Rescue Rodents

Rescue Rodents

Mandy\'s avatar

This year simultaneously feels like it’s been two weeks and a decade long… rodents always make things better though, right? Although I’m not sure all of those have been domesticated… ehhh it’ll be fine.

Fox, can you go rent a truck to pick up those wood shavings I ordered?

Fox\'s avatar

Sure. Then I’ll use it to drop off you and all your new friends out in the woods.

I’d say 2020 needs a do-over, but I’d be concerned we’ve actually already gotten the ‘good’ ending, and 2020 would take advantage of the do-over and rise to the challenge.

27 comments on “Rescue Rodents

  1. I’ll go with the sqwirrrrrrlls. The one under Mandy’s chin reminds me of Mrs. Nibbly for some reason. The expression of the one on Fox’s head is like, “Oh! OhmigodwhathaveIdone?!?” 🙂

    1. I thought of those as chinchillas, but checking pictures revealed that their tail-body-ratio says definitely squirrel. (in my defense: I tend to forget about grey squirrels – I only ever met one on a trip to England (where they bullie our smaller Eurasian red squirrels 😉 ) )

  2. Glad to hear you guys are doing ok.
    I swear small rodents are the only thing that got me through this year too, even if mine is a bit spikier in persuasion.

  3. The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.”

    1. “The pessimist bemoans that every thing is too terrible to get any worse; the cynic knows it can ALWAYS get worse.

  4. That’s a lot of rodents.

    Also, I absolutely love the “are you serious?” look on Fox’s face in the last panel.

  5. Sadly catching up didn’t take all that long. Nice to browse some of the older comics though and it did kill the afternoon as I’m home sick (not COVID) Just a very lingery cold. Is that a Capybara in the last panel? Finally Merry Christmas.

  6. Fluffy critters! =D

    I’m giving 2021 the squinty eyes. I’m cautiously optimistic that it will be better, but there’s a small part of me that’s just like, okay, what else is going to catch fire? Anyway, thanks for the comic, it made me chuckle!

  7. Glad to hear you two are doing reasonably well. It has been so long since the last strip that I was fearing for the worst. It is good to learn that at least a few of my fears are unfounded.

  8. How very like the lass… certainly it is *extremely* unlikely to end the ‘plague’, but… if there is a one in 7.92 billion chance… *cheesygrin*

  9. “If you think 2020 was bad, wait until it turns 21 . . . and starts to drink.” -anon comment in a store

  10. Mandy,

    You do know that rodents are a main part of the fox’s diet, they even have developed a way of detecting them under the snow and diving/faceplanting in order to eat them. You’ve just saved your husband a lot of work.

    1. LOL – If Mandy & Fox were a little more ‘traditional’, Mandy’d be saving -herself- a lot of work! 😉 🙂

  11. Just saying “Hello”, from the [1st_Monday_In_Spring].
    I just finished an “Archive-Dive”, to get caught-up, & I hope that all is well in your corner of the world.

  12. a fox collecting rodents? And it ends well for the rodents?
    How odd.

    1. Hi Godel!
      It’s the cat collecting the rodents, that is Foxes “Not impressed” face.

  13. Entering the home stretch of 2021. Maybe more rodents are needed?

  14. I recently found your comic thanks to it being one of many linked as examples of good webcomics on a webcomic review blog (about two weeks ago) and just finished binging tonight.

    Looking forward to new strips whenever that happens.

    And yeah, 2020 sucked but a do-over would just be a chance for things to go even worse. Almost time for 2022 to come along and hopefully not be as bad as 2020 and 2021 were.

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