Like a beagle with a beagle biscuit

The first Calvin and Hobbes cartoon was published thirty years ago this week. While any form of humour is notoriously subjective, the adventures of the young boy and his tiger have touched more than most. Here’s one of my favourites:


It’s like when you’ve got to medicate your beagle. Beagles are kind of stupid that way too. Sure, they don’t like having conjunctivitis (who does?), but then they don’t like having the drops put in their eyes either.
However, offer a beagle biscuit and they’ll follow you to the ends of the earth. Then you round on them like Judas “Eddie Jones” Iscariot-esque traitor that you are and put the drops in their eyes.

For the evening dose, pick up the bottle of eye drops, watch as the beagle turns to run away, wave a beagle biscuit, recapture beagle’s undivided love and attention, and repeat the morning’s application.

Leave a Reply