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Even Dead, Really Nasty Pets Are Still ... Um ... Trouble

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - 08:02 AM

The Inmans had a parrot. Grump (that was his name) was horrible, angry, scheming and nasty. But he was their parrot so they couldn't shoot him. Instead he lived in their house, soiled their mail, stole their fried chicken and every so often bit. Then, finally, he died.

Sort of.

This is the story of Grump's funeral, as told by Matt Inman, then a boy, now author of one of my favorite blogsThe Oatmeal. Right down to the very, very end, Matt says, everything Grump did was disturbing. Even when his body was safely wrapped in a towel, and Matt's dad placed it deep down in the soft earth, even then, that parrot still ... disturbed.

(Please be advised, there is the tiniest bit of salty language in this comic, and if you don't like that sort of thing ... don't look.)





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Green Pet-Burial Society from

Here's to Grump - and the family who loved (tolerated) him.

Feb. 06 2014 12:47 AM
Faith from Los Angeles, CA

Love. Reminds me of the best of Edward Gorey. Rest in peace, Grump.

Feb. 05 2014 11:08 PM

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