We start the month with a Ziggy panel. Rather than being a reprint, I'm convinced this one was new on December 2, 2015, since it plays off the title of the movie "50 Shades of Grey" which had been released earlier that year:
To end the month, an old Speed Bump (November 23, 2011) with a very human parallel:
WuMo from two years ago today. Ummm, yeah.
Here's a strip that rarely appears here ... Blondie from November 21 of last year.
FINAL RESULTS: Nov 28, 11:20 pm PT
#GivingTuesday is over - and we've met our fundraising goal! Thanks to you, we raised $10,397 (including matching funds). That's just about enough to pay for a week's worth of our veterinary expenses for our flock of 650 birds!
Our birds, the volunteers who care for them day in and day out, and our Board of Directors are grateful for your outpouring of generosity.
GlobalGiving is participating in #GivingTuesday with another matching gift day! From NOW until Tuesday, Nov 28, 9 pm PT, GlobalGiving will match your online donations, up to $1,000 per donor per nonprofit. The match rate will be determined by how much Mickaboo raises as a percentage of all monies raised. This means donations made during the entire day will count! Head to this link to give.
Your gifts help birds like those pictured here. Mojo and Tory are 23- and 19-year-old cherry-headed conures surrendered to Mickaboo by a woman who had them their whole lives, and only gave them up when she was hospitalized permanently. (Conures like these have a life expectancy of around 30 years.) Their feather-plucking behavior has been successfully addressed by changes to their diet and environment. Mojo, the larger of the two, has added some English words ("Hello!" "Take a bath!") to his birdie vocabulary. Both enjoy interacting outside of their cage with their humans. The top picture shows what they look like now; the bottom picture shows their previous appearance.
Interested in adopting this beautiful pair? See more information and contact their adoption coordinator here.
Thank you for being there for our birds and our volunteers - it's an old phrase, but we really couldn't do what we do without you!
From November 18 of last year, a Mutts strip with Phillipe acting as Mooch's equivalent to a MP3 player:
Wrapping up the month with some 'toons we missed because their anniversary date came during the Diamond Lil Thanksgiving story. First up, Bizarro from November 16 of last year:
A Thanksgiving-themed captioned photo, to wrap up this year's holiday batch of toons:
It's the day after Thanksgiving, both here in the real world, and in this concluding strip to the 2015 Diamond Lil story arc:
The Thanksgiving Day 2015 Diamond Lil strip.