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DOG LAUGHS: What If

Today’s comic strip is in memory of David McDougall, founder of the Nemaline Myopathy Support Group. He was a dear friend and hero. NM is something I have lived all of my life. Click here to learn more about NM and what David did.

  • Dog Laughs Comic Strip titled What If, created by Gordon Bagshaw 2023
  • George the sheltie puppy is talking to his human dad, Gord, who is sitting in a wheelchair as asks, "Hey, ever fantasize about Being a superhero? You know, saving the world, stopping crime, and all that?" Gord replies in curiosity, "Yeah, what would that be like? the next panel shows an alternate reality.
  • the panel shows a fictitious city under attack by an alien spaceship, from which you can hear maniacal laughter. The narrative caption reads: 'The good people of New Border City cower in their homes, terrified of the Dreadful Zaraxis, who has taken over. Will the people lose all hope? Where is their hero when they need him most?' the next panel we will see Gord in a superhero costume standing in front of his sheltie puppy.
  • in this alternate reality, Gord is standing in front of George his sheltie puppy. Gord is wearing a superhero costume that is white with black stripes. Gord says to George, "The good people of New Border City cry out in fear! I must go, for they are in grave danger!" George appears saddened upon hearing this and says, "Really?... It's just..." and George finishes this thought in the following panel.!
  • George the sheltie puppy continues to say what is on his heart to Gord who is dressed in a white with black stripes superhero costume: "It’s our night to watch reruns of The Golden Girls. Blanche is dating an aerobics instructor."
  • George and Gord, who is still in his superhero costume, which is white with black stripes, are sitting on the couch watching The Golden Girls. George looks happy and says in comment of Gord's costume, "By the way, nice alter ego. What is it, The White Tiger." Gord simply replies, "Zebra-Man"
  • The comic strip DOG LAUGHS, titled, What If created by Gordon Bagshaw dedicated this sequential art in memory of David McDougall, founder of the Nemaline Myopathy Support Group. Gordon writes in regards to David, 'You gave everything to find as many of us as you could. You're my hero.' www.nemaline,org
Dog Laughs (en)

DOG LAUGHS: Anything & Everything

  • DOG LAUGHS COMIC STRIP cover - Anything And Everything - 4 panels - funny cartoon
  • george the sheltie asks: "Who are you?" Sheph responses: "Oh, I’ve got many names, George. call me Shep. Let’s just say, I’m somebody who knew you before you were you."
  • George referring to 2 ghost dogs with sheph says: "And Who Are They?" Shep answers: "Well... They’re my mates. They hang out with me. Can we be mates? You know, every now and then, we could chew the fat."
  • George the Sheltie says "Sounds cool." Shep says "Ok then, later, tater." George says "Wait, Before you go..."
  • George starts playing tug of war with Shep using a rainbow like it was a rope. Shep says, "No no, drop it... not a toy!"
Dog Laughs (en)

DOG LAUGHS: A Scent To Remember

  • DOG LAUGHS COMIC STRIP. COVER IMAGE TITLED A SCENT TO REMEMBER.
  • Hmmm? I sense a... presence... Something inexplicable... Something... otherworldly...
  • That’s Frodo’s scent! it’s Still Here! Oh, How I miss that little Guy.
  • this is Special... a bittersweet moment. Go on... Get a good whiff... Smell the love!
  • I gotta tell ya, I’m definitely picking up on the bitter. the Sweet... Not so much.
Dog Laughs (en)

DOG LAUGHS: Trial By Fire

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DOG LAUGHS: The Learning Curve

Imagine this: you’ve been observing for weeks now. You’ve seen your humans do it, and most importantly, you’ve been studying the old dog. So with all of this exposure to higher education, why can’t you get it right? Don’t worry, practice makes perfect, and we have plenty of cleaning supplies.

  • Cover image for a 4 panel comic strip called Dog Laughs, titled The Learning Curve. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. Imagine this: you've been observing for weeks now. You've seen your humans do it, and most importantly, you've been studying the old dog. So with all of this exposure to higher education, why can't you get it right? Don't worry, practice makes perfect, and we have plenty of cleaning supplies.
  • First panel of 4 from the comic strip Dog Laughs, titled The Learning Curve. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. In the panel, George the sheltie puppy is raising his leg to pee on the pee mat.
  • Second panel of 4 from the comic strip Dog Laughs, titled The Learning Curve. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. In the panel, George the sheltie puppy is sniffing where he peed.
  • Third panel of 4 from the comic strip Dog Laughs, titled The Learning Curve. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. In the panel, George the sheltie puppy is frustrated that he peed half on and half off the mat. And he says, "Dang it! No matter how much I try, I keep missing the mark."
  • Fourth panel of 4 from the comic strip Dog Laughs, titled The Learning Curve. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. In the panel, George the sheltie puppy is frustrated that he peed half on and half off the mat, but comes up with a solution to his failing. He asks, "Is there anything I could do for extra credit?"
Dog Laughs (en)

DOG LAUGHS: The Student

Picture this: It’s midday, time is of the essence and we want our new puppy to poop on the lawn. We know the drill, because we’ve been here before. Some things are just out of our control. We want him to do his business, but he wants to graze on the lawn, chew on a twig, play with the ant that’s scurrying past his snout, or perhaps he just wants to talk about clovers. But if we’re patient enough, we just might learn a thing or two.

