For the benefit of those who don’t know the strip, allow me to assert that the above is not a typical exchange from Get Fuzzy. The strip takes a while to get used to, but has finally won me over, and judging from the other folks in this thread, I’m not alone.
Get Fuzzy has three main characters: Rob, the human, serves the function most humans do in talking-pet-oriented comic strips, which is to say he’s usually either the Greek chorus or the deus-ex-machina when things get out of hand.
Bucky, the cat, serves basically the Louie DePalma role. He’s self-absorbed almost to the point of egomania and has no respect for anyone or anything else. But like I said, he’s a cat. He’s usually the instigator of trouble.
Satchel, the dog, is almost always the butt of the joke. On those rare instances when he understands that he’s the butt of the joke, he’s sad. Usually he’s pretty oblivious and is just happy to have friends like Rob and Bucky. But like I said, he’s a dog.
Hope this helps.
It’s still no Mutts, though.