JEFBOT.134_Abraxason April 7, 2009 at 5:17 am
No, my sister Linda did not get me a ferret for my birthday, although she’s been threatening to for years. I’m hoping she’s let go of that dream at this point (doubtful, if you’ve been following her posts in the comments for the past several strips), but since I was afraid this strip might make her act on those thoughts, I made sure to release this one after my birthday had passed. And although I didn’t get a ferret (whew!) I did get a new angry scarf. Sweet!
And as far as “Abraxas” goes, the closest I’ve come to a pet with that name is a humpback whale I adopted in college through the Adopt A Whale program, which, although it’s a great program and I recommend it highly, could not guarantee a happy ending for poor Abraxas. I’ll just leave it at that. 🙁
ferrets illegal? Crikey
yep. although i’ve known a couple friends and friends-of-friends that have had them.
Awesome awesome awesome strip! I adore Jefbot’s sinister smile in the last panel. Hope you had an amazing birthday! *cyber hugs*
i had a *great* birthday! and thanks for the cyber hugs, Spanky. i can always use ’em. 🙂
i love how you drew your ferret WAY cuter than any ferret coult actually ever be. it looks so sweet and non-bitey!
thanks, abbie. yeah, that’s kind of par for the course here; even jefbot’s way cuter than i am in real life. though i can’t say i’m non-bitey. 😉
Whenever I get to doing that guest strip for you, your sister is SO going to be a key ingredient therein! 🙂
ha! actually xinda might just make a cameo in the guest strip i’m doing for you to terrorize your characters, Kevin! heheh.
Thank goodness I am already up to my knees in cats or this strip would have sent me straight to the nearest ferret store. You have also made me want cake.
now would you be getting it legally or illegally, Milas? the ferret, i mean, not the cake. 😉
I adore ferrets, hehehe. I had to give up the one I had when I was younger though, due to them being illegal in the county I lived in. Total suckage.
However, I guess it’s good that you didn’t get one. ^_^
as much as i want a ferret, i really don’t have the time to take care of one, Marina. sorry to hear about yours being taken from you. that’s gotta suck, especially when you’re young.
Ferrets are cool, but they don’t smell very nice. Hope your birthday was grand.
y’know, i’ve never smelled a stinky one, but i hear that about them. i think the one my friend had in jr. high must’ve had its scent glands removed, since it didn’t really have much of an odor. thanks for the bday wish, DJ!
Ha! Great comic timing. I hae to agree with DaughterJudy, though. I’ve never met a ferret that didn’t totally reek. But I disagree that they’re cool.
well, i guess reekage is just another reason not to own one, Stan. you hear that Linda!? 😉
Happy Birthday again little brother! One day you will get a ferret, as soon as I can legally get rid of your roomie. ps. You gave me an adopt a whale tail for my birthday 12 years ago, coincidence… or regifted?
pss. Abraxas… I love it!!! he can play with Ryder, Xeva & Dexter. Oh, and Uncle Willie. 😉
re: adopt-a-whale gift. not regifted, you had a different whale, but unfortunately, i think it met the same fate as mine. 🙁 glad you like Abraxas! 😀
Now I want a ferret!!! JEFBOT is way too cool! 🙂
if you get one, i’ll get one.
happy belated, jefbot! a ferret would be a perfect pet for you. i hope that someday you get one!
thanks, g. i think maybe one day i’ll get one. or maybe a spider monkey.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ‘BOT!
gracias, Pearl! 😀
I agree with DaughterJudy…my sister has ferrets and they are stinktacular!
stinky, yes, but are they cute and cuddly?
Happy belated birthday, you mighty, mighty dude! <3
Very funny comic, love the way you rendered the little fuzzy homie.
I still can’t believe ferrets are illegal in Cali; it’s just not fair. It’s always the case, animals get the shaft because of irresponsible humans.
thanks for the bday wishes, Foxmouse! and not that i would buy a ferret at the moment (or let Linda get me one) but that i can’t have one makes me want one even more!!! i can understand them being banned from places like Hawaii, where escaped ferrets could cause an ecological disaster, but not in L.A.!
Legends say Sean Luke, the wise, powerful and all-knowing Sean Luke, was the only thing standing between the Bot and the gift of ferret many years ago. However, his powers grow weak with age, as Xinda’s powers grow stronger with every “Go Girl” she sips. Soon, nothing will be able to oppose her, and the sky will grow dark as ferrets rain from the sky and blot out the sun. Ferret judgment day approaches!
is ferret judgment day worse than terminator judgment day!?
