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Hierarchy of Needs

I think it’s funny that our little feline protagonist has friendship and companionship prioritized over more basic things like air, water, food, shelter…

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As Abraham Maslow demonstrates, she is bypassing the Physiological, jumping to the middle of the pyramid where Love and Belonging holds sway, and skipping Safety altogether.

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Just wait, little one, until your tummy starts to growl and the sun sets and there isn’t a food bowl in sight.  Whatchu gonna do then?  I predict more strips featuring “Sad Kitty Cat” before Former Orphan Rusty stumbles upon her…

3 thoughts on “Hierarchy of Needs

  1. I agree with Raghead. For somebody who was supposed to excel at nature drawing, this is one, weird-looking cat. I grew up with cats, seen them run, even watched slo-mo videos of running cats. Never saw cats throw their rear legs in front of their forelegs the way we see in the second panel. Those are the moves of a rabbit.

  2. I’m a bit surprised they went to this Elrod strip. Kind of mundane and a bit odd. I would have thought Mark knocking a guy down or a canoe trip by a campfire. Although it is very serene and takes the edge of our pandemic I must say. Let’s see what Sundays strip reveals…. I wish Allen the best and thanks for stepping in. Enjoy retirement & future endeavors.

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