To celebrate 25 years of MUTTS, we asked readers to tell us what the strip means to them, and to share some of their best memories of Mooch, Earl, and the rest of the crew.

We are so appreciative and touched by the messages we’ve received, and last month we shared just a few of our favorites. We will continue posting your responses in the coming months, so please comment below if you have additional stories or memories to share. Thank you for your love and support!

Published on February 7, 2016

“My all-time favorite comics are Peanuts and MUTTS. Many MUTTS strips have decorated my office bulletin board or home refrigerator over the years because Mooch ‘spoke’ for my cats. One strip gracing the refrigerator right now is Mooch kicking the football: ‘That’s for you Charlie Brown.’ How perfect.” — Dina

Published on October 18, 2014

“This one [with Guard Dog] is on my refrigerator as a constant reminder that how society treats its animals, children, elderly, and vulnerable, is an indicator of their humanity. We have much work to do.” — Cynthia

Published on April 29, 2005

“My favorite was one of the Shelter Stories. A dog has just awakened, and still has his eyes shut tight. He’s thinking ‘I’m going to open my eyes to see it was all a dream and I’m back on the floor in the shelter.’ Finally he opens his eyes, and sees that he’s in a big comfy bed with his new person.” — Darren

Published on June 3, 2016

“When my mom was alive, her newspaper didn’t carry MUTTS, but mine did, so each day I’d cut out the strip and set it aside. The next time I went to see her, or she’d come to visit me, we spent a good long time reading all those MUTTS strips, one after the other, in order, until we finished them all. She loved Mooch so much. She always remarked on how wonderfully expressive the faces of the animals were. So it’s not an individual strip that’s meaningful for me; it’s the whole concept. I think of my mom and smile because of the joy Mooch and Earl, et al. brought to her.” — Stella

Have your own MUTTS story to tell? Let us know in the comments or email us at

Want to read more stories from MUTTS lovers? Stay tuned for more posts like this throughout 2019 and 2020, because we’re celebrating 25 years of MUTTS for a full 12 months!

Comments (31)

I love Mutts, and getting a strip emailed to me every day is like starting my day with a furry hug (in addition to my 2 purry fur babies’ hugs). My favorite strip was a shelter strip that ended with an adoption where the cat said something to the effect of “I’m a keeper!” I had that on my refrigerator for a very long time, and when I moved it got ruined. I haven’t been able to find it on the website since. But, I keep telling myself that I’m a keeper too!

Barb Fisher