The writers of this strip must really hate Rusty… I mean, we could have spent more than two days witnessing the downfall of Big Mike, maybe even have Big Mike return a punch or something… but now we are on day what (?) of watching Rusty realize that he can’t keep the otter and now saying good-bye??? And “I love you???” Yikes, this is painful.
He sure is keeping the brave face going, isn’t he? Oscar’s not looking all that happy to be “home,” though. Like I said before, he is still on the teat, and well, that‘s going to make things a little hard on him as he walks and swims and frolics his way to starvation… “Take care of yourself,” “Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do,” “Don’t take any wooden nickels,” “Watch where you step,” “Don’t forget to write…”