Get Fuzzy is one of my treasured favorites, because it deals primarily with one of my favorite things: our pets, and our tendency to humanize them. When I first read it in the local paper I hadn’t managed to see it from the beginning, and it became one of the few strips in print form for which I went looking for the beginning in book form, just so I could see the whole story.
While I love that the strip is still going, it pains me a little to wonder if it’s gone on a bit too long. With two dogs and a cat at home, I have direct references for the dead-on personality traits that make Sachel Pooch and Bucky Katt believable as the anthropomorphized critters in the strip. And from what I’ve read about Darby Conley, he seems like an decent guy with a job I’d love to have. But things always seem to change over time, and I have to wonder if Sachel and Bucky have become a little too humanized over the years. It seems to me that at some point they stopped being talking housepets and started being little people in fur costumes.