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Sally Forth: Kitty and the Ghost

Posted in Uncategorized by cesco7 on October 23, 2017

Most people with cats have at one time or another witnessed their pet just staring at a wall, sometimes up close, sometimes for hours. And as almost always the case with seemingly nonsensical feline behavior, there is a simple, rational explanation for this:

Regular readers of Sally Forth who like to focus on every little detail (in other words, Jim Keefe, that person who emails me slash fiction, and myself) may have noticed that over the years the family cat Kitty has done this very same thing, all the while slowly forming an unusual bond with the hallway wall…

There have even been hints that the house may in fact be haunted, possibly by those suffering from labyrinthitis…

Furthermore, the strength of the Kitty-Wall-Ghost bond will only grow in intensity in an upcoming Sunday strip. Now, I’m not saying that this will result in a some macabre, Paranormal Activity-like showdown in which the Forths do battle with a daemon, wraith or crawl-space revenant, because this is a family comic strip. But families are the ones who are always coping with nefarious spectral anomalies in the movies, so maybe we’re leading up to our first-ever big Halloween storyline down the road.

What I can say, however, is that while looking up previous images for this post I came across a few strips I don’t recall ever seeing, in which it appears Kitty had—perhaps briefly—a different name…

Of course, this is back when Hilary was played by a Cindy Brady homunculus and Ted was apparently an unrelenting dick, so I’m not sure how “canon” this is. I can say that when I started writing Sally Forth I was told the cat’s name was Kitty, is Kitty, and had always been Kitty. In short, there may be a dark past the powers that be are trying to hide—with “Fido” being an alter or possessed ego—and so bad things may indeed be on the horizon. Or the evil spirit may have been excised the moment Kitty got neutered. Tune in to find out.

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  1. Danny in canada said, on October 23, 2017 at 10:32 am

    presumably Hil was just experimenting with giving Kitty different names. None of them stuck.

    • cesco7 said, on October 23, 2017 at 10:38 am

      Oh, I figured 🙂

      • Carl said, on October 23, 2017 at 5:59 pm

        I can see Sally embarrassing Hil by mentioning this in front of her friends. “Remember when you decided Kitty’s name was Fido? And then Benjy? And then Simba?”

  2. maradanto said, on October 24, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Ted’s been a lot more fun ever since he had that accident that left him traumatic brain damage.

  3. LBD "Nytetrayn" said, on October 29, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Well, I can see now that my only having read strips from when you came on board was no mistake.


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