The whole Blake/Alligator thing was such an accidental joy to write. A moment of inspiration which gave a really good chemistry which held up the entire run of the strip. I love when things work like that. :)
That sounds so like a mantra, I’m amazed I didn’t exploit it more for humor value: “To disrespect the alpha disrespects all of us.”
This strip illustrates and interesting side of the alligator’s personality. He is an alligator and therefore he is feared. He’s a bit slow, soft hearted, goofy, etc. But since he is feared, others are always nice to him even when he’s being a jerk.
This is one of those strips you may not quite get if you’re not from colder climates. But that’s kinda what you have to do when your car is stuck in snow, rock it back and forth until it gets up over the lip of the hole it has dug for itself. I have done it MANY times growing up. And yup, some of those times, with the wheels spinning and not getting traction, slush has gotten tossed back on me.