To celebrate 26 years of MUTTS, we’re asking readers to tell us what the strip means to them. We are appreciative of all the messages we’ve received, and we will continue to share your responses — so please comment below if you have memories or kind words. Thank you for the love!
“Many comic strips, especially those with cats and dogs (and the Cathy comic strip about a single woman) confirm that I am not alone in this world. It’s a comfort.” — Trina
“Mooch and Earl got me through the most difficult time of my life. Their honest little hearts kept mine from breaking completely when my husband died. The way they see the world, with such love and positivity, kept me going. I suppose I should say thank you Patrick, because they gave me something to look forward to every day when I thought my life was over.” — Julia F.
“I get MUTTS delivered to my inbox at work so everyday before I start I read your comic strip. It starts my day with a smile or a thought that I take a moment to dwell on before I begin. I can’t think of a better way to start the day than considering kindness and caring!” — Patti H.
“As someone fortunate enough to have lived her whole life surrounded by wonderful, magical, perfection-in-a-fur-suit dogs, MUTTS has always captured those pet-life moments that mean so, so much, yet are so, so hard to put into words. From the heart-exploding joy of seeing your new best friend for the first time at the shelter, to that heart-shattering last goodbye. MUTTS always finds the words and the images to express what every pet lover feels in their soul.” — Loki B.
“Cannot begin a day without experiencing my MUTTS gang … So glad I get the daily in my inbox! Each morning I start with a smile and giggle, which is the way everyone needs to begin a new day. MUTTS also has a wonderful community, and reading other’s thoughts is always fun and informative.” — Valerie J.