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Tue, 03/31/2009 - 00:15 by Aido in response to yuko's parents' cats again

Sorry about my absence this past week, I see that the site's still here, so I'll assume it went smoothly.  Thank you Conrad and Rachelle for taking care of things for me while I was up with my folks -- it was too much of an inconvenience for everyone for me to borrow someone's computer for a week and lug my scanner and tablet and inks and brushes up to NJ while I was paying social calls.  My computer's back now, but the hard drive's blank.  I'm going to have to restore it before I can do anything practical on it.  Thank you again Ananth, for letting me steal your computer.

While I was visiting, my mom and I found a file folder in the kitchen, its contents were pretty much scattered everywhere.  Turns out it was from a filing cabinet or something from the upstairs.  Mika enjoys laying waste to the house when no one is around.  She tried to steal a bag of ginger chews from me right before I left.  I think she just wanted to chew on the plastic bag.

My mom and I were commenting on how fat Gonta should be considering the amount he eats.  We realized that he's so terrified all of the time, his metabolism must be amazingly high.

OH, and another extra special thanks to Conrad, for fixing that problem with having apostrophes in the titles of the comics.  I wouldn't have been able to name this one without it.


Thank the sweet zombie jesus

Comment by Decad (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 00:25

Thank the sweet zombie jesus she didn't notice what went wrong *cough*

And yes cats are awesome. One of mine likes drinking from wet hair too, it feels wierd but I just never have the heart to stop them XD

This pretty much mirrors my

Comment by Malj (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 00:44

This pretty much mirrors my cats, except the fretting cat bumps into everything on his way across the house and makes really cute noises. o.o

D'aw, kittehs.

Oh kittnens

Comment by Eto (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 01:17

Hahaha, Gonta never ceases to make me giggle every time you draw him. XD

Welcome back, glad you had a fun trip! :3

That is the most accurate

Comment by Meg (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 01:23

That is the most accurate onomatopoeia of two cats running around that I've ever read.

 Ahaha, I thought so too.

Comment by Ananth Tue, 03/31/2009 - 09:36

 Ahaha, I thought so too.

Aaah! I just started reading

Comment by Glitchy (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 01:26

Aaah! I just started reading your comic (I read through the archives) and it's fantastic! This one just made my day complete :O

cats: hilarious

Comment by Spizzy (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 01:33

What's funny to me is right before I Read this comic, my cat was doing what I call its 'devil romp' around the living room. When the dog and other cat aren't around to distract him and he needs to entertain himself, he'll run back and forth between my room and the living room, sometimes attacking random objects as he goes, and if he's really worked up, will make bizarre growling noises that make him sound like a big cat. Or a demon, whichever.

 Thank you! So glad you're

Comment by Ananth Tue, 03/31/2009 - 09:37

 Thank you! So glad you're enjoying it. 

Gonta reminds me of my

Comment by Joe A. (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 02:50

Gonta reminds me of my family's bird, Sunset. He's an Australian Rosey Bourke and he is terrified of everything. He gets startled when the scene changes on TV, and when we turn on the light in the kitchen, he falls into his food dish. I guess it doesn't help that he can't really fly, so he just runs around on the floor in constant fear of getting stepped on.

I salute Gonta and Sunset, as well as all the panic-stricken pets out there, for theirs must be a harrowing existence.


Comment by Ananth Tue, 03/31/2009 - 09:39



Comment by Jai (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 02:57

LOL at that last Fret panel. adorable kitties all around :D

My cats do this as well.

Comment by Cowdog (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 04:37

My cats do this as well. Drives me nuts. One time I actually bothered to get out of bed to find out what the hell the damn cats were chasing, and when I flicked on the lights they both looked at me with that crazy feral glowing eye trick and bolted in different directions.


 They knew the jig was up!

Comment by Ananth Tue, 03/31/2009 - 09:40

 They knew the jig was up!


Comment by stevehill (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 05:31

I miss having cats... :(

You even miss the THUMPTHUMPTHUMP at 3am when they're gone :(

So cute XD Gonta is a

Comment by Serilyn (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 06:42

So cute XD

Gonta is a siamese right? They (and other oriental cats) do tend to have rather... Unique personalities.

