If I remember correctly, when I was writing this I was thinking, sheesh, communes are fine things with the right good-natured people. So, I allowed Vachel to keep his line for the joke, and let Blake say something sweet about ‘em.
The Pudu. So… I was looking for exotic places for them to visit, it was hard to top the Venezualian tepuis, but I eventually read about Madre De Dios and decided on that. Then I began researching animals native mainly to Chile. When I found out about the Pudu, how could I resist.
Also, comparing her on an inflatable giraffe to Theodoric leading the Goths, still cracks me up.
I find this strip to be ridiculously sweet.
It was also fun to play on the fact that not only is Blake somewhat unable to make great leaps of reason, but also he’s a dog, which means he’ll eat…. well, pretty much a mash of anything. Oh, and that he has a huge heart despite all that.