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.