Well, OF COURSE Mark is going to rescue Rusty and Sassy, and give those bad guys what for in the process. But strange things have been going on in Lost Forest, or at least in the minds of the reads of Mark Trail.
CC commenter Esther Blodgett noted (based not only on the latest Mark Trail shenanigans and its ubiquitous Sciurus maximus, but also those going on in
9 Chickweed Lane (high heels being worn by everybody),
Mary Worth (proudly sporting her funeral director hospital docent name tag),
Funky Winkerbean (cancer! 24/7) and
Judge Parker (the attack of the 80s cheerleaders)):
…my dreams tonight are likely to feature a giant squirrel sporting six-inch heels, a nametag, and a bad 80s hairdo. And cancer, of course.
Which leads to all sorts of mashy goodness (although I think it would’ve been easier putting Barbie doll heels on a real squirrel…)
And quel surprise! Mark doesn’t come out punchin’, but tacklin‘! Very cool. Very athletic. And in spite of it all, Mark reveals how much he loves a good surprise! (Yep, these are genuine panels from “The Sick Little Girl’s Puppy is Puppynapped”; “Stinky or Sneaky or Whatever the Hell His Name Is Gets Chained to a Log” and “Boy, Is Rusty Dumb, or What?”.) Can you imagine how excited Mark would be if Cherry threw him a surprise! birthday party? He’d probably punch her in the nose.
Excuse me while I book my trip right now…