So funny! I love both you and your sisters eyes in the last frame… How is it you can be so evil and so funny all at the same time?! Excellent job! P. S. they really do smell awful….
heheh. many times “evil” and “funny” do go hand in hand, funnyshaffer. 😉
OK, now you really need to do a crossover with Torg and Kiki in Sluggy Freelance.
*grin* And what does the new Angry Scarf look like? I wonder what Abraxas
could trap using an Angry Scarf? Or scare away, using his natural Ferret ReekPowerz? Curious minds await the next Jefbot. Which may be “And now,
for something entirely different…” It’s all good. Much fun, thanks for drawing!
you know, i’m not as familiar with sluggy freelance as i probably should be, Murrday. i take it a ferret is a major character? let me know and maybe Abraxas’s stay will be short-lived. 🙂 oh, and the new angry scarf is fluffier and more colorful, but not quite as soft as the original, but it might be a little longer, if you can imagine that. 🙂
Ferrets may be illegal in California but you can still go to a pet store in California and they have food and toys specifically for ferrets which I always thought was very odd.
i’ve noticed that too, Anonamouse. must be a lot of lawbreakers in these parts…
It took me a second to get the angry scarf reference in the post, partly because I have a bad memory, and partly because the ferret itself looks like a very angry scarf in the last panel. XD
ha! the angry ferret would be no match for the angry scarf though, EOTD!!! 😀
are you referencing the ‘awesome’ Jesse Ventura movie ‘Abraxas: Guardian of the Universe’?
Odly enough I have that DVD on my desk for some reason…
i haven’t experienced the “awesomeness” of that movie, jh3, but i’m oddly intrigued, now…
NNNOOOOOO!!!!!! No ferrets, Xinda!!!! Hahahahaha!!!! Great job, bot. I love the expressions, colors, and the ferret is super cute that if they really looked like that, I might let you have one. But fortunately, they don’t. Happy Birthday to the greatest webcomic artist on the net. 😀
so you’re saying if i found one that cute, you’d have no objections? cool!!!
LoL my friend did the same thing when he got his ferret a few years ago. sadly he didn’t relocate his to his parents’ house when the apartments got fumigated and the poor ferret got sick and died 🙁
what a sad story, Eptha! hope your friend hasn’t been allowed to have any other pets since then. :'(
Happy birthday comic man.
There is also an Abraxas is the PC game Sacrifice
But I think it’s spelled with an i
thanks, CheddarMan! does Sacrifice have an egyptian theme? “abraxas” is the name of an egyptian god, apparently.
He has cats now…but they don’t get fumigated
Wait! Wait! it was your Birthday??? Darn! How’d I miss that?! Oh well, Happy belated…
No Egyptian theam that I know of. Its kind of an old game.
Here’s the Wiki
now why is that name so familiar?
It’s cool that your birthday cake made an appearance.
I had an adopted Humpback as a kid named Crystal (male) so named cause his mom was Salt do to a large white patch on her tail
last i heard he had Sired a Calf so woot but that was about 10 years ago
Cutest Ferret ever!!
Coming to the fame quite late, but I can’t just sit here and watch all the balderdash being perpetrated against ferrets. So:
(1) It’s a good drawing, but the kits REALLY ARE THAT CUTE.
(2) properly trained ferrets are not “bitey.” My guys never bit anyone (except the cat, but he slapped Gawain first).
(3) Pet ferrets only stink if they’re not clean. They have their musk glands removed at birth. Clean ferrets have a mild, pleasant musky aroma.
(4) Hamsters are easy to keep away from ferrets. Put the hamster cage on a smooth-legged table with no tablecloth.
(5) Ferrets can wreak havoc, but if you know what you’re doing, it’s relatively easy to ferret-proof a house.
I just said that a few days in the past!!!
This strip really shows how you two are family. Either that, or you just said you liked it because you didnt want her to have another “stabby” incident. This is an awesome comic BTW!
I know I’m several years behind but couldnt resist the urge to inform. In California it is legal to own a ferret, just not buy, sell, or release them. And in spite of it being 4 years in the future, happy evacuation of the womb day. ~K’oyacyi
I have a friend that once had ferrets as pets. He named them Ferret Bueller, Ferret Wheel and Igor. Igor got his name because he was twice the size of the other two. Carl thought it was a great name for a monster ferret, until I asked why he didn’t use the name Baron Von Ferretstein. =)