Finished December 28
A Shtinky Little Christmas by Patrick McDonnell
This short collection of cartoons is from Mutts and depicts the story of the young cat Shtinky. The cat Mooch finds Shtinky in a garbage can, lost and hungry. He and Earl discuss the situation, ask the young cat some questions, give him a name and take him home. At home, the humans note that this cat is missing and a reward is offered and call up the owner, but Shtinky feels guilty about causing his rescuers trouble and makes an escape. Earl and Mooch go after him, and get lost themselves until they find someone who helps bring them all home and all is well. A nice little collection from my favourite comic strip.