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Q: Cartoon of a man and his dog ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Cartoon of a man and his dog
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Comics and Animation
Asked by: jp22-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 18 Oct 2004 18:52 PDT
Expires: 17 Nov 2004 17:52 PST
Question ID: 416754
I am after a particular cartoon (was it by Larson?) of a man talking
to his dog. The words spoken by the man are all heard by the dog as
"woof woof" (I think) except for the word "food" which the dog
understands perfectly!

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 18 Oct 2004 20:07 PDT
There is a Gary Larson "Far Side" cartoon that has two panels.

The first panel is titled "What we say to dogs." A man is scolding his
dog. The man's word-balloon says this: "Okay, Ginger! I've had it! You
stay out of the garbage! Understand, Ginger? Stay out of the garbage,
or else!?"

The second panel is titled "What they hear." The drawing is exactly
like the first panel, but this time the man's word-balloon says "Blah
blah GINGER blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah GINGER blah blah
blah blah blah."

Could this be the cartoon you're looking for? If so, I'll be glad to
tell you where you can view it online.

Clarification of Question by jp22-ga on 18 Oct 2004 21:24 PDT
Yes - that's it! Sorry - I had the details wrong!
Subject: Re: Cartoon of a man and his dog
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 18 Oct 2004 22:31 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Here you'll find the Larson cartoon that you're looking for:

Personal Pages of Gerry Leone

If you want to be able to view the cartoon in the future, you may want
to save a copy of it to your hard drive; it came from a personal page,
and it may not stay there forever.

My strategy in locating the cartoon was simple. I thought I remembered
that the dog was named Ginger, so I went to Google Image Search and
used the search terms "ginger" and "far side."

Google Image Search: ginger far side

I'm glad to have been able to help, since I am a devoted "Far Side" fan.

Please let me know if the link doesn't work, and I'll see whether I
can find some other way for you to see the cartoon.

Best regards,

Clarification of Answer by pinkfreud-ga on 21 Oct 2004 22:48 PDT
A color version of the cartoon can be purchased here as a card:
jp22-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Really nice to have the research explain the search strategy. Good work!

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