We have a siamese who likes to steal various things. It started with small plush toys, then he moved onto plush toys bigger than himself (he and his ebony oriental brother are 5 months now so still fairly small). Now he steals pretty much everything he can, ice-cream containers, lids of random things, bottles, metal egg rings, toy mice, plastic containers bigger than himself etc. Size apparently doesn't matter, and anything that he can drag will eventually end up under the same footstool :P

And ours also like to stampede around like a herd of mini-elephants too, maybe they're worried about keeping in shape or something.


Comment by Ashiru (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 09:25

Is it really a siamese thing? Because my cat is alot like Gonta it seems and she's also frets alot....hmmmmm.


Comment by Spizzy (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 12:41

I've been told most black cats are actually Siamese cats, and from what you describe of your cat, I'm convinced now that my cat is one XD he does about the same thing yours does with stealing things bigger than it. He also hates playing with toys that I buy him, but absolutely LOVES ME when I give him TRASH. His favorites are discarded (as well as NOT discarded) pieces of paper, my homework, dust, various objects from my roommate's rooms, and my plush diseases and pokedolls, which I finally had to move,

Sounds kind of like the cats

Comment by Yenian (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 07:10

Sounds kind of like the cats in the place I'm moving into in a couple months.


Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 07:47

Is it just me or does Gonta not look a lot like Hawk?

better than grumpy

Comment by kimba (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 07:47

Our cat, Bandit, is always grumpy. He's old and ornery. Though I believe he secretly wants to be a cat ninja. He'll hide in dark rooms low on the floor or behind a door way and sneak attack-swat at you.

Cat's pupils really do get

Comment by Sovy Kurosei (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 09:08

Cat's pupils really do get that big.

cats is adorable

Comment by Jasen (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 09:09

You captured "fret" incredibly well; I see that expression quite often in my own cat.

Also: If you look in the archive, the apostrophes are broken :(

Conrad's working on it ...

Comment by Ananth Tue, 03/31/2009 - 09:42

Conrad's working on it ... ;_; Apostrophes have been a thorn in our side since the site went up. 

Yeah ... drupal (very

Comment by conrad Tue, 03/31/2009 - 09:52

Yeah ... drupal (very helpfully) stores them in the DB encoded as unicode character entities, which is cool! Until you need to make a link out of one of them, at which point it tries to re-escape them. Unless you write this:

l($text, $path, array(), NULL, NULL, FALSE, TRUE /* this is the param we need -_- */)

I should really just stop working in Drupal5 and pick up Drupal6. This is my mistake.

' trouble

Comment by Davemon (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 13:46

Can you add a \ before the " or '? That's how most code recognizes a character from a tag or code. My entire database is filled with things like: Chapter One: \"The Comic\'s First Chapter\"
which reads: Chapter one: "The Comic's First Chapter" and doesn't try to escape the code.

Looking forward to the new changes on both our sites, Conrad!

LOL, I love the last picture

Comment by Chelsea (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 09:47

LOL, I love the last picture of Gonta! XD It reminds me of the Simpsons episode where they watched the Super Seizure Robots (or whatever it was called) on TV.

This space for rent

Comment by Dr. Mike Wendell (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 10:12

We had a cat once who liked piggy back rides. Whenever you lay on your stomach, she would hop up, sit down and start whacking your head with her paw and meowing at you until she got one. First time she did it, Angie was washing her hair in the kitchen sink. Pretty much scared her.

Things my cat does

Comment by danihana (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 10:19

Kellie, my 10 year old Maine Coon mix, likes to sleep in my lap while I'm on the computer, drop her toys in her water dish for me to fish out in disgust, and love on my husband's feet. She really loves his feet for some reason.

Catnip toes

Comment by pancakes (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 10:48

Man. Some people just have the type of feet that cats love. One time this person came over my house and took off their shoes. Both my cats were all up in that ladies feet like it was catnip.

Yeah! Nothing like the sound

Comment by darrylayo (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 12:02

Yeah! Nothing like the sound of two cats rampaging through the night!

this is great! reminds me of

Comment by demoncronos (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 13:51

this is great! reminds me of my cats

+5 for reality and humor

Comment by Nehima (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 13:55

Haha, our cats run around like idiots at the wee hours of the morning, too. It's just so loud! Jeez..
Also, watching a small kitten pawing at a large dog's tail? Priceless~
Especially when the large dog runs away with her tail between her legs XD.

Welcome back, though! I know more than one person missed you guys ^^.

I love the way you draw

Comment by viga` (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 14:06

I love the way you draw cats.

I know, it's a weird thing to like.

kitty kitty kitty

Comment by Louis (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 15:40

So Mika is also the cat who vomited up the Christmas ribbons? Or is it just a similar stripey cat in #27? Hooray for overly observant fans! I think...