  • Cover image for a 4 panel comic strip called Dog Laughs, titled The Student. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. Picture this: It's midday, time is of the essence and we want our new puppy to poop on the lawn. We know the drill, because we've been here before. However, some things are just out of our control. We want him to do his business, but he wants to graze on the lawn, chew on a twig, play with the ant that's scurrying past his snout, or perhaps he just wants to talk about clovers. But if we're patient enough, we just might learn a thing or two.
  • First panel of 4 from the comic strip Dog Laughs, titled The Student. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. In the panel, the setting is 2016. Frodo the sheltie is with his human dad, Gord. They are on the lawn. Gord is losing his patience because he has important things to do and doesn't have time to stand and wait for Frodo to poop. Frodo, who is clearly not trying to poop, says, "Aye, clover can cause allergies in some people, but it's actually quite healthy. Did you know it's symbolic of..." Gord rudely interrupts, saying, "Yeah, yeah Frodo, come on now..."
  • Second panel of 4 from the comic strip Dog Laughs, titled The Student. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. In the panel, the setting is 2016. Frodo the sheltie is with his human dad, Gord. They are on the lawn. Frodo is looking down with a sad expression on his face as he listens to Gord speak impatiently. Gord says: Seriously, boy, you're just wasting time. I need you to poop now. Come on, I have to get to a meeting.
  • Third panel of 4 from the comic strip Dog Laughs, titled The Student. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. In the panel, the setting is the current date. Frodo the sheltie has passed away, and today George the puppy is with Gord, who is in a wheelchair. They are on the lawn. Gord can see that his new puppy isn't pooping. He's rambling on about clovers, just like Frodo did in the past. But Gord is listening this time. As George says: Did ye know that clovers are symbolic o' faith, hope, an' love? Gord, with a slight tear in his eye, remembering Frodo, says, "Tell me more, George."
  • Fourth panel of 4 from the comic strip Dog Laughs, titled The Student. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. In the panel, the setting is the current date. Gord is in a wheelchair, and George the puppy is with him on the lawn. George is now on his feet, and there is poop behind him indicating that he did his business. There are three hearts over George's head as he looks at Gord. There is a quote at the bottom of the panel: “The practice of patience guards us against losing our presence of mind” - His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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DOG LAUGHS: Dog Parents

Picture this: you’re quietly sitting at your mum’s feet, gnawing on your silent confidant, Monkey, while listening to the adults talk. Mum and dad have friends over. You’re not entirely sure what they’re saying, but let’s be honest, none of it really matters anyway, that is, until you hear your name. Sure, everything between your name is still gibberish, but whatever it is, it’s the sound of happiness.

  • Cover image for a 4 panel comic strip called Dog Laughs, titled Dog Parents. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. Picture this: you're quietly sitting at your mamma's feet, gnawing on your silent confidant, Monkey, while listening to the adults talk. Mamma and papa have friends over. You're not entirely sure what they're saying, but let's be honest, none of it really matters anyway, that is, until you hear your name. Sure, everything between your name is still gibberish, but whatever it is, it's the sound of happiness.
  • First panel of 4 from the comic strip Dog Laughs, titled Dog Parents. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. In the panel, George, the sheltie pup, is sitting by mum while chewing his toy monkey. mum and dad are having tea with their friends, Bill and Sally. Bill says, "After working tirelessly, guess who finally made partner?" Gord replies, "Really? What great news!"
  • Second panel of 4 from the comic strip Dog Laughs, titled Dog Parents. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. In the panel, George, a sheltie pup, is sitting by his mum while chewing on his toy monkey. His mum and dad, Gord and Raquel, are having tea with their friends, Bill and Sally. Sally says, "And as for me, you're looking at the new executive manager, people. I can't wait to start on Monday." Raquel replies, "Geez, that's fantastic."
  • Third panel of 4 from the comic strip Dog Laughs, titled Dog Parents. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. In the panel, George, a sheltie pup, perks up his head. Bill says, "Enough about us..." and Sally interjects, "Yeah, what's new and exciting with you two?"
  • Fourth panel of 4 from the comic strip Dog Laughs, titled Dog Parents. Created by Gordon Bagshaw. In the panel, George, a sheltie pup, gives a little proud smirky smile. Gord says with pride, "George took his first poop on the lawn yesterday. It's hard to describe our joy." Raquel adds, "Yeah, we were pretty excited. We celebrated. We had cake. We sang songs. We got pictures, wanna see?"