Who is this “we?” For the last week there has been one- singular- Ranger “Checking his traps…” “You fellows?” Is Mark referring to the hedgehog in the foreground? And “The Hospital?” Do you mean the Animal Hospital? Or does everyone, man and beast, see the same doctor in Lost Forest?
Ah, the days before cell phone technology… when you had to rely on others to deliver messages! Cherry will be so relieved to find Tabby is OK! Did anyone even ask about the damned cat? Nope, cats always come back… whether you want them to or not!
And like you said before, where is Doc? Why didn’t he come along for triage, at least? He IS a veterinarian! Or maybe he just plays one on the comics page.
Ooh! Ooh! I got it! Mark goes to the Vet Hospital, only to find Doc all gowned up and ready to operate on Andy It’s touch-and-go as Mark ponders life without Andy and the horrific fantasy of Cherry buying a French Poodle as Andy’s replacement. After all, Mark is rarely around, and Andy’s food bill, alone, is big enough to get its own tax deduction.