Roscoe around, Earl you got to be quick.
Does the five second rule apply when I drop my sandwich in the cat box?
Now I’m hungry.
so close, eh, Roscoe?
Due to supply chain issues some parts of the country are increasing the 5 second rule to 10 seconds.
That’s how the cookie crumbles
Opal, why? Don’t you mop the floor?
Dog thought: ((Once again I have to be satisfied with crumbs!))
The rule which has been proved wrong.
Roscoe, you sometimes kill me! Funny!
Here it’s the 3 second rule!
Check out Roscoe’s anticipation! Aw the letdown!
Any dog I’ve ever owned would have been on top of it as it hit the floor — or grabbed it on its way down!
Around our house, “Once on the floor. It is no more.”
As kids we used to “Kiss it up to god” to ‘cleanse’ candy we’d dropped on the floor and wanted to eat —but not in front of our parents.
Better not leave it to Roscoe if it was a chocolat chips cookie! Or raisins!
I subscribe to the ZERO second rule……. floors are NASTY..!!!!!!!!
Scientific analysis of the 5 second rule. One important conclusion, cookies are more likely to be picked up off the floor and eaten as compared to broccoli. I could have told them that without a Phd. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-does-science-say-about-five-second-rule-its-complicated-180960434/#:~:text=%E2%80%9CThe%20five%2Dsecond%20rule%20is,and%20gummy%20candy%20the%20least.
Pup must have arthritis, my old boy would have gobbled that, before it stopped moving.
Too slow Roscoe
Crane is a master at depicting Roscoe’s facial expressions.
With our dogs, nothing lasted 5 seconds on the floor.
In certain rooms, the rules do not apply. And, in certain rooms, they are strictly enforced. Sorta like our government.
Looks like chocolate chip cookies, best NOT to let the dog have it!
I doubt it would have even hit the floor at my house!
No chocolate chip cookies for dogs. Sorry, Roscoe.
Roscoe REWLS. Best character in the strip.
Our beast can’t count to five, so it would be gone by three or less…
If my dog Max was still around, the 5-Second rule wouldn’t matter. A dropped cookie would never hit the floor.
As long as they’re not chocolate chip cookies then Roscoe could have them.
Awwww, at least give him a bite. LOL
Earl and Rosco can both be “Good Boys” by sharing and kissing the cook. Only Rosco get to use tongue. Pucker up Earl. Snuggles on the couch for all.
I love the 5 second rule. :-) You go, Earl!!!
Yeah Roscoe….it’s a poor dogs life?
Wait. If said cookie fell onto, say, a cat vomit, would Earl still be munching it down even if he grabbed it up within the 5 seconds? Rosco has enough sense not to. I think, maybe he would though…
No five second rule in homes with sheddy cats.
Takes me more than five seconds to get down there
I’m surprised he had time to get it before Roscoe did. Most dogs I know are quicker than that.
A young dog would have grabbed it in mid air and been gone.
“WHAT A jerk!” – Roscoe
With my dog, that cookie wouldn’t have had a chance to bounce, much less survive five seconds
Assuming Earl has a healthy immune system.
There are only three types of people in the world….
Hard to have a five second rule here when we have a two second dog!
I assume not chocolate, for our dogs they be faster, unless mom is around then she reacts.
An old man who can beat a dog to food on a floor?
Either call Guinness to get Earl in the book or take Roscoe to the Vet for a check-up.
That’s an angry looking Roscoe in the last panel.
Mythbusters busted that myth.
With a dog and a cat in the house…the 5 second rule does not apply…unless you really like eating hair.
Common dog, you need to be quicker than that.