Wisequackers

I dreamed about working on a comic strip again.

This one was called “Wisequackers” and was about a little boy and a little girl trying to run a farm by themselves with ‘help’ from the animals, all of whom could talk.

The particular sequence I was working on involved the little girl trying to get two enormous sheepdogs to round-up the sheep and keep them out of the corn. The dogs were watching Ren and Stimpy on TV and had no interest in this job.

“Besides,” said one of them, “we’re Great Pyrenees sheepdogs, not Border Collies. We protect sheep, not corn.”

So the little girl says, “It’s GMO corn and the sheep might eat it.”

The dogs look at each other horrified, jump up and charge out of the house to save the sheep.

Another Christmas

Another year ending,
Another Christmas come and gone.
We learned some sad songs,
And some glad ones, too.

And that’s why I’m sending,
To all my friends near and far,
Wishes for a joyful Christmas,
And love for the year that is new.

Another day dawning,
Another song we have learned,
A new world turning,
Its face to the sun.

And now night is yawning,
Its rhythm still young,
There’s joy even in sadness,
When we know our day is done.

Another year learning,
That Christmas always comes,
We can sing the glad songs,
And some sad ones, too.

And that’s why I’m yearning,
That all my friends near and far,
Enjoy a wishful Christmas,
And love in the year that is new.