How to Express Condolences (rerun)

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Reader Comments (35)

My condolences. I know exactly how you feel.

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRubrick

I actually looked this comic up from your previous post but thought it too inconsiderate to post the link, but I am glad you did. rofg with you.

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

ROFG needs to be a thing.

And sorry about your cat.

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjl

Scott, Missy, I'm sorry for your loss. Thank you for still giving us the gift of your humor even as you grieve. You're gonna be okay.

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDave H

I think I remember reading this one. Were you sending it to yourself?

Anyway, after having seen so many cats come and go in my life, I don't think it really gets easier. I get too attached to them, and I cannot bear to witness it any longer. The only way I can move on is to not own any pets, except for my bass guitars.

I'm petting Michelle, my six-string Ibanez, right now.

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

A classic rerun...i think its the cat's expression that really sells this one.

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRyoken

I'm laughing much more than usual at this one. (Not to make the other comics feel bad.) But I'm feeling way guilty about being so amused.

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertvjames

Rolling on floor laughing at rolling on floor grieving

December 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDeuceB

This is my all-time favorite.

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkatz

I'm sorry about your cat, Scott.

I just was forced by horrible life events to give up my two cats I'd had since they were kittens, 13 years ago. I still keep thinking they are in the house somewhere. In the back of my mind I keep thinking they'll show up anytime.

I hope you and Missy do decide to adopt again, when you're ready.
We're all sending healing thoughts your way.

And also affiliate dollars.

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Dammit. I seem to have something in my eye.

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTim

I wonder who he is talking to.
I want to say Rick, so I will. Because I'm a grown up and can say what I want to.
There; did it.

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwickedragon

Poignant and funny at the same time.

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJerryWeis

Whoa, that's a well-fed cat. Clearly, he's found the Land of Cream and Tuna!

ROFG makes a horrible kind of sense--didn't want to laugh, but couldn't help it. Ish, da.

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaveBro

Panel 1: a new meme is born. :-|

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFreeederick

rofg can't mean that. and if it does, it shouldn't.
there are things that one kind of has to say right out, that don't count if they're meme-ified.

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Obviously, this is a hard time for you Meyer; and Missy too. Take care and doG bless...

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Obvious

And this comic keeps reposting itself until the ninth time, right?

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBabyDoc

a funny and - strangely - sweet tribute to the cat. thanks for rerunning, I hadn't seen it before.

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGammarad

Terribly sorry for your loss--it feels like there's a hairball in my heart for you. I think I'm going to change my ringtone to the sound of a cat vomiting to commemorate. = (

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEric

As a crazy cat lady, I'm ROFG right along with you, Scott and Missy. Please know you are not alone in your grief.

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group?

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary

My computer seems to have been infected with the blurry-screen virus.

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRob

not to be insensitive, but I don't understand... is this being re-run because the two of you have just suffered a loss (of a cat)? I didn't get the news! And I check ALL of your sites on a regular basis! Or is it just an assumption folks are making based on this particular comic's content?

If you HAVE lost (due to illness or whatever) one of your babies, then please give extra attention to the one who has survived, because he/she'll be a bit traumatized as well, as I'm sure you know. And know that I and your other fans are here grieving for/with you. I'm grateful that even though one of my furbabies is stressed all the time and overcleans herself to the point of bald patches, that I still have both of my furbabies to love and cuddle when I'm stressed.

Be well, you two. Let us know if you do a lot of ROFG (and by "let us know" I mean, give us the comic interpretation, if you would. I'd love to see that).

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

Hilarious, as usual. Surprising that I've read your entire comic but don't always recognize reruns.

Also, why is everyone assuming your cat is dead? I haven't seen you state that anywhere.

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSevalecan

cats, dogs, they all make you cry when they leave.

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdeimos

I had decided in the previous strip that ROFG might be "Reclining on Futon, Grieving" - more comforting than the floor. I'm sure cats have an afterlife - probably something like in Norse mythology, where all your cat's conquests (birds, mice, the doormat, fluffy specks, etc) wait on him paw and whisker for eternity. Best wishes.

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAA

It felt to me like 2007 Scott is on the phone to 2013 Scott, but thinking about that probably isn't in any way helpful.

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

<Nothing helpful> - sorry, but there are no words.

December 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Scott, sincere condolences. We lost our 18-year-old cat last year and I still miss her. ROFG indeed.

December 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJustRuss

I've lost six old cats over the years and will probably soon lose another cat who is now twenty-two. Losing them and crying over them never gets easier. Condolences.

December 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I grieve with thee.

I too lost a beloved cat last year after a valiant battle against lipidosis. RIP, Eclipse Cat.

January 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertrigonman3

I lost my cat today, and although it seems wrong, this comic is somehow offering me comfort. ROFG right there with you.

January 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHarmony

Why is everyone assuming his cat died? Did he mention this somewhere? It's clearly the other guy whose cat died. Who Scott is comforting. By bragging that he still has a cat

February 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMoistRobot

MoistRobot, this comic was reposted when their cat died. Its original run was five years earlier.

July 16, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterParticle

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