screenshot 2022 10 08 095156
    OddGobb  7 months ago

    My dog Kitty always meets me when I get home from work. Her smile and excitement makes my day!!

     •  Reply
  8. Gina carson
    Gina Carson  7 months ago

    I could easily do 40-50 laps a night. Only 20 would be a slow night.

     •  Reply
  9. Missing large
    goboboyd  7 months ago

    Their visits seem to be way too short.

     •  Reply
  10. Media 5dc187a4803260.04617927 fdd8684c13693e6d6c85e304b87dcbf01c6b0e48b4fdb1af66a6adf1388907b3
    anomalous4  7 months ago

    All dogs/cats are therapy dogs/cats. They’re just not officially recognized as such.

     •  Reply
  11. Ecd86d39 32ff 4415 8649 563cd2c1048d
    Joan Tinnin Premium Member 7 months ago

    Sweetest, kindest comic today

     •  Reply
  12. Copy of msg apa181
    The Brooklyn Accent  7 months ago


     •  Reply
  13. Img 0263
    American Beagle  Premium Member 7 months ago

    That’s so sweet!

     •  Reply
  14. Calvin
    Baucuva  7 months ago

    Everybody wins!

     •  Reply
  15. Cross avatar
    thejanith Premium Member 7 months ago

    Love it! I absolutely love this one. Thanks for the sweet moment.

     •  Reply
  16. Bunny and summer together
    Moonkey Premium Member 7 months ago

    My dog on an adult’s lap would look much like that. Content, knowing she is doing a good job and that she will see many people each time she goes to work. Some will be new patients, and all will become her good friends, and some will be return patients or staff, and she will delight in seeing them again. Therapy dogs calm stressed and scared patients, entertain bored patients, and often some extra comfort to those who really miss their own pets at home. We generally go with the same dwarf Golden Retriever for every visit. Sometimes we go to see the same patients, sometimes we alternate rooms. If I go in a room with my beagle and the person mentions their golden at home, I flag down the other handler and she brings her golden, or vice versa. If patients are very stressed, we take extra time and sit and talk with them. Both our dogs are excellent with hospice patients. Having a working therapy dog is very rewarding, and having one who really loves her work is absolutely amazing.

    Thank you to Mark Parisi for today’s comic. It says so much about the work of therapy dogs and how the dogs know they have done a great job for many people.

     •  Reply
  17. Mountain lynx
    Shikamoo Premium Member 7 months ago

    Good doggy.

     •  Reply
  18. 20231106 222011 2
    MissyTiger  7 months ago

    ❤️ My eyes are leaking.

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Off the Mark