My cats also run around like nutcases when it's dark, although they like the evening for it. When it hits about 9pm and all we're doing is chilling in front of the TV, one of them will do the "alarm call", which is like a really short, loud purr, and they'll start running up and down the house. We had to get a new couch last year because they started chasing each other along the backrests and ripping the fabrics. It looked horrible when we pulled it away from the wall. D: The new couch is leather with really really soft parts on the top, so all they do is clamber up there to nap. So cute.


Comment by Emz (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 18:26

You totally should post a picture of those cats!

This made me so happy.

Comment by Nina (not verified) Tue, 03/31/2009 - 21:12

This made me so happy. Adorable! I love your stuff. Used to read Fallen back in the day -- big fan!


Comment by Boots (not verified) Wed, 04/01/2009 - 00:14

Replace one of the cats with a 60 pound border collie, and you have my pets. They still chase each other around the house at all hours of the night. When Brigit (the dog) wants to play, she nudges the cat with her nose so hard she almost knocks him over. When Odin (the cat) wants to play, he runs up to the dog and hugs her around the neck, bites her fur, then bolts.

Odin also seems to take great pleasure in spilling water from his bowl. We had to put a mat with a lip around the edge under his dish so he wouldn't flood the kitchen.

Gonta's last panel is

Comment by Cheri (not verified) Wed, 04/01/2009 - 02:38

Gonta's last panel is amazing.

Actually, I can't decide if I like that one more, or the fact that he's eating, still looking horribly terrified at the same time.


I love this strip... It

Comment by McMayhem (not verified) Wed, 04/01/2009 - 07:47

I love this strip... It describes my wife's parents' cats EXACTLY. It's kind of scary really... I showed my wife the strip and she just burst out laughing.

Things my cats like to do

Comment by aXcel (not verified) Wed, 04/01/2009 - 10:32

Troy likes to: Annoy me. Claw your hair when your laying down. Eat
Sonny likes to: Be unbearably adorable. Hide when there is company (no matter if they are familiar or not) Sleep with Ginger.
Ginger likes to: Scream at you. Sleep on warm objects. Scream at you.

I felt like posting this for some reason, lol. Sonny is the cutest cat I have ever seen. Not only is he fluffy. But if he trusts you, and you say his name, he'll roll around on the floor, look up at you with these huge eyes, and softly claw the air. You can't help but go "d'awwww!" And Ginger... she'll scream at you for no reason.

Oh my, you really have quite

Comment by Wing (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 09:58

Oh my, you really have quite adorable kitties. I'm loving the idea of a "Gonta Frets" shirt, actually. xD


Comment by limitbreakingcat (not verified) Sat, 04/04/2009 - 20:36

The second "frets" picture is AMAZING, let me just way.

All of my kitties are more like Mikas, though--lovebugs with no idea of personal space and the idea that we will always forgive them no matter what they ruin--which we do. :<

Eerily similar... but not the same!

Comment by Ironhide Delta (not verified) Tue, 06/16/2009 - 15:56

Between me and my fiancée, we have 3 cats. One will wait for you after a shower and attempt to drink water that's running down your legs and feet, one will steal every roll of toilet paper in the house, and the other will scrape the walls with her claws. That one also has an unhealthy obsession with licking plastic bags.

As was noted above, your cat designs are fantastic. I quite like them. I was one of the trafficked readers from QC and like what I see here. Keep it up!

Neko Kawaii!

Comment by JesseT77 (not verified) Tue, 06/16/2009 - 16:25


Apparently Google Translate thought my original phrase was in English. XD

Fretful cat

Comment by Aaron Begg (not verified) Tue, 06/16/2009 - 21:27

Talk to your vet about getting some Feliway, synthetic cat-happy-face-pheromones in a room diffuser. Might help Gonta relax and be more happy, plus you don't know they're there.

I used to have cats that did

Comment by Seanan (not verified) Sat, 11/21/2009 - 23:05

I used to have cats that did that, and I thought they were thunder sometimes :)

I'm no expert but

Comment by Eric (not verified) Sat, 09/11/2010 - 22:47

Your description of Gonta almost sounds like a Hyperthyroid problem of some kind.


Gonta reminds me of my

Comment by Nessa (not verified) Wed, 03/09/2011 - 15:41

Gonta reminds me of my little lady, Cole. XDD

Adorable. :D