So long Chewie

I waited a bit to mention this but as it’s been almost a month, I think it’s time.

Longtime readers of the comic might remember comics about Chewie, my longtime feline companion.


Chewie was an indoor cat for his entire life, from Brooklyn to our move to Southwest Ohio. Over the last six months, Chewie developed a pretty intense interest in getting the hell OUT of of the house – he’d sneak out if we left a door open for a minute. Usually he’d make his way around the yard and then come back… but about a month ago, he disappeared and we haven’t seen hide nor hair of him since.

Chewie was a big part of the comic when it focused solely on my personal life through the mid-2000’s. I always joke that Chewie was the reason I was able to lure Ellen back to my bachelor’s pad when we were first tentatively interested in one another.


It’s sad. We loved him. I’ve heard stories of cats wandering back to their owners’ after months, sometimes years of being out in the world so I’m not completely giving up hope… but I thought it was time to let everyone know.


Behind the cut are a couple more Chewie-centric comics from the early days of this effort. They make him seem like kind of a butthole… which he totally WAS sometimes… but he was also as sweet at a cat can be.






One Response to “So long Chewie”

  1. Chris, I’m so sorry to hear this. If you still have it, try leaving Chewie’s litter box outside the door—that can work wonders as far as helping cats find their way home.

    When I was a kid, one of our cats was missing for three weeks. We assumed the worst. Then, we got a call from a family over 30 miles away. They’d found her in a movie theatre parking lot. Cats are resilient, smart, and resourceful. All hope is not lost. Best wishes. ❤

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