Jack-O-Lantern

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For whatever reason this strip always makes me laugh, and it’s all about that last panel.  I don’t know, maybe I just wrote this one for my own amusement.

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Drinking Coffee

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This is one of the few Kids ‘n Dogs strips I can honestly say has never seen print in an actual newspaper; it was the first cartoon I ever submitted that was met with a definitive “huh” from the The Chronicle.  It was sent in for their quarterly “Adirondack Family Magazine” to which Sandy, the editor, wrote back and said she loved my work, but just didn’t get this strip.   Sandy is great and I think she was right on this one.  It is rather ambiguous.

Rainy Day

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For the record this was the first Kids ‘n Dogs strip I ever wrote, even though the 2008 Valentine’s Day strip was the first published.  I wrote this and thought it was cute, so I wrote a few more and since Valentine’s Day was just days away I included that in my initial submission to The Chronicle,  (rightly) hoping the timeliness would be on my side.  I’m not positive, but I think it was many months later before this one was even published.

Yeah, I was a little heavy on the black around the eyes.

NCAA Brackets

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Yes, it’s almost that time of year, when I pay a minor amount of attention to basketball, and only to college basketball.  The whole tournament is kind of exciting to follow and I like the challenge of guessing how it all unfolds.  I think I picked the winner one year, and of course that was a year I didn’t actually join a pool.  Not that I would ever do such a thing anyway.

Vegetable Juice

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Some people love vegetable juice;  I’m not one of them.   My kids are split on the topic; oldest daughter loves it, other daughter and son, not so much.  Rhiannon’s dislike of most  vegetables is almost legendary in our house.  I was the same way as a kid, so I hope she grows to like them as I did.  Unless they’re in juice format.

Not sure where the copyright info went on this one, but it’s still (C) 2009 Brian Dettmann.

Dogma #37

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We were washing our Sheppard  one day after a rather muddy walk and rubbing her coat down with some all natural, cinnamon smelling shampoo.  I’m not a huge cinnamon fan, but it smelled all right (as dog shampoos go), however it got me wondering how “they” determine what scents to use for pet shampoos.  Of course it must be targeted to appeal to the human because we’re the one forking over the cash for this stuff and no way would a dog prefer the smell of cinnamon over something more pungent.  I originally thought about putting “We prefer ‘anal glands’ ” as the dog option, but figured it might cross the line.