#307 – lifelong buddy

July 6th, 2009

#307 – lifelong buddy

What a lovely weekend! I hope yours was filled with good food and friends and sunshine. I saw some good people and got exactly zero sunburns, so I am pleased.

This comic is a particularly sad one for me. It’s a conversation and awkward hug I imagine many of us have had.


Discussion (42)¬

  1. Qwil man says:

    For some reason Hannah looks just like Homestar Runner in panel seven to me.

  2. Chad says:

    Awwww… I've had that kind of situation. Well… today is my Birthday!

  3. David says:

    WOW. I seriously just had this conversation about 2 minutes ago with my roommates. I had the same reaction as Hannah too. :(

    • justme says:

      over a year later, and i had the same convo with MY roomies… i played the part of Hanna and i it was pretty brutal lol

  4. dodoman1 says:


    Remember, status quo is good!

  5. Lapin says:

    Hannah-face in #7 is so much "I do not know the proper protocol in expressing what I am feeling right now"…awww.

  6. Noam says:

    I like the pose eve has on the last panel – the way her legs try to balance the tilting of the chair looks pretty realistic

  7. fish8915 says:

    No way Eve can't leave!!

    It will no longer be a Brooklyn drama if she leaves!!

  8. Chuckles says:

    I'm calling a meme on panels 5, 6, and 7, a la "The Most Horrible Thing."

  9. Reginald Cornishston says:

    Smoking at a restaurant in New York? Psssh.

    Great comic tho. I check this every day and am never disappointed.

    Hope the move to OR went smoothly.

  10. danineteen says:

    Eve looks cute in the 6th panel :3

  11. Stonestar says:

    I just got a new puppy so I'm getting a kick out of this story arc.

  12. Marissa says:

    Aww. Alt-text made me sad. We just had my dog put down on Friday.

    Anyway, I'm interested to see where this storyline goes.

  13. Almost Literally says:

    Been there…poor Hanna :( I'm going to be really upset if in some weird twist Hanna is no longer in the comic…but I doubt that would happen.

    Hope the move went well!

    Happy birthday Chad!

  14. John K says:

    that "18 year old commitment" reminds me of every time i asked my dad for a pet.

  15. David Waltergart says:

    Hannah is always out of her depth, unless there's baked goods or getting baked, getting some with Marek or scheme-ey schemes to hatch.

    So I guess she's not always out of her depth.

    BOOK 3 is so wonderful!!! BUY IT!

  16. Scott Bieser says:

    This appears to be an outdoors-cafe-type thing, where I'm pretty sure it's still legal to smoke. Tobacco, anyway. 😉

  17. David Waltergart says:

    PS, Sad to say that many Dog breeds don't make it past 11. 14 is ancient for a Rotweiler, for instance. 7-10 for a British Bulldog (not a shocker), maybe 16 for a Jack Russell.

    18 years? More likely a cat…

  18. racerabbit says:

    @David Waltergart

    Small dogs do live for much longer than larger dogs. The dachshunds I grew up with made it well into their late teens. 17, 17 and 19, I believe. Though our little long-hair, Maggie, only made it about 16.

    • David Waltergart says:

      19 might be some kind of record. The Dachshunds I've known are all chronic hip/spine injured before then.

      I suppose the numbers are skewed by both human medical interventions and euthanizing (euphemising?) of ill dogs. As I'll be adopting (rescuing) a dog in the next wee while, anticipated lifespan is just one of many considerations I've entertained.

      Hope you'll enjoy your memories of the dogs you've mentioned. I'm sure they were characters.


  19. Kendig says:

    Wow, Hanna's line in panel two is kinda cynical-… a little out-of-character for someone with such a happy-go-lucky personality.

    Still, it made me laugh, so yay!

    • Avy says:

      Heh, well this time she actually had to be all responsible and, you know, cope with something she couldn't ignore or make someone else's problem. It does take the edge off the "eee a puppy!" glee.

    • KaT Adams says:

      Annoyance can make you all kinds 'a cynical. *glares at his cat*

  20. Pyrofyr says:

    Panel 7 is too perfect. Too perfect.

  21. hajrarara says:

    Had the same conversation with my friend, but the scary thing is that she looks a lot like Hannah, and I like Eve : )

  22. hajrarara says:

    ps. I mean, we had different sides in that conversation than our look-alikes

  23. Randall Drew says:

    Can't say I've ever had that conversation with any of my previous room mates…still, very well done!

  24. Charlotte says:

    I had a white dog named Snowy who died recently. He was my best friend, my life long buddy, since I was five, and I am now twenty. It was nice to feel a connection with Park c:

  25. Dell says:

    I marvel at and am envious of this comic's ability to portray different relationships and seem effortless while doing so. I have to ask did the schooling help? Or are you just that good?

    Both are probably stupid questions.

  26. skinner says:

    I miss your song and doodle blog.

  27. Rezmason says:

    Eve can be really deep, man.

  28. Rezmason says:

    …You should compile a book of Evephorisms and then sell it!

  29. charbee says:

    I have been reading for a few days now (and I'm in awe) but I just had to comment today. My dog Spike is 19 this year, and I've moved 10+ times in my life, so this storyline has really touched me so far.

  30. Nelg says:

    "It validates the time we'd already be wasting."