News post – Catch-23 No. 978 Doggy door to the soul

This comic strip is partly based on our cat Spikey. We had a doggy door for 2 years and he never used it, but when our newest dog Winston showed up, the dog conducted a training session for the cat and now Spikey uses it non-stop. He was wary at first due to a couple of tail-trapping incidents but he got the hang of it.



News post – Catch-23 No. 977 Landfilled

Earlier this week, Ipswich in Qld announced it was too expensive to properly recycle so they were just going to dump it all in landfill. After a lot of attention and outcry, the council has reversed their decision and just asked the people to stop putting cheesy pizza boxes in the recycling.

It’s good comic strip fodder when there’s a topic that puts the characters on opposing sides.


News post – Catch-23 No. 976 Talk to me

It was tempting to make a frivolous comic strip this week, but my instinct said that the difficult thing to do is probably the right thing.

RoryLast week, our dog Rory was very unwell. She couldn’t keep anything down, she stopped eating and drinking and seemed to be in a great deal of pain and discomfort. We couldn’t tell if it was stomach-related, muscle-related or something else entirely. She spent fours days being cared for by the amazing team at Dandenong Veterinary Hospital – she had lots of IV fluids, her blood work done, an x-ray and an ultrasound.

We still don’t know what caused the illness, and the treatment of the symptoms helped her get through and heal up.

She is almost better now, but she had us quite worried.

Not being able to ask her about her illness, or tell her why she was being left in the care of the vets, compounded an already difficult ordeal.


News post – Catch-23 No. 975 Zero Calories

I took a couple of weeks off from making comic strips to visit with family.

Happy Easter and April Fools! This comic strip was inspired by the Cadbury Salted Caramel mini eggs – delicious but impossible to get into in a hurry.