Once upon a time, long ago (1984) and far away (sunny Florida), an award-winning editorial cartoonist (Mike Peters) created a hilariously funny comic strip (Mother Goose and Grimm) that features a rough and tumble bull terrier (Grimmy), his absentminded caretaker (Mother Goose) and their storybook friends (Snow White, Rapunzel, Pinocchio, Dracula, and many other folk and fairy tale heroes and heroines).
With an insatiable appetite for trash can cuisine, Grimmy has never met a cat he wouldn't torment or crossed a fire hydrant he hasn't sniffed. Grimmy lives with his slightly senile caretaker, Mother Goose, and Atilla, the cat he lives to irritate and harass.
Distributed daily and on Sundays by King Features Syndicate, Mother Goose and Grimm appears in more than 500 newspapers (across the land), boasts a readership of 100 million everyday and consistently ranks high in nationwide newspaper surveys.
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If it slinks like a cat and panics like a cat, it must be a cat....and no cat is more cat-like than Attila. Never laid-back, somewhat innocent and naive, Attila plays Costello to Grimmy's Abbott. In fact, our lovable fur ball is nowhere as confident or curious as the average cat.
Cats are generally nervous around dogs, but Attila is hysterical around Grimmy. Grimmy, on the other hand, considers Attila to be his personal home entertainment center -- a constant source of exercise and amusement. Let's face it, Attila is Grimmy's ultimate squeak toy.
Grimmy is everyone's dog, a canine character recognizable to dog owners around the world. He is a dog who believes that garbage cans are a personal invitation to a nine-course banquet, that the primary function of a car is to be chased, and that toilets are simply large, conveniently located porcelain water bowls. In short, GRIMMY IS A REAL DOG.
Grimmy is a bundle of energy barreling through life at 90 mph, no recharge necessary! He is an unstoppable, uncontrollable and irresistible prankster.
Nothing fazes Grimmy. He has a perpetual lust for life and enjoys virtually every indulgence that life has to offer: overeating, carousing, chasing after cars (mostly) and running everyone around him ragged.
Mother Goose is a former Marine sergeant and a freelance writer, a combination of your mother and Clint Eastwood. She loves her soap operas, buys lottery tickets, bets on horses and plays pool like a shark. She is a thoroughly modern and lovable goose.
Mother Goose reminds us of the beloved, legendary storyteller of the same name....sorta. We find her at home in a large shoe. She used to rent it to an old lady who had lots of children. Times have been tough, so Mother Goose moved back in with her pet dog, Grimmy, and a few peculiar boarders.
For Mother Goose, life with Grimmy is hand-to-hand combat, with Grimmy generally having the upper hand. But you've got to admire her for hanging in there: Mother Goose is a real trooper.
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